Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 12:00pm
429 Rockefeller Hall, Latina/o Studies conference room
Humor and Latina/o Camp in Ugly Betty
Dr. Rodriguez y Gibson is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Chicana/o Studies at Loyola Marymount University where she teaches courses on literature, cultural studies and feminist theory. She edited the first critical anthology dedicated to a single Chicana poet, Stunned Into Being: Essays on the Poetry of Lorna Dee Cervantes (Wings Press, 2012), which brought together landmark critical essays on Cervantes with new work. She is coeditor of The Un/making of Latina/o Citizenship: Culture, Politics, and Aesthetics (Palgrave 2015). Most recently, she has coauthored, with Tanya Gonzalez, (KSU) Funny Looking: Humor, Queer Latina/o Camp, and Ugly Betty, (Lexington Press 2015). Her newest book project, Style and Latina/o Cultural Politics: Affects, Embodiments, Communities looks at everything from literary style to radical fat politics and fashion.
Lunch followed by presentation.
Sponsored by Latina/o Studies Program with support provided by Department of English, Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Department of Performing and Media Arts, American Studies, Latin American Studies Program, Department of Romance Studies, and the Society for the Humanities.