The Origins and Development of Chicana/o Literature
Presented by Charles Tatum
Beginning with Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vacá’s fascinating 16th century account of a difficult journey across the Southwest, this presentation will explore important secular and religious poetry, drama, narrative and other literary forms and trends that developed during the centuries in the Spanish-speaking Southwest. There will be a particular focus on Chicana/o literature from 1965 through the early 21st century. Audiences will discover the rich tradition and diversity of contemporary Chicana/o literature that has become an important area of American literary expression.
Dr. Charles Tatum is Professor of Spanish at the University of Arizona. He was raised in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, and his mother was Mexican American. Tatum is the author of several books on Chicana/o literature and culture and has also edited several anthologies of Chicana/o.
Thursday, October 14, 2010, 12-1 pm
1101 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Free and open to the public
Bring your lunch! Light refreshments served