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Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Noontime Speaker Series

[Source: Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records]

Begin 2011 with a new noontime discussion series sponsored by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records! These monthly presentations on a variety of historical, literary and research topics will take place at the Capitol, Polly Archives Building or Carnegie Center on the second Thursday of every month! All presentations are from 12 to 1 PM and are free and open to the public.


To see a listing of future Noontime speakers at the Carnegie for 2011, please visit

Carnegie Lunchtime Speaker: October 14

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

Carnegie Center
1101 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Free and open to the public

Bring your lunch! Light refreshments served

Free parking


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