Author, critic and translator, Cristina Rivera Garza, has published various books in Spanish in the last two decades, obtaining some of the most prestigious awards both in Mexico and abroad (Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Award 2001 and 2009; Anna Seghers Award 1995; Roger Caillois Award 2013). Recent work published in English includes: The Iliac Crest, translated by Sarah Booker (The Feminist Press, 2017; And Other Stories, 2018); The Taiga Syndrome, translated by Suzanne Jill Levine and Aviva Kana (Dorothy Project, 2018; And Other Stories, 2019). Forthcoming fall 2020: Grieving. Dispatches from a Wounded Country, trans. by Sarah Booker (The Feminist Press, 2020); The Restless Dead. Necrowriting and Disappropriation, translated by Robin Mayer (Vanderbilt University Press, 2020); The Castañeda. Suffering Narratives from the General Insane Asylum, Mexico 1910-1930 (Oklahoma University Press, 2020). Forthcoming in Spanish: Autobiografía del algodón (Random House, 2020). Since 2016, Rivera Garza has also been a distinguished professor and founder of Ph.D. in Creative Writing in Spanish at the University of Houston.
Discussant: Michael Wood, Department of English, Princeton University
Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Program in American Studies and Program in Latino Studies
Photo: Violette Bule
Cristina Rivera Garza "Domestic Archaeology of Deportation"
Tuesday, November 10, 5:00 – 6:30pm
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