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ESTACIÓN CAMARÓN: Cotton, Violence, and the Aridity Line on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018. 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Bolivar House
Concerning Violence: A Decolonial Collaborative Research Group
Meeting Description: 

We invite faculty and staff to a conversation with Cristina Rivera-Garza, one of Mexico's leading contemporary novelists. We will discuss two unpublished pieces by Professor Rivera-Garza: a literary piece in Spanish made out of juxtapositions of a series of 140-character phrases, and a history essay in English. Both pieces center on issues of violence in the U.S.-Mexico border and will serve as a basis for exploring the politics and poetics of decolonial artistic and intellectual production.

Cristina Rivera-Garza is professor of writing at UC San Diego and an award-winning author of six novels, three collections of short stories, five collections of poetry, and three nonfiction books. The recipient of the Roger Caillois Award for Latin American Literature (Paris, 2013), as well as the Anna Seghers (Berlin, 2005), she is the only author who has won the International Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize twice, in 2001 for her novel Nadie Me Verá Llorar (translated into English by Andrew Hurley as No One Will See Me Cry) and again in 2009 for her novel La Muerte Me Da.