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El Grito: The Errant Cries of Mexicanidad

Date and Time: 
Monday, April 11, 2022. 05:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Stanford Humanities Center Boardroom
Workshop: 
Matters of Voice
Meeting Description: 

Professor Deb Vargas will be sharing with us the chapter "El Grito: The Errant Cries of Mexicanidad" from her upcoming manuscript Sucialogy. “Sucialogy” centers everyday cultural forms of life forces in varied social spaces, kinship formations, and visual fields often characterized as “lowlife” or offensive, impure, and uncivil within racist capitalist foundations of individualism, possession, and property. The manuscript documents and analyzes Chicana/x queer modes of tenacity to sustain quotidian dissent to disposability and exploitation. Chapters devote attention to borderlands cantina culture, the errant voices of el grito mexicano, photography by Star Montana and Xandra Ibarra, homegirl ecologies of affinity and loyalty, and care-taking expressions in brown butch kinship.

Tania Arabelle Flores (PhD Candidate in ILAC) will be offering a response.

This will be our first IN-PERSON event and will take place at the Stanford Humanities Center Boardroom. If you would like to receive the chapter and plan on attending, please RSVP HERE. This is work in progress so please DO NOT CIRCULATE. 


Deb Vargas is associate professor and Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Comparative Sexuality, Gender, and Race in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University. Vargas is the author of Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music: The Limits of La Onda that was awarded three national book prizes, and co-editor with Nancy Raquel Mirabal and Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes of Keywords for Latina/o Studies (NYU Press). Other publications have appeared in American Quarterly, Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, Social Text, and Journal of Popular Music Studies.

Tania Arabelle Flores is a PhD Candidate in Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University. Her research examines transatlanticity, race, and empire in modern Iberian and Latinx literary texts and musical subcultures. She is a Graduate Scholar-in-Residence at El Centro Chicano y Latino and an aficionada of her plantitas, flamenco, and reggaeton.  
 

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