November 25, 2013
FLRC Screening Room
Deborah Paredez is a poet and performance scholar. She is the author of the critical study, Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory (2009), and the poetry volume, This Side of Skin (2002). Her recent work includes a poetry manuscript about the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a Latina/o family and critical essays about West Side Story, Lena Horne, and representations of Latinas in popular media. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Poetry, Callaloo, and Theatre Journal. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas in Austin and the co-founder of CantoMundo, a national organization for Latina/o poets.
Sponsored by Latin American & Latino/a Studies Program, Dean of Faculty, Women’s Center, Departments of Hispanic Studies, English and Film, Women’s Studies, Media Studies, and American Studies Programs.
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