Travel Yesterday's Mexico at Denison
Posted: January 22, 2007
Professor Christina Rivera-Garza will bring Mexican history to Denison University and Granville in her lecture "Writing (and Seeing) Mad Bodies in Mexican History: Views from the City and from the Asylum" at 4.30 p.m. on Monday (Jan. 29) in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public and is part of the Laura C Harris "Gendered Borders" Series. The lecture is also sponsored by the department of modern languages and the women's studies program.
Rivera-Garza spent 15 years in United States before moving to Central Mexico where she now is the co-director of the Catedra de Huminadades of the ITESM Campus Toluca. Author of interdisciplinary and bilingual works, Rivera-Garza holds a doctorate in Mexican history. She has published extensively on the history of madness and psychiatry in early 20th-century Mexico. Rivera-Garza is the author of "No One Will See Me Cry" for which she won the 2002 Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Prize. The prize is named for a 17th-century Mexican nun often described as the first feminist in the Americas. "'No One Will See Me Cry' is one of the most beautiful and perturbing novels ever written in Mexico," comments author Carlos Fuentes.
Rivera-Garza has also authored two collections of short stories -- "War Does Not Matter" (1991), and "No Clock Counts This" (2003) -- and her most recent volume, a collection of poems titled "The Texts of the I" (2005).
She also has published novels in Spanish and is a newspaper columnist.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Professor Christina Rivera-Garza presents "Writing (and Seeing) Mad Bodies in Mexican History: Views from the City and from the Asylum" at 4.30 p.m., Monday (Jan. 29), Burton Morgan Lecture Hall. Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6731 to confirm information.
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