Artist and Former Deportee From Chile Speaks at Denison
Posted: January 29, 2007
The Laura C. Harris "Gendered Borders" series presents Guadalupe Santa Cruz, the Chilean visual artist and author of the award-winning novel "Plasma." Santa Cruz will lecture on "Writing on Space as a Body" at 4 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 7) in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the department of modern languages and the department of women's studies.
Santa Cruz was born in Orange, N.J. She has published five novels: "Salir" [Exit] (1989), "Cita Capital" [Capital Citation] (1992), "El contagio" [Contageousness] (1997), "Los converses" [Converts] (2001), and "Plasma" (2005). "Plasma" received the Consejo National del Libro y la Lecture award as an unpublished novel in 2004, and the Atenea-award from the University of Conception in 2006.
Santa Cruz lived part of her life in exile in Liege, Belgium, where she became an etcher at the Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts and a member of the Etching Association La Poupee d'Encre. Back in Chile, Santa Cruz has worked with territorial unions in the outskirts of Santiago. Those experiences, along with her university teaching in architecture, has influenced her writing, called "architext" by a literary critic.
In 1996 and 1997 Santa Cruz was awarded the FONDART (art and culture) fellowship; in 1998 she received the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and in 2004 the Fundacion Andes fellowship. She currently teaches at ARCIS University in Chile and this past October she served as keynote speaker at the conference of the International Association of Hispanic Women's Literature and Culture.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Laura C. Harris "Gendered Borders" series presents Guadalupe Santa Cruz speaking on "Writing on Space as a Body;" 4 p.m., Wednesday (Feb. 7), Burton Morgan Lecture Hall. Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6536 to confirm information.
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