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Nineteenth-Century Spanish-Language Textbooks and US American Literature
Join UCLA English for a talk featuring Carmen E. Lamas, Associate Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Virginia. The Spanish-language textbook is a much overlooked and even maligned nineteenth-century genre, yet it is of upmost importance for understanding US American literature in the nineteenth century. Composed mainly by Latina/o authors these textbooks are not monomodal pedagogical devices: they are integral to US American literary history, and their Latina/o origins and legacies can be traced to the present day. The talk will be followed by a Q & A moderated by Marissa López, Professor of English and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA.
Register here to attend. A light reception will follow the event.
Carmen E. Lamas is an Associate Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Virginia. Her book The Latino Continuum and the Nineteenth-Century Americas: Literature, Translation, and Historiography (Oxford 2021) explores nineteenth-century Latina/o history, literature, and translation from a hemispheric perspective. Her second book Irene Albar. Novela cubana (1885, 1886) por Eusebio Guiteras. Edición facsímil was published this Spring 2023 by Editorial Calambur (Valencia, Spain) and examines the trans-American and trans-Atlantic nature of nineteenth-century Latina/o lives and texts.