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The Novels of the Mexican Revolution

The mexican revolution in Arts Symposium Presents

The Novels of Mexican revolution

One of the most influential genres in Latin American literary history, La Novela de la Revolución contributed to the remaking of a “new Mexico” and opened an influential debate on the role of the indigenous and the campesino figures in Twentieth Century Latin American art. These novels were also influential in shaping Mexican-American debates on Mexican identity. The novels were openly reviewed by the press in California and Texas, in particular La Prensa of San Antonio and La Opinion of Los Angeles, due to their economic and commercial success.

Dr. Juan Velasco, associate professor of English and modern languages and literatures Tuesday, October 26, 2010
5-7 pm  ,Williman Room, Benson Memorial Center

Dr. Juan Velasco, Associate Professor in the Department of English and Modern Languages and Literatures, teaches courses in contemporary Latin American and Chicano/a Literature, and Film. He received his first Ph.D. in 1992 from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. His area of specialization was Contemporary Latin American Literature and his dissertation title was: Las diferentes ediciones de "La Sombra del Caudillo" de Martín Luis Guzmán.  In 1995 he received his second Ph.D. from UCLA. His area of specialization was Contemporary Chicano/a Literature and the dissertation title was Labyrinth of Mexicanness: The Construction of Ethnicity in Contemporary Chicano/a Autobiography.  He taught at the University of Kansas, and since 2000 has taught at Santa Clara University.

This event is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Latin American Studies Program,and the Office for Multicultural Learning

The Mexican Revolution of 1910 represents a milestone in the history of Mexico. As a movement for social justice and social change, the Revolution ended 30 years of dictatorship and established the foundations for modern Mexico. The widespread violence produced a massive migration of Mexicans to the United States. The Revolution inspired literature, music, and art that drew their themes from these historical periods. The aim of this symposium is to celebrate these creative arts.

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