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    Humanities Forum: Cristina Rivera Garza, 9/11

    September 9, 2019

    Please join us on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in DeNaples 405 for the inaugural event of the 2019-20 Humanities Forum, "A Domestic Archeology of Repatriation" by Cristina Rivera Garza. The talk will be in English and will explore the deportation of Garza's grandparents in the 1930s through an archeology of the domestic objects that they left behind like dishes, clothing, and furniture. The talk is free and open to the public.

    One of the foremost writers in the Spanish language, and one of the most interesting experimental writers in America, Rivera Garza has published six novels, three collections of stories, five collections of poetry, and three non-fiction books. Her books have been translated into multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Korean.

    Rivera Garza, Distinguished Professor of Hispanic Studies, was born in Matamoros, Mexico and has lived in the United States since 1989. She studied urban sociology at the Na tional Autonomous University of Mexico and received her Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Houston. In 2012, she received a doctorate in Humane Letters Honoris Causa from the University of Houston, where she directs the Spanish Creative Writing Program. She is the recipient of, among other awards, the Roger Caillois Award for Latin American Literature (Paris, 2013) as well as the Anna Seghers (Berlin, 2005) and International Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz awards for her novel, No One Will See Me Cry (University of Northwestern Press, 2001). Most recently, Garza's novel The Taiga Syndrome, won the 2019 Shirley Jackson Award.

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