The New York Metro American Studies Association is delighted to announce a Salon Talk:
Wednesday May 14
Jill Richardson (Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY)
The Afro-Latin@ Experience in Contemporary American Literature and Culture (Palgrave MacMillan)
This book examines contemporary Afro-Latin@ literature and its depiction of the multifaceted identity encompassing the separate identifications of Americans and the often-conflicting identities of blacks and Latin@s. The Afro-Latin@ Experience in Contemporary American Literature and Culture highlights the writers’ aims to define Afro-Latin@ identity, to rewrite historical narratives so that they include the Afro-Latin@ experience and to depict the search for belonging. Their writing examines the Afro-Latin@ encounter with race within the US and exposes the trauma resulting from the historical violence of colonialism and slavery.
Salon Talks are an opportunity for local American Studies scholars to share their published work with an intimate audience. They tend to be small, lively, and informative; light refreshments are served. This semester all Salon Talks will be held at 6:30pm in the Faculty and Staff Lounge, on the 8th floor of the West Building, Hunter College (Lexington Avenue and 68th Street).
For directions, more information, or to rsvp, contact Sarah Chinn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hunter College, CUNY