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CANCELED ~ Madness: A Space of Ontological Resistance in Latinx Women’s Writing
April 30, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
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Literary critics, anthropologists and others have identified madness as a space of resistance in women’s writing (The Mad Woman in the Attic, Los cautiverios de las mujeres: madresposas, monjas, presas, putas y locas). Proposing madness as a space of fluidity (Elizabeth Grosz) and as an interstitial space a lo Homi K. Bhabha, Melero will examine la locura as an ontological space of resistance in the work of three Latinx writers: Estela Portillo Trambley, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Ana Castillo.
Presented by Pilar Melero, Professor of Languages and Literature, and Race and Ethnic Studies, UW-Whitewater.
Part of the LACUSL Speakers Series.