College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Cristina Rivera Garza

Cristina Rivera Garza--Critical Dialogue with Cheyla Samuelson and Jen Hofer

May 13, 2015 3:00 PM to May 13, 2015 4:30 PM at CLA Heritage Room

Co-sponsored by the César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education.

CRGCristina Rivera Garza

Since the publication of her first novel Nadie me verá llorar (1999), Cristina Rivera Garza has generally been recognized as one of the most innovative Mexican and Latin American novelists currently working. The author of 6 novels, 3 story collections, 4 books of poetry, as well as essays and works of criticism, she has won several major European and Latin American literary prizes. Eclectic and challenging, she explores themes of violence (reflecting the current violence in Mexico), sexuality and the body, visual art and photography, madness, and other concerns.

CSCheyla Samuelson

Assistant Professor of Spanish at San José State University, Cheyla Samuelson holds a Ph.D. in Spanish American Literature from U.C. Santa Barbara. Specializing in contemporary Mexican literature, she has written extensively on the work of Cristina Rivera Garza.

JHJen Hofer

Jen Hofer is a poet, translator, social justice interpreter, activist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. As a poet, she has published a number of books and chapbooks including, most recently, The Missing Link, all at once and one at a time, Front Page News and, one. She is an active translator, having translated books by Dolores Dorantes, Laura Solórzano, Myriam Moscona, and others. Her translation of Moscona's Negro marfil (Ivory Black, Les Figues Press 2011) won translation prizes from the Academy of American Poets and PEN. She is currently working on new translations of work by Cristina Rivera Garza. She teaches poetics in the MFA program in Creative Writing at CalArts.


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