Lingua Franca Speakers
The EML speaker series
Lingua Franca Speakers, a public lecture series founded by the department in 2014, presents talks and readings by well-known and emerging authors and scholars.
We are a diverse department, with specialists in literature and linguistics (in several languages), as well as writing. The unifying theme of our disciplines is language. The term Lingua Franca, a common language, emphasizes the commonalities in our diversity.
Speakers in this series represent diversity in another regard as well: they address the multicultural and multilingual environment of Southern California—an area in which many languages coexist and interact.
2017-18 Lingua Franca Speakers (including workshops and film screenings)
Chicano/a Writers Speak! Sub/Urban LA in the Chicanx Literary Imagination
Michael Jaime-Becerra and Daniel A. Olivas with Dr. Alvaro Huerta (April 10, 2018)
Sarah Rafael Garcia with Dr. Oscar Romero (April 12, 2018)
The Living Library: Beyond Stereotypes
Dr. Sherrin Frances: "The Materiality of Outsider Libraries and the Trouble They Bring" (May 14, 2018)
The Living Library (May 16, 2018)