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DATE: Thursday  11/16/2017

TIME: Noon to 1:00 pm

PLACE: University of Houston-Victoria, Alcorn Auditorium (UW 204)

Frederick Luis Aldama

SPEAKER: Frederick Luis Aldama

Frederick Luis Aldama, Nov. 16 – Aldama has authored more than 30 books, including the recent Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands. In his teaching and publishing, he seeks to advance, promote and encourage the narrative and graphic arts, especially those by and about Latinos. Aldama has created pipelines for Latinos in education, with a special interest in the humanities and storytelling arts. As an Ohio State University professor, he directs a Latino outreach program called LASER. The program won the 2015 White House Bright Spot for Higher Education Award.


Books Published

Postethnic Narrative Criticism

Arturo Islas: The Uncollected Works

Dancing With Ghosts: A Critical Biography of Arturo Islas

Brown on Brown: Chicano/a Representations of Gender, Sexuality and Ethnicity

Critical Mappings of Arturo Islas's Narrative Fictions

Spilling the Beans in Chicanolandia: Conversations with Artists and Writers

Why the Humanities Matter: A Common Sense Approach

Your Brain On Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez

A User's Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction

Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle

Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts

Analyzing World Fiction: New Horizons in Narrative Theory

The Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature

Formal Matters in Contemporary Latino Poetry

Mex-Ciné: Mexican Filmmaking, Production, and Consumption in the Twenty-first Century

Latinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal

¡Muy Pop! Conversations on Latino Popular Culture. Co-authored with Ilan Stavans

Latinos in the End Zone: Conversations on the Brown Color Line in the NFL. Co-authored with Christopher González

Conversations on Cognitive Cultural Studies: Literature, Language, Aesthetics. Co-authored with Patrick Colm Hogan

The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez

Critical Approaches to the Films of Robert Rodriguez

Latino Literature in the Classroom: 21st Century Approaches to Teaching

The Aesthetics of Discomfort. Co-authored with Herbert Lindenberger

Laughing Matters: Conversations on Humor. Co-authored with Ilan Stavans

Graphic Borders: Latino Comic Books Past, Present, and Future. Co-edited with Christopher González

Encyclopedia of World Comics: Manga, Anime, Tintin, and More from Around the Globe. Co-edited with Christopher González

The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture

Latinx Comic Book Storytelling: An Odyssey by Interview

Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands

← Back to Past Speakers

Fall 2017

Lacy M. Johnson
Lacy M. Johnson

September 7

Kwame Dawes
Kwame Dawes

September 28

Ru Freeman
Ru Freeman

October 26

Frederick Luis Aldama
Frederick Luis Aldama

November 16

R. Clay Reynolds
R. Clay Reynolds

December 6

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