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CMAS Plática: Tanya González and Eliza Rodríguez y Gibson

Fri, December 7, 2012 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Chicano Culture Room (UNB 4.206), Texas Union, The University of Texas at Austin

“Modern Familias: Kinship and Latina/o Camp in Ugly Betty"

In this plática, Tanya González and Eliza Rodríguez y Gibson, explore the ways that the television show Ugly Betty moved the audience beyond patriarchal modes of familia towards affective kinship networks through an analysis of Justin’s coming out narrative and the networks of support that are available to this character

Tanya Gonzalez is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Kansas State University. Dr. Gonzalez's teaching interests are American literature, Latina/o studies, and cultural studies. Her research interests are Latina/o literature and the Gothic representations of Latinas in popular culture. She has published articles on Lorna Dee Cervantes, Cherrie Moraga, Cristina García, Latina/o children's literature and the television show Ugly Betty

Eliza Rodríguez y Gibson is an assistant professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at Loyola Marymount University. Dr. Rodríguez y Gibson teaches courses on literature, cultural studies and visual media. She is president of the Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature Association, and coeditor of the journal, Chicana/Latina Studies. She is editor of the collection, Stunned Into Being: Essays on the Poetry of Lorna Dee Cervantes.

González and Rodríguez y Gibson are collaborating on a book-length project titled, The Word on Ugly Betty: Latina/o Cultural Politics on Television.

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies

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