Department of English

Fixing Up the House of Race with Richard Rodriguez

Lecture with Sandra K. Soto

Mon, September 15, 2008 | Eastwoods Room (2.102) in the Texas Union

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sandra K. Soto, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Women's Studies
The University of Arizona
"Fixing Up the House of Race with Richard Rodriguez"

Sandra Soto's presentation offers a queer consideration of the neoliberal paradigm of citizenship elaborated by Richard Rodriguez over the past 25 years. Whether involving his childhood suburban single-family home, his adult urban Victorian house queerly quartered into a set of apartments, or the transcendent "brown study" in which he writes, this presentation closely examines the meanings Rodriguez attributes to domestic space and architecture and finds that here racialization and sexual desire collide in ways that Rodriguez himself cannot seem to manage.

For more information please call 512-471-4557 or visit the CMAS web site.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Department of English.

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