Book Reading and Signing
Fri, March 26, 2010 • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM • Resistencia Bookstore, 1801 South 1st Street, Austin, Texas 78704
The Center for Mexican American Studies, in collaboration with the Center for Women's and Gender Studies and Red Salmon Arts, is proud to bring María Eugenia Cotera and Emma Pérez to Austin to read from their two newest books.
Ella Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, Jovita González, and the Poetics of Culture
By María Eugenia Cotera, Assistant Professor of American Culture at the University of Michigan
In this book, María Cotera offers an intellectual history situated in the "borderlands" between conventional accounts of anthropology, women's history, and African American, Mexican American and Native American intellectual genealogies. At its core is also a meditation on what it means to draw three women—from disparate though nevertheless interconnected histories of marginalization—into conversation with one another.
Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory
By Emma Pérez, Associate Professor and Chair of Ethnic Studies at The University of Colorado, Boulder
This literary adventure by Emma Pérez takes place in nineteenth-century Texas and follows the story of a Tejana lesbian cowgirl after the fall of the Alamo. This novel is an intervention in queer history and fiction with its love story between two women of color in mid-nineteenth-century Texas. Pérez also shows how a colonial past still haunts our nation's imagination.
Reading, 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm
Signing/Reception, 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm
The book reading and signing is taking place at Resistencia Bookstore.