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CMAS Graduate Portfolio Plática: Christina Garcia

Wed, March 9, 2011 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Chicano Culture Room (UNB 4.206), Texas Union, The University of Texas at Austin

"'My Soul Makes Itself Through the Creative Act': Religion and Sprirituality in Chicana/o Narrative"

This portfolio plática by Christina Garcia explores how Chicano/a creative writers have reckoned with spirituality and religion in narratives confronting social and historical trauma. In particular, three key themes emerge: religiously inflected anxieties about modernization; human relationships to a sacred landscape; and the conflict between logic-based rationality and spiritual epistemologies.

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies

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