Denison Guest Lecturer Discusses Cuban Writers
Posted: February 15, 2007
PLEASE NOTE:This lecture has been canceled because of weather-related travel issues in New England. It will be rescheduled for a later date to be determined.
A Cuban exile whose scholarly interests are those of Cuban-American writers and literature will speak at Denison. Isabel Alvarez-Borland, professor of modern languages and literature at the College of the Holy Cross, will give a lecture titled "Images of History: Ana Menendez and Cabrera Infante" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 15) in the Burton Morgan Lecture Hall. Both Menendez and Cabrera Infante are Cuban writers.
Alvarez-Borland has appeared as an invited guest commentator on NPR's "The Connection," where she discussed Menendez, and on "Book of the Air Club" on the topic of Achy Obejas' novel "Memory Mambo." She is the author of "Cuban-American Literature of Exile: From Person to Persona" and primarily researches U.S. Cuban and Latino literature, Cuban literature, Caribbean literature, and Contemporary Latin American narrative.
As a Cuban exile herself, Alvarez-Borland offers a unique perspective on the literature that she teaches. She has taught at Holy Cross since 1981 and has served on numerous departmental and college committees including the Committee on Fellowships and the Dana Scholarship Committee. She also works as a manuscript consultant for several university presses and scholarly journals.
This lecture is sponsored by The Laura C. Harris "Gendered Borders" series, the department of modern languages, and the women's studies program.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Laura C. Harris "Gendered Borders' Lecture Series presents College of the Holy Cross Professor Isabel Alvarez-Borland speaking on "Images of History: Ana Menendez and Cabrera Infante"; 4:30 p.m., Thursday (Feb. 15), Burton Morgan Lecture Hall (150 W. Ridge Rd). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6297 to confirm information.
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