Denison Presents Lecture on Latin American Theatre and Installation Art
Date of Event: March 12, 2009
Posted: March 6, 2009
Denison University will present a lecture by Kristen F. Nigro, professor of languages and linguistics at the University of Texas in El Paso, at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, in the Burton D. Morgan Center lecture hall (150 Ridge Road). Nigro will be discussing “Performance Arts on the Border: Theatre and Installation Art.” The event is free and open to the public.
Graduating with a doctorate from the University of Illinois in 1974, Nigro has done extensive work in the areas of Latin American and Mexican theatre, Border studies, performance theory, Latin American woman writers and translation. She has edited six volumes on Latin American theatre and has been published in a wide variety of journals such as Theatre Forum, Latin American Theatre Review, Gestos and Modern International Drama, and 20th Century Literature.
Nigro has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fideicomsio para la Cultura USA/Mexico and the Fulbright Commission. Awarded the distinction as the Altman Distinguished Teaching Professor at Miami University of Ohio, Nigro has taught in a number of universities, such as University of Cincinnati, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. Currently, she is working on a cultural study of the city of Tijuana and on the translation project of Mexican and Border theatre.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Kristen F. Nigro, professor of languages and linguistics at the University of Texas, will discuss “Performance Arts on the Border: Theatre and Installation Art” at 4:30 p.m. on Thurs., Mar. 12, in the Burton D. Morgan Center lecture hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6643.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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