Friday, October 7, 2011
2011 Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture Featuring Denise Chavez
Wednesday, October 19th
George Pearl Hall Auditorium
On Wednesday, October 19, the UNM Department of English will host the distinguished Las Cruces writer Denise Chávez as the featured speaker for the second annual Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the Southwest. Chávez will address the connections among Chicana feminism and borderlands literature at 6:30 p.m. in George Pearl Hall Auditorium (the School of Architecture and Planning), with a reception to follow.
A native of Las Cruces, Chávez is the author of numerous plays, short fiction, essays, and novels, including The Last of the Menu Girls (1986), Face of an Angel (1994), Loving Pedro Infante (2001), and A Taco Testimony: Meditations on Family, Food, and Culture (2006). Widely regarded as a foundational figure in Mexican American literature, Chávez is the recipient of the American Book Award, the Hispanic Heritage Award for Literature, the New Mexico Governor’s Award, and the Premio Aztlán, a literary prize for Chicana/o literature established in 1993 by Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya. In addition, she is the founder of the Cultural Center of Mesilla as well as the annual Border Book Festival, now in its eighteenth year.
Co-sponsors for the 2011 Anaya Lecture
include the English Department, El
Centro de la Raza, University
Libraries, the Taos Writers’
Conference, the Latin American Iberian
Institute, Feminist Research
Institute, American Studies,
Studies, History, and Foreign
Languages and Literatures.
This event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception following the lecture.
George Pearl Hall
George Pearl Hall is located in the School of Architecture and Planning at 2401 Central Ave. NE, across from the UNM Bookstore. The Anaya Lecture will be held in George Pearl Hall Auditorium (room 101).
George Pearl Hall is building 195 on the UNM campus map.
Visitors may park at the Cornell Parking Structure at a rate of $1.75 per hour. To get to the structure, turn north onto Stanford Dr. off of Central Ave, go right at the stop sign onto Redondo, and enter the structure to your left.
Cornell Parking Structure is building 196 on the campus map.
Additional handicapped parking can be found at the parking lot behind Johnson Gym. For access, proceed on Redondo past Johnson Field and turn left at the stop sign in front of student housing; the road ends in a small parking lot.