Friday, September 25, 2015

Tanaya Winder Poetry Reading and Book Release: Words Like Love

UNM MFA alumna Tanaya Winder will host a poetry reading and book release at Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW) on Tuesday, September 29th, at 7:00pm.

In her debut collection, Words Like Love, poet Tanaya Winder sings the joys, glories, and laments of love. Love is defined by familial, cultural, platonic, and romantic bonds in these passionate and thoughtfully rendered poems. Winder’s voice resonates through the dark—and the light— on a quest to learn more about the most complex of subjects.

Words Like Love is her first full length poetry collection (West End Press, 2015).

Read more writing and find events and find her on Twitter @a_girl_on_fire.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Announcing the Inaugural ALS Seminar Symposium

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Humanities 108

The ALS faculty invites all English Department graduate students and faculty to participate in the inaugural ALS seminar symposium and reception. The event brings together Dr. Vizcaíno-Alemán's English 610: Critical Regionalism and Dr. Coleman's English 660: Race and the African American Novel to discuss selected seminar readings with all attendees.

This year's symposium facilitates an understanding of critical regionalism through selections from Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk; Gilroy's The Black Atlantic; Stecopoulos' Reconstructing the World; an article on bell hooks and another on the global west.

Dr. Krista Comer, associate professor at Rice University, former Western Literature Association president, and leading scholar of critical regionalism, will cap the event with a lecture titled:

"Thinking Otherwise across Global Wests:
Issues of Mobility and Feminist Critical Regionalism”

All attendees are expected to read the material and are invited to participate in discussion. The following readings can be found on e-reserve: 

Course: ENGL610; password: lobo610
  • Du Bois, "Of the Black Belt" and "Of the Coming of John" from The Souls of Black Folk;
  • Gilroy, The Black Atlantic (selection)
  • Stecopoulos, Reconstructing the World (selection)
  • Comer, "The Problem of the Critical in Global Wests”
An additional reading can be found online:
  • 4:00-5:45pm--Welcome and facilitated discussion
  • 5:45-6:00pm--Break and refreshments
  • 6:00-7:30pm--Lecture, Q&A, and light reception
Food and refreshments will be available at the event.
Sponsored by the English Department, the Center for Regional Studies, and the English Graduate Student Association

Contact: Dr. Jesse Alemán 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Alemán publishes chapter on teaching nineteenth-century US Latino/a literatures

Jesse Alemán’s chapter, “Recovered and Recovery Texts of the Nineteenth Century,” leads off Latino/a Literature in the Classroom: Twenty-First-Century Approaches to Teaching, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama and recently published by Routledge. The essay is a scholarly piece on teaching nineteenth-century US Latino/a literatures, surveying major texts to be included in the classroom, presenting approaches to themes, genres, and authors that structure the Latino nineteenth century, and most importantly, arguing for a different model of teaching American literary history to be inclusive of early US Latino/a print cultures.