Tea & Talk about Chicano/a Literature
On Tuesday, November 12, one of Washington College’s own will conclude the “Chicano/a and Latino/a Voices Series” at the Rose O’Neill Literary House, 407 Washington Avenue. Crystal M. Kurzen, a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the English Department and an expert in Chicano/a literature, will host a “Faculty Tea and Talk” at 4:30 PM. It is free and open to the public.
As part of her fellowship, Dr. Kurzen is currently working on a manuscript entitled Literary Nepantla: Genre and Method in Contemporary Chicana/o Life Narratives. Her project focuses on how contemporary Chicana/o writers revise and expand the genre conventions of autobiography in order to represent themselves and their communities on their own terms. She recently published an article on Latina author Pat Mora in the academic journal a/b: Auto/Biography Studies and will have her work on Native American women’s autobiography published in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literatures. At WC, she teaches courses in literature and composition and in American, Chicana/o, and Latina/o literatures.
The “Chicano/a & Latino/a Voices” Series has explored the diversity and energy of contemporary poets, novelists, nonfiction writers, and scholars.