Note to editors and news directors: To arrange interviews with Carrasco, contact CSULA Professor Roberto CantÃº at (323) 343-2195 or [email protected].
‘Seductions of Sor Juana InÃ©s de la Cruz’
Mexican American historian, scholar Carrasco at Cal State L.A. April 25
Los Angeles, CA – DavÃd Carrasco, founder and director of the Mesoamerican Archive at Harvard University, will talk about the famed Mexican poet, playwright and colonial nun, Sor Juana InÃ©s de la Cruz, at Cal State L.A. Monday, April 25.
The lecture, entitled “The Seductions of Sor Juana InÃ©s de la Cruz: Hers, Yours, Mine,” will be presented at 6-8 p.m. in Salazar Hall E-184 on the CSULA campus. The event is free to the public. For more about Sor Juana InÃ©s de la Cruz, go to http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/144916/Sor-Juana-Ines-de-la-Cruz.
Carrasco—who is also a Neil L. Rudenstein Professor of the Study of Latin America at Harvard University—is a Mexican-American historian of religions with a particular interest in religious dimensions in human experience, Mesoamerican cities as symbols, immigration, and the Mexican-American borderlands.
Working with Mexican archaeologists, he has carried out 20 years of research in the excavations and archives associated with the sites of Teotihuacan and Mexico-Tenochtitlan.
He is co-producer of the film, Alambrista: The Director’s Cut, which puts a human face on the life and struggles of undocumented Mexican farm workers in the United States, and he edited Alambrista and the U.S.-Mexico Border: Film, Music, and Stories of Undocumented Immigrants (University of New Mexico Press).
Additionally, he is editor in chief of the award-winning three-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures. Carrasco has received the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor the Mexican government gives to a foreign national.
For more about Carrasco, go to http://davidcarrascoatcalstatela.blogspot.com/.
This guest lecture is cosponsored by the Center for Contemporary Poetry & Poetics, the Gigi Gaucher-Morales Memorial Lecture Series, and the Departments of Chicano Studies and English at CSULA.
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