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Rosaura Sanchez
Rosaura Sánchez

UTSA presents lectures by Brackenridge scholar

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(April 17, 2008)--The UTSA Department of English, Classics and Philosophy and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will present lectures April 17-18 by the 20th anniversary Brackenridge Spring 2008 Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Rosaura Sánchez, professor of Latin American and Chicana/o literatures at the University of California at San Diego. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

>> Sánchez will speak on "New Enclosures in Chicano/a-Latino/a Literature" at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17 in Main Building Room 0.104 on the 1604 Campus. A reception will follow the lecture.

>> In a second lecture, Sánchez will lecture on "Displacements, Migrations and Xenophobia in Chicana/Latina Literature" at 2 p.m., Friday, April 18, also in Main Building Room 0.104.

Sánchez earned a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. One of the foremost scholars in archival literary studies and women's autobiographical discourse, her areas of expertise include critical theory, cultural studies, third world studies and gender studies.

With more than 80 publications, she has conducted groundbreaking work in Chicana/o sociolinguistics, 19th-century Mexican American memoir and Chicana autobiographical discourse. Sánchez and her collaborator, Beatrice Pita, recovered foundational 19th-century autobiographical fiction by Amparo Ruiz de Burton, a fixture in 19th-century Mexican American literary curricula as well as American literature.

Sánchez' publications include "Chicano Discourse: A Socio-Historic Perspective," "Telling Identities: The Californio Testimonios," "Introduction to The Squatter and the Don" with Beatrice Pita (María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, The Squatter and the Don), "Introduction to Who Would Have Thought It?" with Beatrice Pita (María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Who Would Have Thought It?), "Calculated Musings: Richard Rodríguez," "Metaphysics of Difference" and "Reconstructing Chicana Gender Identity."

For more information, call the UTSA Department of English, Classics and Philosophy at (210) 458-4376.

The Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professorship is made possible by a generous endowment gift from the George W. Brackenridge Foundation.

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