Thursday, February 18, 2016

Machete Viene!

Forthcoming Collection on Latin@ Popular Culture

Edited by none other than the prolific Frederick Luis Aldama, this collection The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture includes examinations of expressions of Latin@ culture across various mediums of pop productions. They say don't judge a book by its cover, but they lacked semiotic depictions at the level of this beautiful design.

My chapter is on the pop expressions of Dia de los Muertos (or Pop de los Muertos), focusing on such recent films as the Book of Life, while paying homage to Romero's Dead Series.

2016 CCCC in Houston, TX

Flyer for My Presentation
In addition to my presentation and those by Syracuse PhD candidates Romeo Garcia and Karrieann Soto on Local/Regional strategies for decolonialism, we're having prestigious chairs and respondents, including Aja Y Martinez (Binghamton), Damian Baca (U of Arizona) and Jaime Armin Mejia (Texas State-San Marcos).

I anticipate a lively discussion despite the late Saturday morning session time of 11am. With so many rhetorical chingon@s and compositionist@s in attendance, you know I plan to get to Houston with practice, practice, practice.

See you there!