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AmLit: Urayoán Noel, NYU
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

FBH, Grad Lounge

We're excited to announce that Dr. Urayoán Noel will be giving a talk next week, October 20th, titled "Remediating the Latin@ Sixties.

Dr. Urayoán Noel is a professor of English and Spanish and Portuguese at New York University. Professor Noel's areas of interest include U.S. Latino/a literatures and cultures, poetry and poetics of the Americas, media and performance studies and more. He is the author of In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam. He is currently working on two book projects. The first concerning Latino/a American art, activism, and identity and the second focusing on poets' translations in a hemispheric modernist context. Professor Noel's planned talk will be drawn from his first book project, which he describes as follows:

This presentation explores the work of two experimental 1960s and 1970s art collectives, the Royal Chicano Air Force and El Puerto Rican Embassy, as part of an alternative genealogy of Latin@ social movement politics that foregrounds the politics of remediation in and against the politics of representation. Bridging two very different conceptualizations of the "accidental" archive (Sauer, Burgess, and Green), the presentation further considers how these art collectives paradoxically function as eccentric (counter-)archives in the context of their online circulation, allowing for a critical revision of print-centric Latin@ canons.

Professor Noel has provided us with two links to the archives:
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt9d5nd53d/
http://elpuertoricanembassy.org/

We'll be meeting in the Graduate Lounge in Fisher-Bennett Hall from 5:00-6:30pm. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Hope to see many of you there!

Keyana (parksk2@gmail.com) and Evelyn (esoto@sas.upenn.edu)