Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

CMAS Plática: Elizabeth C. Martinez

"Recovering and Performing Latino Cultural History: Josefina Niggli's Plays"

Mon, November 18, 2013 | Eastwoods Room (UNB 2.102), Texas Union, The University of Texas at Austin

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This plática, by Elizabeth C. Martínez, examines the work of Josefina Niggli.  In the early 20th century, when Mexico became of interest in tourist travelogues and Diego Rivera’s murals, Josefina Niggli’s award-winning plays depicted the transition from countryside to modernization, and her continuous creative goal of educating the English-language public on the true essence of Mexican culture and philosophy.

Elizabeth C. Martínez is Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, and also Director of the Center for Latino Research. Her publications include the following: Josefina Niggli, A Critical Biography (2007, University of New Mexico Press); Introduction and Translation of Lilus Kikus and Other Stories by Elena Poniatowska (2005, University of New Mexico Press); and Before the Boom: Latin American Revolutionary Novels of the 1920s (2001, University Press of America). Since 2010, Professor Martínez has served as the Editor of the academic journal, Diálogo.

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies

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