Twenty-First-Century Latino Literature | Newberry

Twenty-First-Century Latino Literature

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Led by John Alba Cutler, Northwestern University
Full, wait list available
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar will examine some of the exciting and innovative Latina/o literary works produced since the beginning of the new millennium, including short stories by Daniel Alarcón and Junot Díaz, poems by Rigoberto González, Rosa Alcalá, and Cynthia Cruz, and essays by Ruben Martínez and Carmen Giménez-Smith. These works use new forms to meditate on questions of migration, technology, and the shifting fates of cultural identities in the contemporary moment. We will pay special attention to how the works we study portray relationships among different US Latina/o groups and between Latinos and other US ethnic and minority groups. The tensions between the internal divisions of latinidad and its lateral affiliations make this body of literature vital for anyone interested in understanding the complexity of twenty-first-century American racial formations.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 2, 2015. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.

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