Bridges, Borderlands, and Nepantla: An Introduction to Gloria Anzaldúa | Newberry

Bridges, Borderlands, and Nepantla: An Introduction to Gloria Anzaldúa

Monday, October 25, 2021



Dr. AnaLouise Keating, Texas Woman’s University
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

A versatile author, Gloria Anzaldúa (1942-2004) published poetry, short stories, essays, autobiographical narratives, interviews, children’s books, philosophy, and multi-genre anthologies. As the author of Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987), Anzaldúa offered an innovative approach to autobiographical narrative and played a major role in shaping contemporary Chicano/a and lesbian/queer identities. And as editor or co-editor of three multicultural anthologies, including This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981), she played an equally vital role in developing an inclusive feminist movement and new forms of alliance-making. This seminar offers an overview of Anzaldúa and her work, focusing on her innovative contributions to US American literature and contemporary theory.

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