Thursday, February 04, 2010

Faith in Disguise

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Fe en disfraz [Faith in Disguise] by Mayra Santos Febres. A truffle of a novel, it tells the story Fe, a black historian and curator obsessed with the stories of sexual crimes committed against female slaves in Latin America, and a cyber-historian on her staff with whom she shares a charged romance fed by the documents of her research. Santos Febres plays with transvestism, subjugation, masochism and other tabu topics, woven artfully in her elegant prose. The story is fast-paced and cleverly told in only 115 pages; there’s nothing superfluous here. And it’s not all dessert either, within the text are multiple layers of propositions and inversions, as well as suggestive considerations on the role of memory, time and power. A brief and delightful read.

Latinos in the US
Assimilation or Transnationalism?

Silvia Pedraza
Professor of Sociology and American Culture
University of Michigan

WHEN: Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 4:15 PM

WHERE: The Graduate Center, Room 4202
365 Fifth Avenue (@ 34th Street)

Silvia Pedraza is Professor of Sociology and American Culture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research interests include the sociology of immigration, race, and ethnicity in America, and the sociology of Cuba's revolution and exodus. In 2009, she received the Julian Samora Distinguished Career Award from the American Sociological Association. Prof. Pedraza holds a Ph. D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. She is the author of three books and numerous articles, and is currently working on a research project on Church, Revolution, and Nation: Cuba in the Last Half Century.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education, the Ph.D. Program in Sociology, the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, and the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages.

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1 comment:

Viva Liz Vega! said...

Haven't read Faith in Disguise but plan on reading it. I love her writing.