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New Jersey and the Latina/o Literary Imagination: Thursday Evening Salon Series

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New Jersey and the Latina/o Literary Imagination


Presented by Jason Cortes, Assistant Professor of Spanish American Literature/American Studies, Rutgers University


Ever since the publication of William Carlos Williams’ five-book poem Paterson (1946-1958), New Jersey has figured prominently in the Latina/o literary imagination.  The “poetics of space” summoned in Williams’ modernist epic resonates in the work of contemporary Latina/o writers such as Junot Díaz.  This presentation will examine the importance of New Jersey as a site of Latina/o identity politics.

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