Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Comparative Literature Graduate Students host Juan Felipe Herrera, Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at UC Riverside, for a spring quarter lecture.

Venue: UCEN Harbor Room
Time: 5.00 to 7.00 pm.
Lecture Title: THE OTHER SHOW: The Experimental Vaudeville of Others & Non-Others

Juan Felipe will read from his work and discuss his  journeys into Mayan & Huichol Indian country in Mexico and his  participation in the Chican@ Latin@ Arts Movement  during the last  four decades in order to open a conversation on an experimental triad  of Poetics, Vaudeville and the Other.  Because of his intimate  involvement with teatro, Chican@ poetry and performance, he will also  mention his new experiments regarding the power of the Other as well  as the Non-Other and The First Other. In doing so, he will bring up  the notion of Vaudeville as a performative-stage of Other Power. In  this experiment, J. Felipe Herrera will propose that poetics is the  key to writing about these increasingly variable and wide-spread  "Other Shows" in the border-making and border-breaking 21st Century.  As part of his conversation, Juan Felipe will hand out a worksheet  regarding his Other Experiment where he delineates the "No Other  Theory: Twenty-One Other Ways to the Other & Otherlessness" and the  "Four Main Acts of the Other & The Non-Other."  Please come alone or  with an Other.

Juan Felipe, son of farm workers, poets and story-tellers, is a  cartoonist, photographer, anthropoeta, teatrista, painter and Tomás  Rivera Endowed Chair in the Department of Creative Writing at  UC-Riverside. As a cultural community activist, since the 60's, he has  founded and co-founded teatros, poetry-performance and multi-media  ensembles. He has published twenty-eight books, written various  musicals for young audiences and is currently working on a new  performance piece.  Juan Felipe is a recent National Book Circle  Critics Award winner, Guggenheim Fellow and new member of the board of  Chancellors for the Academy of American Poets.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies through funding from the Luis Leal Endowed Chair

date of event: 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 17:00