"(He)art in the Interstices: Living with the Question"
College of Creative Studies, The Old Little Theatre
Susana is a writer and professor of Romance Languages and Literature at Pomona College. She is currently working on a new collection of code-switching stories. Her two most recent book projects are Scenes from la Cuenca de L.A. y otros Natural Disasters (2010) and Killer Crónicas: Bilingual Memories (2004), which includes a chapter that was awarded the el Andar Prize for Literary Excellence in the category of personal memoir.
“Susana Chávez-Silverman isn’t a code-switcher but a switch-burner. Her Killer Crónicas is an astonishing example of linguistic mestizaje. It’s also a prophetic statement: north and south are no longer applicable coordinates to understand the Americas. They have merged into a single gravitational order where languages are in constant mutation", writes Ilan Stavans, author of Spanglish: The Making of a New American Language.
Organized by Meaghan Skahan, Doctoral Candidate (CLIT), and presented by the College of Creative Studies and the Comparative Literature Program