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NarCoMedia: Mexican Masculinities - Rebecca Biron, Dartmouth College

When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM CT

Where: Harris Hall, 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   (847) 491-7980

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


Given the high social stakes of narco-masculinity, what does it mean when Mexican films treat it comically? A reading of gender, violence, nationalism,and neoliberalism in Rudo y Cursi, El infierno, and Salvando al soldado Pérez.

Rebecca E. Biron, Dean of the College at Dartmouth, is a Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature.Her research and teaching interests focus on Latin American literary and cultural studies, literary theory, gender studies, and Mexican cultural criticism. She has published widely on the relationship between narrative and violence as it pertains to masculinity, Latin American urban history, and Mexican literature and film. She is the author of Mexico’s Modern Dreams (Bucknell UP, 2013) and Murder and Masculinity: Violent Fictions of 20th-Century Latin America (Vanderbilt UP, 2000), and editor of City/Art: the Urban Scene in Latin America (Duke UP, 2009).

Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

*The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Spring quarter event series is: Violence in Latin America: Culture and History. We hope you will join us at other events this quarter!

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