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“Selena’s Memorial and Civic Maintenance in the Borderlands”

November 7, 2007

The Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies presents “Selena’s Memorial and Civic Maintenance in the Borderlands,” a talk by Professor Deborah A. Paredez, Department of Theatre and Dance.

Wednesday, November 14, 12-2pm
E. P. Schoch building – EPS 1.128
University of Texas at Austin

Professor Paredez’s recent work has focused on U.S. Latina/o performance and popular culture. Her articles, “Remembering Selena, Re-membering Latinidad,” (Theatre Journal, 2002) and “Becoming Selena, Becoming Latina” (Women and Migration in the US-Mexico Borderlands, Duke University Press, 2007) comprise part of her forthcoming book, Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory, that explores the afterlife of the Tejana performer, Selena Quintanilla Perez.

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