ABOUT THE TALK: Dr. Murrah-Mandril will discuss her book, In the Mean Time: Temporal Colonization and the Mexican American Literary Tradition (2020 University of Nebraska Press), which examines the way Latina/o authors of the U.S. Southwest reimagine time and place in the wake of the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Erin Murrah-Mandril is an Assistant Professor of English and a Research Associate for the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her work examines the literary history of Mexican American authors in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Her articles have appeared in Western American Literature, Arizona Quarterly, Aztlán, and the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage series. Dr. Mandril is currently working on a project that explores Latina birth culture in the early twentieth-century U.S. Southwest.