Shelli Rottschafer & Daniel Combs, La Diáspora de un Aztlán norteño: MiChicanidad Creativity as Witnessed in Bilingual Ethno-Poetry and Photography

La Diáspora de un Aztlán norteño” details the unique ‘MiChicanidad’ experience of life on the border in Michigan. This is another definition of Aztlán, as seen on a Northern Border, this time between Canada and Southwest Detroit’s predominantly Mexican American neighborhood. Growth of this Spanish speaking barrio began in the earlier part of the 20th Century due to the rise of migrant labor and employment at factories. Later, the area prospered as those immigrants began to choose to stay. Their addition to the interpretation of life on the border, as well as the community’s vibrant nature, is unparalleled especially as it is defined through creativity.

Dr. Shelli Rottschafer completed her doctorate from the University of New Mexico in Latin American Contemporary Literature (2005). Her dissertation focused on Chilean and Argentine Literature. However, her current research emphasizes Chicano and Latino Literature, Film and Gender Studies.

 

Event date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Bookworks
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107