CMAS Distinguished Speakers Series: Ramón Saldívar
Ramón Saldívar of Stanford University presents "Author, Genre, Data: Notes Toward a Historiography of Contemporary U.S. Ethnic Fiction."
A host of writers are exploring the post-postmodern, post-Civil Rights moment in American racial formations. Dr. Saldívar will make the case that these works represent a distinctive turn in the history of contemporary American ethnic and general fiction. In doing so, they share four distinctive features, which in the aggregate constitute a new aesthetic that he terms Speculative Realism.
Using the tools of traditional literary analysis plus elements drawn from the digital humanities, Saldívar will account for these four aspects common to the writings of contemporary ethnic writers and the defining aesthetic that results from the new racial imaginaries being forged around us.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:30pm
Library Parlor, Central LIbrary, Parlor room
702 Planetarium Place, Arlington, Tx