Noted Scholar David Foster to Discuss Queer Theory in Latin American Literature
Mon, 03/29/2010 - 10:01am
UNC Asheville will host a lecture on queer theory in Latin American literature by noted scholar and author David William Foster at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in UNC Asheville’s Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall. The lecture, “Of Gay Caballeros and Other Noble Heroes,” will discuss deconstructing the assumptions of heteronormativity. The event is free and open to the public.
Foster currently serves as Regents’ Professor of Spanish, Humanities and Women’s Studies at Arizona State University. His research focuses on urban culture in Latin America with emphasis on gender construction and sexual identity issues, as well as Jewish culture and Argentine narrative and theater. Foster has held several Fulbright teaching appointments in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, and has served as an Inter-American Development Bank Professor in Chile. He received the 2000 Armando Discepolo prize for theater scholarship from the Grupo de Estuios de Teatro Argentino y Latinoamericano of the University of Buenos Aires. His most recent publications include “Violence in Argentine Literature; Cultural Responses to Tyranny,” “Cultural Diversity in Latin American Literature,” “Contemporary Argentine Cinema” and “Gay and Lesbian Themes in Latin American Writing.”
For more information, contact Greta Trautmann, UNC Asheville chair and associate professor of foreign languages, at 828/251-6195.