The OFDD First Book Club presents a manuscript workshop. Discussion will focus on asst. professor of Chicano/Latino studies Cristofer Rodelo’s first-book- in-progress, Spectacles of Relation: Race, Performance, and the Latinx Nineteenth Century. In Spectacles, Chris situates canonical figures of the Latinx nineteenth century and lesser-known subjects in a genealogy of “spectacles of relation:” displays of Latinx bodies in theater, literature, and popular culture that positioned Latinxs within existing U.S. racial hierarchies and helped create a nascent sense of Latinidad that continues to impact Latinx identity formation today.

Comments will be provided by Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, Professor of English, History, Hispanic, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies at Northeastern University.

Refreshments will be served.

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