Faculty Tea & Talk with Professor Cyrstal Kurzen
Date: November 12 4:30pmProfessor Kurzen is the final speaker of the “Chicano/a & Latino/a Voices Series”
Crystal M. Kurzen currently holds a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in the Department of English at Washington College where she is at work on her manuscript, Literary Nepantla: Genre and Method in Contemporary Chicana/o Life Narratives.
Her project focuses on how contemporary Chicana/os relate self and community from the alter-Native spaces of nepantla through multigeneric storytelling techniques based primarily in strategies of reconceptualizing conventional autobiography.
Her article on Pat Mora recently appeared in a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, and her work on Native American women’s autobiography is forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literatures. She teaches courses in literature and composition as well as American, Chicana/o, and Latina/o literatures.
This event is free and open to the public.