Latin American Cities and Cultural Studies: A Lecture by David William Foster
|Event Start Date||Thursday, October 21, 2010|
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
|Event Start Time||6:00 pm|
David William Foster, PhD, is the Regents’ Professor of Spanish, Humanities, and Women’s Studies at Arizona State University. He has served as the Chair of the Department of Languages and Literatures and is currently the president of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association.
Foster’s research focuses on urban culture in Latin American cities, particularly focused on Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City. His research emphasizes women’s history, gender construction, homoeroticism, sexual identity, and Jewish cultural identity.
Foster is widely published in both English and Spanish. His most recent English publications include: "Violence in Argentine Literature;" "Cultural Responses to Tyranny;" "Cultural Diversity in Latin American Literature;" "Contemporary Argentine Cinema;" "Gay and Lesbian Themes in Latin American Writing;" "Buenos Aires: Perspectives on the City and Cultural Production Contemporary Brazilian Cinema;" and "Mexico City and Contemporary Mexican Filmmaking." He is also the editor of "Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes; A Bio-Critical Sourcebook."
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