Hacking Icons: Memory and Migrations in Alex Rivera's Sleep Dealer. A lecture by Dr. Sara Potter

Hacking Icons: Memory and Migrations in Alex Rivera's Sleep Dealer. A lecture by Dr. Sara Potter

Hacking Icons: Memory and Migrations in Alex Rivera's Sleep Dealer. A lecture by Dr. Sara Potter

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Date and Time

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

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Serra Hall, 210

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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Sara Potter, Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Texas-El Paso, examines the ways in which Alex Rivera's 2009 film Sleep Dealer hacks or reworks iconic imagery in Mexican popular culture in order to address and examine issues of migration and memory in the not-so-distant future in Mexico and on the U. S.-Mexico border.

This talk is supported by a grant from the Enhanced Student-Faculty Interaction Fund.

A reception will follow the talk.

About our speaker: Sara Potter specializes in contemporary Mexican literature and gender studies. Her research and teaching interests include Latin American popular culture, media studies, representations of gender and sexuality, science fiction, graphic novels, theories of the body, and counter-cultural movements.

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