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BAKERSFIELD—Lecture: Latina/o/x Mismatches: Cultural and Linguistic Recontact in Latina/o/x Popular Culture

October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm1:30 pm

BAKERSFIELD—The Spanish Language & Linguistics Speaker Series at CSU Bakersfield will host a lecture by Dr. Lillian Gorman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at University of Arizona and Director of the Spanish as a Heritage Language Program. She will discuss the cultural and linguistic conceptualizations and mischaracterizations between different Latinx groups in popular culture. This talk theorizes the notion of “Latina/o/x mismatches” as the linguistic and cultural conceptualizations and mischaracterizations between different US Latinx groups. It focuses on some ways that popular culture serves to propel these inter-Latino and Chicano characterizations. It contemplates the question, what are the effects of these mismatches? Plentiful research in the fields of anthropology, sociology, and sociolinguistics has examined the intergenerational moments of conflict and solidarity between different generational groups of Mexican origin communities in the US, particularly in the Southwest, and this work is used as a point of departure for a case study that revolves around Chicano/Mexican interactions through contemporary US Latina/o/x cultural production. The discussion will highlight the US produced telenovela Bajo el mismo cielo and the cultural implications surrounding the novela’s theme song. The event is free of charge and ADA accessible, and parking (including disabled parking) is available in lot B and C, near Dorothy Donohoe Hall where the talk will be held. For free campus parking, follow these steps: 1. Press # (pound) 2. Enter code 3963670 3. Press OK (the “D” lettered button on the permit machine). Consult CSUB map for guidance. For more info, contact Dr. Maryann Parada 661-654-2377 This event is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.


October 16, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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