Friday, October 12, 2012
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Kalmanovitz Hall 111 - Classroom
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Events and Lectures
Litman, Marissa A


The Mexican Consulate and Chican@/Latin@ Studies Present

Litquake at USF: Transborder Realities

October 12, 2012, 12:15pm, KA 111

Yuri Herrera (Actopan, México, 1970) received his BA in Political Science at UNAM, his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Texas at El Paso, and his Ph.D at the University of California at Berkeley. His novel Trabajos del reino won the Premio Binacional de Novela Joven 2003 and received the Otras voces, otros ámbitos prize for the best novel published in Spain in 2008, and has been translated into English, French, German, and Italian. His second novel, Señales que precederán al fin del mundo was finalist of the Rómulo Gallegos Prize and is going to be translated into several languages. He has taught literary theory, creative writing and Latin American literature at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Tulane.

Heriberto Yepez is a Mexican writer, journalist and psychotherapist, and a full time professor at the Art School at the Autonomous University of Baja California, in Tijuana. He’s the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, experimental fiction, novels, theory and literary criticism in Spanish, including Tijuanologías (Umbral-UABC, 2006); A.B.U.R.T.O (Sudamericana, 2005); El órgano de la risa; El Imperio de la Neomemoria (Almadía, 2007); Contra la Tele-Visión (Tumbona, 2008) and Al otro lado (Planeta, 2008). His book have received four national literary awards, among other recognitions. His work in translation include a selection of William Blake’s fragments/aphorisms; José Vasconcelos work in English; a poetry anthology and a forthcoming lengthy prose and poetics anthology of Jerome Rothenberg, and currently works editing the first Charles Bernstein’s prose anthology in Spanish. His English work has appeared in journals such as Chain, Tripwire, Shark, and XCP. In Here is Tijuana!, Black Dog Publishing (2006), Yepez collaborated with anthropologist Fiamma Montezemolo and architect Rene Peralta to explore and document the  socio-cultural forms of the city. His Babellebab: Non-Poetry on the End of Translation was published in the U.S. by Duration Press in 2003, and Wars. Threesomes. Drafts. & Mothers by Factory School in 2008. He currently lives in Tijuana, México. He defines himself as a post-Mexican writer.

Co-Sponsors: Latin American Studies, CELASA, Modern and Classical Languages, and Art + Architecture. For more information, please contact


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