Postwar Faculty Colloquium | Department of English

Postwar Faculty Colloquium

Event Information
Event Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:00am
Location: 
Willis Library - Room 250H

We are delighted to welcome our distinguished keynote speakers:

Chon Noriega, Distinguished Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, UCLA. Professor

  • Noriega is the author of Shot in America: Television, the State, and the Rise of Chicano Cinema (Minnesota 2000) and the co-author of Home - So Different, So Appealing (UCLA/CSRC/LACMA/Houston Fine Arts/Washington 2017) and Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement (LACMA/California 2008). He has published most recently in October, Australassian Journal of American Studies, Aperture, and Found Footage Magazine, among numerous other journal venues. Professor Noriega was a 2021-22 Guggenheim Fellow, a 2020 CELJ Distinguished Editor, and the 2020 recipient of the de los Santos Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, among numerous other recognitions. He is a multi-million-dollar grant recipient from the Mellon, Getty, Ford, and NEH Foundations (among many other granting bodies) and was profiled in ARTnews as one of six curators "shaping the way art is presented around the globe" (2009). He serves on numerous advisory boards, chairs numerous working groups, and was the editor of Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies from 1996 to 2016.

Delia Steverson, Associate Professor of English, University of Alabama.

  • Professor Steverson is the author of Stumbling Blocks and Other Unfinished Work (Georgia 2023) and is an internationally invited speaker, most recently at "Southern Trans/Formations" in Amiens and Arras, France; and "Race and the Body: The Legacy of Slavery" in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She has received fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation/Institute for Citizens and Scholars, the Rothman Faculty Summer Fellowship, and the Watson Brown Foundation, among others, and has published in Literature and Medicine, The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, and The Journal of American Culture, among other venues. Her current research regards the life and work of Mary Herring Wright (1924-2018), a Black deaf southern woman who authored important memoirs about her life and the post-WWII era.

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