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Nebraska Lecture featuring Joy Castro

Nebraska Research Days

Date: Time: 2:30 pm
Virtual Session
Contact: Lisa Maupin, (402) 472-0030, lmaupin2@unl.edu
Joy Castro, Willa Cather Professor of English and Ethnic Studies and Director of Institute of Ethnic Studies, will be presenting the Chancellor’s Distinguished Nebraska Lecture titled “Writing Memoir, Writing Crime: Creativity as Sociopolitical Intervention.”

Both genres offer us persuasive ways of articulating our political views to the larger public. Memoir is always inherently political, for it testifies to and critiques the impact of familial and political structures, cultural hierarchies, and socioeconomic structures. Crime fiction, too, implicitly interrogates and redefines constitutive concepts of justice and violation. This talk will offer an overview of both literary genres and share specific writing strategies.

Live webstream with Q&A at: http://research.unl.edu/nebraskalectures

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