Professor Ricardo Ortíz speaks at the Georgetown Club of Miami

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Reception at 6:00 p.m. Lecture and Q&A session at 7:00 p.m.
Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion, Otto G. Richter Library 1300 Memorial Drive (Second Floor), Coral Gables Seating is limited. RSVP by February 28 to 305-284-4900 or

Many of the Cuban-American literary writers who have risen to national and even international prominence since the nineties grew up outside of the island and often outside of the diaspora’s epicenter in South Florida as well. Dr. Ortíz will explore this phenomenon of dislocation and whether it impacts any claim that Cuban-American literature might have of representing the Cuban-American experience. Dr. Ortíz will also address how the Cuban-American experience and its cultural representation might evolve as Miami’s Latino population becomes more diversified and as more Cuban-Americans settle well beyond the boundaries of the enclave.

Dr. Ricardo Ortíz is Associate Professor in the English Department at Georgetown University. He is the author of Testimonial Fictions: the Post-Dictatorship Mode in US Latino Literature and Culture (forthcoming) and Cultural Erotics in Cuban America (University of Minnesota Press, 2007).

University of Miami Co-Sponsors
Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries
Center for Latin American Studies
Creative Writing Program, Department of English
Hemispheric Studies Research Group, Center for the Humanities
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures