Distinguished Professor Lois Parkinson Zamora to speak as part of UNT Distinguished Speaker Series
What: Author, distinguished professor and leader Lois Parkison Zamora will discuss New World Baroque art, architecture and literature at the University of North Texas. Part of the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures Distinguished Speaker Series.
When: 3 p.m. Oct. 30 (Tuesday). Reception follows
Where: Room 104 of UNT’s General Academic Building, located on the southeast corner of Avenue B and West Mulberry Street (225 S. Avenue B)
Reception: Room 410 of UNT’s Language Building, located on the southwest corner of Avenue B and West Hickory Street (108 Avenue A)
Contact: Carol Anne Costabile-Heming, chair of the department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures and professor of German at 940-565-2404 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures will present “Theorizing the New World Baroque in Art and Literature: Aesthetics and Ideology,” a lecture by Lois Parkinson Zamora, Distinguished Professor in the Departments of English, History and Art at the University of Houston.
Zamora will lecture Oct. 30 (Tuesday) at the University of North Texas as part of the 2012-13 World Languages, Literatures and Cultures Distinguished Speaker Series.
Zamora’s free lecture will begin at 3 p.m. in Room 104 of UNT’s General Academic Building, on the southeast corner of Avenue B and West Mulberry Street. A reception will follow in Room 410 of UNT’s Language Building, on the southwest corner of Avenue B and West Hickory Street.
Zamora is a leader in the comparative study of literature of the Americas. Zamora’s area of expertise is literature of the Americas on New World Baroque art, architecture and literature, which is showcased in her most recent book, “The Inordinate Eye: New World Baroque and Latin American Fiction.” This book was awarded The Harry Levin Prize by the America Comparative Literature Association for the best book in comparative literary studies published during 2006 and 2007.
Zamora’s previous books include “Writing the Apocalypse” and “The Usable Past,” both of which examine the nature of historical imagination and its representations in contemporary U.S. and Latin American fiction.
Zamora has also edited collections of essays, including “Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community,” with Wendy B. Faris, “Contemporary American Women Writers: Gender, Class, Ethnicity,” and “Image and Memory: Photography from Latin America, 1866-1994,” with Wendy Watriss. “Image and Memory” was recognized as the best new art book of 1998 by the Association of American Publishers. Zamora’s most recent publication is an edited anthology of essays on the New World Baroque, co-edited with Monika Kaup, titled “Baroque New Worlds: Representation, Transculturation, Counterconquest.”
Zamora was dean of the College of Humanities, Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Houston from 1996 to 1999. During her administrative tenure, she encouraged the creation of The Forum on Law and Humanities, The Institute for Family, Health, and Human Values, The Women's Resource Center, The Junior Faculty Forum and The Writing Center, as well as several study abroad programs. She was awarded the John and Rebecca Moores Distinguished Professorship in 2007.
For more information on this event, contact Carol Anne Costabile-Heming, chair of the department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and professor of German at 940-565-2404 or email@example.com.