Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Critical Storytelling from Global Borderlands is situated on a road first paved by Gloria Anzaldúa. In this talk, Dr. Enríquez, will offer a glimpse into the work of many of the contributors of this book, including his own. This work in the book, speaks of the structural, every day, symbolic, and political violence that comes with being deemed other. The back and forth of cultural survival-of trying to be as you are, while simultaneously being erased or modified to fit in–can be understood as a contested space. In recent years, this back and forth has literally become a global spectacle. Hence, the goal here is beyond any one nation. This is not about one country over the other, and as a result any one ideology over the other. This is not about placing print culture in more hierarchies. The language in this volume is about autochthonous ways of writing. This is about building community. This is about voices from around the globe in one book.
Julio Enríquez-Ornelas, Ph.D.
Mario Grill (mario [dot] grill [at] aau [dot] at)