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Laura Gutiérrez, “Vuelve al Cabaret”: Rethinking the Making and Meanings of Cabaret in Mexican Culture
March 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Reception to follow lecture, 3:00-4:00 Ustler Hall Auditorium.
Graduate Seminar to follow reception, 4:00… Anderson 134.
Laura Gutiérrez is the author of Performing Mexicanidad (U Texas P, 2010), winner of the Annual MLA Prize in U.S. Latina & Latino, Chicana & Chicano Literary & Cultural Studies. She is an Associate Professor in the Performance as Public Practice Program in Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin & Associate Chair of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies.
From the lecture abstract: Political cabaret mostly transpires in Mexico city’s nightlife. Its practitioners are mostly left-leaning queer or queer ally performers who use drag culture to critique of normative gender systems…