Thursday, February 04, 2016

Look Out Ivy League!!! #Mextasy Coming to Penn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Monday, February 22, 2016! "“Cyborg Chicanos, Virtual Latinas, Smartphones, and Digital Culturas Viral, Electric Mutations of Latina/o Stereotypes in the Age of the Internet”"

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“Cyborg Chicanos, Virtual Latinas, Smartphones, and Digital Culturas Viral, Electric Mutations of Latina/o Stereotypes in the Age of the Internet” is the title of the charla/presentation/pop-up exhibition I am bringing on the plane with me to Philly and the University of Pennsylvania Monday, February 22, 2016. I will be presenting from 6pm to 8 or so in Arch 108/109 on the main Penn campus.  Help me spread the palabra by using the hashtag #mextasy on twitter, instagram, and facebook!  See you soon! The event is part of Penn's cool Reclamando Nuestras Voces/ Reclaiming our Voices Penn Festival Latinx 2016


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Monday, February 01, 2016

"Give Us One of Those Latin Bombshell Dances" : Lupe Velez Comic-Generated! Another Great Chapter in the History of Mexicans in American Mass Culture

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Time and again I have tipped my sombrero to the remarkable treasures to be found at Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine, but now he has outdone himself with a post that jibes/gels/fuses with my #textmex and #mextasy researches/art/presentations and more.

One of his latest entries is a comic book from 1951 that fictionalizes the life and times of Lupe Velez--the 'Mexican Spitfire' that figures at the heart of my research in Myra Mendible's From Bananas to Buttocks and in my own Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the "Mexican" in America {(Quality Comics’ Love Secrets #41 (1941), reprinted from Love Confessions #9 (1951)}

Click the images here to be plunged into mexstatic semiotic pleasure or go to Pappy's blog to read the whole story. Read my interpretation of Lupe Velez's life story--her career in cinema and the tragic climax to her life--here.




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