Join us for the next talk in the Modern Critical Theory Lecture Series, a lecture on Deconstruction by Vincent D. Cervantes (Spanish & Portuguese) on Tuesday, September 29, at 5:15 pm.
Vincent D. Cervantes is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese in Latin American Literatures and Cultures and affiliated faculty in Women's and Gender Studies, Latina/Latino Studies, Religion, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. As a transdisciplinary scholar, he researches and writes in the interstices between Latin American and U.S. Latinx cultural studies, continental philosophy, performance studies, queer theory, and contemporary literature. research focuses on issues and contentions of embodiment, sexuality, and performance in contemporary Latin American and U.S. Latinx visual art and literature. He is currently completing a book entitled, A Body Exposed: Risking the Aesthetics of Queer Mexicanness. This work examines the performance and representations of sex and death, from mid-century nationalist narratives to contemporary queer performance art, as embodied practices that gesture toward ideas of nationalism, state violence, and sexual politics in contemporary Mexican and Latinx cultural production. In concert with his work on critical race theory, affect, and performance studies, Cervantes is also working on a second book project that examines aesthetics, performance, sexuality, and Blackness in contemporary Afro-Latin America.