Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Mextasy Pop-up Exhibition, a Traveling Circus of Disrupting Latina/o-Loving Desmadres, Hits the U.S. Midwest Thursday, April 28, 2016! #mextasy






A quick notice that the Mextasy Circus of Televisual Desmadres hits the land of Dorothy and Oz this week, Thursday, April 28, 2016 as our Spring 2016 tour comes to a close before I take off for the London Rocks program next month.

There will be an exhibition, presentation, book- and print-signing and tons of other fun!

"MEXtasy" Pop-up Exhibition:  11AM - 3PM, Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center, Reception Area 
Visit and walk-through a one day pop-up exhibition entitled “MEXtasy", that brings us images of the Mexican experience in America and the many negative stereotypes that continue to be produced by Hollywood and the media.  
Part II, Lunch and Learn 12:00-1:15PM 
Join us for a lunch time conversation with exhibition curator William Anthony Nericcio, aka Memo, an award-winning Chicano literary theorist, cultural critic, graphic designer, American Literature scholar, and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. 

You can find more information from a site run by my host with most, the Department of American Studies at the University of Kansas--thanks also to the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies there also.

Here's a day in the life of American Studies at KU--below appears propaganda for the event I have been tossing up on social media as well as some new Mextasy prints! Remember you can always find a variety of Mextasy/Eyegiene nonsense at eyegiene.tictail.com.














Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Mextasy Invading University of Arizona, Tucson, for the "Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture" ‪#‎mextasy‬

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Just a quick posting to announce I will be in Tucson, the guest of some very cool graduate students and faculty for the Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture at the end of February!  I can't wait! The entire program is here!

A huge warm thank you y gracias to the Program Coordinators, Claudia Nazario and Andrea Herrera Dulcet. 

The program is entitled "Crossroad Talks: Culture, Identity, Language and Literature in Active Contact Zones" and will be held  February 25-27, 2016, at the Arizona Historical Society Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

Here are the details for my keynote:

5:45- 6:50pm
Keynote speaker William Nericcio, San Diego State University, presents:
Toxic "Mexican" Digital Mannequins, 
Viral HisPANIC Stereotypes, and Contagious, Smartphone-borne Hate: 
Existential Conundrums for Latinas/os on the Brink of 21st Century Mextasy in the Age of the Digital Humanities                                 
Introduction by Dr. Melissa Fitch
(University of Arizona Campus, ILC 150) map to the ILC








Sunday, February 14, 2016

Look Out Philadelphia!!!!!! #Mextasy on the Horizon @PENN -- Look Out Ivy League!!! #Mextasy Coming to Penn 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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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Just Enough Time to Wish You and Yours the Mexiest of Christmases and a Happy New Year!

The shades of Margarita Carmen Cansino, aka Rita Hayworth, Lupe Velez, Ricardo Montalban, Speedy Gonzales (still alive, I think) join me in wishing all the visitors to the Mextasy blog the merriest and mexiest of Christmases.