Friday, October 27, 2017

Pre-Show Walk-Thru at the Salisbury University Mextasy Exhibition/Presentation

October 26, 2017 | Mextasy @ Salisbury University | Pop-up Exhibition Walk-Thru from Mextasy on Vimeo.

A brief piece documenting the set-up for the Salisbury University Mextasy Pop-up Exhibition, Thursday, October 26, 2017, featuring art by JR, Izel Vargas, Chepo Peña, and other cool Latinx cats!

Just a quick posting of snapshots from the Salisbury University #mextasy gig last night--thanks to April Logan and all the amazing professors, students, staff, and more at the event!

 Here's a collection of promo posters and stuff from the event; click to enlarge!

From their university press release:

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Nericcio Presents 'Mextasy' Exhibit, Lecture at SU October 26

Dr. William NericcioSALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s extended Hispanic Heritage Month Festival culminates with an evening of presentations by Dr. William “Memo” Nericcio, professor of English and comparative literature at San Diego State University and director of its Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Program, on Thursday, October 26.
From 4-9 p.m., Nericcio presents the exhibit “Mextasy: Seductive Hallucinations of Latina/o Mannequins Prowling the American Unconscious.”
At 7 p.m., he explains the themes covered in the exhibit during the Dotterer Public Lectures on Literature talk “Cyborg Chicanos, Virtual Latinas, Smartphone Addiction and Digital Culturas: Viral, Electric Mutations of Latinx Stereotypes in the Age of the Internet.”
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Both are in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall.
Nericcio is the author of the 2007 book Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the “Mexican” in America. The publication explores representations of Latino and Latina identity in popular media, including film, television, advertising, comic books, toys, literature, video games and graffiti.
His SU presentations are sponsored by the Fulton Public Humanities Program; English Department; Social Justice, Equity and Transforming Teaching at SU Faculty Learning Community; Su Art Galleries; SU Zeta Pi chapter of the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc; and Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts Dean’s office.
Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6450 or visit the SU website at

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Lookout EAST COAST!!! #Mextasy in Maryland @ Salisbury University October 26, 2017 | More Info to Follow...

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Look out Salisbury University​, something "Mexican" your way cometh on October 26, 2017! #mextasy #textmex #circusofdesmadres

The details:

As part of SU’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, William "Memo" Nericcio, Professor of English & Comparative Literature at San Diego State University and director of their pathbreaking MALAS Program (the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences), will deliver a lecture entitled “Cyborg Chicanos, Virtual Latinas, Smartphone Addiction, and Digital Culturas: Viral, Electric Mutations of Latinx Stereotypes in the Age of the Internet. ”

His talk is inspired by his American Library Association award-winning book Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the “Mexican” in America (2007) that explores representations of Latina/o identity in the popular media--in film, television, advertising, comic books, toys, literature, video games, graffiti, etc.

Before the talk, the public is invited to view his pop-up art exhibit Mextasy: Seductive Hallucinations of Latina/o Mannequins Prowling the American Unconscious, which further explores some of same themes as his talk, on display in the Wicomico Room from 4:00 PM until the end of the lecture. The talk and exhibit are sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the SU Department of English, SU Galleries, and the Fulton Public Humanities Program. Among his other roles at SDSU, Nericcio works as lead faculty the NEH-supported Digital Humanities Initiative and also directs SDSU Press. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Connecticut from 1988 to 1991. He holds an MA and PhD in Comparative Literature from Cornell University where he worked as Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes's Graduate Research Assistant, hung out at parties with Edward Said, Jurgen Habermas, Gayatri Spivak, and Jacques Derrida (and worked with them in seminar as well). A Mexican-Sicilian-American and an innovative troublemaker, Nericcio was born in Laredo, Texas, along the Rio Grande River in South Texas.

    Event: Lecture and Exhibit
    Date: Thursday, October 26
    Time - Lecture: 7:00-9:00 PM
    Time – Exhibit: 4:00-9:00 PM

    *Location: Academic Commons, Assembly Hall*

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! The Mextasy Exhibition has Invaded SDSU's Malcolm Love Library!

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Friends! The soft opening for the #Mextasy exhibition at Love Library @SDSU is happening now! Please go by the exhibit, take and post pictures with the hashtags #sdsulibrary and #sdsumextasy I have a feeling that some of the more political items in the exhibition (¿can you say Trump piñata?) may get some patrons all twisted into knots--so let the library know you like the exhibit (especially if you really do)! Gracias Gracias! y Viva Mextasy! 

It is located in the glass display cases on the 2nd floor of the older part of the Library of Love! If you go in the dome, walk up a level and go toward the elevators and then brace for the eyegasmic color cacophony of the show!