The Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library will host the Academy of American Franciscan History’s Annual Tibesar Lecture on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the SBMAL Conference Room. This year’s speaker, Prof. Ellen McCracken will present “Fray Angelico Chavez and the Colonial Southwest: Historiography as Re-materialization.”
Prof. Ellen McCracken will discuss Franciscan Fray Angelico Chavez (1910-1996), one of New Mexico’s foremost 20th century intellectuals, whose historiography crucially involved strategies of re-materialization of New Mexico history. The many innovative material practices in which he engaged increased the understanding of the past and simultaneously helped to preserve it, giving it a visual material presence beyond the written historical narrative. Prof. McCracken will focus on key examples of these strategies in his seven-decade career, to illustrate how Fray Angelico Chavez’s innovative enhancements of traditional historiography point the way to enticing modes of amplifying the writing and presentation of history in the digital age.
Ellen McCracken is a professor of Spanish and comparative Latino/a literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among her books are: The Life and Writing of Fray Angelico Chavez: A New Mexico Renaissance Man (2009) and New Latina Narrative: The Feminine Space of Postmodern Ethnicity (1999). Her edited volumes include: Fray Angelico Chavez: Poet, Priest and Artist (2000) and Guitars and Adobes and the Uncollected Stories of Fray Angelico Chavez (2009).
Saturday. October 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm, SBMAL Conference Room
Free admission but space is limited
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