Workshop on Representing the Interracial with Jesse Ramirez

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 15:00-16:30

English Department, University of Klagenfurt

Black, White, and Brown: Representing the Interracial

Workshop with Jesse Ramirez, University of St. Gallen

Based on several of his publications as well as selections from Jose Antonio Villarreal’s Pocho and Randol Contreras’s “Standpoint Purgatorio,” Jesse Ramirez will discuss with the Narrative Encounters team the history and development of interracial relations in the United States. We will also speak about the complexities of ethnic and racial identities in “a post-Black Lives Matter moment in US political and cultural history” (Ramirez 2019) and about what speculative fiction can contribute to this important political and cultural moment.