Wednesday, October 7, 2009

DAMAS y SELENIDAD, sitting pretty at BookWoman

Here's a copy of DAMAS next to SELENIDAD (Duke University Press), a new book by my friend, Deborah Paredez, sitting pretty together at Austin's only feminist bookstore, BookWoman. Paredez is a professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of Texas, here in Austin. I've only read the introduction, but already I'm engrossed with how she talks about the "performance" of memory. Using Selena Quintanilla as the foundation of her discussion is very wise and as if that weren't enough, Deborah is a great writer! SELENIDAD is an academic publication, but don't let that stop you from checking it out. It's totally accessible to the non-academic reader and a must read for anyone interested in the Selena phenomena and for those who are curious about Paredez's larger thesis.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Posting on the fly...

...while testing

Just got requests for interviews on Univison and local PBS affiliate KLRU. I'll post, if they let me!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My Book, The Movie!

I love this idea by fellow blogger Marshal Zeringue — to dream of who you'd cast in a movie of your book — and so appreciate his invitation to participate. Click here to read his recent posting. Enjoy!

The photo to the left is a detail from a tiara vendor's goodies at the last Quince Expo I attended. Gotta love the tiara! I have a new appreciation.