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.