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Personal Narrative and Public Consciousness

May 1, 2008 | CUNY Segal Theater | New York City

With Carmen Boullosa & Horacio Castellanos Moya; moderated by Nathalie Handal

Cosponsored by the Martin E. Segal Theater Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Autobiography, fictionalized memoir, and “forged” personas are all part of a writer’s vocabulary and can often push the boundaries of genre. This panel looks at how images of the self, along with narratives sustained by the body and nation, enter into public consciousness and in turn rewrite stories.

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