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Fractal Caribbean and the Notion of Self in Contemporary Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Cuban Literature and Thought

Mayra Santos-Febros Headshot
313 Sanford Hall

Mayra Santos-Febres is an award winning contemporary Puerto Rican writer, literary critic, essayist, radio and television personality, and community activist whose work spans multiple genres that include poetry, short story, novella, novel, and essay. She has been recognized both in Puerto Rico and internationally for her work, receiving the 1994 Letras de Oro Prize (for her short story collection Pez de Vidrio /Urban Oracles) and the 1997 Juan Rulfo Prize. In 2009 Santos Febres was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for the Humanities, and in 2019 she was awarded the Rockefeller Center Bellagio Center Residency. She is currently serving as Executive Director of Festival de la Palabra [Festival of the Word]. Her work has been translated into multiple languages, including English, Italian, French, German, Croatian and Icelandic and has been the subject of multiple dissertations, full length studies and essays.

Her talk is free thanks to generous support from the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Willson Center for the Humanities and the Arts, Department of Romance Languages, and Institute for African American Studies. 

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