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ERIC Number: ED101924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
The Chicano Literary World--1974. The National Symposium on Chicano Literature and Critical Analysis (1st, Las Vegas, New Mexico, November 1974).
Ortego, Felipe, Comp.; Conde, David, Comp.
Over 200 participants from 10 states and 17 universities attended "The First National Symposium on Chicano Literature and Critical Analysis." Five of the papers presented at the symposium are given in this publication. The papers cover Chicano poetry, novel, drama, and popular folklore humor. "National Character vs Universality in Chicano Poetry" sets forth the notion that national traditions are adaptations of universal styles and national character is or should be but a step toward universality. The new "space" (identity) of Chicano art or literature is related to the definition of the Chicano national character in "The Space of Chicano Literature." In "La Prosa Chicano: Tres Epigones de la Novela Mexicana de la Revolucion", three novels are reviewed--Tomas Rivera's "Y no se lo trago la tierra", Rolando R. Hinojosa-S.'"Estampas del valle y otras obras", and Miguel Mandez-M.'s "Peregrinos de Aztlan." Humor as a tool of artistic expression is the topic of "Chicano Folklore: Raza Humor in Texas." Although the title indicates a Texas context, many of the situations and expressions are part of the national Chicano experience. "Satire: Techniques and Devices in Luis Valdez''Las Dos Caras del Patroncito'" traces the exchange of roles between the oppressor and the oppressed. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Authoring Institution: National Education Task Force de la Raza, Albuquerque, NM.; New Mexico Highlands Univ., Las Vegas. Div. of Ethnic Studies.