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The Andrew Norman Guest Lecturer Series

An endowment from the Andrew Norman Foundation in 1988 established an annual guest lectureship which brings distinguished men and women in the forefront of regional politics, environmental issues, education, culture and arts to enhance the understanding of the communities of Colorado College and Colorado Springs about the Southwest.


2017-2018 Andrew Norman Lecture

“An Evening With Ana Castillo” 

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In a career spanning three decades, novelist, poet, and essayist Ana Castillo has long been recognized as one of the most articulate and powerful voices in contemporary Chicana literature. Steeped in Chicano tradition and deeply invested in the present-day Chicano movement, Castillo’s works transcend boundaries of politics, class, and gender, making her “one of a few Mexican American writers who have attracted the attention of the mainstream reading public” (Ibis Gomez-Vega). Castillo’s latest, the memoir , looks at what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality. In her talk Castillo will give readings from a selection of her works, and touch on her wide-ranging writing career.

Castillo is also the author of the novel The Guardians, which traces the lives of Mexican immigrants who illegally cross the border into the US. Combining crushing realism with mystical transcendence, it has been a popular selection for campus common reads. More recent books include the LAMDA Award-winning novel Give It to Me and a special edition re-release of her groundbreaking essay collection Massacre of Dreamers. In 2016, Ana was awarded the Outstanding Latino/a Cultural Award in Literary Arts or Publications by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.

7 p.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free and open to the public.

Pre-lecture reception 6-7 p.m.

2016-2017

Philip J. Deloria, PhD

“Toward an American Indian Abstract: The Art and Politics of Mary Sully”

2015-2016

David Carrasco, PhD

“Sacred Icon, Sacred Hill: La Virgen de Guadalupe as Migrant Mother and Sacred Bundle”

2014-2015

Marsha Weisiger, PhD

"Narrating Adventure Down The Colorado River"

2013-2014

Charles Ramirez-Berg, PhD 

“Latino Images in Film”

2012-2013
Enrique Lamadrid/ Concert by Brenda Romero
"Poetry, Violence, and Memory: Corrido Ballads of New Mexico and Colorado"/ Concert: "An Evening of Romances and Inditas"
2011-2012
Charles Cameron Mann
"1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created"
2010-2011
Stanley Crawford
"The Traditional Acequia: Water and Community in Northern New Mexico."
2009-2010
Varied Speakers
"TO EAT IS A NECESSITY, TO EAT INTELLIGENTLY IS AN ART"  -La Rochefoucauld
2008-2009
Elliott West, PhD
"The View from Pikes Peak: Colorado's Gold Rush and the American West."

2007-2008

Gary Nabhan

”Renewing the Food Traditions of Chile Pepper Nation”

2005-2006

James Brooks

“Mesa of Sorrows: Archaeology, Purity, and Prophetic Violence in the American Southwest”

 2004-2005

 

Demetria Martínez

"Writing in the Margins: Poetry and Other Explorations"

2003-2004

Ana Alonso

"The Discourse of Mestizaje and Gender on Both Sides of the Border: Vasconcelos and Anzaldúa"

 
2002-2003

Martha Sandweiss

"Print the Legend: Photography and the Nineteenth Century West"

 
2001-2002

 Brent Michael Davids

"The Last of James Fenimore Cooper"

 

2000-2001

Euchee Indians

"A Celebration of Euchee Indian Culture and Tradition"

 
1999-2000

Linda Hogan

"Writing from the Land: A Reading and Conversation

 
1998-1999

John Mack Faragher

"The Frontier and West in our Time"

 
1997-1998

James Welch

"Looking for Buffalo Bill"

 
1996-1997

George J. Sánchez

"Race, Immigration and the Rise of Nativism in Late Twentieth Century America"

 

1995-1996

 

Charles Wilkinson

"Honoring the Work and Worldviews of the Continent's First Peoples: The Case of the Anasazi Sites of the Colorado Plateau"