In a joint presentation, Drs. Sean Hoare and Laura Valdez-Pagliaro will explore the issues of masculinity and identity in American culture at the next Works in Progress lecture. Dr. Hoare’s presentation explores the works of James Agee and James Baldwin, The Morning Watch and Go Tell It on the Mountain. Dr. Valdez-Pagliaro’s presentation, “Fatboy Nerds in Crisis: Latino Masculinity and Identity,” focuses on Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous LIfe of Oscar Wao and Daniel Chacon’s and the shadows took him.
The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, February 19th at 6 p.m. in the Lee Reception Room.