Common Read: "Multiple Legacies: Julia de Burgos and Puerto Rican Writers and Artists in New York"

Start Date: March 09 2017 - 12:00 PM

End Date: March 09 2017 - 01:15 PM

Audience: Student, Faculty and Staff

Category: Special Event / Fair

Location: M-136


Vanessa Perez Rosario, Ph.D., Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Julia de Burgos has evoked feelings of bonding and identification in Puerto Ricans and Latinos in the United States for over half a century. In the first book-length study written in English, Vanessa Perez-Rosario examines poet and political activist Julia de Burgos's development as a writer, her experience of migration, and her legacy in New York City, the poet's home after 1940. Join us as Perez-Rosario discusses her book, Becoming Julia de Burgos, which departs from the prevailing emphasis on the poet and intellectual as a nationalist writer to focus on her contributions to New York Puerto Rican literary and visual culture. It moves beyond the standard tragedy-centered narratives of de Burgos's life to place her within a nuanced historical understanding of Puerto Rico's peoples and culture to consider more carefully the complex history of the island and the diaspora. Guest speaker: Vanessa Perez Rosario, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Brooklyn College, CUNY and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, the Graduate Center, CUNY


Contact Name: Susan Madera

Contact Phone: 718.281.5289

Contact Email:

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.