Romancing Globalism in the California Borderlands: The Squatter and the Don's Pro-Rail Discourse and Maritime Desire

Noreen Rivera

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Díana Noreen Rivera is an assistant professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She specializes in 19th and 20th century literatures and cultures of the U.S. Southwest and U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Archival research informs the majority of her scholarly projects. Her work has been published in Chicana/Latina Studies Journal, Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage series, Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas, and Journal of South Texas. Her current projects investigate the socio-poetics of place and community in natural disaster corridos and the Cold War-era writings of Américo Paredes.


The panel recognizes that while we may never recover from our Ruiz de Burton addiction, we can re-cover the text in a more productive manner. “Romancing Globalism in the California Borderlands: The Squatter and the Don’s... [ view full abstract ]


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P48 » Working our Steps: Recovering from the Ruiz de Burton Addiction in the Latinx 19th Century (14:00 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment E)

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