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Graduate Colloquium: Sueli Rocha-Rojas


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Sueli Rocha-Rojas | Ph. D. candidate, Department of Hispanic Studies

“The Chronicle of the Death of a Portuguese Cigano from the point of view of Intermediality”

This essay explores the concepts of intermediality as exemplified in a crime story on the death of a Portuguese Cigano (Romani), published in newspaper articles during November through December, in 1938. These news articles are comprised of media such as photographs, references to paintings, oral testimony, and text. The essay addresses different levels of analysis of the media within these articles, and discusses the in-betweenness of these news articles presents a space to redefine and/or (de)stabilize a construct of Roma cultural and social identity, communicated through mass media in the Iberian Peninsula.

For more information on our Colloquium Series, visit: http://glasscock.tamu.edu/programs/colloquia/

The Glasscock Center extends a warm invitation to faculty and students to join in a discussion of Sueli Rocha-Rojas’s work-in-progress. The paper is available to members of the Center’s listserv, or by contacting the Glasscock Center by phone at (979) 845-8328 or by e-mail at glasscock@tamu.edu.

Please note that this is not a lecture, and thus, is not suited for class attendance. The Colloquium Series is intended to provide the presenter with a forum to discuss his/her research and receive feedback from people who have already read his/her paper.