Real & Reel Latinx Lives Matter!

Aldama will unzip his brain, offering a performative multimedia extravaganza of all things Latinx pop culture in the 21st century. This includes an exploration of how contemporary mainstream pop culture simplifies and straightjackets Latinx identity and experience. He will then contrast this with today’s abundance of Latinx created pop cultural phenomena—including performative readings from his own fiction and comic books—that vitally complicates and enriches our understanding of Latinx identity and experience.Along the way Aldama will present a dynamic model for understanding Latinx subjects as active transformers of the world we live in today.

Frederick Luis Aldama 
University Distinguished Professor, Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, University Distinguished Scholar, and Alumni Distinguished Teacher at the Ohio State University