“Para Mara,” a Tribute to Mara Negrón

“Para Mara” [For Mara], a tribute to the late scholar Mara Negrón will take place on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. The remembrance activity will be held at the Julia de Burgos Amphitheater at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. Various remembrance activities (which have not been announced yet) will honor the life and work of the University professor, who passed away this June.

Mara Negrón held a PhD from the University of Paris-VIII and taught Humanities and Comparative Literature at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras since 1996. Having studied with French feminist Hélène Cixous, she published a book based on her dissertation work in 1997 under the title Une genèse au féminin: La pomme dans le noir de Clarice Lispector. Other publications include the novel Cartago and her collection of essays, De la animalidad no hay salida: ensayos sobre animalidad, cuerpo y ciudad [see previous post Discussion on New Book: De la animalidad no hay salida.] Among other important publications, she also translated Hélène Cixous and Jacques Derrida’s Voiles into Spanish, with the title Velos [Veils].

For more information on Mara Negrón, see previous posts Puerto Rican Scholar, Mara Negrón, Passes Away: May She Rest in Peace and Hélène Cixous Renders Tribute to Mara Negrón

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