Thank F*** for the Riff Raff!

Last week New Orleans-based indie folk band Hurray for the Riff Raff, came to the Norwich Arts Center giving myself, and fellow SALSA Collective co-creator Eilidh, a wonderful opportunity to reunite after several months apart and to say goodbye before my big move back to the United States. And wow! What a way to honour […]

The Subversive Form and Content of Ana Castillo’s The Mixquiahuala Letters

As part of the SALSA Collective’s panel at next month’s IBAAS conference, I will be discussing prolific Chicana author Ana Castillo’s first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters (1986). Reading the text through the lens of Castillo’s theoretical writings on Xicanisma (the author’s coinage for Chicana feminism), I will explore how the novel’s form and content work […]

Guest Blog: Cara Levey on Gendering Reverberations

Gendering Reverberations: Reflections on the Women in Spanish and Portuguese Studies Conference, University College Cork, 7-8th November 2014 During an unseasonably sunny hiatus in the usual November rain, University College Cork hosted the fifteenth annual meeting of WISPS (Women in Spanish and Portuguese Studies). This vibrant research community brings together emerging and established female researchers […]