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Frederick Luis Aldama

University of Arizona Press

Frederick Luis Aldama is the Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at the Ohio State University. An expert on Latinx popular culture, Aldama is the author, co-author, and editor of 29 books, including "Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands," "Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez" and "The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez."

His new book is "Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics."

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Scheduled events:
Parallel, Not Equal: Busting Through Mainstream Urban Fantasy
Join some award-winning genre-bashers for a thrill ride through what dark fantasy is all about. Hear about how Wonderland’s besieged, Brooklyn’s a portal to the underworld, and an evil professor wants a Nuyorican’s ancestral power.

Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Zoraida Córdova, Jacob Devlin, Daniel Older
Moderator: Frederick Aldama
Frederick Luis Aldama
“Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics” by Frederick Luis Aldama The foremost expert on Latinx comics, Frederick Luis Aldama guides us through the full archive of all the Latinx superheroes in comics since the 1940s. Aldama takes us where the superheroes live—the barrios, the hospitals, the school rooms, the farm fields—and he not only shows us a view to the Latinx content, sometimes deeply embedded but also provokes critical inquiry into the way storytelling formats distill and reconstruct real Latinos/as.

University of Arizona Press (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Nuestras Raices

Author: Frederick Aldama
Dreaming in Color: Latinx Comic Universe
Authors Frederick Luis Aldama and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez venture into the mind-bending world of graphic novels and comic books with a Latinx cultural focus. Assistive listening devices available.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Frederick Aldama, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez
Moderator: Jason Gonzalez

Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics
Nuestras Raices
University of Arizona Press
July 2017
ISBN 9780816537082
232 pages
$22.95, INSTORE
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Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics offers the first thorough exploration of Latino/a superheroes in mainstream comic books, TV shows, and movies--Provided by publisher.

Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands
Nuestras Raices
University of Arizona Press
February 2017
ISBN 9780816533978
208 pages
$19.95, INSTORE
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"Frederick Luis Aldama and graphic artists from Mapache Studios give shape to ugly truths in the most honest way, creating new perceptions, thoughts, and feelings about life in the borderlands of the Amaericas. More/less

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