“Into the North” with Luis Urrea

Luis Alberto Urea, author of Into the beautiful north and professor in the English Department at the University of Illinois-Chicago, will provide the final Fall 2014 Contemporary Issues Lecture on Mon., Dec. 1, at 7pm in the Young Auditorium.

Andersen Library has ordered a copy of Into the beautiful north, but in the meantime UWW students and staff may request the novel from other UW libraries by using the free Universal Borrowing (UB) service. Requested items arrive in 2-5 weekdays. Other novels by Urrea are available via UB, including The devil’s highway: A true story, The hummingbird’s daughter: A novel, and Queen of America: A novel.

You also can find library resources to learn more about immigration from Mexico to the United States, including books like Gendered transitions: Mexican experiences of immigration (3rd-floor Main Collection, JV6895.M48 H66 1994) and Crossing the border: Research from the Mexican Migration Project (3rd-floor Main Collection, E184.M5 C78 2004).

Urrea won the National Hispanic Cultural Center‘s Literary Award. You can learn more about Mexican authors using library resources, including books such as Contemporary Mexican women writers: Five voices, Bordering fires: The vintage book of contemporary Mexican and Chicano/a literature, or by reading writings by individual authors like Carlos Fuentes or Octavio Paz.

Please ask a librarian if you would appreciate assistance with finding materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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