Autobiography without Apology
The Personal Essay in Chicanx and Latinx Studies
- PUBLISHED: May 2020
- SUBJECT LISTING: Latinx Studies
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 400 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 62 b&w illus.
- ISBN: 9780895511737
- Publisher: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press
This collection of essays, drawn from Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, focuses on the personal experiences of Chicanx and Latinx scholars, writers, and artists. Each essay is a reflection on the process of self-naming—the role of “I”—in the authors’ work and research. Autobiography without Apology expands the earlier CSRC Press publication I Am Aztlán with the inclusion of ten essays that bring the collection up to date. The new title acknowledges Aztlán’s growing scope as it embraces Latinx, LGBT, and Indigenous studies as well as Chicanx studies.
Authors & Contributors
Chon A. Noriega is professor of film, television, and media studies at UCLA and director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. He has published books on Latino media, performance, and visual art and has developed many art projects, including Home—So Diferent, So Appealing. Wendy Laura Belcher is associate professor of African literature at Princeton University with a joint appointment in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for African American Studies. She is author of The Black Queen of Sheba and Ladder of Heaven. Charlene Villaseñor Black is professor of art history and Chicanx studies at UCLA and associate director of the Chicano Studies Research Center. She is author of Creating the Cult of St. Joseph.