A keystone of the Chicano literature revival, along with a more recent novel about Mexican American social mobility, form a grand legacy awaiting our discovery.
Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado
Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Washington University in Saint Louis. His research focuses on the relationship between aesthetics, ideology, and cultural institutions in Mexico, with a particular focus on literature and cinema. He is the author five books, the most recent of which is Screening Neoliberalism: Transforming Mexican Cinema 1988-2012 (2014, Vanderbilt). He has edited and co-edited nine scholarly collections, including the forthcoming A History of Mexican Literature (with Anna Nogar and José Ramón Ruisánchez, 2016, Cambridge University Press).
Posts by Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.