Dr. William E. French to Speak on “Love and Letters in Northern Mexico, 1871-1931.”

Event poster, featuring an image of a human heart with an arrow penetrating through the heart.Dr. William E. French, an Associate Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, will deliver a talk on Oct. 24, at 5:15pm in ten Hoor 252, titled, “‘Dictated by my Heart:’ Love and Letters in Northern Mexico, 1871-1931.”

The talk is open to the public and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served before the talk in the Summersell Room (ten Hoor 251).

Dr. French is currently working on a monograph on the 12-volume courtship diary of Luciano J. Gallardo, written in Guadalajara, Mexico, between 1864 and 1869, as a means of examining emotional life in nineteenth-century Mexico, especially as it concerned romantic love, ideals of gender, exoticism, self-fashioning and writing.

This event is sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program, the UA College of Arts & Sciences, Department of History‘s Bankhead Fund, Department of English, and Department of Modern Languages and Classics.

Contact Steve Bunker for further details.