"On the occasion of the Columbia University Libraries Acquisition of the Archives of Manuel Ramos Otero, Columbia hosts a discussion of the writer's work with Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé, Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Fordham University; author Magali Garcia Ramis; author Luis Negrón; and Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University.
Fierce: The Work and Life of Manuel Ramos Otero
A panel on the Occasion of the Inauguration of the Manuel Ramos Otero Papers at Columbia University
With the Participation of
Magali García Ramis
Manuel Ramos Otero is one of the most important Hispanic Caribbean writers of the late 20th century and Puerto Rico's first major openly gay writer. Deeply innovative in both themes and form, Ramos Otero's work spans a wide range of genres, including the essay, novel, short story, and poetry. Through his publishing and organizing efforts, Ramos Otero also made important contributions to building New York's Latino literary community. He died in 1990 of AIDS-related complications at the age of 42.
Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:30
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