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Lecture Focuses on Memory and Writing

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 7:31 am / March 30, 2010

Boise State will host Washington State University regents professor Victor Villanueva from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the Student Union Lookout Room. His talk is free and open to the public. Titled “Memoria — The Remix,” his comments will address the case for the inclusion of memory, the ancient canon of rhetoric, to our concerns with writing.

A professor of rhetoric and composition, Villanueva focuses on the rhetorics of political economy, racism and contemporary theory and offers insight into areas of education that often are marginalized. His current projects concern the rhetorics of the indigenous of the Caribbean and what that tells us about current Latinos and Latinas in college composition classrooms.

Villanueva has been honored nationally for his scholarship and teaching, and is the author of several books, including “Bootstraps: From an American Academic of Color” (1993), which won two national awards, and “College Reading for Writing” (2002). Villanueva has also edited a variety of collections, including “A Language and Power Reader: Representations of Race in a Post-Racist Era” with Robert Eddy (forthcoming) and “Rhetorics of the Americas: 3114 BCE to 2012 CE” with Damián Baca (2009).

Villanueva’s address is sponsored by the English Department, Student Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Arts and Sciences, the First Year Writing Program, TRiO College Programs, the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Minor and the Bilingual Education/ESL Department in the College of Education.

For more information, contact Dora Ramirez-Dhoore at (208) 426-7081 or

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