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Barbara Mujica: Reading & Book Signing
Start Date: 10/10/2014Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 10/10/2014End Time: 3:00 PM

Event Description:

Novelist and scholar Barbara Mujica will read from her new novel, I Am Venus.  The reading and book-signing is presented by the The Department of World Languages and Cultural Studies, The Theatre Department and The Women's and Gender Studies Program. The author’s books will be available for purchase.

About the author:

Barbara Mujica is a novelist, short story writer, scholar, and theater director. Mujica’s latest novel, I Am Venus (Overlook 2013) explores the identity of the model for the famous Rokeby Venus, the only extant nude of seventeenth-Spanish painter Diego de Velázquez. Her critically acclaimed novel, Sister Teresa, (Overlook 2007; paperback, Penguin 2008) depicts the life of Teresa de Avila. Mujica’s novel Frida (Overlook 2001; paperback, Plume 2002) was an international bestseller that has appeared in seventeen languages, and depicted the tumultuous relationship between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Barbara Mujica’s other book-length fiction includes The Deaths of Don Bernardo (novel, 1990), Sanchez across the Street (stories, 1997), and Far from My Mother’s Home (stories, 1999; French edition 2007).   

A Professor of Spanish at Georgetown University, Dr. Mujica writes extensively on Spanish literature, and her articles have appeared in many academic journals. She is President Emerita of The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater and Founder and Editor of Comedia Performance, the journal of the Association.

Barbara Mujica’s new novel reimagines the dramatic life and loves of the Baroque Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. Narrated by the mysterious model who posed for “The Toilet of Venus,” I Am Venus is a riveting account of a great artist’s rise to prominence, set against the backdrop of political turmoil and romantic scandal. 

Location Information:
Boston Campus - Stahl Center (73 Tremont)  (View Map)
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Room: Poetry Center, Sawyer Library, 3rd Floor
Contact Information:
Name: Celeste Kostopulos
Intended Audience:
  • Faculty
  • General Public
  • Graduate Students
  • Guests
  • Staff
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Sponsor(s):
  • College of Arts & Sciences

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