Libraries Hosts Hamilton Award Recipients, 3/23
When: 3 p.m., Thursday, March 23.
Where: Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL 2.500) at The University of Texas at Austin.
Background: The University of Texas Libraries host the winners of the 2016 Hamilton Book Awards in an authors’ showcase at the Perry-Castañeda Library.
University scholars and researchers will provide short, engaging talks about their Hamilton Book Award-winning publications and answer audience questions.
Speakers include grand prize winner Charles Ramirez Berg (“The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films,” UT Press, 2015), Luis H. Zayas (“Forgotten Citizens: Deportation, Children, and the Making of American Exiles and Orphans,” Oxford University Press, 2015) and Madeline Y. Hsu (“The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority,” Princeton University Press, 2015). A presentation about Kamran Asdar Ali's book “Communism in Pakistan: Politics and Class Activism 1947-1972” (I. B. Tauris, 2015) will be included though the author will not be in attendance.
These presentations are the extension of a partnership between the Libraries and awards’ sponsor the University Co-op. Since 2013, the Libraries has hosted an exhibition of posters provided by the Co-op featuring the annual Hamilton Award nominees in the University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) Room in the Perry-Castañeda Library, to highlight and promote the research and creative contributions of the UT community.