Comparative Literature talk to explore Chicano novel

November 19, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- At 12:30 p.m. Dec. 1, John Ochoa, associate professor of Spanish at Penn State, will present “The Missing Event and Other Traumas in Tomás Rivera's Chicano Classic 'And The Earth Did Not Devour Him' (or Why So Many Latino Stories Are Bildungsromanen),” in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. – participants are encouraged to bring lunch; coffee and tea are free. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a 20-minute presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome. Jon Abel ( and Shuang Shen ( are coordinators for the series. For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit

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