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04/03/92

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Summer workshop for teachers to focus on Chicano studies

STANFORD -- Ramón Saldívar, professor of English at Stanford, will lead a residential workshop on campus July 12 through July 17. The workshop, "Chicano Cultural Studies: Questions of Identity," will focus on literary studies and, in particular, on Chicano and Mexican American themes.

Saldívar is the author of Chicano Narrative: The Dialectics of Difference, a history of the development of Chicano narrative forms, and Figural Language in the Novel: The Flowers of Speech from Cervantes to Joyce.

Funding for the workshop has been provided by the Lilly Endowment of Indianapolis through a grant to Stanford's Program for Faculty Renewal. The program was founded in 1975 to improve and enhance teaching and learning at post-secondary institutions, with an emphasis on the humanities.

The program traditionally has addressed the needs of students and educators who are considered to be underrepresented in higher education. These include African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicano/Mexican Americans and Native Americans/American Indians.

The July workshop is open to humanities teachers in the western United States, primarily those at small colleges and the smaller state universities, who want to improve their expertise in ethnic studies. Instructional materials, food and lodging will be provided to the workshop participants. Enrollment is limited.

For more information, contact the Program for Faculty Renewal, 110 Sweet Hall, Stanford CA 94305; telephone (415) 723-1054; fax (415) 725-9580.

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