Spanish-American Literature Expert to Discuss Conquest of Mexico

April 11, 2018

CONTACT:    Dr. Timothy Foster, 806-651-2462,

Spanish-American Literature Expert to Discuss Conquest of Mexico


CANYON, Texas—Spanish-American literature expert Pablo García Loaeza will discuss “Translating the Conquest of Mexico” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 on the main floor of West Texas A&M University’s Cornette Library. The event, sponsored by the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages and the Distinguished Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.

García Loaeza earned his Ph.D. at Indiana University and is an associate professor of Spanish at West Virginia University. His work is focused on early modern and colonial Spanish American literature. He has published widely on colonial narratives of conquest from Mexico and Argentina and is an accomplished translator of scholarly materials. García Loaeza is the chair of the colonial section of the Latin American Studies Association and editor of its newsletter, Colonia/Colônia

His most recent book, The Native Conquistador: Alva Ixtlilxochitl’s Account of the Conquest of New Spain, is a collaborative translation edition of an indigenous narrative detailing the complex alliances during the Spanish conquest of Mexico. The project was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition, García Loaeza worked with Kathleen Myers in translating interviews for her book and photography exhibition, In the Shadow of Cortés: From Veracruz to Mexico City, which will be on display in the Cornette Library through May 4.

For more information about García Loaeza’s presentation, contact Dr. Timothy Foster at or visit


About West Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Lecture Series

The Distinguished Lecture Series was created in 2007 to enhance student education. The mission of the DLS is to invite persons of national prominence to the WTAMU campus in order to expose students to experts and well-known speakers. DLS-funded events are free and open to the public.



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