UC River Room
5:30 Reception with refreshments, 6:00 pm lecture
Anna Lidia Vega Serova (of Cuban-Russian ancestry) will discuss socialism, multiculturalism, gender, &
sexuality. The lecture will be in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.
About Anna Lidia:
Anna Lidia Vega Serova was born in Leningrad (1968) to a Russian mother and Cuban
father. As a child, she lived in Cuba and various locations in the former Soviet Union
and studied at the Soligorsk School of Visual Arts before settling back in Havana
in 1989. Serova's blend of ethnicity and cultural experience has given her a unique
perspective, leading her to become one of the 21st century's foremost feminist writers
of contemporary Cuban literature.
Serova received the “David” short story award in 1997, which led to her first published
short-story collection, “Bad Painting.” She has since published over a dozen books,
including short stories, novels, poetry, and a children’s book (Adiós, cuento triste, 2006). Some of her popular titles include Catálogo de mascotas (1999), Noche de ronda (2001, 2003), Imperio doméstico (2004), Eslabones de un tiempo muerto (2005), and Anima fatua (2007, 2011). Her writing has been included in several anthologies in Cuba and abroad,
and she has won multiple awards, including the Cuban Culture Distinction.
When she’s not writing, Serova self-directs and participates in exhibitions in Cuba,
Russia, and Columbia and has begun painting.
Read Anna Lidia's full biography here.
Read her writing, translated to English from Spanish, below.
A short film based on Anna Lidia's Misercordia will be shown at the event; see the story below.
Installation in Garbage
Excerpt from Fatuous Soul (Anima Fauta)
Women's & Gender Studies
Political Science Department
Foreign Languages & Literatures Department
African and African-American Studies
University of Memphis' Libraries
Mid-South Peace and Justice Center
Memphis Socialist Party
Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center
See our flyer.