UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
FOURTH FLOOR GALLERY
An El Paso Constellation: Tom Lea and His Contemporaries
organized by C.L. Sonnichsen, Special Collections Department
On View October 3, 2011-November 30, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011 • 4 p.m. • Free
An exhibit featuring books, manuscripts and photographs of Tom Lea and his friends and contemporaries in El Paso, including Urbici Soler, José Cisneros, Maud Durlin Sullivan, Carl Hertzog, and C. E. Waterhouse.
Tom Lea & Jose Cisneros at the El Paso Museum of Art, 1996
The Literature of Tom Lea Conference
American Aficionados, Tom Lea and Ernest Hemingway
by Dr. Mimi Gladstein
A Texan Exile in Mexico, A Mexican Exile in Texas: Tom Lea’s Advocacy of the Unbounded Identity in “The Wonderful Country”
Organized with the English Department and UTEP Library.
Sponsored by Frances Roderick Axelson and Betty Ruth Wakefield Haley.
Thursday, October 27, 2011 • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
$15 for lunch; RSVP to Lydia Limas: email@example.com or 915 747-6720 by Oct 24; or pay at the door
Tom Lea’s two bestselling novels, The Brave Bulls (Little Brown & Company, 1949) and The Wonderful Country (Little Brown & Company, 1952) will be featured in these back-to-back presentations selected from a national Call for Papers. Gladstein will compare Hemingway’s perspective on the bullfight in The Sun Also Rises and Death in the Afternoon with Lea’s more interior exploration of the bullfighter and his entourage in The Brave Bulls. Daniel Irving will illuminate the fluidity of identity in Lea’s character Martin Brady (aka Martin Bredi) in The Wonderful Country and probe the question of which side of the river is home to a person who identifies with two cultures, two languages and two ways of life.
Chapter Eight heading for The Brave Bulls
1948, pen and ink