Michael Schuessler

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Michael Schuessler at the 2012  Texas Book Festival

Michael K. Schuessler is Professor of Humanities at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City, where he teaches courses dedicated to Latin American art and literature, pre-Columbian Mexico, colonial Mexico. He received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he specialized in the literature and arts of colonial Latin America, particularly Mexico. He is the author of many articles devoted to the interpretation of Latin American literature and culture as well as several books: La undécima musa: Guadalupe Amor and Elena Poniatowska: An Intimate Portrait. In 2006, University of Texas Press published his edition of Alma Reed’s autobiography, entitled Peregrina: Love and Death in Mexico. His most recent academic book, Artes de fundación: teatro evangelizador y pintura mural en la Nueva España, was published by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 2009 and will be published in English by the University of Arizona Press next year with the title Foundational Arts. In December of 2010 he published a collaborative volume on gay culture in Mexico - the first of its kind - entitled México se escribe con jota: una historia de la cultura gay. With Amparo Gómez Tepexicuapan, he published a scholarly edition of Alma Reed’s and Felipe Carrillo Puerto’s correspondence entitled “Tuyo hasta que me muera”: epistolario de Alma Reed (Pixan Halal) y Felipe Carrillo Puerto (H´pil Zultuché): marzo a diciembre de 1923” with Mexico’s CONACULTA. He is currently at work on a novel about Inés de Salm-Salm, who came to Mexico with her husband, Prince Felix zu Salm Salm, at the time of the French Intervention.


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