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"Tense, atmospheric, and beautifully written, Mexican Gothic will carry readers back in time to 1950s Mexico where a dark secret looms large, insidiously winding its way through the pages. A spellbinding, suspenseful, immersive read!"

—Chanel Cleeton, author of The Last Train to Key West


Thurs. Sept. 8

Big Read Kick-Off: “5 Things to Know About Mexican Gothic” (Lecture; Q&A)

Dr. Jessica Mercado

Department of English, Purdue University

Location: West Lafayette Public Library


Wed. Sept. 14:

Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca (2020) (Twitter Watch Party)


Thurs. Sept. 22:

“Neocolonialism in Nineteenth-Century Mexico” (Lecture; Q&A)

Prof. Cara Kinnally

Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, Purdue University

Location: Grand Reading Room, Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Purdue


Wed. Sept. 28:

“Colonial Pasts, Postcolonial Presents” (Podcast 1)


Week of Oct. 2-8 (Day/Time TBA)

Betsy Gordon Psychoactive Substances Collection (Pop-Up Exhibit)

Purdue University Archives and Special Collections


Wed. Oct. 12:

“Monsters and Mayhem” (Kahoot Trivia Night)


Oct 18, 20, 25, & 27:

Wabash Lifetime Learning Association’s Mexican Gothic minicourse (Discussion)

Location: St. Andrew’s UMC


Thurs. Oct. 20:

“Monstrous Growths: Mushrooms and Mexican Gothic(Zoom)

Prof. Susanne Gruss

Department of English, American, and Celtic Studies

University of Bonn, Germany


Wed. Oct. 25:

“Gothic Feminisms and the Female Gothic” (Podcast 2)      


Wed. Nov. 2:

Big Read Capstone: “A (Virtual) Conversation with Silvia Moreno-Garcia” (Q&A)

Location: Hiler Theater, WALC 1055, Purdue University



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