Carmen Nocentelli and Lorenzo F. Garcia Jr., both professors at the University of New Mexico, are at the UNM Bookstore Tuesday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m. to speak about and sign copies of recently released books, "Empires of Love" and "Homeric Durability."

Nocentelli, associate professor of English and Comparative Literature, teaches European literature and culture, and how both were transformed by cross-cultural encounters with Asia and the Americas. Her book, "Empires of Love" touches on this subject with an emphasis on racial and sexual identities.

Garcia Jr., assistant professor of Classics, investigates the concept of time and temporality in Homeric epic by studying the semantics of durability and decay in his book "Homeric Durability."

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lani Tyler at (505) 277-7473 or by email to