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Marta Caminero-Santangelo

Professor, English
Interim Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Primary office:
3128 Wescoe Hall


 

Current Research &Projects

An initiative to launch a Latino/a Studies program at KU, and currently organizing a national Latino/a Studies conference to be held at KU in Spring 2008

 
 
Research Interests

20th-century American literature, especially women's, U.S. Latino/a, and African-American fiction. U.S. Latino/a narrative; critical theories of race and ethnicity; feminist criticism

 
 
Selected Publications

On Latinidad: US Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007.

“‘The Pleas of the Desperate’: Collective Agency versus Magical Realism in Ana Castillo’s So Far From God,” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 24.1 (Spring 2005): 81-103.

The Madwoman Can't Speak: Or Why Insanity Is Not Subversive . Ithaca , NY : Cornell University Press, Fall 1998.

"Speaking for Others: Problems of Representation in the Novels of Julia Alvarez." Antípodas: Journal of Hispanic Studies of Australia and New Zealand (Spring 1999).

"'The Territory of the Storyteller': An Interview with Julia Alvarez." Antípodas: Journal of Hispanic Studies of Australia and New Zealand (Spring 1999).

 
 
Courses Taught

ENG 337: Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Lit
ENG 498: Literature of Social Justice
ENG 790: Latino/a Literature of Trauma & Testimony

 
 
Education

BA in English, Yale University (1988); MA in English, University of California, Irvine (1991); PhD in
English, University of California, Irvine (1995)

 
 
Language Competence
Spanish (5)

 


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