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    @terrainsvagues My book, Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850-1910, was published in August 2016 by the University Press of Florida.

    Nineteenth-century Spanish American writers reimagined gender roles, modernization, and national identity during Spanish America’s uneven transition toward modernity. This ambitious v…[Read more]


Nineteenth-century Latin American literature and cultural studies
gender studies
material culture
food studies


B.A., Comparative Literature, Brown University, 1991. Honors, magna cum laude.
Ph.D., Spanish, Emory University, 1996. Honors in Ph.D. qualifying exams.


BOOK: Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850-1910. Tallahassee: UP Florida (forthcoming August 2016).
Recent articles and chapters:

“The Functions of Landscape in Jorge Isaacs and Soledad Acosta de Samper.” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 68:1 (Spring 2014): 12-24. 
“Juana Manuela Gorriti, heroína nacional.” Perfiles del heroismo en la literatura hispánica de entresiglos (XIX-XX).  Eds. Luis Álvarez-Castro and Denise DuPont. Valladolid, Spain: Editorial Verdelis, 2013. 29-43.

 “Identity, Engagement, and the Space of the River in Cumandá.” Rivers Run Through It: Fluvial Discourses in Latin American Literature. Eds. Ana Mutis and Elisabeth Pettinaroli. Hispanic Issues On Line 12 (Spring 2013). 
“The Failure of Fatherhood in the Novels of Clorinda Matto de Turner.”  Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 35:2 (Invierno 2011): 395-409.  
“Material Lusts: Socio-Economic Desires in Nineteenth-Century Spanish America.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 88:7 (2011): 795-809. 
“Family Secrets: Incest in Jorge Isaacs’s María.” Hispanic Review 76:1 (Winter 2008): 53-69.

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