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Allison Fagan  

Office: Keezell 221
Phone: 540-568-6134
Email: faganae@jmu.edu

On leave Spring 2016

20th Century U.S.-Mexico Border Literature, Latina/o Literature, Contemporary
          American Literature, Book History and Textual Studies

Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
B.A., Saint Xavier University

From the Edge: Chicana/o Border Literature and the Politics of Print. Rutgers University           Press, forthcoming July 2016.

“Translating in the Margins: Attending to Glossaries in Latina/o Literature.” Forthcoming in           the Journal of Modern Literature

“‘La vida es el honor y el recuerdo’: Oscar Zeta Acosta’s Paratextual Struggle for
          Survival.”  Forthcoming in College Literature. 

“Negotiating Language: Latino/a Glossaries, Translations, and Code-switching.” The
          Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature
.  Ed. Frances Aparicio and Suzanne           Bost. London: Routledge, 2012.  207-215. 

 “‘Damaged Pieces’: Embracing Border Textuality in Revisions of Ana
          Castillo’s Sapogonia.”  MELUS 37.3 (2012). 167-188.

“Looking Into a Speaking Mirror: Politics, Interpretation, and the English Translation of
          One Hundred Years of Solitude.” Journal of the Midwest Modern
          Language Association
  41.1 (2008): 46-55.

Recent Presentations:
“Walking South and Off the Page: Narrative and Material Departures in Salvador
          Plascencia’s The People of Paper.” 29th Annual MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of           the United States) Conference: Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic
          Literatures.  April 9-12, 2015, Athens, GA.

“Remembering Race in Posthumously Published Editions of American Novels.” Modern           Language Association Annual Conference.  January 8-11, 2015, Vancouver, British           Columbia, Canada.

“‘Another wild Indian gone amok’: Publishing Oscar Zeta Acosta.” American Literature
          Association Symposium: The Latina/o Literary Landscape.  March 6-8, 2014, San           Antonio, TX.

“‘La vida es el honor y el recuerdo’: Oscar Zeta Acosta and Paratextual Survival.”
          LERMA: Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherche sur le Monde
          Anglophone International Conference on Race, Ethnicity, and Publishing.  March
          23-24, 2012, Aix-en-Provence, France.

“‘The Gloss Indeed Destroys the Text’ : Exploring the Role of the Glossary in
          Latina/o Texts.”  Modern Language Association Annual Convention, December
          27-30, 2009, Philadelphia, PA.

“The Rhetoric of Italics: Textual Representations of Spanish in the Works of Julia
          Alvarez and Junot Díaz.”  Northeast Modern Language Association
          Annual Conference, February 26-March 1, 2009, Boston, MA.

“‘A General Erasure of All the Naughty Words’: Editing Race in Two Posthumously
          Published American Novels.” (article in progress)  


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