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Allison Fagan  

Office: Keezell 221
Phone: 540-568-6134
Email: faganae@jmu.edu
Office Hours: T Th 4:15-5pm; W 4:15-6:15pm

Courses: Spring 2014
GEng 260: Survey of African American Literature (with Mary Thompson & Marcus Hamilton)
Eng 357: Contemporary American Fiction*
*This Fourth-Block class convenes for the first time on March 18, 2014 

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

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

Publications:
“Negotiating Language: Latino/a Glossaries, Translations, and Codeswitching.”
          The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature (under contract,
          estimated publication 2012).

"'Damaged Pieces’: Embracing Border Textuality in Revisions of Ana
          Castillo’s Sapagonia." Forthcoming in MELUS.

“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:
“‘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.

Research:
“Writing in the Margins: Marginalia in The House on Mango Street” (article in progress)

“La vida es el honor y el recuerdo: Oscar Zeta Acosta and Paratextual Survival” (article
          in progress)





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