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Marisa Pereyra, Ph.D.

Marisa Pereyra, Ph.D.

Title: Professor of Global Languages

Department: Arts, Languages and Letters

Office: 12 Faculty Center

Phone: (610) 647-4400 Ext: 3454

mpereyra@immaculata.edu

Education:Ph.D. in Contemporary Latin American Literature, Temple University
M.A. in Hispanic Studies (Honors), University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A. in Spanish, Literature, and Latin, National Institute of Teaching of Rosario, Argentina

Biography

Courses Taught: 

  • Spanish 101 (Beginners I)
  • Spanish 201, 202 (Intermediate I and II)
  • Spanish 303 (Advanced Composition)
  • Spanish 333 (Advanced Spanish Conversation)
  • Spanish 329 and 330 (Latin American Literature I and II)
  • Spanish 328 (Latin America Civilization and Culture)
  • Spanish 150 (Spanish for Medical Personnel)
  • Spanish 401 (Independent Study – Latin American Women Writers)
  • Spanish 334 (Senior Seminar)
  • Spanish 152 Spanish / Medical Personnel II
  • Spanish 332 Latinos in the US

Leader and instructor of study abroad programs in:

  • Peru (Summer 2010)
  • Greece (Summer 2008)
  • Spain (Summer 2006)

Publications:

Book Chapters

“Lost Paradise: A Reading of  Waslala  from Feminist Utopianism and Ecofeminism” in  Beyond the Telluric Novel: Environmental Approaches to Latin American Literature and Culture.  Ed. Adrian Kane (2010).

“Silence, travel and memory: The experience of exile in the stories of Reina Roffé.” In   La patria interrupida. Latin Americans in exile . Ed. Carlos Sanhueza, LOM Editions, University of Talca-Chile (2010).

Peer-reviewed Journals

“Berlin is a story: Writing and language as utopian ideals.” Hispanic Journal.  Vol. 37, Number 1 (Spring 2016).

“Local Utopias in our dystopian Latin America: An Approach to  What’s in My Heart  by Marcela Serrano.”  Hispanic Journal . Vol. 28, Number 1 (Spring 2007).

“The utopian mode in the narrative of Marcela Serrano” Chasqui. (Fall 2006)

“The pilgrimage to paradise: The utopian way as a journey to the origin in the narrative of Alina Diaconu.”  Confluence . Vol. 21 Number. 1 (Fall 2005).

“Otherness and its multiple representations: the utopian mode as a dynamic of desire in   Cristina Peri Rossi’s nave de los locos .”   Latin American EssaysMaclas  Vol. XVII (2004): 63-72.

“About orphanhood and utopias: Interview with Marcela Serrano.”  Hispanic Journal . Vol.24, Numbers 1-2 (Spring and Fall 2003).

“To retell history from censorship: the utopian way as a strategy of nostalgia in Reina Roffé and Alina Diaconú.”  Ciberletras  (Sep. 2003).

“About Coral Bracho and its universe of aquatic reflections.”  La Jornada Literaria . Year II, Number 1. New Brunswick. (1998)

Presentations: 

3/11 “Berlin is a story: The multiple faces of exile.” Paper presented at the X International Congress of Hispanic Literature. San Juan Puerto Rico.

2/09 “Silence, travel and memory: The experience of exile in Reina Roffé’s stories.” Paper presented at the NAAAS & Affiliates (National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies). Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

10/07 “Ecotopism in Latin America: An approach to  Waslala  of Gioconda Belli.” Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Utopian Studies. Toronto Canada.

4/07 “Ecotopía: A Reading of  Waslala  by Gioconda Belli.” Paper presented at the XV International Congress of Central American Literature. Antigua, Guatemala

04/06 “The revolution on two fronts:  The inhabited woman  of Gioconda Belli and her utopian ideology”. Paper presented at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky.

04/05 “Utopian speeches in  What is in my Heart  by Marcela Serrano.” Paper presented at the Middle Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies XXVI Conference. Virginia Commonwealth University.

10/04 “The pilgrimage to paradise: the utopian way as a return trip to the origin in  The penultimate trip  of Alina Diaconu and   Cristina Peri Rossi’s ship of the madmen .” Paper presented at the XXX Annual Congress of Hispanic Literatures. Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

07/03 “The utopian mode in the narrative of Marcela Serrano.” Paper presented at the 51st International Congress of Americanists. University of Santiago, Chile.

02/03 “The alterity and its multiple representations: the utopian mode as a dynamic of desire in   Cristina Peri Rossi’s nave de los locos ” Paper presented at the Middle Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies XXIV Conference. Kutztown University.

11/02 “Utopian speeches as a strategy of memory: the narrative of Alina Diaconú and Reina Roffé.” Paper presented at the Second International Conference on Writing, Individual and Society in Spain, the Americas and Puerto Rico. University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo.

04/00 “Woman, city, nation.” Panel Moderator at the VI Annual Graduate Romanic Association Colloquium. Department of Romance Languages. University of Pennsylvania.

03/00 “Female Utopias: The Recovery of Memory in  Marcela Serrano’s Ancient Life  .” Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Graduate Conference on Romance Studies. Department of Romance Languages. Boston College

03/99 “Double marginal: Parodization of the pink novel in  Arrancame the life  of Angeles Mastretta.” Paper presented at the V Annual Graduate Romanic Association Colloquium. Department of Romance Languages. University of Pennsylvania.

10/97 “About Coral Bracho and its universe of aquatic refractions.” Paper presented at the V Graduate Student Colloquium on Hispanic Literatures. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Rutgers, The State University.

Grants: 

3/11 Faculty Development Fund for attending the X International Congress of Hispanic Literature. San Juan Puerto Rico.

2/11 Faculty Development Fund for attending the College of Undergraduate Research Conference. Washington, DC.

2/09 Faculty Development Fund for attending the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

11/08 Faculty Development Fund to pay professional translation of the book chapter: “Lost Paradise: A reading of  Waslala  from Feminist Utopianism and Ecofeminism” in  Beyond the Telluric Novel: Environmental Approaches to Latin American Literature and Culture.  Ed. Adrian Kane (2010).

1/06 Faculty Development Funding awarded to work in a book manuscript project. Peace College

Professional Memberships: 

1/03 – present Middle Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies

1/97 – present Modern Language Association

Awards: 

6/01 FDIB CIBER Scholarship. The Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

3/00 Travel Fellowship, Temple University

5/93 Certificate of Achievement. Latino Committee on University Affairs. University of Chicago at Illinois

8/89 Amity Scholarship Program

 

Other Professional Skills and Experience:

Languages: native Spanish speaker, near native English speaker, intermediate level of Italian

Freelance translator and interpreter: Holiday Inn, Temple University, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Bethany Publishing House, “Extra” Bilingual Community Newspaper in Chicago.

 

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