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Mara Garcia — Professor

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Contact Information

Office: 3150 JFSB

Phone: 422-3106


Semester Schedule: No office hours Summer 2015; by appointment only



Dr. Mara L. Garcia, Professor of Spanish American Literature. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1997 in Latin American Literature. She is a creative writer in Spanish and she likes to write short stories. Her area of specialty is Latin American prose narrative, although her interests also include theater and poetry. Her area of research includes Latin American female literature (Inside and outside spaces, female initiation, female identity, female quest etc.) and fantastic Literature. She has published several articles, interviews, book chapters and book reviews on Latin American Literature. Books published and Books Edited: Piedra de almas que penan by Danilo Sánchez Lihón (2012), César Vallejo: Estudios y Panoramas críticos (2011), Homenaje poético a César Vallejo (2010), Elena Garro: Un recuerdo sólido (2009), Paco Yunque: Una mirada crítica (2009), Escritoras bolivianas de hoy (2008), Poeta de los andes: Homenaje a César Vallejo (2008), Escritoras Venezolanas de hoy, 2005 and La casa de calamina (Short stories), 1997. Co-editor of two books: Baúl de recuerdos: Homenaje a Elena Garro, 1999 (First recognition to Garro, after her death) and Todo ese fuego: Homenaje a Merlin Forster, 1999. Most of her publications to date have been on Elena Garro, Vargas Llosa, Rosario Castellanos, Bioy Casares, María Luisa Bombal among others. President-founder of Cesar Vallejo’s Institute 2002 (Utah-EEUU). Honorary Member of Centre Vallejo Studies, UCL (England), 2006, Honorary Member Centro Educativo Brigham Young (Lima-Perú), 2005, Honorary Member of Vallejo’s Institute (Trujillo-Peru), 2004. She has received several Prizes and recognitions for her research on Elena Garro and work related to culture and Latin American Literature.

Degrees: BA, Brigham Young U., 1990;
MA, Brigham Young U., 1992;
PhD, U. of Kentucky, 1997


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