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Amy E. Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Courses Taught

Transnational Border Crossings in 21st-Century Hispanic Cinema; Identities of the Other in 19th-Century Latin American Narrative; Desiring the Nation: Latin America's Foundational Romance Novels; Novel and Nation in the Nineteenth Century: A Transatlantic Perspective; Gabriel Garcia Márquez's 100 Años de Soledad in Performance; Introduction to Hispanic Literatures; Intermediate Spanish Composition/Conversation; Hispanic Cultural Studies; Mysteries, Manuscripts & Secret Societies: 20-c. Rewritings of the 19th-c. Spanish Novel; Urchins, Adulteresses & Orphans: The Specter of the Other in 19th-c. European Novel; The Short Story in the Hispanic World, 1800-present; Latin American Literatures & Cultures, 1700-present; Spanish Literatures and Cultures, 1700-present


Ph.D., Brown University, 2006
M.A., Brown University, 2002
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995 

Publications and Media Placements

Book Project In Preparation. Nation in Installments: Serialized Storytelling in Mexico from 1816 to 2016.

Invited Chapter. "The Cult of Liberté in Latin America: From Nineteenth-Century Political Thought to Popular National Iconography." Teaching Representations of the French Revolution. Modern Language Association, Forthcoming 2017.

Invited Chapter. "Early Nineteenth-Century Nation-Building Prose." Cambridge History of Mexican Literature. Eds. A. Nogar, J.R. Ruisánchez Serra & I. Sánchez Prado. Cambridge University Press, 2016. 143-157.

“Serial Space-Time as New Form of National Consciousness: Lizardi’s El Periquillo Sarniento (1816)." Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 2016. 839-57.

“The Closest Layer of the Palimpsest: Unearthing the Nineteenth-Century Serial Novel in Serna’s Angeles del abismo (2004).” Latin American Literary Review, No. 81, 2013: 91-108.

“Genaro García’s Leona Vicario, heroína insurgente (1910): or, a Centennial-Year Revision of the Mexican Woman’s Place in the Public Sphere.” Iberoamericana: América Latina-España-Portugal. Narrativas del Centenario y el Bicentenario de la Independencia en Latinoamérica, No. 39, 2010: 145-160.

“La mirada y los marginados en la Misericordia galdosiana.” Anales Galdosianos No. 44-45, 2009-2010: 93-112. 

“Novels, Newspapers, and Nation: The Beginnings of Serial Fiction in Nineteenth-Century Mexico.” Chapter 3. Building Nineteenth-Century Latin America: Re-rooted Cultures, Identities, and Nations. Eds. William Acree & J. C. González Espitia. Vanderbilt University Press, 2009.

“Entre España y las Américas, el liberalismo y el nacionalismo: El caso del trotamundos transatlántico Juan Martínez Villergas (1817-1894).” Siglo Diecinueve No. 13 (2007): 19-36.

“El bastardo Mudarra (1612): Una exploración de la figura del Otro en su contexto literario y social." Anuario Lope de Vega 8 (2003): 197-208.

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Helen I. Mandeville Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Humanities, CAS, SLU.
  • 2015 Innovative Teaching Fellowship, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning, SLU.
  • 2014+2011 Mellon Grant in the Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, SLU.
    • Pedagogy & Course Development: Habla Institute, Mérida México, 2014.
    • Research & Course Development: Columbia University / Hispanic Society, NYC, 2011.
  • 2014 Nominee, James H. Korn Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Award, SLU.
  • 2009 Faculty Development Grant, Bard College-Early College Manhattan.
  • 2007 Sigma Iota Rho, Honorary Society for International Studies, NC State University.
  • 2003 Dissertation Research Fellowship, Brown University.
  • 2003 Scholarship, Young Hispanists' Summer Consortium. Menéndez Pelayo U. (Santander, Spain).
  • 2003 David and Ruth Kossoff Prize for Leadership in Language Teaching, Brown University.
  • 2002 Geoffrey W. Ribbans Hispanic Studies Research Grant, Brown University.
  • 2002 Fellowship to Mellon Program in Technology and Language Instruction, Middlebury College.
  • 2001 Scholarship to Writing Across Borders Summer Institute, Boston University.
  • 2000+1999Title IV FLAS Fellowship. Center for Latin American Studies, Brown University.
  • 1998 Graduate Fellowship, Department of Hispanic Studies, Brown University.
  • 1991-95 John Motley Morehead Scholarship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • American Comparative Literature Association
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • University of California Mexicanists' Association