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Yansi Perez

Yansi Perez

  • Associate Professor of Spanish, Spanish

Education & Professional History

Stanford University, BA; Princeton University, MA, PhD.

Mount Holyoke College, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2006-07.

Wesleyan University, Assistant Professor 2007-09.

At Carleton since 2009.

Courses Taught This Year

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Spanish

Yansi Pérez, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature, received her Ph.D. from Princeton University. Her research and teaching interests are in the field of modern and contemporary Latin American cultural studies, literature, and film. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript that examines the many facets of history in the work of the Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton.  In this book, she revisits a series of debates and topics that were central to Latin American literature of the nineteen sixties and seventies and rethinks and questions the manner in which we read and understand contemporary Latin American literature with the perspectives offered by present critical debates.  The problems that she addresses include the relationship between literature, ethics and politics, the problematic relationship between the artistic and political avant-gardes, and the centrality of the concept of mourning in relation to memory and historical trauma.  She has published articles about Roque Dalton as well as more contemporary Central American authors such as Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Anacristina Rossi and Jacinta Escudos. She offers courses about the detective novel in Latin America, Myth and History in Central America, Postwar Central American Literature and Culture, Race and Nation in the Caribbean, among others.

Latin American Studies

Yansi Pérez, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature, received her Ph.D. from Princeton University. Her research and teaching interests are in the field of modern and contemporary Latin American cultural studies, literature, and film. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript that examines the many facets of history in the work of the Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton.  In this book, she revisits a series of debates and topics that were central to Latin American literature of the nineteen sixties and seventies and rethinks and questions the manner in which we read and understand contemporary Latin American literature with the perspectives offered by present critical debates.  The problems that she addresses include the relationship between literature, ethics and politics, the problematic relationship between the artistic and political avant-gardes, and the centrality of the concept of mourning in relation to memory and historical trauma.  She has published articles about Roque Dalton as well as more contemporary Central American authors such as Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Anacristina Rossi and Jacinta Escudos. She offers courses about the detective novel in Latin America, Myth and History in Central America, Postwar Central American Literature and Culture, Race and Nation in the Caribbean, among others. 

Profile updated September 14, 2014

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