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Vanessa Fonseca

Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies and English

Ph.D. Arizona State University, Spanish Cultural Studies
M.A. University of New Mexico, Hispanic Southwest Studies
B.A. University of New Mexico, Spanish
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Vanessa Fonseca joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming in 2013. She teaches courses in Chicano Literature, Transnational Literature of the Americas, and Non-Western Women Writers. Her research focuses on contemporary manifestations of colonial relationships in Chicano literary and cultural production, looking specifically at the effects of multiple layers of colonial relationships from the Spanish colonial period to the present. She currently is working on a co-edited book project which examines the international presence of Chicano literature.


Refereed Journal Articles:

Fonseca, Vanessa. “El espacio de la Libertad y la héroe chicana en González and Daughter Trucking Co. de María Amparo Escandón.” Puentes. 8: (Spring 2011) 80-90. Print.

Refereed Chapters in Books:

Fonseca, Vanessa. “Rosaura Sánchez: crítica marxista y máxima expresión del La Jolla Circle: sus contribuciones a la crítica chicana, la sociolingüística y la recuperación de la obra decimonónica de María Amparo Ruiz de Burton.” Chican@s y mexican@s norten@s: Bi-Borderlands Dialogues on Literary and Cultural Production. Eds. Graciela Silva-Rodríguez and Manuel de Jesús Hernández-G., 2012. 73-110. Print.

Fonseca, Vanessa. “Images, Identities and Realities in Romance of a Little Village Girl (1955) and Canícula: Snapshots of Girlhood en la frontera (1995).” Word Images: A Norma Elía Cantú Reader. Ed. Gabriela Gutiérrez y Muhs, Forthcoming

Fonseca, Vanessa. “La intersección de la vida política y literaria en las novelas Al filo del agua (1947) y Las vueltas del tiempo (1973) de Agustín Yañez.” Bold Heroes and Noble Bandidas. Ed. Gary Keller. Bilingual Review Press, Forthcoming.

Refereed Proceedings/Transactions:

Fonseca, Vanessa. “Regionalism and Rivalries in Jesús Salvador Treviño’s Eyewitness: A Filmmakers Memoir of the Chicano Movement.” National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies 2012 Conference Proceedings, Forthcoming.

Fonseca, Vanessa. “El legado cultural nuevomexicano en los pueblos abandonados: los cuentos del valle de Río Puerco y Atarque. Nuevo México en Recuerdos de los viejitos: Tales from the Río Puerco (1987) de Nasarío García y Atarque: Now All is Silent (2007) de Pauline Chávez-Bent.” 8th Conference on Chicano Literature: Crossing the Borders of Imagination, Forthcoming.


Studies in the Transnational Picaresque

Mexican-American Literature: Chicano/a Autobiography (taught in Spanish)

Chicana Perspectives: Mexican-American Women Writers

Intro to Chicano/a Studies

Non-Western Women Writers: 20th Century Latina Writers

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