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Katherine Karr-CornejoKatherine Karr-Cornejo

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4371
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Westminster Hall 219
Email: kkarr-cornejo@whitworth.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Virginia
  • M.A. University of Virginia
  • B.A. Washington University in St. Louis

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty

2012

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Spanish American literature (narrative, poetry), especially Southern Cone; gender studies; critical race theory; colonial legacies in contemporary culture

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications:

  • "A Prism’s Refractions: (Anti-)Utopias of the Conquest in Llanto: Novelas imposibles, Cielos de la Tierra, and Crónica de las destrucciones.Revista de literatura mexicana contemporánea 60 (2014).
  • “Gardens, Cemeteries, and the Abyss: Symbolic Spaces in Nicanor Parra’s Obra gruesa,” Taller de Letras 48 (2011).
  • Book reviews in Letras femeninas, Rocky Mountain Review, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.

Fellowships and Awards:

  • Whitworth University Arts and Humanities Faculty Research Grant (2013)
  • Mellon Dissertation Seminar in the Humanities, “Poetics and Modern Emotion” (2011)
  • University of Virginia Dissertation Fellowship (2009-2010).

Selected Conference Presentations:

  • “Volver a los 17 como mujer: narración femenina del recuerdo de la dictadura chilena.” Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association, Boise ID (October 2014)
  • “‘Vamos a decir que No:’ Transición, ficción, y fracaso en No (2012) de Pablo Larraín.” Latin American Studies Association (LASA) International Congress, Chicago IL (May 2014)
  • “La herencia de Claudio Gay y la representación de la diferencia.” 7th Alexander von Humboldt, Claudio Gay & Ignacio Domeyko International and Interdisciplinary Conference, Santiago Chile (January 2014)
  • “Speaking for the Other? Non-indigenous Representations of the Mapuche People in Democratic Chile.” Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association, Vancouver WA (October 2013)
  • “Lautaro and Lientur’s Ghosts: Historical Warriors in the Light of the Mapuche Conflict.” Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Conference, Santa Fe NM (April 2013)
  • Héroes, Historical Fiction, and the Chilean Bicentenario” Latin American Studies Association (LASA) International Congress, Toronto, Canada (2010)
  • Additional presentations at Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, UVA Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Graduate Student Lecture Series.

Professional Service:

  • Member of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Southern Cone Studies Section; Modern Language Association (MLA); Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH); Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (RMCLAS); Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
  • Web Manager for the Southern Cone Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association
  • Co-coordinator, Latin American Studies minor