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Ana Merino

Professor Ana MerinoAssistant Professor of Spanish

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
6072 Dartmouth Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3511

Office: 322 Dartmouth Hall

2009 Spring Office Hours: By appointment
Telephone: (603) 646-9953
Fax: (603) 646-3695
E-mail: Ana.Merino@Dartmouth.edu

Ph.D, University of Pittsburgh (2001)

Primary Interests

  • Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture
  • Transatlantic Cultural Studies: Issues of Ideology and Power
  • Spanish Literature (Poetry)
  • Women's Studies
  • Childhood Poverty and Marginality
  • Comics/ Graphic Novel Criticism

Selected Courses Taught at Dartmouth

  • LACS 30/COLT 52: Seminar: Subaltern/Marginal “Cultures” in Latin/o America (LACS 30/COLT 52)
  • SPAN 65: Seminar: One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • SPAN 62: Seminar: Spanish Women Writers
  • SPAN 32: Introduction to Hispanic Literature III: The 20th Century
  • SPAN 9: Writing and Speaking: A Cultural Approach
  • WGST 10: Sex, Gender and Society
  • Language Study Abroad - Puebla, Mexico
  • Foreign Study Program - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Selected Publications

Books

  • Cell Mate

    Cell Mate (translated by Elizabeth Polli), Harbor Mountian Press, 2007.
  • El Cómic Hispánico. (Colección. Signo e Imagen) Madrid: Cátedra, 2003.

Critical Monograph

  • Chris Ware: La secuencia circular. Madrid: Sin Sentido (2005).

Art Catalogue

  • Fantagraphics creadores del canon. Grijón: Semana Negra, Gijón (2003).

Selected Essays

  • "Feminine Territoriality: Reflections on the Impact of the Underground and Post-Underground". International Journal of Comic Art. Vol. 10 n.2 Fall 2008: 70-88.
  • "La crítica, el lector y la cándida literatura". Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos. Número 697-698. Julio/Agosto 2008:  125-130.
  • "O cómic español en vías de extinción". Antonio Gil González y Anxo Tarrío Varela (coords), Olladas do cómic ibérico. Monográfico del Boletín Galego de Literatura, 35, 1 semestre, 2006. Servizio de Publicacións. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 2007:73-83.
  • "Variable Identities in the Mexican Comic Strip: Don Catarino in the Stereotypical Space of the Cannibals," International Journal of Comic Art 8.1 (Spring/Summer 2006): 362-377.
  • "Diversitat en el cómic: Algunes reflexions sobre les narratives lésbiques i gais a les vinyetes," Del Fanzine al Manga Yaoi: Lesbianes, gais i transsexuals al cómic. Ajuntament de Lleida (2005): 17-22 (Spanish version 57-60, English version 66-69).
  • "Dolor doméstico en los cómics." Cárcel de amor: relatos culturales sobre la violencia de género. Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (2005): 152-157.
  • "Erotisme en Vinyetes" (Erotismo en viñetas). El Somni Erotic. Centre d’Art la Panera. Ajuntament de Lleida (2005): 62-69 (Spanish version172-177).
  • "The Creative Multiplicity of Comics." Comic Release! Negotiating Identity for a New Generation. New York: D.A.P. (2003): 64-73.
  • "Comic Art at the Margins of Hierarchy: the Mexican Multicultural Expression of La familia Burrón and Los Supermachos." Beyond the Lettered City: Latin American Literature and Mass Media. Edited by Debra Castillo and Edmundo Paz-Soldán. Translated by Derek Petrey. New York: Garland, Hispanic Issues Series (2000): 152-168.
  • "La niñez y sus paisajes: lecturas paralelas en el espacio mítico del Alhajadito." Miguel Angel Asturias: Cuentos y Leyendas, Edición Crítica. Mario Roberto Morales Coordinador. París: Archivos (2000): 733-743.
  • "Inodoro Pereyra, A 'Gaucho' in the Pampa of Paper and Ink: Folkloric and Literary Intertextuality and its Reformulations in Argentinean Comics." International Journal of Comic Art 2.1 (Spring, 2000): 190-197. Reprinted in Cartooning in Latin America. New Jersey: Hampton Press (2005): 77-84.

Additional Information

Ana Merino has also published five books of poetry: Preparativos para un viaje (1995), Los días gemelos (1997), La voz de los relojes (2000), Juegos de niños (2003), and Compañera de Celda (2006). She has won the Adonais and Fray Luis de León awards for poetry, and the Diario de Avisos Award for best critical short articles about comics for the Spanish literary magazine Leer. She is also a member of the Executive Committee for the International Comics Art Festival (ICAF) and member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Cartoon Studies. She has served as curator for three comics exhibitions, one in the U.S and two in Spain.

Last Updated: 11/8/10