Curriculum Vitae

August 2014

Education

1977Yale University, 1972-76; Ph. D., Comparative Literature
1975Yale University, M. Phil.
1977University of Texas at Austin, B. A., Plan II Honors Program, With Highest Honors and Phi Beta Kappa

Academic Positions Held

1999-presentHoagland Family Professor of Humanities & Sciences
2012-presentBass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
2002-2012Milligan Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
1991-presentProfessor, Departments of English & Comparative Literature, Stanford University
1988-1991Professor, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin
1983-1988Associate Professor, Department of English, UT Austin
1976-1983Assistant Professor, Department of English, UT Austin

Other Academic Service

2014-presentEditorial Board, ASAP Journal (Journal of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present)
2013-presentEditorial Board, American Literary History (ALH)
2012-presentBurke Family Director, Bing Overseas Studies Program, Stanford University
2011-2012Director, Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, Stanford University
2005-2008Chair, Department of English, Stanford University
2003-presentEditorial Board, Modern Fiction Studies
2002-2005 and 2010-11 Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR), Stanford University
2001-2003Editorial Board, Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies
June 2003Visiting Lecturer, Japanese Association of American Studies (JAAS), Kobe University (Kobe), Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto), Aichi Prefectural University (Nagoya), Tokyo University, and Tsuda College (Tokyo)
2001-2002Chairman, Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University
2002Chair, Modern Language Association's William Riley Parker Outstanding Article in PMLA Selection Committee,
2001-2004Stanford University Advisory Board, Chair 2004
2000-2003American Quarterly Advisory Board
1994-1999Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford University
1994-1999Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University
1998Member, National Nominating Committee of Phi Beta Kappa
1994-1997Board of Governors, University of California Humanities Research Institute
1996-1999Executive Committee, 20th Century American Literature Executive Council, Modern Language Association
1993-1995Member, Executive Council, American Studies Association
1993-1995Editorial Board, American Literature
1992-1995Advisory Committee, Stanford Humanities Review
1992-1996Member, Public Outreach Project, Stanford University
1993-1994Director, Chicano Fellows, Undergraduate Chicano Studies Program, Stanford University
1992-1994Editorial Board, Stanford University Press
1992-1994Resident Fellow, Roble Hall, Stanford University
1992Convener, Program for Faculty Renewal, Lilly Foundation, Stanford University
1989Director, Inter-University Project on Latino Research, Qualitative Research Seminar
1988Staff Lecturer, University of Texas Oxford Summer Program, Brasenose College
1985Acting Director, Center for Mexican American Studies
1980-1983Book Review Editor, Studies in the Novel

Honors/Awards

2012National Humanities Medal
2013-presentAppointed by President Barack Obama to the National Council on the Humanities
1999-presentThe Hoagland Family Professor of Humanities and Sciences
2012-presentBass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
2002-2012Milligan Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
2007Awarded Fifth Annual Modern Language Association Prize for best book in the area of US Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies for The Borderlands of Culture: Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary (Duke University Press)
2007Named Distinguished Scholar (career achievement for leadership and scholarship) by the Division on Chicana and Chicano Literature of the Modern Language Association
2003The Western Literature Association Distinguished Achievement Award
2001Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, University of Texas, San Antonio
1998Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education, Stanford University
1994Lillian and Thomas B. Rhodes Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Stanford University
1993-1994Bing Teaching Initiative Research Grant, Stanford University
1992-1994Irvine Curriculum Grant for Multicultural Programming, Stanford University
1993Peters Seminar Stanford University
1986-1987Dallas TACA Centennial Teaching Fellowship in Liberal Arts, University of Texas
1985Guggenheim Fellowship
1985University Research Institute (URI) Faculty Research Assignment, University of Texas
1985Ford Foundation Grants for Public Policy Research Program, Principal Investigator, $1.3 million award to Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas
1982President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award in Composition, University of Texas
1981Association of Graduate Students of English Teaching Excellence, University of Texas
1986-1990Association of Graduate Students of English Teaching Excellence, nominee, University of Texas
1981URI Summer Research Award, University of Texas
1979National Chicano Council for Higher Education Post-Doctoral Grant
1978URI Faculty Research Assignment, University of Texas
1972-1976Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, Yale University
1972-1976Danforth Fellow, Yale University

Publications

Books and Edited Volumes

  • The Imaginary and Its Worlds: American Studies after the Transnational Turn. Edited by Ramón Saldívar, Laura Bieger, and Johannes Voelz. University Press of New England, 2013.
  • The Borderlands of Culture: Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary. Duke University Press, 2006. Winner of the Modern Language Association Prize for best book in the area of US Latino/a and Chicana/o Literary and Cultural Studies, 2007
  • Chicano Narrative: The Dialectics of Difference. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1990. Second Printing, Spring 1993.
  • Figural Language in the Novel: The Flowers of Speech from Cervantes to Joyce. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984.
  • Fictions of the (Trans)American Imaginary. Special Issue of Modern Fiction Studies. Vol. 49 no. 1. Edited with Paula Moya. Spring 2003.
  • Mexico and the United States: Intercultural Relations in the Humanities. Edited with Juanita L. Lawhn, Juan Bruce Novoa, and Guillermo Campos. San Antonio: San Antonio College and the Texas Committee for the Humanities, 1984.

Work in Progress

  • Race, Narrative Theory and the “Postrace” Aesthetic in Contemporary American Fiction. Monograph in progress.
  • Américo Paredes and the Post-war Writings from Asia. Monograph in progress.

Chapters in Books

  • "The Faulknerian Anthropocene: Scales of Time and History in The Wild Palms and Go Down, Moses with Sylvan Goldberg, in The New Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner, ed. John T. Matthews. Cambridge UP, forthcoming 2015.
  • “Faulkner and the World Culture of the Global South,” in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: The American Novel 1870-1940, vol. 6, ed. Priscilla Wald and Michael A. Elliott. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2014, pp. 469-483.
  • "Culture and Place on the US/Mexico Border," in A Binational Conversation on Bridging Cultures, The Context: Place, People, History. Proceedings of the Third China-U.S. Cultural Forum, ed. in chief Jia Leilei. Beijing: Culture and Art Publishing House, 2013, pp. 299-304.
  • “Speculative Realism and the Postrace Aesthetic in Contemporary American Fiction,” in A Companion to American Literary Studies, ed. Caroline F. Levander and Robert S. Levine. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pp. 517-531.
  • "The American Borderlands Novel," in The Cambridge History of the American Novel, ed. Leonard Cassuto et al. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, pp. 1031-1045.
  • "Social Aesthetics and the Transnational Imaginary," in A Companion to Latina/o Studies, ed. Juan Flores and Renato Rosaldo. London: Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2007, pp. 406-416.
  • "Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary," in Identity Politics Reconsidered, ed. Linda Martin Alcoff, Michael Hames-Garcia, Satya P. Mohanty, and Paula Moya. New York: Palgrave, 2006.
  • "Chicano/Latino Short Fiction," in the Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story, ed. Blanche H. Gelfant. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.
  • "Jude the Obscure: Reading and the Spirit of the Law," in New Casebooks: Jude the Obscure, ed. Penny Boumelha. London: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Reprint of "Jude the Obscure: Reading the Spirit of the Law," ELH 50, no. 3 (1983): 607-625.
  • "Romance, the Fantastic, and the Representation of History in Rudolfo A. Anaya and Ron Arias," reprinted in Japanese translation in Naoto Sasada and Naomi Tonooka, Multicultural Approaches to American Literature. Kyoto: Minerva Press, 1999.
  • "Border Subjects and Transnational Sites: Américo Paredes's The Hammon and the Beans and Other Stories," in Cathy Davidson and Michael Moon, eds., Subjects and Citizens: Nation, Race, and Gender from Oroonoko to Anita Hill. Durham: Duke University Press, 1995.
  • "The Borders of Modernity: Américo Paredes's Between Two Worlds and the Chicano National Subject," in The Ethnic Canon: Histories, Institutions and Interventions, ed. David Palumbo-Lui. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.
  • "Introduction," to Américo Paredes, The Hammon and the Beans and Other Stories. Houston: Arte Público Press, 1994.
  • "Faulkner, Paredes, and the Colonial and Postcolonial Subject," in Companion to Faulkner, ed. Philip Weinstein. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • "Mallarmé," in Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism (NCLC), ed. Joann Cerito. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1994. Reprint of "Metaphors of Consciousness in Mallarme's Poetry," Comparative Literature 36, no. 1 (1984): 54-72.
  • "Narrative, Ideology, and Literary History," in Chicano Literary Criticism: Studies in Culture and Ideology, ed. Hector Calderon and Jose D. Saldivar. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1991, pp. 11-20.
  • "Tomás Rivera," in The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 2, ed. Paul Lauter et al., D. C. Heath, Co., 1990, pp. 2056-2058.
  • "Jude the Obscure: Reading and Spirit of the Law," in Modern Critical Interpretations of "Jude the Obscure," ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 1987.
  • "Bloom's Metaphors and the Language of Flowers," In James Joyce's Ulysses: Modern Critical Interpretations, ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 1987.
  • "The Dialectics of Difference: Towards a Theory of the Chicano Novel," in Contemporary Chicano Fiction: A Critical Survey, ed. Vernon Lattin. Ypsilanti: Bilingual Review/Press, 1986, pp. 13-31.
  • "Korean Love Songs: A Border Ballad and its Heroes," in The Rolando Hinojosa Reader, ed. Jose David Saldivar. Houston: Arte Publico Press (Revista Chicano-Riquena 12, nos. 3-4) 1984, pp. 143-157.
  • "Dialectics in the Chicano Novel: Gender and Difference," in Mexico and the United States: Intercultural Relations in the Humanities, ed. Juanita L. Lawhn et al. San Antonio: San Antonio College and the Texas Committee for the Humanities, 1984, pp. 151-160.
  • "The Form of Texas Mexican Fiction," in The Texas Literary Tradition: Fiction, Folklore, History, ed. Don Graham, James W. Lee, William T. Pilkington. Austin: The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts, 1983, pp. 139-144.

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • "Comparing Modern Literatures Worldwide: The Transamerican View," Comparative Literary Studies,Vol. 50, no. 2, (2013): 199-203.
  • “The Second Elevation of the Novel: Race, Form and the Postrace Aesthetic in Contemporary Narrative,” Narrative, Vol. 21, no. 1, (2013): 1-19.
  • “The Work of Criticism in Journal Refereeing,” PMLA Vol. 127 no. 4 October 2012: 963-967.
  • “Historical Fantasy, Speculative Realism and Postrace Aesthetics in American Fiction, American Literary History, Vol. 23 no. 3 (2011): 574-599.
  • "Asian Américo: Paredes in Asia and the Borderlands, A Response to Jose E. Limon." American Literary History Vol. 21 no. 3 (2009): 584-594.
  • "Fictions of the Trans-American Imaginary," with Paula M. L. Moya, Modern Fiction Studies 49.1 (2003):1-18.
  • "Multicultural Politics, Aesthetics, and the Realist Theory : A Response to Satya Mohanty," New Literary History Vol. 32 Autumn 2001: 849-854.
  • "Transnational Migrations and Border Identities: The Case for a Postnational Aesthetics," The South Atlantic Quarterly 98:1/2 Winter/Spring, 1999: 217-230. Also translated into Italian in Estetica e differenze, ed. Paola Zaccaria and Patrizia Calefato, Edizioni Palomar, 2001.
  • "The Borderlands of Culture: Américo Paredes's George Washington Gómez and Chicano Literature at the End of the Twentieth Century," American Literary History Vol. 5, no. 2 (Summer 1993): 272-293.
  • "Lyrical Borders: Modernity, the Nation and Narratives of Chicano Subject Formation," Narrative, Vol. 1 no. 1 (1993).
  • "Bordering On Modernity: Américo Paredes's Between Two Worlds and the Imagining of Utopian Social Space," Stanford Humanities Review, Vol. III, no. 1 Winter 1993: 54-66.
  • "Las fronteras de la cultura. Identidad cultural y producción simbólica," Versión:Estudios de Communicación y Política (Mexico City), no. 3 abril 1993: 129-153.
  • "Américo Paredes, the Border Corrido and Socially Symbolic Chicano Narrative," Critical Exchange :The Society for Critical Exchange, no. 22 (Spring 1987): 11-22.
  • "Ideologies of the Self: Chicano Autobiography," Diacritics 15, no. 3 (Fall 1985): 25-34.
  • "Metaphors of Consciousness in Mallarmé's Poetry," Comparative Literature 36, no. 1 (1984): 54-72.
  • "Bloom's Metaphors and the Language of Flowers," James Joyce Quarterly 20, no. 4 (1983): 399-410.
  • "Jude the Obscure: Reading the Spirit of the Law," ELH 50, no. 3 (1983): 607-625.
  • "Chicano Literature and Ideology," MELUS 8, no. 2 (1981): 35-39.
  • "Trollope's The Warden and the Fiction of Realism," The Journal of Narrative Technique 11, no. 3 (1981): 166-183.
  • "Don Quijote's Metaphors and the Grammar of Proper Language," MLN 95, no. 2 (1980): 252-278.
  • "A Dialectics of Difference: Towards a Theory of the Chicano Novel," MELUS 6, no. 3 (1979): 73-92.

Reviews

  • Jeannette King, Tragedy in the Victorian Novel: Theory and Practice in the Novels of George Eliot, Thomas Hardy and Henry James (Cambridge University Press, 1978), in The Henry James Review 1, no. 2 (1980): 197-198.
  • Avrom Fleishman, Fiction and the Ways of Knowing (University of Texas Press, 1979), in Studies in the Novel 11, no. 3 (1979): 362-364.
  • Reinhard Kuhn, The Demon of Noontide: Ennui in Western Literature (Princeton University Press, 1977), in Nineteenth-Century French Studies 4 (1978): 306-312.

Review Essays

  • "Where the Sun Cuts a Slimmer Shadow: The Fate of Chicano Poetry," The Pawn Review 7, no. 3 (1983): 1-8.
  • "Reading and Systems of Reading," Studies in the Novel 11, no. 4 (1979): 472-481.

Invited Lectures/Presentations

  • "Historical Fantasy, Speculative Realism, and Postrace Aesthetics in Contemporary American Culture: Memories of the Future." Paper presented at the 50th Anniversary Symposium, John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Freie Universität Berlin, July 28, 2013.
  • "Memories of the Future: Sesshu Foster’s Atomik Aztex (2005), Ixta Maya Murray’s The Conquest (2002), Speculative Realism and Contemporary Ethnic Fiction." Paper presented at the "Haciendo Caminos: Mapping the Futures of U.S. Latina/o Literatures" conference, John Jay College, CUNY March 7, 2013.
  • "Memories of the Future: Sesshu Foster’s Atomik Aztex (2005) Speculative Realism and Contemporary Fiction.” Paper presented at the Post45 Conference, Stanford University, November 9, 2012.
  • “Culture and Place: History and Memory as Social Aesthetics on the U.S./Mexico Border.” Address to the Third China-U.S. Cultural Forum, Chinese Ministry of Culture and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Beijing and Nanjing, China, September 8, 2012.
  • “Faulkner and the World Culture of the Global South.” Keynote address presented at the annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MI, July 10, 2012.
  • "Race, Form and the Postrace Aesthetic in Contemporary Narrative." Keynote address presented at the International Conference on Narrative, Las Vegas, NV, March 17, 2012.
  • “Comparing Modern Literatures Worldwide.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association on a panel entitled "Comparing Modern Literatures Worldwide: Can It Be Done within the Current MLA Structure?” Sponsored by the Division of Twentieth Century Comparative Studies, Seattle, WA, January 6, 2012.
  • “Literature in the Age of Global Markets and Social Media Networks.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association on a panel sponsored by the Division on the Teaching of Literature, Seattle, WA, January 7, 2012.
  • "The Postrace Aesthetic in Contemporary American Fiction.” Paper presented on a panel on “The Representation of the Present: A Roundtable on Twenty-First Century US Fiction." Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, Pittsburgh, PA, October 28, 2011.
  • “The American Borderlands Novel.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association on a panel on the Transnational Americas and Literature of the US, Los Angeles, California, January 8, 2011.
  • "Historical Fantasy, Speculative Realism and the Postrace Aesthetic." Paper presented at the Dartmouth Summer Institute on American Studies, Dartmouth University, Hannover, New Hampshire, June 25, 2010.
  • "The Postrace Novel: Transformations in Contemporary American Society." Paper presented at the Transformations: Theorizing Race & Class in the 21st Century, conference, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, June 19, 2010.
  • "Speculative (not Magical) Realism: Postrace Aesthetics in Contemporary American Fiction." Paper presented at the Department of English, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, June 15, 2010.
  • "Chicano Narrative Now: Literary Discourses in an Age of Transnationalism." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 4, 2010.
  • "Aesthetic Education in the Age of Globalization." Paper presented to the History, Memory, & Reconciliation Forum and Panel Discussion with Gayatri Chakravory Spivak and David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University, February 25, 2010.
  • "Race and Narrative Theory in Postrace America." Paper presented to the Department of English, University of Texas, Arlington, October 27, 2009.
  • "The Transnational Imaginary in Postrace America." Paper presented at a conference on Imagining Cultures: Norms and Forms of Public Discourse in America: A Symposium in Honor of Winfried Fluck at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Freie Universität Berlin, June 28, 2009
  • "PostRace America." Paper presented at a panel discussion on Race Discourses in the 21st Century: A Panel Debate of the ZTMK, Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, June 18, 2009.
  • "Race and Narrative Theory in Postrace America: Ethnic Literature and the Post-postmodern Turn." Paper presented to the Department of English, University of Oregon, May 7, 2009.
  • "Remembering the Future: Race and Narrative Theory." Paper presented at the "Juxtapositions" Lecture Series, Department of English, SUNY Buffalo, March 26, 2009.
  • "Asian Américo: Paredes, Asia and Alternative Modernities." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Association, Louisville, Kentucky, October 25, 2008.
  • "National, Inter-National, Planetary? American Studies Meets Comparative Literature: The Global South in South Texas." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 17, 2008.
  • "The "Four Freedoms" and Fighting Racism in WW II." Lecture and seminar presented at the Bavarian American Academy annual four-day Summer Institute, sponsored by the Bavarian Ministry of the Sciences, Research, and the Arts, Munich, Germany, June 26-27, 2008.
  • "Ethnic & Third World Studies: Past, Present, and Future." Keynote presented at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Program in Ethnic & Third World Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, April 17, 2008.
  • "Race & Narrative Theory in Postrace Era America." Lecture presented at a conference on Race and Narrative Theory at the Center for the Study of the Novel, Stanford University, April 11, 2008.
  • "Subaltern Modernity: Bordering On Asia/Latin America/U.S." Lecture presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Chicago, Illinois, December 28, 2007.
  • "Idioms of Race, Nation, and Identity: Japan, Asia, and the U.S. Borderlands." Keynote address delivered at the Confluencia Conference, University of Northern Colorado, June 27, 2007.
  • "The US/Mexico Borderlands and the Asian Pacific Postwar Era." Inaugural lecture, Faculty Seminar, Latino Studies Program, New York University, October 4, 2007.
  • "Thinking Transnationally." Lecture presented at a meeting of the Future of Minority Studies conference, Cornell University, July 26, 2007.
  • "Bilingual Aesthetics and the Transnational Imaginary." Lecture presented at the Philosophy & Literature Workshop on Aesthetics, Stanford University, March 7, 2007.
  • "The Origins of the Transnational Imaginary: Asia and the US Borderlands." Lecture presented at the Latino Policy Research Institute, University of California, Berkeley, December 1, 2006.
  • "The Four Freedoms and Transnational Modernisms: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Norman Rockwell, and Carlos Bulosan." A lecture presented to the Department of English and American Studies at The Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, October 26, 2006.
  • "Internal Borders: The Postwar Borderlands and the Asian Origins of the Transnational Imaginary, 1945-50." Keynote address to the annual meeting of the American Studies Association of Korea, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, October 27, 2006.
  • "The Postwar Borderlands and the Origins of the Transnational Imaginary, 1945-50." The Distinguished Ernst Fraenkel Lecture presented at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Freie Universität Berlin, June 6, 2006.
  • "Between Texas and Japan: Culture and Globalization, 1945-50." Lecture presented at the American Studies Association meeting, Washington, D.C., November 4, 2005.
  • "The Origins of the Transnational Imaginary." Lecture presented to the Department of English and the New Americas Studies Group at the University of Chicago, May 19, 2005.
  • "Between Texas and Japan: Social Aesthetics and the Transnational Imaginary." Lecture presented to the Department of English and Program in American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, January 29, 2005.
  • "Citizenship, Patriotism and Transnational Cultures." Lecture presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, San Diego, California, December 27, 2003.
  • "Globalization and Culture." Lecture presented to the AGSLP Conference, Sonoma, California, November 7, 2003.
  • "On the Border, By the Book: A Bio-Bibliography." Lecture presented to the annual meeting of the Western Literature Association, Houston, Texas, October 31, 2003.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Japanese Association of American Studies (JAAS), Kobe, Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto), Aichi Prefectural University (Nagoya), Tokyo University, and Tsuda College (Tokyo), June 2003.
  • "Citizenship, Globalization, and the Transnational: The case of Américo Paredes." Lecture presented at the Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar, "Redefining Identity Politics - Internationalism, Feminism, Multiculturalism," University of Michigan, October 19, 2002.
  • "Dancing at the Monster's Ball." Lecture presented at a roundtable discussion on "Jacques Derrida: The Possibility of the Impossible: Cruelty, Sovereignty, Death Penalty," Stanford University, April 27, 2002.
  • "Chicano/a Autobiography: National Culture and the Politics of the Family." Lecture presented at a conference on "Autobiography in the Americas," Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, April 10, 2002.
  • "Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary." Lecture presented at the Future of Minority Studies: Redefining Identity Politics conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November 14-17, 2001.
  • "Bilingual Modernity and the Cultural Logic of the Heart." Plenary Session talk, Modernist Studies Association meeting, Rice University, Houston, Texas, October 14, 2001.
  • "Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary," and "Bilingual Aesthetics: The Law of the Heart." Lectures delivered as the Brackenridge Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, February 21-23, 2001 and at a conference on "The Future of Minority Studies" at Cornell University, November 16, 2001.
  • "Migraciones transnacionales e identidades de frontera: inmigración y cultura posmoderna." Lecture delivered at a conference "Siglo XX, cambalache. Balance cultural de un siglo en las Américas," Universidad de La Habana, La Habana, Cuba, December 15, 1999.
  • "Bilingual Aesthetics." Lecture delivered at a Conference on "Bilingual Aesthetics" at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, November 4, 1999.
  • "Immigration, Postmodern Culture, & the Pedagogy of Conjunto. The Thirteenth Annual Américo Paredes Distinguished Lecture, the Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, April 8, 1999.
  • "Transnational Migrations and Border Identities: The Case for a Postnational Aesthetics." Lecture delivered at a conference on "Aesthetics and Difference," University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California, October 22, 1998; also delivered as "The Literature Lecture," Department of English, University of Texas, El Paso, El Paso Texas, April 11, 1997; and as "Immigration & Culture," Lecture Delivered to the International Seminar on "Diversity of Knowledge and Unity of Science: The Case of Immigration and Diasporas," Stanford University, May 3, 1996.
  • "Transnational Migrations and Border Identities: Immigration and Culture," Lecture presented at a conference on The 'Others' Among Us: Representations of Immigrants, Stanford University Overseas Studies Program in Florence, Italy, March 9, 1996.
  • "Ethics & Ethnics: Teaching the Idea of the 'Good' at Stanford University," Lecture presented to the Stanford Summer College, August 5, 1995.
  • Moderator: "Comparative Ethnic Studies: Contemporary Challenges to Departments," a Symposium sponsored by the Committee on Culture and Cultures, Stanford University, November 2 -3, 1995.
  • "Comparative American Urban Cultures," Stanford University Reunion Weekend Classes, October 13, 1995.
  • "Ethics & Ethnics: Teaching the Idea of the 'Good' at Stanford University," Lecture presented to the Stanford Summer College, August 5, 1995.
  • "'Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity' and the Future of Chicano Studies," Paper presented to the faculty of the Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, June 6, 1995.
  • "Chicano Narrative and Modernist Social Space," Paper presented at a workshop on Problems in American Literary Historiography I: Race, Ethnicity, Hybridity, meeting of the Modern Language Association, December 29, 1994, San Diego, California.
  • "Modernist Social Space and the Mexican Popular Imagination," Paper presented to the Program in Comparative Literature, Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, February 21, 1994.
  • "The Corrido Tradition and the Gendered Borderlands," Paper presented at a conference on "American Dreams, Western Images: Mapping the Contours of Western Experience," at the UCLA Center for Seventeenth & Eighteenth Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los Angeles, California, October 23, 1993.
  • "Américo Paredes Transforming Modernity," Paper presented at a conference on "Regional Identity & Cultural Tradition: The Tejano Contribution, A Symposium in Honor of Don Américo Paredes," sponsored by the Texas Folklife Resources center and the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, October 20-22, 1993.
  • "Border Crossings: Chicano Cultural Identity & Modernist Social Space," Paper presented at the Western Humanities Conference, "Remapping Cultural Space: The New Geographies," Stanford University, October 16, 1993.
  • "What is Cultural Studies: Four Points of View, With Regenia Gagnier, Mary Pratt, Renato Rosaldo, and Ramón Saldívar," An Interdisciplinary Forum Sponsored by the Humanities Center, Stanford University, April 12, 1993.
  • "Bordering On Modernity: Lyric, Nation, and Subject Formation," American Studies Association annual meeting, Costa Mesa, California, November 8, 1992.
  • "The Politics of Representation: La Virgen de Guadalupe & Cultural Studies," Paper delivered at the Latina/o Graduate Student Training Seminar of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research at the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 23, 1992.
  • "Chicano Cultural Studies: Questions of Identity," Presentations and discussion leader; the Program for Faculty Renewal, Stanford University, Stanford, California, July 10--17, 1992.
  • "Modernity, the Nation, and Chicano Subject Formation," Paper delivered at a conference on "Minority Discourse: Ideological Containment and Utopian and Heterotopian Potentials," at the Humanities Research Institute, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, June 5, 1992.
  • "Of Disobedient Sons and Intractable Daughters: Notes towards a Gendered Chicano Cultural Studies, " Paper delivered at a conference on "Borders/Diasporas: A Conference on Cultural Crossings," at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, April 3, 1992. Also presented to the Department of English and the EGOIST Student organization, at the California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, May 1, 1992.
  • "The Borderlands of Culture and American Cultural History," Paper delivered at a symposium on "American Cultural History," at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, February 27, 1992.
  • "Chicano Literature and Cultural Studies," Paper delivered at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, San Francisco, California, December 29, 1991.
  • "Diversity and the Changing Canon," Paper delivered at a symposium on "The Faces of Diversity," at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, April 15, 1991.
  • "Chicano Cultural Studies and Américo Paredes's George Washington Gomez," Paper delivered to the Department of English, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 7, 1991.
  • "The Borderlands of Culture," Paper delivered at a symposium on "World Writing and Politics at the End of the Twentieth Century," University of California, San Diego, November 3, 1990.
  • "The Politics of Culture," Keynote address delivered at a conference on Cultural Studies and Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 26, 1990.
  • "Loving in the War Years," Paper delivered to the Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Princeton University, April 6, 1989.
  • "Narrativization of the Real in Chicano Fiction," Meeting of the Modern Language Association, "Fredric Jameson and Chicano Literary Criticism," San Francisco, California, December 27, 1987.
  • "The Ideology of American Literary History," Departments of English and Chicano Studies and the Center for Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, November 16, 1987.
  • "The Border Ballad and Socially Symbolic Narrative Forms," Meeting of the Modern Language Association, "Theory and Strategy in the Third World: The Debate on National Culture," New York, New York, December 28, 1986.
  • "Américo Paredes and the Chicano Literary Tradition," The Center for Southwest Studies, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 6, 1986.
  • "Narrative, Ideology, and the Reconstruction of American Literary History," English Lecture Series, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, May 12, 1986.
  • "Gender and Difference in the Chicana Novel," University of Texas at Austin, The Women's Studies Research Seminar, February 13, 1986.
  • "Ideologies of the Self," The XIth Conference of the International Comparative Literature Association, "Emerging Literatures," The University of Paris, Sorbonne, Paris, France, August 22, 1985.
  • "Ernesto Galarza and Chicano Autobiography," Literature Lecture Series, "Tomas Rivera: A Decade of Chicano Literture," San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas, June 21, 1985.
  • "Autobiography and Ideology," Yale College Chicano Research Conference, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, April 27, 1985.
  • "Texas Mexican Fiction," Hispanic American Lecture Series, University of Texas at the Permian Basin, April 9, 1985.
  • "Gender and Difference," meeting of the Modern Language Association, "Chicano Narrative Genres and Contemporary Literary Criticism," Washington, D.C., December 29, 1984.
  • "Deconstruction and Melville's Moby-Dick," English Lecture Series, the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, April 13, 1984.
  • "Chicano Autobiography: Ideologies of the Self," meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, March 29, 1984.
  • "Dialectics in the Chicano Novel," conference on Mexico and the United States: Inter-cultural Relations in the Humanities, Chicano Literature, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas, November 11, 1983.
  • "Notes Towards an Ethnopoetics of Chicano Literature," meeting of the Modern Language Association, "Chicano Ethnopoetics: Theory and Practice," Los Angeles, December 28, 1982.
  • "Narrative and Ideology," meeting of the National Association of Chicano Studies, "Chicano Literature and Criticism," Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, March 26, 1982.
  • "Some Constatives and Performatives in Moby-Dick," meeting of the Modern Language Association, Fiction and its Referents: Case Studies, New York, December 27, 1981.
  • "The Spirit of the Law in Hardy's Jude the Obscure," 40th Session of The English Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 4, 1981.
  • "Bloom's Metaphors and the Language of Flowers," The James Joyce Symposium, "Ulysses" and Literary Theory, the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, June 15, 1981.
  • "Chicano Literature and Ideology," meeting of the Modern Language Association, Ethnic Literature in the 1980s, The Division of Ethnic Studies, December 26, 1980.
  • "A Dialectics of Difference," Eighth Annual Conference of the National Association of Chicano Studies, Theory and Practice of Chicano Literature, the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, April 18, 1980.
  • Literature and Society: A Symposium, University of Texas at Austin, April 4, 1980.
  • "Theatre and Prose Fiction in Chicano Literature," SCOLAS Conference, University of Texas at Austin, March 21, 1980.

Teaching

Stanford University: Graduate

  • Modern Thought & Literature/English 334A. Concepts of Modernity
  • English 363G Seminar: The "Postrace" Aesthetic in Post-postmodern American Fiction
  • English/Comp Lit 309A. Novel of the Americas
  • English/Comp Lit 309. The Ethnic Bildungsroman and Historical Novel
  • English 309J. Colloquium on Chicano Cultural Studies
  • English 310A. Colloquium on the Novel of Modernity
  • English 363. Colloquium on Dialectical Aesthetics and Postcolonial Encounters
  • English 356. Colloquium on Transnational Poetics
  • English 363G Colloquium on Transnational Modernisms
  • English 363D Colloquium: The Theoretical Toolkit: Dialectics and Form
  • English 382 Race, Formalisms, and Narrative Theory
  • English 392 Introduction to Theory

Stanford University: Undergraduate

  • Introduction to the Humanities: Citizenship and Governance
  • Freshman Seminar: The Two Cultures: Bridging the Gap
  • Sophomore College: Comparative American Urban Cultures, 1994-99, 2001
  • Comparative Literature 142. Literature of the Americas
  • Comparative Literature 105. Literature of the Americas
  • English 165C. Introduction to Literary Theory
  • English 126. Twentieth Century American Fiction
  • English 124A. Chicano Cultural Studies
  • English 124B. Contemporary Chicano Narrative
  • English 160E. Ethnic and Third World Literature
  • English 198N The Death of the Romantic Lyric (Peters Seminar)
  • CIV 4. Europe and the Americas
  • CIV 5. Europe and the Americas
  • Chicano Studies 110. Introduction to Chicano Life & Culture

Ph.D. Candidates Supervised at Stanford University

Completed

1991-1994
  • Josefina Saldaña, Ph. D., Modern Thought & Language; Assoc. Prof. New York U
  • Carrie Tirado Bramen, Ph. D., Modern Thought & Language; Associate. Prof. SUNY Buffalo
  • Eric Schocket, Ph. D., English; Prof. late of Hampshire College
  • Manuel Martinez, Ph. D., English; Assoc. Prof. U of Indiana
  • Sameer Pandya, Ph.D. Modern Thought & Literature; Lecturer, UC Santa Barbara
1995-1998
  • John Gonzalez, Ph. D., English; Assoc. Prof. U of Texas at Austin
  • Darieck Scott, Ph. D., Modern Thought & Literature; Assoc. Prof. UC Berkeley
  • Diana Paulin, Ph. D. English; Assoc. Prof. Trinity College
  • Lisa Lenker, Modern Thought & Literature, attorney
  • Alicia Maria Gamez, Ph. D., Modern Thought & Literature, attorney
  • Inez Salazar, Ph. D., English
1999-2001
  • Maria Eugenia Cotera, Ph. D., Modern Thought & Literature, Assoc. Prof. U of Michigan
  • Alicia Schmidt-Camacho, Ph, D. Modern Thought & Literature, Assoc. Prof. Yale
2002-2005
  • Marcial Gonzalez, Ph. D., Modern Thought & Literature, Assoc. Prof. UC, Berkeley
  • David Cantrell, Ph. D., English, Instructor, University of San Diego
  • Rod Hernandez, Ph. D., English
  • Daniel T. Contreras, Ph. D., Modern Thought & Literature, Assoc. Prof. Fordham U
  • Yael Ben-Zvi, Ph.D, Modern Thought & Literature, Asst. Prof. U of Negev, Israel
  • Carlos Gallego, Ph. D., English, Asst. Prof., U of Arizona
  • Raul Coronado, Ph.D, Modern Thought & Literature, Assoc. Prof., U of Chicago
  • Magdalena Barrera, Ph.D, Modern Thought & Literature, Asst. Prof. San Jose State University
2006-2007
  • Allison Carruth, Ph. D., English, Asst. Prof., Department of English, UCLA
  • Shimberlee Jiron King, Ph.D., English
  • Rebecca Starks, Ph.D, English
  • Felicia Flor de Luna Martinez, Ph.D., English
  • Noam Cohen, Ph. D., English
  • Mari Ruth Angelica Flores, Ph. D., Modern Thought & Literature
2008-2010
  • Jolene Hubbs, Ph. D., American Studies, Asst. Prof., University of Alabama
  • Lee Konstantinou, Ph. D., English, Asst. Prof. Department of English, U of Maryland
  • Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue, Ph. D., Modern Thought & Literature, Asst. Prof., Southern Methodist U
  • Vida Mia Garcia, Ph.D., Modern Thought & Literature
2011-13
  • Elda Maria Roman, Ph. D., English, Asst. Prof., University of Southern California
  • Angela Becerra Vidergar, Ph.D, Comparative Literature
  • Mark Vega, Ph. D., English

    In Progress

    • Jodie Archer, Ph.D., English
    • Cristina Jimenez, Ph.D., English
    • Dalglish Chew, Ph.D., English
    • Long Le-Khac, Ph.D., English
    • Rebecca Wilbanks, Ph.D., Modern Thought & Literature

    Ph.D. Candidates Supervised at University of Texas at Austin

    • Shelli Booth Fowler, Ph. D., English, Assoc. Prof, Washington State U
    • Forrest Pyle, III, Ph. D., English, Assoc. Prof., Oregon U
    • Jennifer Sharpe, Ph. D., Comp. Lit., Professor of Comparative Literature, UCLA
    • Mohammed Shukany, Ph. D., English, Professor U of Saudi Arabia
    • Louis Mendoza, Ph. D. English, Assoc. Prof. Chicano Studies, U of Minnesota
    • Suzanne Shumway, Ph. D., English
    • Carolyn Warmbold, Ph. D., English
    • Wendy McRedie, Ph. D., Comparative Literature
    • Helga Winkler, Ph. D., Spanish
    • Susan Comfort, Ph. D., English, Assoc. Prof., Indiana U of Pennsylvania

    M.A. Candidates Supervised

    • Eric Nelson, M.A., English
    • Jennifer Sharpe, M.A., Comp.Lit.
    • Forrest Pyle, III, M.A., English
    • Suzanne Chin, M.A., English
    • Jeanne McCarthy, M.A., English
    • Nancy Seabury, M.A., English
    • Paul J. Borelli, M.A., English
    • Susann Doenges, M.A., English
    • Scott Mitchell, M.A., English
    • Enrique Lopez, M.A., English

    Service

    Committees, Stanford University

    • Co-Chair, Taks Force on Expansion of Undergraduate Program, Stanford University, 2007-08
    • Faculty Athletic Representative to the Pacific 10 Conference and the NCAA, 2003 -2005; 2010
    • Stanford University Advisory Board, 2001-2003; 2010-present
    • Stanford University Academic Council Senate, 2000-2003; 2010 present
    • Stanford University Board of Trustees Task Force on Minority Alumni Relations, 2001-03
    • School of Humanities & Sciences Diversity Task Force, 1999-2000
    • School of Humanities & Sciences Advisory Committee on the Curriculum, Co-Chair, 1994-99
    • School of Humanities & Sciences Appointments and Promotions Committee, 1994-99
    • Committee on Undergraduate Studies, 1994-99
    • Committee on Academic Achievement and Assessment, 1994-99
    • Faculty Senate, 1994-99; 2010-present
    • Task Force on Housing and Residential Education Programs, Chair, 1996-97
    • Undergraduate Advising Task Force, Chair, 1995
    • Chicano Studies Program Committee, Chair, 1994-95
    • Arnice P. Strait Award Committee, 1994
    • Resident Fellows Advisory Group, Stanford University, 1994
    • Culture and Cultures Committee, Stanford University, 1994
    • Director, Chicano Fellows Program, 1993
    • Executive Committee, Stanford Center for Chicano Research, 1993-94
    • Undergraduate Advising Review Committee, 1993
    • Planning and Policy Board, Stanford University, 1993-96
    • Asian Languages & Literatures Faculty Search Committee, 1993
    • Executive Committee, Program in Modern Thought & Literature, 1992-99
    • Graduate Admissions Committee, Program in Modern Thought & Literature, 1992-95
    • Resident Fellow, Roble Hall, Stanford University, 1992-94
    • Editorial Board, Stanford University Press, 1992-94
    • Member, Public Outreach Project, Stanford University, 1992-94
    • Co-Chair, Chicana/o and African-American Faculty Search Committee,
    • Department of English, 1992-93
    • Director of Libraries Search Committee, 1992-93
    • Ad Hoc Recruitment Priorities Committee, Department of English, 1992
    • Long Term Planning Committee, Department of English, 1992-93
    • Guiding Consilio, El Centro Chicano, 1991-93
    • Graduate Studies Committee, Department of English, 1991-92
    • Committee on the Future of the Humanities at Stanford, 1991-92
    • Chicano Faculty Caucus, 1991-present
    • Admissions Committee, Program in Modern Thought & Literature, 1991-92
    • Individually Designed Majors, Stanford Advising Center, 1991-92

    Committees, University of Texas at Austin

    • Chair, Minority Policy Committee, Department of English, 1990
    • Recruitment Committee, Department of English, 1990
    • Executive Committee, Department of English, 1986-88
    • Co-chair, Recruitment Committee, Department of English, 1986-87
    • University Council, 1981-85
    • Faculty Senate, 1981-85
    • Plan II Committee, 1983-89
    • Graduate Adviser, Comparative Literature, 1983-84
    • Associate Graduate Adviser, English, 1989-90
    • Minority Liaison Officer, Comparative Literature, 1983-85
    • Comparative Literature Course Committee, 1980-82 and 1983-85
    • Comparative Literature GSC Secretary, 1980-81
    • Coordinator for Humanities Programming, Center for Mexican American Studies, 1981-83
    • Comparative Literature Graduate Studies Committee, 1976-present
    • Coordinator, E306 & E307 for Mexican American students, 1981-84
    • English Graduate Studies Committee, 1978-present
    • University Parking and Traffic Committee, 1980-82
    • English Departmental Senate, 1981-82
    • English Executive Committee, 1980-81
    • English Faculty Travel Funds, 1980-81, 1983-85
    • Mexican American Studies Advisory Council, 1978-81 and 1984-85
    • Freshman English Policy Committee, 1976-78
    • Chicano Faculty Caucus
    • University Minority Faculty Recruitment and Retention Committee, 1987-89