Ph.D. (UC San Diego)
Associate Professor Emerita of Chicano, Latin American, and U.S. Ethnic Literature
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Chicano Women's Literature; Race and Gender Theory
Marta Sánchez , born and educated in East Los Angeles; one of three children of Mexican immigrants from Northern Mexico; first generation to enter higher education. Received her Ph.d in Comparative Literature from UC San Diego in 1977, where she has taught since; teaching areas include Chicano/a literature, including poetry; Puerto Rican, US Ethnic, and Latin American Literatures; serves on Board of Directors of Preuss School on campus; coordinator of the MA program for Literature.
"Calibán: The New Latin-American Protagonist of The Tempest," Diacritics (March 1976): 54-61.
"Inter-Sexual and Intertextual Codes in the Poetry of Bernice Zamora," MELUS, 7.3 (Fall 1980): 55-68.
"A View from Inside the Fishbowl: Julio Cortázar's 'Axolotl,'" Bridges to Fantasy: Essays from the Second Eaton Conference on Science Fiction, eds. Eric Rabkin, Robert Scholes, and George Slusser. Southern Illinois University Press, 1982: 38-50.
Contemporary Chicana Poetry: A Critical Approach to an Emerging Literature. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985.
"Walking the Tightrope Between Two Cultures: Hispanic- and Anglo-American Discourse in Family Installments," American Literary History (Winter 1989): 853-871.
"Arturo Islas' The Rain God: An Alternative Tradition," American Literature (June 1990): 284-304.
The Estrangement Effect in Sherley Anne Williams' Dessa Rose," Genders, 15 (Winter 1992): 21-36. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism, 89, Gale Research Inc. (1996): 350-358.
"La Malinche at the Intersection: Race and Gender in Down These Mean Streets," PMLA (January 1998): 117-128.
Editorial Boards: Genders (1993-96); Journal of Chicana/Latina Studies.