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Marta Sánchez

Ph.D. (UC San Diego)

Associate Professor Emerita of Chicano, Latin American, and U.S. Ethnic Literature


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.

Selected Publications:

"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.