Guadalupe Pérez-Anzaldo

Guadalupe Pérez-Anzaldo
Associate Professor of Spanish
134 Arts & Science Building
573-882-4063
Education: 

Ph. D., University of California, Irvine, 2006
Latin American Literature

Bio: 

Dr. Pérez-Anzaldo, born in Mexico City, specializes in Twentieth Century Mexican Literature, Latin American Contemporary Narrative, Latin American Poetry, Chicano and U.S. Latino Narrative, Film studies, Women and Queer Studies.

She is currently working on two research projects: contemporary Mexican Cinema and Border Studies (U.S. Latina/o and Chicana/o narrative).

Dr. Pérez-Anzaldo has published the following articles: "Imágenes memorables en Mudas las garzas de Selfa Chew. Trayectorias de la presencia japonesa en México". Destiempos. Número 23; "Violencia y trasgresión en dos cuentos latinoamericanos: La casa nueva de Silvia Molina y Yo a las mujeres me las imaginaba bonitas de Andrea Maturana". Espéculo. Nov. 2008 – Feb. 2009; "La memoria como sujeto de discurso en La bobe de Sabina Berman". Grafemas. Diciembre, 2007; "La representación del espacio urbano en relación con el personaje femenino en Santa de Federico Gamboa". CiberLetras: Journal of Literary Criticism and Culture, 2007; "Sabores y saberes narrativos en la escritura femenina latinoamericana: las letras en la cocina". Memoria del XIX Coloquio de Literatura Mexicana e Hispanoamericana. Hermosillo, Sonora: Universidad de Sonora, 277-289. She has two forthcoming articles: "Exilio y Memoria: los castillos interiores de Angelina Muñiz-Huberman" and "La trivialización de la violencia en dos películas mexicanas contemporáneas".

Dr. Pérez-Anzaldo has recently published a book titled: Memorias pluridimensionales en la narrativa mexicana. Las mujeres judíomexicanas cuentan sus historias. México: Ediciones Eón/The University of Texas at El Paso. 2009.

In her book, Dr. Perez-Anzaldo focuses on memory, diaspora, and history in the narrative fiction of Jewish-Mexican women writers of Twentieth-century Mexico. She analyzed Diaspora and Memory as historical phenomenon that give rise to cultural tensions in a Self who oscillates between ancestral identity and the new values and cultural notions of the host land. This narrative represents an alternate discourse that reveals the cross-culturalism of Mexican society which dominant culture neglects.