Dr. María Patricia Ortiz

Language(s) taught

Spanish

Teaching/Research

Latin American Literature and Culture, Hispanic literature of the United States and its relation to Latin America, Comparative U.S. Hispanic Literature vis-à-vis Latin American Thought and Literature, Hispanic transnational migrations and their influence on contemporary Hispanic literature & film, Politics of Border Crossing, Gender Studies: Latin American Women and Dictatorships

Degrees/Certifications

PhD, Spanish, Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, and U.S. Hispanic Literature, University of Houston

Publications

Articulación de la identidad hispana a través de procesos y prácticas nacionales vis-à-la política de Border Crossing en el discurso de Latinas en los Estados Unidos.  Bogotá: Unión Gráfica Editores, 2006.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature. Ed. Nicolás Kanellos . London: Greenwood Press, 2009. (Authors researched:  Aurelio Espinosa and Francisco Alarcón).  

Articles

"De la periferia fundamental al centro: discurso del pequeño relato en El muchacho de los senos de goma de Sylvia Iparraguirre" Hispanic Journal. Volume 40. Issue 2 (Fall 2019).

"El concepto de heterotopías de Michel Foucault en dos novelas de Mario Bellatín: Salón de Belleza y Damas ChinasHispania 100.2 (June 2017)  

"From the Convent’s Cell: A Feminist Discourse in the Texts of two Baroque Nuns: Mexican Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Venetian Arcangela Tarabotti." Journal of Arts and Sciences Vol. 8. Issue 2. Spring (2016)

“Discurso de origen e identidad en la narrativa de Joaquín Colón López”. Ed.Nicolas Kanellos. Center of Puerto Rican Studies. 26.1 Sping 2014.

“The Politics of Gender and Race in the Works of Two Female Journalists: African American Jennie Carter, and Mexican American Maria Luisa Garza”  International Journal of Arts and Sciences. 7.2 (2014).

“The Politics of Female Identity in the Work of Gabriela Mistral and Anna Akhmatova.” Moondance Review Celebrating Creative Women. Ed. Loretta Kemsley. 3 August, 2012. www.moondance.org.

“Two Female Poetic Voices in the World Poetry (Anna Akhmatova and Gabriela Mistral)” Co-Authored with Irina Barclay. The Third International Scientific Practical Conference -Russian@Literatura@Culture: Actual Questions  of Studies and Teaching in Russia and Abroad- Moscow, Moscow State University, Max Press, 2011.

“Spanishing the English Language: Linguistic Overflow in the Poetry of Victor Hernández Cruz and Julia Alvarez. Hispanic Review . 32.2 (Fall 2011).

“The Politics of Border Crossing: Towards a Transnacional Encounter in the Work of Maria Luisa Garza.” Hispanic Journal.  29.2 (Spring 2009).

“Desarticulación de las estructuras del poder dictatorial: el personaje femenino y una (re)lectura de Antígona en In the Time of the Butterflies.”  Pegasso. 2 (Fall 2007).

 “Transgresión y (re)articulación del arquetipo de la madre/esposa en Arráncame la vida de Ángeles Mastretta.” Explicación de Textos Literarios. XXXIII. 2 (Fall 2006).

“Hacia una propuesta andrógena en La Plaza del Diamante de Mercè Rodoreda.” Letras Femeninas. XXX.2 (December 2004).

“Entre la maternidad y el erotismo: lucha por la integración de esta escisión del género en el arquetipo de la madresposa.”  Thirteenth Colloquium of Spanish and Portuguese Literatures. 13.1 (2003). UT at Austin.

"Representatividad y Heterogeneidad en Hasta no verte Jesús mío de Helena Poniatowska." Discurso. Universidad de Buenos Aires. www.discurso.org

Scholarly Work in Progress

Collaborative work with Hector James at NC State. An edited book on Mario Bellatin's narrative. 

Narratives of women immigrants in rural Appalachia.

Creative Writing Publications

Varios Poemas. Líneas desde el golfo. Ed. Marc Zimmerman & Edna Ochoa. Houston: LACASA, 2005

“On a Rainy Monday Morning.” Moondance Review 7.4 (2003).

“Chameleon.” Moondance Review. 5 (2002).

“Aires de Familia. Escritos varios.”  The Naked Ape.  Journal of Creative Writing 3.1 (2003). 

Itinerario: 17 Poemas en Borrador.  Bogotá: Celf Impresores Ltd., 1992.

Conference Papers

"A Feminist Discourse in the Texts of two Baroque Nuns: Mexican Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Venetian Arcangela Tarabotti." IJAS, Journal of Arts and Sciences. Harvard, Boston, May 26-31, 2015.

The Politics of Race and Gender in the Texts of Jennie Carter and Maria Luisa Garza” IJAS. Harvard U. Boston, May 2014.

“The Politics of Female Identity in the Poetry of Anna Akhmatova and Gabriela Mistral.” University of Moscow On-Line Conference On Russian Literatures:around.russianforall.ru. November, 2010.

“Decentering the Self:  Cultural Transcreation, Nostalgia, and Imaginaries of Revolution in Cristina Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban.” Sixteenth Annual International Conference on Hispanic and Afro Hispanic Literature and Culture. NAAAS, Batón Rouge, January 2009.

“Antigone’s Legacy, Dictatorship and Women.” Humanity Thematic Series. Private and Public: “Appalachian State University. March, 2008

Alienación linguistica y españolización del ingles en el discurso poético de latinos en los Estados Unidos.” University of Virginia, November 2007.

“(Re)Construction of Loyalties: A Review of Antigone in the Narrative of Latina Writers.” Universidad de Salamanca. Julio 2006.

“The  Local and  the Global in Hispanic Post-Modern Film.” MLA Conference, December 2005.

“Transnational Women Migrants: Deterritorializing the subject in When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago. MELUS. University of Illinois, Chicago April  7-10, 2005.

“The Transnational Encounter in the Work of María Luisa Garza,” Eight Annual Conference of Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage. University of New Mexico, November 4-6, 2004.

“Trasgresión y escritura anti-autoritaria en El cuarto mundo de Diamela Eltit,” Biannual Conference on Transatlantic Studies. Brown University,  April 15 – 17, 2004.

“Desarticulación del poderoso a través de la marginación del Otro: personaje femenino y escritura anti-autoritaria en In the Time of the Butterflies de Julia Álvarez,”  MELUS, Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States. University of Texas, San Antonio, March 11-14, 2004.

“Propósito de la configuración del contexto histórico-místico en La gloria de don Ramiro de Enrique Larreta.”  Eighth Annual Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. Arizona State University, April 24 – 26, 2003.

“Análisis de la tipología cultural del personaje femenino en tres novelas hispanas: Santa, La casa de los espíritus y La plaza del diamante.”  Identidades. Texas Tech University, April 14 - 17, 2003.

“Entre la maternidad y el erotismo: lucha por la integración de esta escisión del género en el arquetipo de la madresposa.””  Thirteenth Colloquium, Graduate Student Organization/Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University of Texas, Austin, April  4 -5, 2003.

 “Representatividad en la novela testimonial latinoamericana.” Escenarios: Diálogos entre la literatura y las artes. University of California, Irvin, May 24 – 15 2002.

“Intertextualidad narrativa y ausencia del vínculo madre-hija como revalidación de la fragmentación de la personalidad en El mismo mar de todos los veranos de Esther Tusquets.”  Tenth Annual Conference of Romance Studies:  The Quest for Meaning  through the Coexistence of Ideologies. Boston College, April 5 – 7,  2002.


Title: Professor, Spanish, Department Assistant Chair
Department: Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7356

Office address
Sanford Hall 522