Erika Almenara

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Erika Almenara

History, memory, violence in Latin America

  • About

    My thesis focuses on a historical revision of the Latin American Populist Left’s discourse as read through the literary and chronicle work of authors such as José Donoso and Pedro Lemebel.

    Publications

    Books:

    Para evitar los rastros, Tranvías Editores, Lima – Peru, 2009

    Reino Cerrado, Santo Oficio, Lima – Peru, 2006.

     

    Essays / Articles:

    “Visibilidad y transgresión en Un mundo para Julius de Alfredo Bryce Echenique” 40 years of Un mundo para Julius (forthcoming book)

    “La poesía como terapia para José Fernández en De Sobremesa de José Asunción Silva”. Divergencias: Revista de estudios lingüísticos y literarios. 8, 2 (otoño 2010).

    “El cuerpo como metáfora del barrio en Por la Patria de Diamela Eltit”. In El Cid. Spring (2008).

    Reviews:

    100 Jahre/Years VBKÖ (The Austrian Association of Women Artists) Festschrift by Rudofline Lackner. In Rutgers University Woman's Art Journal (forthcoming)

  • Education
    • M.F.A. in Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2009
      Undergraduate coursework, Department of Human Sciences, Peruvian Pontifical Catholic University, July 2005 – 2006
      Diploma in Creative Writing, Cultural Center of the Peruvian Pontifical Catholic University, August 2004 – July 2005
      B.A. in Translation and Interpreting, Department of Human Sciences, Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón, 1996 – 2000
  • Awards
    • Rackham International Student Fellowship, University of Michigan
      The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Travel Grant for Research Project in Lima, Peru, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
      Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee