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A Contracorriente: Contributors, Fall 2003

William Acree is a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. He is writing his dissertation on the roles school textbooks and print culture played in the formation of national communities and identities in Argentina and Uruguay in the late nineteenth century.

Jaime Concha is Professor of Literature at the University of California—San Diego. He has published dozens of essays on Latin American literature and, in particular, on Latin American poetry. He has published books on Pablo Neruda, Vicente Huidobro, Gabriela Mistral (all with Ediciones Júcar), La sangre y las letras (Casa de las Américas, 1987) and various anthologies of poetry and literature.

Stuart A. Day is Assistant Professor of Latin American literature at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. He has published essays on Latin American theatre. His book, Staging Politics in Mexico: The Road to Neoliberalism is forthcoming from Bucknell University Press.

Misha Kokotovic is Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of California—San Diego. His interests include Central American and Andean Literatures as well as Latin American(ist) political economy and cultural theory. He recently completed a book manuscript provisionally titled The Andean Contours of Modernity: Transculturation and Social Conflict in Peruvian Narrative (1940-1990), and is now at work on a new book project about postwar Central America.

Gastón Lillo is Associate Professor of Latin American Literature at the Université d’Ottawa. He writes on Latin American literature and cinema. His book, Género y transgresión: el cine mexicano de Luis Buñuel (Université Paul Valéry) was published in 1994. He has also done a critical edition on Gabriela Mistral (Université d’Ottawa 1997).

Sophia McClennen is Associate Professor and Co-Director of Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature at Penn State University. She writes on Latin American literature and film and critical theory. Her first book, The Dialectics of Exile: Nation, Time, Language and Space in Hispanic Literatures (Purdue University Press) was published this fall (2003). Her second book, Ariel Dorfman: An Aesthetics of Hope, is forthcoming from Duke University Press.