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Dr. Laura Loustau

Associate Professor
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of World Languages and Cultures
Office Location: DeMille Hall 116
Office Hours: MW3:45-5:30pm and by appointment
Phone: (714) 744-7084
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
Education:
University of California, Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts
Escuela Nacional Normal Superior de Lenguas Vivas, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Berkeley, Master of Arts
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.

Biography

Laura R. Loustau received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Spanish. She is originally from Argentina where she earned a degree in teaching English as a foreign language before moving to the United States. Her academic interests include Latin American literatures written in the United States as well as U.S. Latino/a literatures. She has published book reviews and articles in various literary journals. Her book titled, Cuerpos errantes: Literatura latina y latinoamericana en Estados Unidos (Buenos Aires, Argentina, Beatriz Viterbo Editora, 2002) explores notions of border, de(re)territorialization, nomadism and transculturation.

Courses Taught at Chapman:

  • SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 326 - Reading & Interpreting Literature
  • SPAN 343 - Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • SPAN 344 - Spanish Writing Workshop
  • SPAN 377 - Literature & Culture of Latin America I
  • SPAN 378 - Literature & Culture of Latin America II
  • SPAN 482/397 - United States Latino Cultural Studies
  • SPAN 486/398 - 20th Century Latin American Fiction: Journeys Across Memory
  • HUM 316 - From Latin America to Los Angeles: Culture & Ways of Life

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Contributed twenty-two entries for the section of Literature: Argentine 20th century fiction, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Division of The Library of Congress. Austin: University of Texas Press 68 (2013): 432-434.
Co-authored with Claire Emile Martin and Maria Nelly Goswitz “Introduction” for Literature: Argentina, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Division of The Library of Congress. Austin: University of Texas Press Volume 68 (2013): 435-443
“Cultures of Surveillance in Contemporary Cuba: The Literary Voice of Yoani Sánchez.” The International Journal of Humanities 9.6 (2012) http://ijh.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.26/prod.2147
Contributed twenty nine book review entries for the section of Literature: Argentine 20th century fiction, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Division of The Library of Congress. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011. 475-484.
“Tecnología y Literatura en La novela perfecta de Carmen Boullosa”. Espéculo. Revista de Estudios Literarios. 14/3/2011 http://www.ucm.es/info/especulo/numero47/novperfe.html
“Poéticas del exilio y desexilio en la escritura de Alicia Partnoy y Reinaldo Arenas. Alba de América. 30. 57 y 58 (2011): 113-127.
Co-authored with Claire Emile Martin “Introduction” for Literature: Argentina, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Division of The Library of Congress. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011. 473-474.
“Urgencias poéticas: vuelos solidarios y de resistencia en Volando bajito de Alicia Partnoy” Ed. Claire Emilie Martin, Cien años después. Literatura de mujeres en América Latina. El legado de Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera y Clorinda Matto de Turner. Lima, Perú, Universidad San Martín de Porres, 2010.