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Associate Professor of Spanish (2005)
- B.A., Brown University
- Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Office: Comenius Hall, Room 402
Areas of Research and/or Expertise
Modern and contemporary Latin American literature and culture; Southern Cone literature; Post-boom literature; Caribbean literature.
- “Writing Resistance through Melancholy: Reinaldo Arenas’s El palacio de las blanquísimas mofetas and Otra vez el mar.” MLN, Hispanic Issue. 123 (2008): 308-330.
- “Negotiating the Abyss: The Narration of Mourning in Sergio Chejfec’s Los planetas.” Latin American Literary Review, 35.70 (2007): 88-105.
- Professor Yozell is currently working on a series of articles examining mourning and agency in contemporary Southern Cone literature and film.
Recent Activities of Note
- Dr. Yozell presented a paper titled ““El espacio nacional y la pertinencia en las representaciones mediáticas del bicentenario argentino” at the XXXVIII Congreso Internacional del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana held at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, June 9-12, 2010. The conference was focused this year on the bicentennials.
- At the 2009 Latin American Studies Association International Congress held in June in Brazil, Erica Yozell, assistant professor of Spanish, presented the paper "Memory, Agency, and the Arts." The paper was part of a panel on "The Arts of Human Rights." The panel focused on issues of memory narratives and the discourses of human rights in both literature and politics.