Barbara Riess

Title: Associate Professor of Spanish; Department Chair
Department: Modern and Classical Languages
Degrees: B.A., M.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., Arizona State University
Research Interests: 20th-century Latin American culture, literature of the Cuban Revolution, Latin American women’s literature, translation studies, feminist and postmodern debates

Contact Info

Email: briess@allegheny.edu
Phone: (814) 332-2323
Website: briess.blogspot.com
Office Location: Ruter 102, Box 94
Office Hours – Fall 2017: Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00-12:00; Thu 1:00-4:00; and by appointment

Publications

  • Contributing author – Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American & Caribbean Cultures (Routledge, 2001)
  • “La idiosincracia cubana y la escritura/escritora: la posicionalidad en los textos de Marilyn Bobes.” Celebración de la creación literaria de escritoras hispanas en las Américas. Eds. Lady Rojas-Trempe and Catharina Vallejo. (Girol Inc./Enana Blanca, 2000)
  • Translator – Puppet: A Chicano Novela by Margarita Cota-Cárdenas (University of New Mexico Press, 2000)
  • “Telling the Revolutionary Tale: National Identity, Literary history, and María Elena Llana’s Liminal Cuba.” Latin American Literary Review, 2008