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Guadalupe Martí-Peña

Teaching Professor of Spanish

349 Burrowes
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-9506


Professor Martí-Peña teaches courses in Spanish-American Contemporary Narrative and Cultural/Literary Critical Theory. Before coming to Penn State she taught at University of Washington (1984-1987), University of Denver (1987-1988), Michigan State University and at Paris III-Sorbone Nouvelle (1996-1997).

Her research interests include Spanish American writers whose inter-textual writings bridge the gap between high and low cultural practices (specially Manuel Puig and Mario Vargas Llosa), as well Inter-Art Discourses, primarily the dialogue between Literature and Painting and Detective Fiction. Professor Martí-Peña published the first comprehensive annotated bibliography on Manuel Puig’s criticism (Vervuert/Iberoamericana, 1997), which has proven to be an essential research tool and lead her to participate in research institutes (CRICCAL-Paris & Research Group on Manuel Puig-Buenos Aires) and to collaborate in the critical edition of El beso de la mujer araña, under the direction of José Amícola y Jorge Panesi (Colección Archivos, París: UNESCO, 2002).

She is also the author of several articles and reviews in such journals as Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, The Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, Revista Iberoamericana, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Hispamérica, Romace Notes, Chasqui. Texto Crítico and Revista Interamericana de Bibliografía. Two essays appeared in collective books: “La huella de Manuel Puig” (El mundo femenino en la obra de Manuel Puig, 2008) and “Presencia/Ausencia y Différance en Elogio de la madrastra y Los cuadernos de don Rigoberto de Mario Vargas Llosa” (Mario Vargas Llosa: perspectivas críticas, 2010)

Her last book, Ilusionismo verbal en Elogio de la madrastra y Los cuadernos de don Rigoberto de Mario Vargas Llosa appeared in September 2014 (Purdue UP).