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Paula C. Park

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Romance Languages, 205
860-685-3108

Assistant Professor, Latin American Studies

pcpark@wesleyan.edu

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BA Rutgers, the State University
MA University of Texas Austin
PHD University of Texas Austin

Paula C. Park

Park's research and teaching interests are Latin American literature/culture and Philippine literature in Spanish and English from the twentieth century. She focuses on exile writers, Orientalism, Asian diasporas, transpacific studies, and sound studies. Her articles have been published in Hispanic Review, HispanófilaSymplokeJournal of Spanish Cultural StudiesComparative Literature and CultureTransmodernityIberoromania, and Revista Filipina. She also has book chapters on Cuban writers Severo Sarduy and Daína Chaviano in the edited volumes TransLatin Joyce: Global Transmissions in Ibero-American Literature (2014) and Critical Insights: Contemporary Latin American Fiction (2017). Park's current book project, Intercolonial Intimacies: Relinking Latin/o America to the Philippines, 1898-1964 (under contract with U of Pittsburgh P), reexamines the geographically bound and politically charged definitions of Latinidad and Hispanidad by analyzing the work of twentieth-century Filipino and Latin American writers, cultural critics, and diplomats.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Fall 2021: Mondays from 10 to 11 and Wednesdays from 12 to 11 or by appointment. Email the instructor for the Zoom link.

Courses

Fall 2021
SPAN 221 - 01
Introduction to Hispanic Lits.

SPAN 285 - 01
Asian Latino Encounters

Spring 2022
CHUM 274 - 01
Borders of Latin(x) America