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Professor Emerita


M.A., Ph.D. Indiana University 

Margo Persin's current research interests center on contemporary poetry in Spanish. From a theoretical perspective, she is most drawn to the rupture of canonical and ideological boundaries of aesthetic forms, and questions of gender and space within the natural world. 




The Textual Body of Concha Méndez Cuesta (1898-1986).  (in progress)





In Her Words: Critical Studies on Gloria Fuertes. (Editor, in press)

Getting the Picture: The Ekphrastic Principle in Twentieth-Century Spanish Poetry. Lewisburg: Buckness University Press, 1997.

Recent Spanish Poetry and the Role of the Reader. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1987. 

Poesía como proceso: Poesía española de los años 50 y 60.  Madrid: José Porrúa Turanzas, S.A., 1986.  (Version in Spanish of Recent Spanish Poetry and the Role of the Reader.)




“Concha Méndez Cuesta: Memoria, duelo y redención elegíaca”.  In



Mujer, creación y exilio (España, 1939-1975)  Eds. Mónica Jato, Sharon Keefe Ugalde, Janet Pérez.  Barcelona: Icaria, 2009

"Valle-Inclán, Modernity, and 'High' Culture." Anales de la literatura española contemporánea.



32.3 (2007): 54/626-82/654.

"José Angel Valente's Blindness and insight: Rewriting as Discovery." Hispania 90.3 (2007): 431-442.

"Mermaids, Pirates, Women and the Sea in Recent Spanish Poetry by Women." Bulletin of Spanish Studies (Glasgow, Scotland) Vol. LXXXIV.2 (2007): 239-254.

"La sirena letrada: mar, mujer y piratería en la poesía femenina española reciente."  Diversidad de voces y formas: Actas del VIII Encuentro de mujeres poetas.  Álava: Diputación Foral de Álava, 2006. 59-71.

"Giving the Vampire Voice: Monstrous Metaphors in Recent Spanish Poetry by Women." In Contemporary Spanish Poetry: The Word and the World. Eds. Cecile West-Settle and Sylvia Sherno. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005.

"The Passionate Vision of Ana Rossetti."  P/herversions: Critical Studies of Ana Rossetti. Ed. Jill Robbins. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2004. 240-257.

"Ojos verdes: Recent Spanish Poetry and the Ecocritical Debate." In The Discovery of Poetry: Essays in Honor of Andrew P. Debicki.  Ed. Roberta Johnson. Boulder, CO: Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, 2003. 103-123.

"Alegorías de deseo muerte y rescate en Arte de cetrería (1989) de Juana Castro." In Sujeto femenino y palabra poética: Estudios críticos de la poesía de Juana Castro. Ed. Sharon Keefe Ugalde. Córdoba: Disputación de Códoba, 2002. 116-130.

"Antonio Machado's La tierra de Alvargonzález and the Questioning of Cultural Authority." Nuevas Perspectivas sobre el 98. Ed. John P. Gabriele. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 1999. 99-106.

"Female Subjectivity, Time and the Power of the Semiotic in the Poetry of Amparo Amorós". España Contemporánea XI.2 (1998): 9-26.

"Moving to New Ground with Concha Méndez." Monographic Review XIII (1998): 190-204.

"El canon: un tiro más (sin apuntar) de cañon. El lugar y la posición de la poesía femenina en la España del siglo XX." In María Victoria Atencia: un acercamiento crítico. Ed. Sharon Keefe Ugalde. Madrid: Huerga & Fierro, 1998. 109-124.

"Writing and Women's Work in the Later Poetry of Pablo Neruda." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 32 (1998): 299-247.

"Reading Goya's Gaze with Concha Zardoya and María Victoria Atencia." Anales de la literatura española contemporánea 22.1-2 (1997): 75-90.

Anales de la literatura española contemporánea
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Rutgers Summer Faculty Research Fellowships
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Ernest E. McMahon Class of 1930 Award
Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain and the United States
New Jersey State Department of Higher Education


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MAY 2016


  • SUMMER SESSION 2016 begins on Tuesday, May 31st.
  • CONGRATULATIONS TO BENJAMIN ARENGER for succesfully defending his dissertation on "€œRefiguring Universalisms: The
    Case of Three Postmodern Spanish Novels".
  • CONGRATULATIONS TO AARON LACAYO for his published translation of the Salvadorean novela "They Have Fired Her Again".

  • ATA CHRONICLES INTERVIEWS PROF. MIGUEL JIMENEZ for their section of "Our World of Words: Spotlight on T&I Professionals". Click here to read the article.
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