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Dr. Laura Kanost

Dr. Laura Kanost

Associate Professor of Spanish, Director of Undergraduate Studies

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E-mail: lakanost@k-state.edu
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Editor of Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature


Ph.D., Spanish, University of Kansas, 2007.
Dissertation: “Political Asylums: Locating Mental Illness in Latin American Literature (1980-2000).”  Dissertation Advisor: Danny J. Anderson.
Minor: Brazilian Literature.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature; Women writers and gender issues; U.S. Children’s Literature in Spanish; Disability Studies; Translation ; Service-Learning

Selected Publications:

“Re-Placing the Madwoman:  Irene Vilar’s The Ladies’ Gallery.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 31.3 (2010): 103-115. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/frontiers/v031/31.3.kanost.html

"Viewing the Afro-Mexican Female Revolutionary: Francisco Rojas González’s La negra Angustias." Hispania 93.4 (2010): 555–562. http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/hispania/v093/93.4.kanost.html

“The Kansas State Psychiatric Hospital as Heterotopia in La mujer que cayó del

cielo by Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda.” Latin American Literary Review 37.74 (2009): 26-37.

“Translating Ghosts: Reading ‘Cambio de armas’ and ‘Other Weapons’ as Haunted Texts.”  Chasqui 37.2 (2008): 76-87.

“Pasillos sin luz: Reading the Asylum in Nadie me verá llorar by Cristina Rivera Garza.”  Hispanic Review 76.3 (2008): 299-316.  http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/hispanic_review/summary/v076/76.3.kanost.html

“Body Politics in Patrícia Galvão’s Industrial Park.”  Luso-Brazilian Review 43.2 (2006): 90-102. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/luso-brazilian_review/v043/43.2kanost.html