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Margarita Vargas

Associate Professor
903 Clemens Hall
Office Hours: Fall 2017 - on leave
(716) 645-0859
mvargas@buffalo.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1985
  • M.A., University of Kansas, 1982
  • B.A., Yale University, 1979

Courses Regularly Taught

  • SPA 535: Mexican Cinema. Feminism & Film
  • SPA 509: Mexican Theatre & Postmodernism
  • SPA 513: Spanish-American Theatre & Theories of Identity
  • SPA 435: Mexican Cinema: A Cultural, Historical, and Technical View
  • SPA 416: Spanish-American Theatre
  • SPA 311: Survey of Spanish-American Literature

Fields/Research Interests

  • Contemporary Spanish-American theatre
  • Mexican film
  • Feminisms

Selected Publications

  • “The Possibility of Justice: Bárbara Colio’s Antigone in Usted está aquí.” Mediterranean Studies 21.1 (2013): 67-78.
  • “Disrupting Motherhood/Restructuring the Nation: Diana Raznovich’s Casa matriz.” Ámbitos Feministas 1 (otoño 2011): 105-118.
  • “Sexual and Political Disillusion in Y tu mamá también.” Coming of Age on Film: Stories of  Transformation in World Cinema. Ed. Anne Hardcastle, Roberta Morosini, and Kendall B. Tarte. New Castle on Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2009.
  • “El espacio escénico en el mundo homosocial en . . . Y a otra cosa mariposa de Susana Torres Molina.” Espacios de representación. Ed. Lola Proanio. Cádiz, Spain, 2006.
  • “Staging Identity Through Art.” CR: The New Centennial Review 5.3 (winter 2005): 65-82.
  • “La inmanencia y trascendencia de la escritura en María Bonilla.” De márgenes y adiciones: novelistas latinoamericanas de los 90. Ed. Jorge Chen Sham and Isela Chiu-Olivares. San José, Costa Rica: Ediciones Perro Azul, 2004. Pp 181-205.
  • Edited, with Beth Jorgensen. Letras Femeninas 32.1 (summer 2006). Special issue: “Twenty-five Years of Feminist Scholarship by Feministas Unidas: Positions on Gender, Writing, Ethnicity, Identity, and Mother/Sisterhood.”
  • Translated & edited, with Teresa C. Salas. Women Writing Women: An Anthology of Spanish-American Theater of the 1980s. Albany: SUNY Press, 1997.

Affiliations

  • Editorial Board, Latin American Theatre Review
  • Vice President, NEMLA Women’s Caucus