University of Mississippi

Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra

Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University. Research interests include: theories of aesthetics and politics, genre and narrative theory as well as postcolonial studies and theories of World, comparative, and transnational approaches to literature. Dr. Armillas teaches courses on World Literature, postcolonial studies, and genre (including: magical realism, the short story).

Education:

  • Ph.D., New York University (Comparative Literature, 2012)
  • M.A., New York University (Comparative Literature, 2007)
  • B.A., The George Washington University (English and Creative Writing, 2005)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Anglophone and Francophone African literature
  • Latin American literature and culture
  • Postcolonial literature and theory
  • World literature and translation studies

Recent and Forthcoming Publications:

  • “The Dictator and his Objects: The Status of the Fetish in the African Dictator-Novel.” Oppositional Arts: Unmasking the African Dictator. Ed. Gichingiri Ndigirigi. Tennessee Studies in Literature. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P. (Fall 2014)
  • “The Unfaithful Chronicler: On Writing about the Dictator in Henri Lopès’s Le Pleurer-rire.” Oppositional Arts: Unmasking the African Dictator. Ed. Gichingiri Ndigirigi. Tennessee Studies in Literature. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P. pp. 186-209. (Fall 2014)
  • Guest Editor (and Introduction). The Global South 7.2. “Dislocations.” (Summer 2014)
  • “Beyond Metaphor: Juana Manuela Gorriti and Discourses of the Nation Under Juan Manuel de Rosas.” Latin American Literary Review 82.42 (June-December 2013)
  • Book Review: In the Name of the Mother: Reflections on Writers and Empire and Globalectics: Theory and the Politics of Knowing by Ngugi wa Thiong’o. e-misférica 11.1: “The Decolonial Gesture” (Summer 2014)
  • Book Review: The Nation Writ Small: African Fictions and Feminisms 1958-1988 by Susan Z. Andrade. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 33.1 (2013): 125-126

 

Office:

Bondurant C 220

915-7670

marmilla at olemiss.edu