Stephanie Fetta

Assistant Professor, Spanish


Research and Teaching Interests

Professor Fetta specializes in Chicana/o and Latina/o literatures from a hemispheric perspective. Chicana/o and Latina/o literatures are an expression of indigenous, mestizo, and the Euroamerican social fabric of the Americas.  She deciphers social systems of oppression through these literatures, unpacking subaltern literary techniques resistant to hegemonic discourse. Her current scholarship looks at the role of shame as an emotive tool, socially cultivated to control marginalized peoples.  Professor Fetta notices that shame is paradigmatic in Chicana/o and Latina/o literatures. She is developing an emphasis on the indigenous in Chicana/o and Latina/o cultural production. Professor Fetta has written on the indigenous in Chicana/o cultural production, the Mexican indigenous, the Filipino in Chicana/o cultural memory, and Chicana/o aesthetic and indigenous spirituality. 




Publications

First Book

Chicano/Latino Literary Prize: An Anthology of Prize-Winning Fiction, Poetry, and Drama.

Editor, Stephanie Fetta

Articles and Reviews

“Teaching the Work of Andrés Montoya” in Latino/a Literature in the Classroom: Twenty-First-Century approaches to Teaching. Routledge Press. Forthcoming, 2016.

“Disability, Domestic Workers and Disappearance in Octavio Solís’s Lydia.” Chicana/Latina Studies Journal, 2015.

Review of Transnational Borderlands in Women’s Global Networks: The Making of Cultural Resistance. Editors Clara Roman-Odio and Marta Sierra. Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures. 66: 4, 2012.

“How Does An Other Write anOther? The Filipino in Alfredo Véa’s The Silver Cloud Café." One World Periphery Reads the Other: Knowing the Oriental in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. Editor Ignacio López-Calvo. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.

Review of Conducting A Life: The Theatre of Maria Irene Fornes. Gestos, Journal of Latin American Theater, 2002.

Review of José, Can You See: Latinos On and Off Broadway, Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez, Gestos, Journal of Latin American Theater, 2001.

“Ray Gonzalez’s Memory Fever: Elucidation, Fantasy, or Confusion?” in Literatura Chicana: Reflexiones y Ensayos Criticos.  Eds. Rosa Morillas Sanchez and Manuel Villar Raso.  Granada:  Cultura y Sociedad Editorial Comares, 2000. pp.129-144.




Courses

LAS 481/SPA 481 Introduction to Latino Literature in the US


NAS 400/SPA 400 Latin@ Literature and Visuality


SPA 681 Latin@ Literature and the Body




Education

  • Ph.D., Chican@ and Latin@ literatures, University of California, Irvine, (advanced with distinction)
  • Cornell University, Institute of Critical Theory
  • M.A., University of California, Irvine, Spanish literature
  • Universidad de Madrid, la Complutense, Certificate of Language and Culture
  • La Sorbonne, Certificate of Language and Culture
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine, Spanish Literature, minor in French literature (graduated magna cum laude)




Career

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Syracuse University, 2011-present.




International Conferences

“Visual Images and Ethnic Sounds: How We Make Latinidad”, Modern Language Association (MLA) 2015 annual convention, Vancouver, Canada. (2015)

“Interrogating Empathy: Orientalism, Latin@ Literature, and Neuroscience”, Orientalisms in the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian World conference, University of California, Wellesley, and Waseda University, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. (2014)

“Chican@ Literature, Affect Theory, and the Case for Alternate Reading Practices.” University of California, Merced/University of Fez. Fez, Morocco. (2012)

“Dystopia in Latin@ Literature.” Instituto Franklin/University of Toledo. Toledo, Spain. (2012)

“The Biopolitics of Brown: A Case study in Latin@ Literature.” Critical Criminology and Justice Studies Conference. California State, San Marcus, San Diego State University and the School of Urban and Public Affairs University of Texas-Arlington. Vancouver, B.C. (2011)

“Can ‘Right Relation’ Be Built on Shame? An Interdisciplinary Inquiry Into Shame Practices, Latino Ethnicity, and Restorative Justice. Part II.” Western Society of Criminology. 35th Annual Conference. Vancouver, B.C. (2011)

“Raza y plaga en la obra de Alejandro Morales.” 7th International Conference on Chicano Literature, University of Alcalá. Madrid, Spain. (2010)




National Conferences

Invited presentation.  “Advising”. Roundtable discussion. Mujeres Activas en Letras y Ciencias Sociales (MALCS) writing workshop. New Mexico College, Española. (2014)

Invited Talk. “Disability and Disappearance in Octavio Solís’s Lydia.” Colgate University. Hamilton, NY. (2013)

Invited Key Note Address. Lambda Sigma Upsilon. Cornell University. (2013)

“Disability and Disappearance in Octavio Solís’s Lydia.” Mujeres Activas en Letras y Ciencias Sociales (MALCS) writing workshop. Columbus, Ohio. (2013)

“Challenging Indigeneity in Latin@ Literature.” Mujeres Activas en Letras y Ciencias Sociales (MALCS)/Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio. (2013)

“Shame and Spirituality in Andrés Montoya’s The Ice Worker Sings.” Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY. (2013)

“Shame and Spirituality in Andrés Montoya’s The Ice Worker Sings.” John Jay College of Criminal Justice. NYC, NY. (2013)

Invited Talk. “Fear and Loathing of Brown: Latin@ Literature Reveals Racial Politics.” University of New Hampshire. Durham, NH. (2012)

“The Beauty of Shame: Cherríe Moraga’s ‘Heroes and Saints.’” Mujeres Activas en Letras y Ciencias Sociales (MALCS)/University of California, Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA. (2013)

“Shame and Latin@ Literature Neurologically, Experientially.” Northeast Consortium of Latin@ Scholars. Wells College. MA. (2012)

“Fear and Loathing of the Brown Subject: Orientalizing Ontology and the Psychosomatics of Race”. 3rd Conference on Orientalisms and the Asian and Arab Diasporas: Imaging the “Oriental” in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. University of California, Merced. Merced, California. (2011)

“La facultad Reveals the Beauty of Shame: Aesthetic of the Body in Chican@ and Latin@ Plays.” Gloria Anzaldúa Conference. University of Texas, San Antonio. San Antonio, Texas. (2010)

“Can ‘Right Relation’ Be Built on Shame? An Interdisciplinary Inquiry Into Shame Practices, Latino Ethnicity, and Restorative Justice.” Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability. San Diego State University. San Diego, California. (2010)

“Sowing Spirit with Brown: El Bracero Walks with el Filipino in Alfredo Véa’s Silvercloud Café.” UC Merced. Merced, California. (2009)

“Shame as a Technology of Racialization in Chicana/o and Latina/o Literatures.” ACLA. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (2009)




Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor. Syracuse University. Latina/o Literatures. (2011 to present)

Lecturer. UC Irvine. Chicano/Latino Studies II. (2010)

Teaching Fellow.  UC Irvine. (2001)

Designed and taught upper division class entitled “Gender, Ethnicity, and Chicano and U.S. Latino Literatures.”  Department of Chicano/Latino Studies, Department of Women’s Studies, and Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Teaching Fellow.  UC Irvine. (1999)

Programmed and taught “Introduction to Chicano/U.S. Latino Literatures.” Department of Spanish and Portuguese.