Deborah N. Cohn | Faculty
Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Associate Professor, American Studies Program
Adjunct Associate Professor, Comparative Literature
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Affiliated Faculty, Latino Studies
Office: Ballantine Hall 870
Ph.D. Hispanic Studies, Brown University, 1996
M.A. Spanish Literature, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1990
- Comparative literatures of the Americas
- Faulkner and Spanish American literature
- the Mexican intellectual infrastructure
- The Latin American Literary Boom and U.S. Nationalism during the Cold War (Vanderbilt UP, forthcoming 2012)
- Look Away!: The U.S. South in New World Studies, co-edited with Jon Smith (Duke, 2004)
- History and Memory in the Two Souths: Recent Southern and Spanish American Fiction (Vanderbilt, 1999)
Selected recent articles
- "The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta and Death in the Andes." Cambridge Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa. Eds. John King and Efraín Kristal. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).
- "P.E.N. and the Sword: U.S.-Latin American Cultural Diplomacy and the 1966 P.E.N. Club Congress." Hemispheric American Studies. Eds. Caroline Levander and Robert Levine. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2008.
- "Combatting Anti-Americanism during the Cold War: Faulkner, the State Department, and Latin America." Mississippi Quarterly 59.3-4 (Summer Fall, 2006 [published 2008]): 396-413.
- "U.S. Southern and Latin American Studies: Postcolonial and Inter-American Approaches." Global South (forthcoming): 38-44.
- "Faulkner, Latin America, and the Caribbean: Influence, Politics, and Academic Disciplines." A Companion to William Faulkner. Ed. Richard Moreland. Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishing (2006). 499-518.
- "U.S. Southern Studies and Latin American Studies: Windows onto Postcolonial Studies." American Literature 78.4 (December 2006): 704-7.
- "A Tale of Two Translation Programs: Politics, the Market, and Rockefeller Funding for Latin American Literature in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s," Latin American Research Review 41.2 (2006): 139-64.
- "'Ridiculous rather than secure': Carlos Fuentes and the McCarran-Walter Act. " Review 71 (2005): 314-27.
- "The Mexican Intelligentsia, 1950-1968: Cosmopolitanism, National Identity, and the State." Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 21.2 (Winter 2005): 141-82.
- Levine, Suzanne Jill (author), and Deborah Cohn (contributor). "The Latin American Novel in English." Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novel. Ed. Efraín Kristal. Cambridge: Cambridge UP (2005): 297-317.
- "William Faulkner’s Ibero-American Novel Project: The Politics of Translation and the Cold War." The Southern Quarterly (Winter 2004): 5-18.
- "Retracing The Lost Steps: The Cuban Revolution, the Cold War, and Publishing Alejo Carpentier in the U.S." CR: The New Centennial Review 3.1 (Spring 2003): 81-108.
- "Faulkner and Spanish America: Then and Now." Faulkner and the Twenty-First Century. Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2000. Eds. Robert Hamblin and Ann Abadie. Jackson, MS: UP of Mississippi, 2003. 50-67.
- AMST G604/HISP S695: Hemispheric and Transnational American Studies
- HISP S708/AMST G751: "So close to the United States": Anxieties of Race, Nation, and Imperialism in Mexico and the Caribbean
- HISP S781/CMLT C611: Faulkner and Spanish American Authors
- HISP S578: Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Spanish American Literature
- HISP S331: The Hispanic World I
- HISP S479: Mexican Literature
Honors and Awards
- Faculty Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2004-2005
- Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, 2004
- Summer FAculty Fellowship, Indiana University, 2004
- President's Arts and Humanities Initiative Grant, Indiana University, 2002
- Grant-in-Aid for Research, Indiana University, 2002
- Rockefeller Archive Center Research Fellowship, 2001-2002
- Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 2001-2002
- William S. Vaughn Fellowship, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University, 2000-2001
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant, held from 1999-2001
- Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l'Aide à la Recherche (Fonds FCAR) Grant 1999-2002.
Current Research Projects
- Creating the Boom's Reputation: The Promotion of the Boom in and by the U.S.
Under contract with Vanderbilt University Press