Deborah N. Cohn | Faculty
Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Professor, American Studies Program
Adjunct 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, 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
- “Carlos Fuentes: Fostering Latin American-U.S. Relations during the Boom.” INTI (primavera-otoño 2012).
- “The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta and Death in the Andes.” Cambridge Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa. Ed. John King and Efraín Kristal. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 88-101.
- “Mexico.” The Encyclopedia of the Novel. Ed. Peter Logan, Efraín Kristal, et al. Oxford (UK): Blackwell Publishing, 2011. 515-20.
- “Ghosts of the American Century: The Intellectual, Programmatic, and Institutional Challenges for Transnational/Hemispheric American Studies.” Co-authored with Matthew Guterl. Teaching and Studying the Americas: Cultural Influences from Colonialism to the Present. Ed. Anthony Pinn, Caroline Levander, and Michael Emerson. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2010. 243-62.
- “P.E.N. and the Sword: U.S.-Latin American Cultural Diplomacy and the 1966 P.E.N. Club Congress.” Hemispheric American Studies. Ed. Caroline Levander and Robert Levine. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2008. 206-222.
- “U.S. Southern and Latin American Studies: Postcolonial and Inter-American Approaches.” Global South 1.1 (Winter 2007): 38-44.
- “Combating Anti-Americanism during the Cold War: Faulkner, the State Department, and Latin America.” Mississippi Quarterly 59.3-4 (Summer – Fall 2006): 396-413.
- “Faulkner, Latin America, and the Caribbean: Influence, Politics, and Academic Disciplines.” A Companion to William Faulkner. Ed. Richard Moreland. Oxford (UK): Blackwell, 2006. 499-518.
- “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.
- “U.S. Southern Studies and Latin American Studies: Windows onto Postcolonial Studies.” American Literature 78.4 (December 2006): 704-7.
- “’Ridiculous rather than secure’: Carlos Fuentes and the McCarran-Walter Act.” Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas 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. Ed. 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.