Barbara Roche Rico, who holds a doctorate from Yale University, is Professor and Chair of English at Loyola Marymount University; she has taught at LMU since 1989. Her research interests include comparative studies of Renaissance authors and, more recently, work on Nicholasa Mohr, Judith Ortíz Cofer, Esmeralda Santiago and other writers of the Puerto Rican Diaspora. The textbook she co-edited with Sandra Mano of UCLA, American Mosaic: Multicultural Readings in Context, is in its third edition. She has presented her work at conferences in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and in Mexico. Her other publications include essays in Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies (reprinted in Latino/a Writing [Routledge] and Short Fiction in Theory and Practice. Transatlantic exchange is a focus of her research and teaching, which have been supported by internal and external grants. She has recently completed a term as a member the National Networking Board of the Lilly Foundation.
Yale University: Ph.D., Renaissance Studies
Yale University: M.Phil., Renaissance Studies
Yale University: B.A., English
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Volume 10, no. 3 (Winter 2017): 105-120.ISBN: 1938: 8209 (print) 1938-8322 (online). Peer reviewed.
Alison Graham-Bertolini and Casey Lee Kayser, eds., Reading Carson McCullers in the Twenty-first Century. New York, Palgrave McMillan, 2016: 213-249.
Reprinted in U.S. Latino/a Writing. A Robert Lee, editor (London: Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group, 2014); Volume IV, pp. 89-106; originally published in Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, 28:3 (2007), pp. 160-79. Full article also reprinted in the Gale Literature Online Database.
Short Fiction in Theory and Practice (UK) Volume 1, Number 2 2011), 201-215. Full article reprinted in Gale Online Database
with Sandra F. Mano, ed. John Alberti, Wellesley Studies in Critical Theory, Literary Theory and Culture, Vol. 3, New York: Garland, 1995.
Renaissance Society of America, Los Angeles, March, 1985; Huntington Library Quarterly, January, 1986