- English Faculty
- James P. Carson
- Jennifer Clarvoe
- Adele Davidson
- Kathleen Fernando
- Ivonne M. García
- Thomas Hawks
- Sarah J. Heidt
- Lewis Hyde
- William F. Klein
- P.F. Kluge
- Deborah Laycock
- Perry Lentz
- Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky
- David Lynn
- Ellen S. Mankoff
- Theodore O. Mason Jr.
- Jesse E. Matz
- Janet McAdams
- Kim McMullen
- Pashmina Murthy
- Rosemary O'Neill
- Elizabeth Rogers
- Roger Rosenblatt
- Jené Schoenfeld
- Natalie Shapero
- Judy R. Smith
- Patricia Vigderman
- Katharine Weber
Ivonne M. García
Assistant Professor of English
Lentz House 105
740-427-5214 fax firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivonne García's personal web page.
Ivonne M. García specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. literature, postcolonial, and Latin@ studies, with an emphasis on issues of nation, race, gender, and ethnicity. Her teaching and research are interdisciplinary and mainly influenced by frameworks of discourse analysis, including transhemispheric and post-nationalist approaches.
She joined the Kenyon College faculty in autumn of 2006 and was awarded a Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship by Kenyon for 2007-08. In 2011, she won the Whiting Teaching Fellowship, a one-year leave granted for research and awarded to junior tenure-track faculty at Kenyon in recognition of excellence in teaching. In addition, she was also selected for the Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award. Also in 2011, her essay, "Transnational Crossings: Sophia Hawthorne's Authorial Persona from The Cuba Journal to Notes in England and Italy," won the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society's award for best essay by a junior faculty member or graduate student.
Before completing her doctoral studies at The Ohio State University, Dr. García was an award-winning newspaper and news media journalist and editor in Puerto Rico.
Areas of Expertise
nineteenth-century U.S. literature, postcolonial studies, Latin@ studies
Ph.D., The Ohio State University (English)
M.A., English, The Ohio State University
M.Ed., Administration, Planning and Social Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education
A.B., History and Literature of Latin America, Harvard University
"Transnational Crossings: Sophia Hawthorne's Authorial Persona from the 'Cuba Journal' to Notes in England and Italy," Nathaniel Hawthorne Review 37 No.2 - Fall 2011, Ed. Julie Hall and Monika M. Elbert.
"Anticipating Colonialism: American Letters from Puerto Rico and Cuba, 1831-1835," Letters and Cultural Transformations in the United States, 1760-1860. Eds. Theresa Strouth Gaul and Sharon M. Harris. Ashgate, 2009.
"Laboring to Globalize a First-Year Writing Program" (with Wendy Hesford and Eddie Singleton). Interrupting the Program: Critical Questions in Writing Program Administration. Eds. Jeanne Gunner and Donna Strickland. Boynton/Cook, 2009.
"Puerto Ricans Find 'Dream' Elusive," published in The Columbus Dispatch, August 2009.
Review of Ambassadors of Culture: The Transamerican Origins of Latino Writing by Kirsten Silva Gruesz. American Periodicals 15.1 (2005): 114-116.
"With the Eyes That Are Given Me: Feminist Transcendentalism and Trans-colonial Poetics in Sophia Peabody's The Cuba Journal," under consideration for an edited book collection, titled Exaltadas: A Female Genealogy of Transcendentalism, Eds. Jana Argersinger and Phyllis Cole.
Current Book Project:
"Haunted by Cuba: U.S. Imperialism, Slavery, and the American Colonial Gothic, 1830-1898" (manuscript under advance contract with Northwestern University Press).
English 103/104 Narrating the Nation
English 103/104 The Craft of Truth
English 265 Imagined Nations: Postcolonial Approaches to Literature
English 272 Becoming American: U.S. Literature, Origins to 1865
English 273 Introduction to Latin@ Literature and Film
English 282 Beyond Borders: Intro to Trans-American Literature
English 284 Demons, Great Whites and Aliens: Representing American Fear
English 381 Another America: Narratives of the Hemisphere
English 383 Literary Amazons: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers\
English 471 National and Transnational Anxieties in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Work