Who Framed Latina/o Literature?: Finding the Body(politic) in Xicoténcatl

Erin Murrah-Mandril

University of Texas Arlington

Erin Murrah-Mandril is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her scholarship focuses on late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century American literature, with an emphasis on Mexican American literature. Murrah-Mandril's peer-reviewed articles have appeared in Aztlán, Arizona Quarterly, Western American Literature, and the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage series. Her current project, In the Mean Time: Temporal Colonization and the Mexican American Literary Tradition, is a book-length examination of Mexican American authors’ ability to navigate the colonizing force of U.S. time that was based on racialized constructions of progress and development in the century following the U.S.-Mexico War.


At the 25th Anniversary of the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Conference in 2017, Jesse Alemán  staged an intervention with scholars: Recover from our addiction to discussions of Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Erin Murrah-Mandril (University of Texas Arlington)

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P48 » Working our Steps: Recovering from the Ruiz de Burton Addiction in the Latinx 19th Century (14:00 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment E)

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