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Erin Hurt

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Main Hall Room 532
720 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm
Summer Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:00pm

Phone: 610-436-2822
Email: english-dept@wcupa.edu


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Erin Hurt

Associate Professor
Main Hall 536
EHurt@wcupa.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., University of North Texas

Interests

  • U.S. Latina/o Literatures
  • 20th-Century American Literatures
  • Women & Gender Studies
  • Public Sphere Theory

Courses Taught

  • Q20: Basic Writing
  • WRT 120: Effective Writing I
  • LIT 165: Topics in Literature
  • LIT 100: Theories of Popular Culture
  • CLS 333: Latina Writing
  • LIT 303: Multi-Ethnic Literature
  • ENG 400: Reading Race, Ethnicity, and Nation in the Graphic Novel
  • ENG 400: The Genre of Chica Lit
  • ENG 400: Literature and the Problem of History
  • ENG 400: Latin@s in Literature and Popular Culture

Selected Publications

"Cultural Citizenship and Agency in the Genre of Chica Lit and Sofia Quintero’s Feminist Intervention." MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. Forthcoming.

Review of Chica Lit: Popular Latina Fiction and Americanization in the Twenty-First Century by Tace Hedrick. MFS: Modern Fiction Studies. Forthcoming.

"Deconstructing 'Real' Love in the Classroom." Radical Teacher 100 (2014): 159-161.

Review of The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States. MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 38.1 (Spring 2013): 171-173. Co-authored with Cherise Pollard.

Review Essay, "The Marketization of Higher Education." College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies 39.2 (Spring 2012): 121-132.

Review of Hooking Up: A Girl's All-Out Guide to Sex and Sexuality, by Amber Madison, and Girls and Sex Education Before the 1960s, by Susan Freeman. Feminist Teacher 20.2 (Winter 2010): 171-174.

"Trading Cultural Baggage for Gucci Luggage: The Ambivalent Latinadad of Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez's The Dirty Girls Social Club." MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 34.3 (Fall 2009): 133-153.

"Theory and Praxis: The Feminist Solidarity Group at UT-Austin." Thirdspace: A Journal of Feminist Theory and Culture 8.1 (Summer 2008). Co-authored with Layne Parish Craig.

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