Erin Hurt

Erin Hurt

Professor; Department Chair
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. Latinx Literatures
  • 20th-Century American Literatures
  • Women & Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies

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
  • WGS 225: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

Selected Publications

Edited Volumes

2019. Hurt, Erin, editor. Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre. Routledge, 2019. Introduction. pp 150-174. “Conclusion: Reading Neoliberal Fairy Tales.” pp 203-210.

Articles

2019. Re-printing of “Deconstructing ‘Real’ Love in the Classroom” in Radical Teacher 113, Winter 2019, pp 94-96. Selected for inclusion in a retrospective devoted to Radical Teacher’s Teaching Notes feature.

2017.  “Cultural Citizenship and Agency in the Genre of Chica Lit and Sofia Quintero's Feminist Intervention.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 42.1 (2017): 7-31. Print.  

2014. “Deconstructing ‘Real’ Love in the Classroom.” Radical Teacher 100 (2014): 159-161.

2009. “Trading Cultural Baggage for Gucci Luggage: The Ambivalent Latinidad of Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez’s The Dirty Girls Social Club.” MELUS 34.3 (Fall 2009): 133-153.

2009. "Theory and Praxis: The Feminist Solidarity Group at UT-Austin" with Layne Craig. Thirdspace. (Spring 2009). < http://www.thirdspace.ca/journal/article/view/craig/227>

Book Chapters

Forthcoming. “United Against Sexual Abuse: Building Alliances Between Unions and Title IX Enforcement Offices.” Co-written with Seth Kahn. Working for our Values: Academic Labor Outside the College Classroom, edited by Kirsti Cole and Holly Hassel. Routledge.

2019. “The White Terry McMillan: Centering Black Women
Within Chick Lit’s Genealogy.” Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre. Routledge, 2019, pp 150-174.

2019. “Interview with Kavita Daswani.” Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre. Routledge, 2019, pp 193-196.

2019. “Interview with Kim Wong Keltner.” Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre. Routledge, 2019, pp 197-202.

2019. “Interview with Sofia Quintero.” Theorizing Ethnicity and Nationality in the Chick Lit Genre. Routledge, 2019, pp 203-210.

Solicited Reviews

2017. Chica Lit: Popular Latina Fiction and Americanization in the Twenty-First Century by Tace Hedrick. MFS: Modern Fiction Studies. 63.3 (Fall 2017): 585-588.

2013. The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States. Ed. Miriam Jiménez Román and Juan Flores. Erin Hurt; Cherise A. Pollard. MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. 38.1 (2013): 171-173.

2012. “The Marketization of Higher Education.” College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies. 39.2 (Spring 2012): 121-132.

Reviews

2010. Hooking Up: A Girl’s All-Out Guide to Sex and Sexuality by Amber Madison and Sex Goes to School: Girls and Sex Education before the 1960s by Susan K. Freeman. Feminist Teacher 20.2 (2010): 171-74.

2008. Resistance Literature by Barbara Harlow. Ethnic and Third World Literature Review of Books 8 (Spring 2008): 71-72.

2007. The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, and Carnality by Elizabeth A. Povinelli.  Ethnic and Third World Literature Review of Books 7 (Spring 2007): 32-33.

2006. Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination by Joanne Barker.  Special issue of Studies in the Humanities (Dec. 2006): 307-08.

 

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