Marie Enright holds a PhD from UCLA in Romance Linguistics and Literature. Her areas of teaching and research include Spanish language instruction at all levels, gender studies, 19th- and 20th-century Spanish literature, nationalism, marginality, exoticism, postcolonial Francophone literature, and postcolonial theory. Her research explores identity and representation through questions of gender, nation, language, race and space. She has studied in Mexico, France and Morocco and has traveled extensively in Latin America and Europe. Dr. Enright also teaches a General Education Seminar in the Arts on “Surrealism in France, Spain and Mexico” and a Maymester course overseas “Cultural Convergence in Granada and Marrakech”. She is a member of the Modern Language Association, the American Institute of Maghrebi Studies, and the Rotary Club of Downtown Los Angeles.
- Ph.D. Romance Linguistics and Literature, UCLA, 2011
- M.A. Romance Linguistics and Literature, UCLA, 2004
- B.A. Romance Languages and Literature, Carleton College, 1999
Summary Statement of Research Interests
My areas of research and expertise are diverse and include 19th and 20th century Peninsular Literature, Contemporary Latin American Literature, Postcolonial Francophone Literature and Postcolonial Theory. I am also interested in Gender Studies, Gendered Urban Spaces, Nationalism, Marginality, and Power Relations. The title of my dissertation is “Bridging the Straits of Gibraltar: Nationalism, Myth and Gender in Contemporary Peninsular and Maghrebi Literatures”. I work in different languages and geographic areas, and my research focuses on bridging cultural, linguistic and literary divides between Spain, France, North Africa and the Americas.
I have developed and teach a General Education Seminar in the Arts on “Surrealism in France, Spain and Mexico” and a Maymester course “Cultural Convergence in Granada and Marrakech”.
19th and 20th century Peninsular Literature, Contemporary Latin American Literature, Contemporary Francophone Literature, Gender Studies, Nationalism, Marginality, Surrealism