Vanessa Fonseca

Asst Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2780
Affiliated Faculty
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2780
Asst Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2780

Biography

Vanessa Fonseca is an assistant professor of English whose work focuses on layered colonial relationships in pre-Chicana/o and Chicana/o literature and cultural production in the southwest United States. At ASU, Fonseca teaches courses on film in the American Southwest, Indigenous literature, Chicana/o literature, and American ethnic literature. She is a core faculty member of the M.A. in Narrative Studies program. She also is an affiliate faculty member of the School of Transborder Studies, the School of International Letters and Cultures and the Department of English at ASU Tempe.

Professor Fonseca co-directs the Following the Manito Trail Project, which looks at the Hispanic New Mexican, or Manito, diaspora from the mid 19th century to the present. She seves on the editorial board for Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures and is the Membership Coordinator for MALCS (Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social).

Education

  • Ph.D. Spanish Cultural Studies, Arizona State University
  • M.A. Hispanic Southwest Studies, University of New Mexico
  • B.A. Spanish; minor: Business Management, University of New Mexico

Videos

Following the Manito Trail on Wyoming Signatures

Research Interests

Fonseca's research interests include Chicana/o literature, Indigenous literature, Nuevomexicana/o literature, oral history and storytelling, testimonio, and place studies related to notions of home and querencia. 

 

 

 

 

Publications

BOOKS

Rosales, Jesús and Vanessa Fonseca. Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature: Literary and Cultural Essays. The Ohio State University Press, 2017.

 

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

Fonseca, Vanessa. "Donde mi amor se ha quedado": Narratives of Sheepherding among the Wyoming Manito Trail." Annals of Wyoming, Forthcoming.

Fonseca, Vanessa. "El tercer espacio y el mestizaje en el método poscolonial para la liberación del pueblo chicano en Los muertos también cuentan (1995) de Miguel Méndez." Revista de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española. 9: (2016) 235-247.

Henkel Scott and Vanessa Fonseca. "Fearless Speech and the Discourse of Civility in Salt of the Earth." Chiricú. 1.1: (Fall 2016) 19-38.

Chang, Aurora., V. Fonseca, L.Soto, & D. Cardona. "Writing for Publication: Latina Faculty/Staff of Color Testimonios on Scholarship Production." Chicana/Latina Studies. 15.2 (Spring 2016) 125-149.

Fonseca, Vanessa. El espacio de la Libertad y la heróe chicana en González and Daughter Trucking Co. de María Amparo Escandón." Puentes. 8: (Spring 2011) 80-90.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Fonseca, Vanessa. "Images, Identities, and Realities in Romance of a Little Village Girl (1955) by Cleofas Jaramillo and Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera (1955) by Norma Cantú." Word Images: A Norma Elía Cantú Reader. Ed. Gabriela Gutiérrez y Muhs. University of Arizona Press. Forthcoming.

Fonseca, Vanessa. "La intersección de la vida política y literaria en la novelas Al filo del agua (1947) y Las vueltas del tiempo (1973) de Agustín Yañéz." Bold Heroes and Noble Bandidas. Ed. Gary Keller. Bilingual Review Press. Forthcoming.

Fonseca, Vanessa. "El legado cultural nuevomexicano en los pueblos abandonados: los cuentos del valle del Río Puerco y Atarque, NM en Recuerdos de los viejitos: Tales from the Río Puerco (1987) por Nasario García y Atarque: Now All is Silent (2007) por Pauline Chávez-Bent." Crossing the Borders of Imagination. Ed. María del Mar Ramón Torrijos. Instituto Franklin, 2014. 203-216.

Fonseca, Vanessa. "Rosaura Sánchez, crítica marxista y máxima expresión del La Jolla Circle: sus contribuciones a la crítica chicana, la sociolingüística y la recuperación de la obra decimonónica de María Amparo Ruiz de Burton." Chican@s y mexican@s norteñ@s: Bi-Borderlands Dialogues on Literary and Cultural Production. Eds. Graciela Silva-Rodríguez and Manuel de Jesús Hernández-G., México D.F: Ediciones Eón, 2012. 73-110.

 

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 359Indigenous American Literature
ENG 363Transborder Chicano Literature
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 359Indigenous American Literature
ENG 363Transborder Chicano Literature
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 333American Ethnic Literature
ENG 334Am Southwest Literature & Film
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 359Indigenous American Literature
ENG 363Transborder Chicano Literature