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Mark Frisch

Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Department of Modern Languages

Fisher Hall 205A
Phone: 412.396.6405
frisch@duq.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, The University of Michigan, 1985
M.A., English and Comparative Literature, Purdue University, 1977
B.A., Humanities, University of Minnesota, 1972
Publications

Books:

You Might Be Able to Get There From Here: Reconsidering Borges and the Postmodern, Farleigh Dickinson UP, 2004.

William Faulkner--su influencia en la literatura hispanoamericana: Mallea, Rojas, Yáñez, y García Márquez. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Corregidor, S.A.I.C.I. y E., 1993.

Articles and Chapters in Book:

Contribution to Twentieth Century Literary Criticism series published by Layman Poupard Publishing. Section on Mexican Playwright Rodolfo Usigli. In Press.

"Cartas del parque de García Márquez y Gutiérrez Alea y Cyrano de Begerac: Del amor, el artista y la poesía. INTI:Revista de Literatura Hispánica. 79-80. pp. 151-59. 2014

"La casa de Asterión,' ‘La biblioteca de Babel,' and Two Poems: A Look at Borges' Methods." Rondas Literarias de Pittsburgh
2011. Gregorio C. Martín, Editor. Grelin Press: New Kensington, PA 15068. 165-174. 2012.

"Re-reading the Past: Fiction and Historical Discourse in Borges and Rodolfo Usigli's El gesticulador and Corona de sombra.
Variaciones Borges 32, 2011.

"As I Lay Dying in Cross Cultural Contexts" in Approaches to the Teaching of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. Eds. Patrick
O'Donnell and Lynda Zwinger. New York: Modern Languages Association, 2011.

"An Introductory, Interdisciplinary Holocaust Course: A Look Back at the Successes and Challenges" Learn, Teach, Prevent:
Holocaust Education in the 21st Century. Ethel Le Frak Holocaust Education Conference. Ed. Carol Rittner, Wendy Whitworth,Managing Ed. Laurel Valley Graphics, Seton Hill University Seton Hill, PA, 2010. 186-201.

Dictionary of Latin American Theater. Eds. Eladio Cortes and Mirta Barrea Marlys (In Charge of Section on Nicaraguan Theater). Greenwood Press, 2003.

"Faulkner and Latin American Literature." In William Faulkner Encyclopedia. Greenwood Press, 1999.

"Nature, Postmodernity, and the Real Marvelous: Faulkner, Quiroga, Mallea, Rulfo, Carpentier." The Faulkner Journal. Volume XI, 1 & 2, Fall 95/Spring 96.

"Teaching One Hundred Years of Solitude with The Sound and the Fury." Teaching Faulkner. No. 9, Spring 1996.

Dictionary of Mexican Literature (Collaborator). Eladio Cortés, General Editor. Greenwood Press, Inc., 1992.

"A Latin American Postmodernism? A Borges Perspective" Twentieth Century Literature Conference, Louisville, KY (Feb. 2002)

"Borges and Nabokov's Lolita: Reality as Fictional Dream Image," Cincinnati Romance Review, Spring 1990.

"Absurdity, Death and the Search for Meaning in Two of Elena Garro's Novels." In A Different Reality: Studies in the Work of Elena Garro. Anita Stoll, Editor. Bucknell University Press, 1990.

"Self Definition and Redefinition in the New World: William Faulkner and the Hispanic American Novel. "Crítica Hispánica, V. 12, Nos. 1-2, (1990), pp. 115-31.

"Self Definition and Redefinition in the New World: Coover's The Universal Baseball Association and Borges." Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura, Spring 1989, V. 4, No. 2 pp. 13-20.

"International Poe Bibliography - 1988" (Collaborator). Poe Studies, Fall 1989.

"International Poe Bibliography - 1987" (Collaborator). Richard Kopley, Compiler. Poe Studies, V. 21, No. 1, June 1988, pp. 5-20.

Courses

Latin-American Literature:

  • Trends in Latin-American Literature
  • Garcia Marquez in Film and Literature
  • Latin-American Short Fiction

World Literature:

  • New Voices, Questions, Realities
  • Perspectives on the Holocaust
  • Modernism and the Postmodern Turn
  • U.S. and Latin-American Literature

Spanish Language:

  • Spanish 101, 102, 201 and 202
Conference Presentations

"Waiting" in El coronel no tiene quien le escriba, Kafka, Borges and Others" Congreso International de l a ALDEEU. New York City, June 3-5, 2016.

"La historia oficial, Borges, and Ibsen's A Doll House: Film, Literature, and the Dirty War". Asociación de Licenciados y Doctorados Españoles en Estados Unidos (ALDEEU). Segovia, Spain, July 2015.

"To Wait or Not to Wait: ‘Waiting' in Borges, Beckett, and Wiesel" Kentucky Foreign Language Conference University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY, April 2015.

"El arte de la novela según Vargas Llosa." Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA., September 19 -20, 2014.

"Cartas a un joven novelista: Vargas Llosa como escritor - crítico transatlántico. Congreso Perú Transatlántico. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima Perú, July 15-18, 2014.

"Borges, La historia oficial and Postmodern-Postcolonial Historical Discourse," AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) Conference, San José, Costa Rica, July 2008.

"Postmodern/Postcolonial Historical Discourse: Borges and Usigli's El gesticulador." IV Congreso Transatlántico, Brown University, Providence, RI, April 2008."Cartas del Parque y Cyrano: el redefinir del amor y una defensa de la poesía. "Congreso Cuba Transatlántica. Havana, Cuba, June 2013.

"La historia oficial, Borges, y Casa de muñeca de Ibsen: La confluencia de influencias" dispares." Congreso del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana. Cádiz, Spain, July 2-6, 2012.

"'La casa de Asterión,' ‘La biblioteca de Babel,' and Two Poems: A Look at Borges' Methods." Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Pittsburgh, 2011.

"Reza Read Borges" V Congreso Transatlántico - Brown University Transatlantic Project Providence, RI, April 2010.

"Re-reading the Past: Fiction and Historical discourse in Borges and Rodolfo Usigli's Corona de sombra" Borges and Us: Then and Always, Hofstra University, November 13-14, 2009.

"An Introductory, Interdisciplinary Holocaust Course: A Look Back at the Successes and Challenges" Ethel Le Frak Holocaust Education Conference on "Holocaust Education in the 21st Century, National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education, Seton Hill University Seton Hill, PA., October 25-27, 2009.

"Borges, La historia oficial and Postmodern / Postcolonial Historical Discourse." American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. San José, Costa Rica, July 2008.

"Postmodern / Postcolonial Historical Discourse: Borges and Usigli's El gesticulador." Cuarto Congreso Transatlántico - Brown University Transatlantic Project, Providence, RI, April 2008.

"Pedro Páramo, Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, and Postmodernism." Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Convention, San Diego, CA., August 2007.

"An Introductory, Interdisciplinary Holocaust Course: The Advantages and Challenges." Emerging Issues in Holocaust Education: Seventh Holocaust Education Conference, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA., November 2006.

"Cien años de soledad," the Postmodern, and Borges. American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Acapulco,
Mexico, July/August 2004.

"Borges and the Labyrinth: A Postmodern Balance" Kentucky Foreign Language Conference Lexington, KY., April, 2004.

"A Latin American Postmodernism? A Borges Perspective" Twentieth Century Literature Conference, Louisville, KY., Feb. 2002.

"Borges, Politics and the Postmodern." American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Convention, SanJuan, Puerto Rico, August 2000."'El Aleph': Modernist and Postmodernist Sensibilities" Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, IL.,
Dec. 1999.

"Women, Feminism, Postmodernity, and Borges" Conference of American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Madrid, Spain, Aug. 1998.

"Milkman Pieces Together the Past: Story, Myth, History, and Borges in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. Modern Language
Association Convention, San Francisco, December 1998.

"Postmodernism, History and Borges." Twentieth Century Literature Conference, Louisville, KY., Feb. 1995.

"The Sacred, the Profane and Postmodernism: An Examination of Selected Writings of Faulkner and Borges." International Conference on the Sacred and the Profane in Literature and the Visual Arts, Including Cinema. West Georgia College, Carrollton, Georgia, October, 1995.

"Postmodernism, History, and Borges" Twentieth Century Literature Conference, Louisville, KY., Feb. 1995.

Selected Awards and Honors

Duquesne University National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Course Development, 2005-2006.

Duquesne University Presidential Scholarship Award, June 1998.Fulbright Fellowship to Lecture in Argentina, Spring 1996.

Fulbright Fellowship to Lecture in Argentina, Spring 1996.

Fulbright Fellowship to Lecture in Argentina, Fall 1987.

Noble J. Dick Grant, Duquesne University, Fall 1986.