Dr. Sara E. Cooper
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND ACHIEVEMENT
(Peer-Reviewed unless otherwise indicated)
Book reviews say this is a "landmark collection" and ""Finalmente, the hole in the canon has been filled by Tortilleras, a book as fierce as the women it chronicles." "Examining carefully the works of a range of lesbian writers and performance artists, including Carmelita Tropicana and Christina Peri Rossi, among others, the contributors create a picture of the complicated and multi-textured contributions of Latina and Hispanic lesbians to literature and culture." http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/1574_reg.html
- “Burning Down the Canon: Queer Family and Queer Text in Flaming Iguanas.” Ciberletras 16 (January 2007). Eds. Susana Haydu (Yale) & Cristina Arambel-Guiñazú (Lehman College, CUNY). http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ciberletras/
- “Teaching Transgender in Women’s Studies: Snarls and Strategies." Journal of Lesbian Studies 10.1-2 (2006): 151-180. Published simultaneously as Challenging Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, Intersectional, and Queer Perspectives. Ed. Angela Pattatucci Aragón. New York: Haworth, 2006. Co-authored with Connor Trebra.
- "Irreverent Humor in Post-Revolutionary Cuban Fiction: The Case of Mirta Yáñez." Cuban Studies Volume 37 (2006): 33-55.
- "Women in Cuban Revolution," "Mariana Grajales," "Celia Sánchez," Vilma Espín," Haydee Santamaría," and "Melba Hernández." Women and War: A Historical Encyclopedia from Antiquity to the Present. Ed. Bernard Cook. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2006.
- The Ties That Bind: Questioning Family Dynamics and Family Discourse in Hispanic Literature and Film. Ed. Sara E. Cooper. Lanham: University Press of America 2004.
- "Queering Family: Achy Obejas's 'We Came All the Way From Cuba So You Could Dress Like That?'" Chasqui. . 32.2 (November 2003): 76-88.
- Translations of stories by Mirta Yáñez. "To Tell a Christmas Tale," Nothing But the Airs," and "Anagnorisis." Close Your Eyes and Soar: Cuban Women Write. . Ed. Mary Berg. White Pine Press October 2003.
- "Cuba." IN Women's Issues in North America and
the Caribbean. Editor-in-Chief Cheryl Kalny. Women's Issues Worldwide
Series. Series Editor Lynn Walter. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood, 2003.
- "Bridging Sexualities: Cherríe Moragas Giving Up the Ghost and Alma Lópezs Digital Art." Confluencia. Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 18.2 (Spring 2003): 69-84. (key journal in Hispanic Studies)
- "The Lesbian family in Christina Peri Rossi's 'El testigo': A Study in Utopia and Infiltration." Tortilleras: Hispanic and Latina Lesbian Expression. Eds. Lourdes Torres and Inmaculada Pertusa. Philadelphia: Temple P, 2003.
- "Forging a Family Discourse in Marilene Felinto's The Women of Tijucopapo." Reading the Family Dance: Family Systems Therapy and the Literary Study. Eds. John V. Knapp and Kenneth Womack. Newark: U of Delaware Press, 2003. 171-93.
- "WebQuiz Self Tests." Repase y Escriba, Curso Avanzado de gramática y composición, 4th Edition. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. (Co-authored with Rony Garrido; Available online for purchasers of textbook)
- "Entrevista con Mirta Yáñez: Una manera de pensar diferente." Ciberletras: Revista de crítica literaria y de cultura 7 (July 2002). http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ciberletras/
- Included in "Issues in Teaching." for PMLA Millenium Issue 2000, p. 2052.
- "Great Neighbors." ( Tania Jamardo Faillace); "Copacabana, 5-7 a. m." (Regina Célia Colônia). Urban Voices: Contemporary Short Stories from Brazil. Ed. Cristina Ferreira-Pinto. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1999.
- "Albertico" (short story). Masque: An Art and Literary Journal of Queer Expression 2.1 (Fall 1997) 7-8.
- "La familia lesbiana: ¿Utopía infiltrada?" Mujeres latinoamericanas del siglo XX: Historia y Cultura. Tomo II. Iztapalapa, Mexico and Havana, Cuba: UNAM-Iztapalapa and Casa de las Americas, 1998. 21-29.
- "El fuego y la leyenda del ave Fénix: Destrucción y renovación en El reino de este mundo." Dactylus 14 (1995): 54-69.
- "Family Systems and National Subversion in Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits." Interdisciplinary Literary Studies. Forthcoming Spring 2009.
- Review of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel. With Rosa A. Martínez. Journal of Lesbian Studies. 2008.
- Editing special volume of the Journal of Lesbian Studies on the topic The Lesbian Image in International Popular Culture. 2009.
- Sapphic modernities: sexuality, women, and national culture, ed. by Laura Doan and Jane Garrity. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. Choice Febrbuary 2007.
- “Detecting Dangerous Damas.” A review of With Her Machete in Her Hand: Reading Chicana Lesbians by Catrióna Rueda Esquibel. Journal of Lesbian Studies.
- Empanada, A Play. Anel I. Flores. Feministas Unidas 26.2 (Fall 2006). Forthcoming.
- Being and blackness in Latin America: uprootedness and improvisation. Fox, Patricia D. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Summer 2006.
- Cosmopolitanisms and Latin America: Against the Destiny of Place. Jacqueline Loss. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. September 2006.
- Remembering maternal bodies: melancholy in Latina and Latin American women's writing. Trigo, Benigno. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. July 2006.
- The Chronicles of Panchita Villa and Other Guerrillas. Tey Diana Rebolledo. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Spring 2006.
- Julia Alvarez: writing a new place on the map. Johnson, Kelli Lyon. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Spring 2006.
- Nature, neo-colonialism, and the Spanish American regional writers. French, Jennifer L. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. . Fall 2005.
- Linking the Americas: race, hybrid discourses and the reformulation of feminine identity. Feracho, Lesley. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Summer 2005.
- " Selling Sexuality: New Selections in Cuban/Caribbean Cultural Studies." Review of The Culture of Gender and Sexuality in the Caribbean. Edited by Linden Lewis. and The Logic of Fetishism: Alejo Carpentier and the Cuban Tradition. By James J. Pancrazio.. Cuban Studies . 2005
- Literary Amazonia: modern writing by Amazonian authors. . ed. by Nicomedes Suárez-Araúz. . Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Fall 2004.
- Humoring resistance: laughter and the excessive body in contemporary Latin American women's fiction. Dianna C. Niebylski. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Fall 2004.
- Cuba's political and sexual outlaw: Reinaldo Arenas. . Rafael Ocasio. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Spring 2004.
- Reading U.S. Latina Writers: Remapping American Literature. Ed. Alvina E. Quintana. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Fall 2003.
- Gay Cuban Nation. Emilio Bejel. H-NET: Humanities and Social Sciences Online. Michigan State University. October 16, 2003..
- The Free Flag of Cuba: the lost novel of Lucy Holcombe Pickens. . Ed. and Intro. by Orville Vernon Burton and Georganne B. Burton. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. May 2003.
OUT FOR CONSIDERATION
- “Representation of Blackness in Cuban Cultural Production.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Caribbean Studies. University of Texas, Pan American. Nov. 2-5, 2006.
- “Transgender Queer in Mirta Yáñez's La hora de los mameyes”. Under review
- Havana Is a Really Big City: 25 Years of fiction by Mirta Yañez. Ed. and Intro. Sara E. Cooper. Trans. Sara E. Cooper, Vicky McCard. Et. Al. Manuscript under review.
- The Moment of Truth. by Mirta Yáñez. Ed., Trans., and Intro. Sara E. Cooper. Manuscript under review.
- Burnt Honey. Translation of Miel Quemada, novel by Antonio Arreguín Bermúdez. Under review by Bilingual Press.