Castillo, Susan 1948-

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CASTILLO, Susan 1948-


PERSONAL: Born March 15, 1948, in Jackson, MS. Education: Millsaps College, B.A.; Oporto University, license in modern language and literatures, Ph.D., 1989.


ADDRESSES: Home—1 Queensborough Gardens, Flat T/R, Glasgow G12 9PW, Scotland. Offıce—Department of English Literature, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland. E-mail—[email protected] englit.arts.gla.ac.uk.


CAREER: Oporto University, lecturer, 1978-94; Fernando Pessoa University, Porto, Portugal, vice principal for international relations, 1994-96; University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, lecturer, 1996-99, reader, 1999-2001, John Nichol Professor of American Literature, 2001—, head of Department of English Literature, 1999—.


WRITINGS:


Notes from the Periphery: Marginality in NorthAmerican Literature and Culture (monograph), Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 1995.

(Editor) Engendering Identities, Fernando Pessoa University Press (Porto, Portugal), 1996.

(Editor, with Victor Da Rosa) Native American Women in Literature and Culture, Fernando Pessoa University Press (Porto, Portugal), 1997.

(Editor) Pos-Colonialismo e Identidade, Fernando Pessoa University Press (Porto, Portugal), 1997.

The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology, Blackwell (Lake Oswego, OR), 2000.

Contributor to books, including Writing Lives: American Biography and Autobiography, VU Press (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1998. Contributor of short stories, articles, and poetry to periodicals in England and the United States, including Southern Literary Journal, Postwar Literatures in English, Borderlines: Studies in American Culture, History of European Ideas, Massachusetts Review, Chiba Review, Humanidades, Portuguese Review of Anglo-American Studies, and Studies in American Indian Literatures. Editor, American Studies in Britain, 1997-2000; associate editor, Journal of American Studies, 2001—; guest editor, European Review of Native American Studies, 1997.

WORK IN PROGRESS: An essay, to be included in Companion to the Literature of the South, edited by Richard Gray, publication by Blackwell (Lake Oswego, OR) expected in 2003.


SIDELIGHTS: Susan Castillo told CA: "Most of my writing, whether scholarly or creative, is about crossing borders of some sort, whether linguistic, geographical, or racial. This may be due to my own rather unusual background: I grew up in the American South, was married to a Spaniard, and lived in Portugal for many years before coming to Scotland. In my own life, it feels quite normal to juggle languages, countries, worldviews. If there is one underlying motif in my work, it is that these border crossings, though not always easy, are a source of wonder, creative ferment, and delight."

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