Megan Corbin

Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Mahmoud Amer
Acting Chair 2016-2017
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048

Megan Corbin


Assistant Professor of Languages

M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

B.A., University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Megan Corbin


Research Interests:

Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture; Southern Cone Narrative and Cultural Production; Testimonio; Human Rights; Memory Studies; Trauma Theory; Object-Oriented Philosophy; Material Culture Studies; Spectral Theory; Women’s Writing; Feminist Theory.

Recent Publications/Activities:


  • “The Museum of Memory: Spectral Presences and Metaphoric Re-memberings” Specters: Ghostly Hauntings and the Talking Dead in Contemporary Latin American and Iberian Narratives. Eds. Amanda Peterson and Alberto Rivas, forthcoming.
  •  “Controlling Contagion: The Threat of the Madman from Outer Space.” Writing Monsters: Essays on Iberian and Latin American Cultures. Eds. Adriana Gordillo and Nicholas Spadaccini. Hispanic Issues On Line 15 (Spring 2014): 200–20. Web. url:
  • "Archiveras anarquistas: Corporal Testimony in the Work of Diamela Eltit." Catedral Tomada, 1:1 (2013) 1-17.
  • "Neutralizing Consent: The Maternal Look and the Returned Gaze in El infarto del alma." Lucero 22 (2012)
  • Martín Estudillo, Luis and Megan Corbin. “One Last Fight: Telling the Stories of the Anti-Francoist Guerrilla in Twenty-First Century Spain.” Armed Resistance: Cultural Representations of the Anti-Francoist Guerrilla. Ed. Antonio Gómez López-Quiñones and Carmen Moreno-Nuño. Hispanic Issues On Line (Fall 2012): 232–240. Web. url:


  • ‘Todo menos el olor’: The Ethics of the “Connective Turn” in Memory Activism.” Actores, Demandas, Intersecciones, I Simposio de la Sección de Estudios del Cono Sur (LASA). Santiago, Chile. August 2015.
  • “If These Walls Could Speak: Testimonial Desire and the Encounter with Space and Place.” Primer Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Derechos Humanos. Gargnano, Italy. June 2015.
    - “Chacabuco: A Cinematic Palimpsest of Memory.” Latin American Studies Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico. May 2015.
  • “The Material Ally in Survival: Uruguayan Prison Narratives and the New Noticing of Things.” Mid – America Conference on Hispanic Literature (MACHL). Madison, Wisconsin, October 2014.
  • “(Extra)Ordinary Things: Material Objects and Mental Self-Care in Uruguayan Political Prisons.” Latin American Studies Association. Chicago, Illinois, May 2014.
  • “Jóvenes pasados, presentes y futuros: Ideología, género, y lo material de la cultura urbana en La edad de oro de José Martí.” XVIII Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas. Buenos Aires, Argentina. July 2013.
  • “Haunted Objects: Spectral Testimony in the Latin American Post-dictatorship.” Special Session: “Mapping Hauntings in Hispanic Literatures” at the American Comparative Literature Association. Toronto, Canada. April 2013.
  • “The Ship of Exile: Exposing Control Through Erotic Coding in the Poetry of Cristina Peri Rossi.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Atlanta, Georgia, November 2011.


  • 2012-2013 Doctoral Dissertation Fellow, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Research Activities:

  • Associate Editor, Hispanic Issues and Hispanic Issues On Line