Dr. Amy E. Wright

Writer, educator, and professor of Hispanic Studies,  Amy has published on serials, imagery, iconography, pop culture, nation-building and national identities from the 19th century to the present. Her efforts to uncover the lost history of the Mexican novel earned a National Endowment for the Humanities Award in 2022. Wright spends her time between Saint Louis (Missouri) and Mérida (México). Visit her online at academia.edu and slu.edu

Say Hello to Amy:

“This book, over 10 years in the making, is dedicated to my 5-year-old son, who reminds me each day that I am an author.”

 Dr. Amy E. Wright

Educational Background

Select Publications and Media Appearances

  • Serial Mexico: Storytelling Across Media, from Nationhood to Now. Vanderbilt UP, 2023.
  • “Serialization and the Novel”. Cambridge History of the Mexican Novel.
    Cambridge UP. Forthcoming, 2024.
  • Interview. Latin American Review of Books, November 2023. “Podcast: Serial Genius.”
  • Interview. STL Post Dispatch, January 2023. “How a Mexican Journalist Sparked a Revolution from Saint Louis.”
  • “Representaciones de la democracia popular a través de Don Catarino y su apreciable familia (1921-26)”. Culturas de la prensa en México: 1880-1930. UNAM Press, 2022.
  • Interview. Associated Press. September 2020. “Mexico Honors A Defiant Woman on Independence Anniversary.”
  • “The Cult of Liberté in Latin America: From Nineteenth-Century Political Thought to Popular National Iconography.” Teaching Representations of the French Revolution. MLA Press, 2019.
  • Host. A Conversation with Isabel Allende. Author Event for Book Release Sponsored by Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO, November 2017.
  • “Early Nineteenth-Century Nation-Building Prose.” Cambridge History of Mexican Literature. Cambridge UP, 2016.
  • “Serial Space-Time as New Form of National Consciousness: Lizardi’s El Periquillo Sarniento (1816).” Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 2016.

Honors and Awards

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (NEH) – 2022.
  • Donald G. Brennan Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring, College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), Saint Louis University (SLU) – 2022.
  • Beaumont Fellowship, Office of the Vice President for Research, SLU
  • Stolle Award, CAS, SLU – 2021.
  • Mellon Grant in the Humanities, CAS, SLU – 2021 / 2014 / 2011.
  • Helen I. Mandeville Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Humanities, CAS, SLU – 2017.
  • Innovative Teaching Fellowship, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning, SLU – 2015.

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