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Mary Addis

Associate Professor

Department/Affiliation: Comparative Literature, Spanish
Phone: 330-263-2381
Office Address: 228 Kauke


  • B.A. St. Mary's 1971
  • M.A., California (San Diego) 1977
  • Ph.D., California (San Diego) 1984

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 101: Beginning Spanish Level I
  • SPAN 101: Beginning Spanish Level I

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • Asociación de Literatura Femenina Hispánica
  • Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana
  • Addis is also co-founder and managing editor of the electronic journal Istmo Revista del Estudio de las Culturas Centroamericanas.

Research Interests

Research interests include the contemporary Central American novel and, in particular, post-conflict crime and historical fiction. She is completing a study of spatial representation and spatialized action in the detective novel, Verano rojo, by Daniel Quiros (Costa Rica) and is working on a series of texts that explore relationships between neoliberalism and new subjectivities in post-conflict Central American fiction.