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Winter Storm Alert- Wednesday January 28, 2015

All classes are cancelled today, Wednesday January 28th, including all day school classes, graduate classes, and evening classes through the School of Continuing Education & School of Business. College offices are also closed. We expect to resume normal operations and all classes on Thursday, January 29th. For more information and updates, please go to

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Edgar Mejia

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Sullivan Hall 215


Ph.D. - Boston University

Area(s) of Expertise:

19th and 20th Spanish American Literature. Travel Writing, Spanish American Cultural Studies, Latin American Cinema, Spanish as a Second Language

Selected Publications:

Mejia, Edgar. (2012). Nación, coleccionismo y tecnologías visuales en el viaje a Veracruz de Manuel Payno (Nation, Collecting, and Visual Technologies in Manuel Payno's Journey to Veracruz). Literatura Mexicana, Mexico City: UNAM. 23 (2)

Recent Presentations:

Mejia, Edgar., IV Congreso Internacional de BETA , London, United Kingdom, "Paper: Etica y politica de masas en la Venezuela chavista: el caso de Rating de Alberto Barrera Tyszka (Ethics and politics of masses in Chavez's Venezuela: a reading of Alberto Barrera Tyszka's novel Rating)". May, 2014.

Mejia, Edgar., Latin American Association, Washington, DC, "Etica y Exclusion en Rating de Alberto Barrera Tyszka (Exclusion and Ethics in Rating by Alberto Barrera Tyszka". May, 2013.

Mejia, Edgar., Coloquio Internacional Interdisciplinario Sobre Cultura Visual, Veracruz, Mexico, "Paper: Opticas nacionales: la literatura de viajes en la emergencia de la cultura visual". September, 2011.

Mejia, Edgar., Conference on Octavio Paz, Los Angeles, CA, "Octavio Paz y el modernismo". May, 2010.

Mejia, Edgar., International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, "Nostalgia, modernity, and territory in Manuel Payno's The Bandits of Rio Frio". June, 2009.

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