Bio: Dr. Victoria A. Chevalier
Victoria A. Chevalier is an Associate Professor of English at Medgar Evers College (CUNY), where she teaches Caribbean and US Latinx Literatures. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in English Language and Literatures from Cornell University, and a B.A. in English from The City College of New York, CUNY. Â Her research interests include African American and US Latinx literatures, Caribbean and transnational literature, the Black Atlantic, literary theory, aesthetics, and film. Her book manuscript in progress is entitled Black Things: Trauma, Memory, History in Twentieth-Century American Literatures. Black Things analyzes the twentieth-century American novel and its representation of things that pose a critique of commodity relations in and beyond late capital. She received the national Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Award for an early draft of Black Things. Her next book project explores genealogies of sickness and healing in African American and US Latinx Literatures. She is also co-editor of an anthology currently in contract with Palgrave MacMillan entitled Handbook to Magical Realism in the Twenty-First Century: Being, Race, and Conjuring the Future. Magical Realism in the 21st Century is the most comprehensive anthology of the literary form in twenty-five years; its essay contributions include both a literary and visual arts focus on a variety of authors that span the globe, written by scholars throughout the globe. Professor Chevalierâ€™s works appear in Contemporary U.S. Latino/ A Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, and literary fiction anthologies.