Stuart A. Day

Humanities - Spanish & Portuguese
Dean of the Edwards Campus and the School of Prof. Studies
Prof. of Spanish
Primary office:
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Regnier Hall 170
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Second office:
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Summary

Stuart A. Day, Professor of Spanish (BS in Spanish and Education, Northern Arizona University's Center for Excellence in Education; MA in Hispanic Literature, University of Arizona; PhD in Latin American Literature, Cornell University). Day's main area of teaching and research is contemporary Latin American literature, with a focus on theater and performance in Mexico. Before joining the faculty at KU he taught at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000-2005), where he was a Faculty Fellow and recipient of two teaching/mentoring awards. At KU he was awarded the Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence and was a Senior Administrative Fellow.

His first book, Staging Politics in Mexico: The Road to Neoliberalism, was published by Bucknell University Press. Day has also published several anthologies and co-edited, with Jacqueline E. Bixler, El Teatro de Rascón Banda: voces en el umbral (Escenelogía). He has published book chapters with several presses (Arizona, Iowa, Escenología, Vanderbilt, etc.) as well as articles, play introductions, and interviews in a variety of journals. Day's theoretical approach is informed mainly by Cultural Studies and Performance Studies; and his courses often have to do with social justice.

Current research includes a special edition of the Mexican theater magazine Paso de Gato, chapters/articles on Federico Gamboa ("Performing the Porfiriato: Federico Gamboa and the Performance of Power"); Sabina Berman ("Similia similibus curantur: La exhumación de lo real en Backyard de Sabina Berman"); Vicente Leñero ("Transposing Professions: Vicente Leñero and the Politics of the Press"); a piece based on interviews with Sabina Berman and Jesusa Rodríguez ("It's My National Stage Too: Sabina Berman and Jesusa Rodríguez as Public Intellectuals"), and the contemporary theater chapter in the Cambridge's A History of Mexican Literature (2016). This topic—public intellectuals in Mexico—is the subject of a volume Day published with Debra A. Castillo (Palgrave 2014). Recent books include Outside Theater: Alliances That Shape Mexico (University of Arizona Press, 2017) and Modern Mexican Culture (University of Arizona Press, 2017). Current projects include the book Performances that Changed the Americas, under contract with Routledge, and Show Me Your Papers.

Though his research is often focused on Mexico, Day has also worked (or is working) with numerous dissertators on a variety of projects that include theater/performance but also Mexican narrative, print culture in the Southern Cone, Cyberpunk, Latina/o Literature, Migration, etc. Day is a member of the KU Latina/o Studies Initiative and core faculty in the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He has served as Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee, Associate Chair, Chair of Spanish and Portuguese, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and Associate Vice Chancellor (current); Editor of the Latin American Theatre Review; and served on the Advisory Board of the PMLA. He is also involved with LATR Books (Managing Editor), for which he edited an anthology of Mexican plays (Las fronteras míticas del teatro mexicano, 2009, 2013, 2016).

Education

Ph.D., Hispanic Literature , Cornell University

M.A., Hispanic Literature (With distinction), The University of Arizona

B.S., Education, Northern Arizona University, Center for Excellence in Education

Selected Publications

Day, Stuart. Modern Mexican Culture: A Critical Introduction. University of Arizona Press, 2017.
Day, Stuart A. Outside Theater: Alliances That Shape Mexico. University of Arizona Press, 2017.
Day, Stuart A. “Mexican Theatre.” The Cambridge History of Mexican Literature, 2016.
Day, Stuart A. “Contemporary Theatre.” The Cambridge History of Mexican Literature, 2015.
Day, Stuart A. “Contra Manos Blancas, Manitas.” </i>Prologue to Second Edition of <i>Teatro Del 68, Tablado IberoAmericano, 2015.
Day, Stuart A., and Debra A. Castillo, editors. Mexican Public Intellectuals. Palgrave, 2014.
Castillo, Debra A., and Stuart A. Day. “A New Kind of Public Intellectual?” Mexican Public Intellectuals, edited by Debra A. Castillo and Stuart A. Day, Palgrave, 2014.
Day, Stuart A. “Out of Bounds in 1822: Humoring the Limits of Colonial Mexico.” Colonial Itineraries of Contemporary Mexico. Literary and Cultural Inquiries, edited by Oswaldo Estrada and Ana Nogar, U of Arizona P, 2014, pp. 252–74.
Day, Stuart A. “La Intersextualidad (Dramática) de Sabina Berman.” El Narco Negocia Con Dios and Testosterona, El Milagro, CONACULTA, LATR Books, 2013, pp. 9–21.
Day, Stuart A. “Sabina Berman: Un Personaje (Inter)Nacional.” Paso de Gato, vol. 45, no. 9, 2011, p. 12.
Day, Stuart A. “Entre Justicia Teatral e Impunidad Visceral: Rascón Banda y Los Estragos de La Humanidad.” El Teatro de Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda, edited by Stuart A. Day, Instituto Chuhuahuense de la Cultura, 2010.
Day, Stuart A., editor. “Teatro Latino En Los Estados Unidos.” PasodeGato, 2010.
Day, Stuart A. “Performing the Porfiriato: Federico Gamboa and the Performance of Power.” Building Nineteenth-Century Latin America, edited by William Acree and Juan  Carlos González-Espitia, Vanderbilt UP, 2009, pp. 150–77.
Day, Stuart A. “Transposing Professions: Vicente Leñero and the Politics of the Press.” TransActing: Contemporary Latin American Theatre, edited by Jacqueline  E. Bixler and Laurietz Seda, Bucknell UP, 2009, pp. 109–24.
Day, Stuart A. “Vicente Leñero y El Teatro Clandestino.” </i>Play Introduction. Las Fronteras Míticas Del Teatro Mexicano, edited by Stuart A. Day, LATR Books, 2009.
Day, Stuart A. “It’s My (National) Stage Too: Sabina Berman and Jesusa Rodríguez as Public Intellectuals.” Theater and Performance in Nuestra América, vol. 32, no. 2, 2008, pp. 386–411.
Day, Stuart A. “En Sus Propias Palabras.” Voces En El Umbral: El Teatro de Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda, edited by Jacqueline E. Bixler and Stuart A. Day, Escenología, 2005, pp. 21–32.
Day, Stuart A., and Jacqueline E. Bixler. “Otras Voces Desde El Umbral.” Voces En El Umbral: El Teatro de Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda, edited by Jacqueline  E. Bixler and Stuart A. Day, Escenología, 2005, pp. 17–20.
Day, Stuart A. “Vicente Leñero.” Dictionary of Literary Biography: Latin American Dramatists, Gale, 2005, pp. 184–98.
Day, Stuart A. “Vicente Leñero y La Ansiedad Periodística.” Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, vol. 11, no. 27, 2005, pp. 51–61.
Bixler, Jacqueline E., and Stuart A. Day, editors. Voces En El Umbral: El Teatro de Víctor Hugo Rascón Band. Escenología, 2005.
Day, Stuart A. “Entrevista a Vicente Leñero.” Chasqui, vol. 33, no. 2, Oct. 2004, pp. 17–26.
Day, Stuart A. “La Sediciosa Seducción de México: La Grieta.” Sediciosas Seducciones: La Crítica Frente al Teatro de Sabina Berman, edited by Jacqueline  E. Bixler, Escenología, 2004, pp. 87–102.
Day, Stuart A. “Performing Mexico.” Re/Writing National Theatre Histories, edited by S. E. Wilmer, U of Iowa P, 2004, pp. 153–73.
Day, Stuart A. Staging Politics in Mexico: The Road to Neoliberalism. Bucknell UP, 2004.
Day, Stuart A. “Las Huellas de Enrique Buenaventura.” Gestos: Revista de Teoría y Práctica de Teatro Hispánico , vol. 37, Apr. 2003, pp. 85–90.
Day, Stuart A. “Enrique Mijares y El Teatro Mexicano: Resistencia y Complicidad.” Autores , vol. 13, 2003, pp. 22–25.
Day, Stuart A. “Misa (Neoliberal) En Los Pinos.” Gestos: Revista de Teoría y Práctica de Teatro Hispánico, vol. 33, Apr. 2002, pp. 109–17.
Day, Stuart A. Diálogos Dramatúrgicos: Chile-México. Tablado IberoAmericano, 2002.
Day, Stuart A. “Foretelling Failure: Questioning the Mexican Political Left from Within.” Mexico in Transition: Art, Culture, Politics, vol. 30, no. 2, 2001, pp. 102–23.
Day, Stuart A. “Berman’s Pancho Villa versus Neoliberal Desire.” Latin American Theatre Review , vol. 33, no. 1, 1999, pp. 5–24.
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