Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages and Literatures - Spanish
Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES
Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D., Postgraduate Studies
M.A., Spanish Language Literature
Certificate in Translation, Spanish-English
Course work toward a B.A., Spanish Language Literature
Course work toward a B.A., Spanish Language Literature
Alicia Partnoy, a poet who survived Argentina's "dirty war" of the 1970s, was one of thousands of "disappeared" sent to detention camps by the military dictatorship. During three years of imprisonment, she was tortured and many of her friends were killed. Expelled from Argentina in 1979, she came to the U.S. as a political refugee. Her first book, The Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival (Cleis Press, 1986) is her "tribute to a generation of Argentines lost in an attempt to bring social change and justice." Her poetry collections include "Flowering Fires" (2015), "Little Low Flying" (2005) and Revenge of the Apple" (1992). She edited the anthology "You Can't Drown the Fire: Latin American Women Writing in Exile" (1988). She currently teaches at Loyola Marymount Univ. in Los Angeles. - Video by www.Poetry.LAview more
Poets & Writers online
amie Asaye FitzGerald, director of Poets & Writers' California Office and Readings & Workshops (West) program, describes her visit to a writing workshop led by P&W-supported writer Alicia Partnoy for the organization Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC).view more
Alicia Partnoy speaks to guest host Sean Cole about the Little School, the secret prison in Argentina where she was held in 1977.view more
Los Angeles Public Library
Betancourt, the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist, whose New York Times bestselling memoir chronicled her six and a half year captivity in the Colombian jungle by the FARC, offers a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate. Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking love story and deeply felt portrait of a woman coming of age as her country falls deeper and deeper into chaos. Hear from Betancourt about this new work that draws on themes from her own remarkable life—political oppression, individual courage, hope, and faith—as ordinary people are caught up in the hurricanes of history.view more
I am alive. I, Alicia Partnoy, am still alive," she repeats to herself every morning. Her face, however, does not display any signs of fear or bitterness. Partnoy is a woman who has managed to find closure despite her horrific experiences and she now spends her life helping other victims and their families achieve this state.view more
Undergraduate Thesis 2008 Loyola Marymount University
Anti-torture documentary by Marlena Rosenthal featuring interviews with Antonio Leiva and Alicia Partnoy who were both kidnapped and tortured in Argentina during the military coup of the 1970's and 80's.view more
La escuelita, historias del terrorismo de estado en Bahía Blancaview more
The creative team of Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions, pulled some of their favorite fan movie moments from the web for this very special compilation.view more
La escuelita backstageview more
“A Collective Testimony by Argentine Genocide Survivors: The Prison Walls Cry and We Laugh.” Loss and Hope: Global, Interreligious and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Peter Admirand ed. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014, pp. 9-17.
“Concealing God: How Argentine Women Political Prisoners Constructed a Collective Identity.” Biography. 36:1.Winter 2013, pp. 211-41.
Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
"Cuando Vienen Matando: On Prepositional Shifts and the Struggle of Testimonial Subjects for Agency." PMLA. Publications of the Modern Language Association of America. Vol. 121:5. October 2006, pp 1665-1669.
Purdue University Press
“Textual Strategies to Resist Disappearance and the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.” Representing Humanity in an Age of Terror. Sophia McClennen and Henry James Morello, eds. Indiana: Purdue University Press, 2010, pp. 221-231.
Nueva Editorial Universitaria de la Universidad de San Luis
“Continuidad de las islas.” “Arte política”. Huellas: Memorias de resistencia (Argentina 1974-1983). María del Carmen Sillato,ed. San Luis, Argentina: Nueva Editorial Universitaria de la Universidad de San Luis. 2008, pp. 137-143.
Five Leaves Publications
“Rosa, I Disowned You.” If Salt Has Memory. Jewish Exiled Writers from Africa, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Jennifer Langer, ed. UKF: Five Leaves Publications, 2008, pp 253-256.
Ediciones Nuevo Espacio
“La narrativa de las Madres de Plaza de Mayo: Estrategias textuales de resistencia a la desaparición.” Mujeres, literaturas, políticas y compromisos en el NuevoMilenio: diálogos transatlánticos. Guadalupe Cortina, ed. (2007) New Jersey: Ediciones Nuevo Espacio (pp. 23-34).
Sussex Academic Press
"Poetry as a Strategy for Resistance in the Holocaust and the Southern Cone Genocides." The Jewish Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean. Fragments of Memory. Kristin Ruggiero, ed. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2005, pp. 234-246.
South End Press
"On Being Shorter: Our Testimonial Texts and the U.S. Academia." Women Writing Resistance In Latin America and the Caribbean Islands. Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, ed. South End Press, 2003, p.151-167.
De Paul University
“Ser chaparrita: Los textos testimoniales como desafío al mundo académico y las lecciones de Elena Poniatowska.” Diálogo. De Paul University. 17:1. Spring 2014, pp. 95-100.
Biography: an Interdisciplinary Quarterly
“Disclaimer Intraducible: My life/ is based/ on a Real Story.” Biography: an Interdisciplinary Quarterly. Vol. XXXII, Winter, 2009, pp.16-25.