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Camila Gutiérrez-Fuentes

Camila Gutiérrez-Fuentes

Humanities Institute Digital Content & Social Media Manager
Office: Burrowes 252, cubicle 8. Mailbox: 442 Burrowes bldg.
(814) 863-1125
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Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Visual Studies dual-title. Penn State, ABD 2019.
M.A. in Comparative Literature. Penn State, 2017.
Professional degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 2012.
B.A. in English Letters, Linguistics and Literature. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 2011.

Professional Bio

I am interested in the points of convergence of graphic narratives of the world, and on the results of their interaction in terms of form and content. I focus on graphic narratives originally written in English, Japanese, and Spanish (i.e., comics, manga, and historieta). As I write about women and girls' comics cultures, I am mapping out aesthetic migrations and connections that I find.

Although I study in the United States, I continue to participate with RING, the international network of comics scholars, and I peer review for ESLA, a journal of cultural and literary studies at PUC, Chile. I am also part of the executive committee of the Liberal Arts Collective at Penn State.

Classes taught:

  • CMLIT 100 Reading Across Cultures. Fall 2021
  • CMLIT 13 Virtual Worlds. Spring 2021.CMLIT 13 Virtual Worlds. Fall 2020.
  • ENGL 136 The Graphic Novel. Fall 2019.
  • CMLIT 13 Virtual Worlds. (T.A.) Spring 2019. 
  • CMLIT 191 Introduction to Video Game Cultures. Fall 2018.
  • CMLIT 10 Introduction to World Literature. Spring 2018.
  • CMLIT 115 International Film and Literature. World Campus. Summer 2017.
 Fellowships, grants, awards :
  • Graduate Student Excellence in Mentoring Award. Graduate School, Penn State. 2022.
  • Swann Foundation Fellowship for research of Japanese and American comics. Library of Congress. 2021.
  • Graduate Exhibition 2021 Award. 3rd place in the Arts and Humanities
    Category. Penn State. 2021.Miller 20th Century Japan Research Award - Prange Collection, University of Maryland.
  • Fellowship for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields. Japan Foundation.
  • Beca para Postgrado en el Extranjero. (M.A.) Becas Chile CONICYT.
  • Fellowship for Language Assistants. Union College, NY.
  • Beca Vocación de Profesor, Ministry of Education, Chile.

 Areas of Interest:

  • Japanese Literature
  • Visual Culture / Visual Studies
  • Global comics, graphic novels, and graphic narratives
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Participatory Culture