© Ayendy Bonifacio

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D.          Department of English, The Ohio State University, May 2019.

American Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century, Print Culture, Latinx Studies, Hemispheric Studies.

Dissertation: “Poems in the US Popular Press (1856-1866).”

M.A.           Department of English, The Ohio State University, April 2015.  Thesis: “Romantic Religion: Reading Agony and Suffering in Jonathan Edwards’ Sermons.”

B.A.             Department of English, CUNY–Hunter College, May 2013.

A.A.            CUNY--Borough of Manhattan Community College, Dec. 2010.

 

PUBLISHED BOOKS

 

To the River, We Are Immigrants, Portland, Oregon: Unsolicited Press, 2020.

 

Dique Dominican. Moorpark, California: Floricanto Press, 2017.

Named one of the “Top Ten Best Non-Fiction Books for 2017,” The Latino Author, January 2018.

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

El Cronista: Spanish-Speaking Readers in Nineteenth-Century New York City,” “Locating Editors in Multi-Ethnic Periodicals.” American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography (forthcoming 2020).

“Queer Objectivity, Nostalgia, and Modernity: Combative Gendering Discourses in Funny Boy’s Post-1983 Sri Lanka.” Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 4.1 (2019): 205-228.

“The 1866 New York City Cholera Epidemic Through Popular Periodicals and Theories of Contagion.” Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism, 39.1 (2017): 1-18.

ESSAYS IN EDITED COLLECTIONS

“‘¿A’ca’o qué, comadre?’: Border Languages and Chicana Ciudadanía in Ana Castillo’s So Far from God.” New Transnational Latinx Perspectives on Ana Castillo. Ed. by Karen Roybal and Bernadine Hernández. The Ohio State University Press (The Global Latin/o Americas Series) (forthcoming 2019).

EDITOR-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

“The ‘Magnificent Failure’ of Hart Crane’s Poetics: Reinventing Crane’s ‘To Brooklyn Bridge’.” Spring Magazine on English Literature (2017): 32-39.

BOOK REVIEWS

Review of James Baldwin, Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems. The Journal: A Literary Magazine. 39.2 (Spring 2015).

 

Review of Gwendolyn Zepeda, Falling in Love with Fellow Prisoners: Poems. Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature 69.1 (Spring 2015): 134-37.

PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP

“Creativity and Relativity: An Analysis of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and Emerson’s Views on Education and Knowledge.” We Build Our Bridges Together: 2013 Monograph Series. NAAAS & Affiliates (2013): 932-55.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

“Lost in Transition: The Transatlantic Reprint Lives of Poems in El Clamor Público,” Separate Worlds? Spain, the United States, and Transatlantic Literary Culture throughout the Nineteenth Century. Ed. Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso and John C. Havard (revise and resubmit).

“Sensational Romanticism in Print Culture: Generic Hybridity in Walt Whitman's "Song Myself" and Alice Cary in The New York Ledger (1855-1857).” Nineteenth-Century Contexts (revise and resubmit).

GRANTS, AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND COMPETITIONS

Digital Media Studies Prize for Outstanding Graduate Work for 2019, The Ohio State University, Spring 2019.

Modern Language Association (MLA) Travel Grant, Spring 2019.

Dissertation & Thesis Completion Fellowship, Department of English, The Ohio State University, Spring 2019.

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2018 Caribbean Studies Essay Award for “¿A’ca’o Qué, Comadre?”: Border Languages, Xicanisma, and Ciudadanía in Ana Castillo’s So Far from God.”

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Travel Fund, Spring 2018.

Chris Vanden Bossche Graduate Student Travel Award, Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS), Spring 2017.

Project Narrative Grant, The Ohio State University, Spring 2017 (2).

Honorable Mention, The Vandewater Poetry Award, The Ohio State University, Spring 2017.

Arts and Humanities Graduate Research Grant, The Ohio State University, Fall 2016 and Spring 2018.

Margaret Blickle Research and Travel Grant, The Ohio State University, Fall 2016.

Finalist, Crab Orchard Review Literary Nonfiction Award, Spring 2016.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute (NEH): “City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press,” June 2015.

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholar, CUNY–Hunter College, Spring 2012–Spring 2013.

Honorable Mention, Academy of American Poets Poetry Contest, CUNY–Hunter College, Spring 2013.

Second Place, Memoir Prize, CUNY–Hunter College, Spring 2013.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Versos Perdidos (Lost Verses) in Francisco P. Ramírez’s El Clamor Público (1855-1859).” Modern Language Association International Symposium (MLA), Lisbon, Portugal, July 2019.

“Lost in Transition: ‘Poesias Escojidas’ (selected poems) in Francisco P. Ramírez’s El Clamor Público.” Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago, Illinois, January 2019.

El Cronista: Hispanic-American Readers in the Nineteenth Century.” American Antiquarian Society (AAS), Worcester, Massachusetts, April 2018. 

“Border Languages as Place: Spanglish and Broken English in Ana Castillo’s So Far From God.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 2018.

“The Celebrity Climate of the Poetess Persona in Robert E. Bonner's New York Ledger.” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19), Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 2018.

 “Romantic Sensationalism in Popular Media and Poetry: Walt Whitman, Robert Edwin Bonner, and Alice Cary (1855-1857).” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR), Ottawa, Ontario, August 2017.

The New York Ledger Meets Charles Dickens’ Literary Stardom: The Transatlantic Exchange of ‘Hunted Down’, a Short Story with a Large Commercial Impact.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA), Florence, Italy, May 2017.

Bottom of Form “‘A narrative of slave life’ told in parts: Genre-Based Forms and Narrative Fragments in W.W. Brown’s Clotel.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS), Philadelphia, PA, March 2017.

 “Working Toward a Poetics of Pestilence: Women Poets in The New York Ledger.” American Literature Association (ALA), San Francisco, CA, May 2016.

“Sarah Piatt in The New York Ledger.” National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute: "City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press," New York, NY, June 2015.

 “Charles Dickens’ Hunted Down, Copyright Law and The New York Ledger.” American Literature Association (ALA), Boston, MA, May 2015.

“Xicanisma’s Bilingualism: Chicana Politics in So Far From God. Paul Lucas Graduate Conference, West Lafayette, IN, April 2014.

“¿A’ca’o qué, comadre?”: Spanglish Xicanisma and Chicana Ciudadanía in Ana Castillo’s So Far From God.” Purdue University School of Languages and Cultures 14th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, West Lafayette, IN, March 2014.

 “Creativity and Relativity: An Analysis of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and Emerson’s Views on Education and Knowledge.” National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates National Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, February 2013.

“The Emersonian Ideal and Whitman’s Break from Eurocentric Discourse.” 21st Annual McNair Scholars Research Conference, Baltimore, MD, September 2013.

MEDIA COVERAGE, READINGS, AND OTHER INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Invited Art Exhibition for Dique Dominican, Arte Latino Now 2019: An Exhibition of Latino Arts, Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dique Dominican: A Reading, Conversation, and Book Signing.” Feb. 2018, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD. Reading.

Invited presentation in Professor Stephen Park’s English 101: The Stranger: Literature and the Ethics of Hospitality, Feb. 2018, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

Invited presentation in Professor Jean Lee Cole’s English 389: Woman Reading, Woman Writing, Feb. 2018, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD. Invited Lecture.

Madalynn Conkle, “Ayendy Bonifacio's Debut Memoir Named Top Ten Best Nonfiction Book of 2017,” Feb. 2018. Interview. https://english.osu.edu/news/ayendy-bonifacio

WLCH Radio Centro, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Nov. 2017. Interview.

Molasses Books, Brooklyn, NY. Nov. 2017. Reading.

Invited presentation at Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology, Bronx, NY. Nov. 2017. Invited Lecture.

 

Invited presentation for Dr. Carol Oliver’s Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, CUNY—Hunter College, Nov. 2017, New York, NY. Invited Lecture.

The Potter’s House Bookstore. Washington, D.C. Oct. 2017. Reading.

DIGITAL HUMANITIES PROJECTS

Affiliated scholar, the José Martí page, Recited Verses, The University of San Francisco (forthcoming 2019).

Primary researcher, The Early Poems of Sarah Morgan Bryan (Piatt) in The New York Ledger, 1857-1860, a free public digital repository of this rare archive of Piatt’s early poems. Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, OH (projected to go live in 2019).

Digital Poster, “El Cronista: Hispanic-American Readers in the Nineteenth Century,” Editorship as Collaboration: Patterns of Practice in Multi-Ethnic Periodicals. American Antiquarian Society (AAS), Worcester, MA, Spring 2018.

“Poindexter Village,” The Literacy Narratives of Black Columbus. Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives, co-sponsored by The Ohio State University and Georgia State University, Columbus, OH, Fall 2015.

http://www.thedaln.org/#/detail/76a21a52-6c00-47e1-af3c-3ac4b1ebc079.

 

TEACHING

Sole Instructor, Department of English, The Ohio State University

First-Year and Second-Year Composition and Literature

  • “The Latinx Nineteenth Century.” (online) Fall 2018.

  • “Introduction to American Short Fiction.” (online) Summer 2018.

  • “Hemispheric Approaches to US Latinx Literatures (1800 to the present).” Spring 2018.

  • “U.S. Poetry of the Long Nineteenth Century (1776-1914).” Fall 2016.

  • “Periodical Culture in the United States (1800 to the present).” Spring 2016.

  • “19th and 20th Century New York City Periodical Poetics.” Fall 2015.

  • “American Identity in New York City’s Poetry, Prose, and Visual Art.” Spring 2015.

  • “19th and 20th Century New York City Poetics.” Fall 2014.

  • “‘That’s My Song’: Identity and Appeal in American Song.” Spring 2014, Fall 2013.

Teaching Assistant, Department of English, The Ohio State University

  • “Colonial & U.S. Literature to 1865.” Fall 2017.       

  • “Alternative Rock Lyrics as Poems.” (hybrid) Spring 2017.

  • “Ohio Poets.” Spring 2016.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND OUTREACH

Participant, The Digital Media and Composition Institute (DMAC), May 2018.

Hub Coordinator, Latinx Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER), 2017–present.

Reader, Ohio State Second-Year Writing Program Diversity Outcomes Assessment, 2017.

Participant, Ohio State Americas Before 1900 Working Group, 2016.

Director of Outreach, The Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) Graduate/Professional Committee, 2014–2015.

Facilitator, Graduate Student Working Group sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Department of English, The Ohio State University, 2015.

Peer Mentor, Department of English, The Ohio State University, 2014–present.

Mentored incoming MA and doctoral students.

Roundtable Participant, 44th Annual Graduate & Professional Student Recruitment Initiative (GPS) at Ohio State, 2014.

Recruitment Initiative Officer; The Graduate/Professional Student Recruitment Initiative (GPS), 

The Ohio State University, 2014.

Nineteenth Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, The Compact for Faculty Diversity, 2013.

LANGUAGES

Spanish (fluent); Italian

REFERENCES

Elizabeth Renker, Professor of English

The Ohio State University

Department of English

164 Annie & John Glenn Ave.

Columbus, OH 43210-1370

renker.1@osu.edu / (614) 292-6065

Elizabeth Hewitt, Associate Professor of English

The Ohio State University

Department of English

164 Annie & John Glenn Ave.

Columbus, OH 43210-1370

hewitt.33@osu.edu / (614) 292-6065

Jared Gardner, Professor of English

The Ohio State University

Department of English

164 Annie & John Glenn Ave.

Columbus, OH 43210-1370

gardner.236@osu.edu / (614) 292-6065

Frederick Luis Aldama, University Distinguished Professor

The Ohio State University

Department of English

164 Annie & John Glenn Ave.

Columbus, OH 43210-1370

aldama.1@osu.edu / (614) 292-6065

Mark Noonan, Professor of English

CUNY—City Tech

Department of English

300 Jay Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201 

Mnoonan@citytech.cuny.edu / (718) 260-5786