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The Director of MALAS, the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences program, William Nericcio also serves as professor of English and Comparative Literature & Chicana/o Studies and serves on the faculty of the Center for Latin American Studies at San Diego State University. Nericcio's first book, Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of "Mexicans" in America, appeared with the University of Texas Press in February 2007. His next book, an edited anthology of playwright Oliver Mayer's early works entitled The Hurt Business appeared in April of 2008 and his follow-up to that, Homer from Salinas: John Steinbeck's Enduring Voice for California, on the work of John Steinbeck (with a California perspective) appeared in March, 2009. Other noteworthy essays include Nericcio's lurid meditations on the life of Pee-wee Herman (aka Paul Reubens) in the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies and an illustrated survey of the cool graphic narrative Mestizo stylings of Gilbert Hernandez and his spiritualgodmother, Frida Kahlo, for NYU Press's Latino Popular Culture. Links to these works and more, (too much!), on Nericcio are available on his World Wide Web Mothership while his latest blog entries on stereotypes and American mass culture can be found on The Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog.
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