Hispanic Studies Background and Interests
In 2012, Meredith Clark graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature. Her dissertation, Warping the Word and Weaving the Visual: Textile Aesthetics in the Poetry and the Artwork of Jorge Eduardo Eielson and Cecilia Vicuña, examines the crossings between Andean textile products such as the tejido and the khipu and the poetry and the visual art of two Latin American author-artists, Eielson (Peru, 1924-2006) and Vicuña (Chile, 1948). She has published articles in Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture and Romance Notes. Currently, she is editing an anthology of critical articles regarding the work of Cecilia Vicuña which will be published in Chile with Editorial Cuarto Propio. At College of William and Mary, she teaches Latin American Poetry, a course on intertextual weaving and intermediate Spanish.