Department of English Language and Literature

Ayendy Bonifacio

Ayendy Bonifacio

Assistant Professor
Field House 1670 

Virtual office hours by appointment

Ayendy Bonifacio (PhD. Ohio State, he/him/his) writes and teaches about American literature and culture, Latinx studies, and print culture from the nineteenth century to the present. Drawing examples from over 200 English-language and Spanish-language newspapers and periodicals, his book project, Paratextuality in Anglophone and Hispanophone Poems in the U.S. Press, 1855-1901, argues that nineteenth-century newspaper poems are inherently paratextual. His book proposes a theory and methodology of “poetics of paratextuality”—a theory that he argues shaped the production of newspaper poetry, and a methodology derived from the archive that lets us analyze the anatomy of the page, the links between and among poems and reprint poems, as framing elements that could generate poetic value and taste. This book is forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press's Interventions in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture series. Dr. Bonifacio’s research is published in American Periodicals, Prose Studies, The Black Scholar, American Literary Realism, J19, The New York Times, ASAP/Journal, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and other scholarly and public-facing venues. He is also the author of Dique Dominican (Floricanto Press, 2017) and To the River, We Are Migrants (Unsolicited Press, 2020). Dr. Bonifacio's research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); The Digital Media and Composition Institute (DMAC); and The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19).




Last Updated: 10/11/22