The Fiction of Politics and Politics of Fiction
International Colloquium of American Studies, Olomouc, September 1-6, 2002

Justine Tally received her B.A. degree (Spanish, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1971) from Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) and her M.A. (1980) and Ph.D. (1985) in American Studies from the University of La Laguna. She currently teaches two courses in African American Literature ("Introduction" and "Contemporary African American Literature"). She published Paradise Reconsidered: Toni Morrison’s (Hi)stories and Truths (Hamburg: Lit Verlag, 1999) and a monograph on Toni Morrison´s Jazz The Story of Jazz: Toni Morrison´s Dialogic Imagination (2001).

What takes up lots of time these days is the administrative work involved in organizing and directing the *Masters in Conference Interpreting (a member of the *European Masters in Conference Interpreting) and the new "Experto Universitario en Interpretación de Lenguas" for community interpreting. In addition, she is treasurer of the *Collegium for African American Research (C.A.A.R.) and a member of the Editorial Board for the FORECAAST series (Forum for European Contributions in African American Research). International work has also included teaching at the Universities of Athens, Odense, and Graz where she was a visiting professor for one semester, and research periods at SUNY at Albany and the Du Bois Institute of Harvard University where she was a non-resident fellow.






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