Contemporary Spain, Cinemas of Spain and Latin America, representations of the child and biopolitics Please join me in the Cinemas of Spain and Latin America group in the MLA Commons! https://mla.hcommons.org/groups/cinemas-of-spain-latin-america/
I study Violeta Parra; Space in Latin America; Cervantes in Latin America; Blest Gana and nationhood.
Uses of cyberspace in Latin America, Mexico-USA cultural exchanges/relation, political cartoons and comics from Latin America (in cyberspace), gender issues, post-war literature from Central America.
Drama and Performance
Spain/Immigrants from Latin America and Africa
Amerindian literature and cultures
Latin America, Cultural Studies, Gender, Jewish Literature, Community Intervention
Advocacy and Activism in the Profession, Comparative Literature, Colonial Latin America, Early Modern Germany, Diachronic Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Latin American Avant-Garde.
19th century Latin America.
Visual culture, literature, and media studies in the 19th century
Representations of War and state violence in Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.
Critical theory and aesthetics.
I teach courses on modern and contemporary Spanish literary history, cinema and culture and welcome inquiries from colleagues interested in film theory, narrative fiction, material culture, trash, comics and visual studies in Spain and Latin America.
…th Northwestern University Press.
Literature and the Global Contemporary. Edited with Sarah Brouillette and Mathias Nilges. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Literary Materialisms. Edited with Mathias Nilges. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
The Latin American Issue. nonsite #13. Edited with Eugenio Di Stefano. Fall, 2014.
Articles and Book Chapters
“‘Dickens + MP3 ÷ Balzac + JPEG’ or, Art and the Value of Innovation in the Contemporary Mexican Novel.” Mexican Literature in Theory. Ed. …
I am Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. My research focuses on literature and visual art from Latin America and the United States, and reads these in relation to the development of the global economy from the end of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first. I am currently at work on a co-edited volume of essays titled Literature and the Global Contemporary (Palgrave, forthcoming), and a monograph on literature and the ends of autonomy in the Americas (Northwestern UP, forthcoming).
I am an Associate Professor in Spanish American Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in Spanish at Trinity College in that institution. I am the author of one monograph, Ghost-Watching American Modernity: Haunting, Landscape, and the Hemispheric Imagination (Fordham, 2012), and co-editor, with Esther Peeren, of Popular Ghosts: The Haunted Spaces of Everyday Culture (Continuum, 2010) and The Spectralities Reader: Ghosts and Haunting in Contemporary Critical Theory (Bloomsbury, 2013). I am completing a second monograph project, Modernist Laboratories: Science and the Poetics of Progress in the Spanish American Fin de Siècle. With Joanna Page, I have edited a collection of essays entitled Latin America at the Vanguard: Science and its Imaginaries. I am also collaborating on a different editorial project, with Andrew Thacker and Eric Bulson: The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Global Modernist Magazines, vol. 1: South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. My main and current research interests are the intersections of literature and science across different traditions; popularisation of fin-de-siècle science in Latin America in periodicals and its intersections with modernismo; global modernisms; transatlantic literary relations; little magazines (1880s-mid-20th century); decadence and its global perception; life-writing