Sebastian Urli

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Hispanic Studies

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Romance Languages and Literatures

Sills Hall - 6

Teaching this semester

HISP 3249/LAS 3250. The Southern Cone Revisited: Contemporary Challenges

How do artists distinguish their contemporary moment from the past? What challenges does it pose to literature and film? Building on ideas by Agamben, Benjamin, and Didi-Huberman, explores these questions in the context of contemporary Argentinean, Chilean, and Uruguayan poetry, short stories, novels, and films. Topics include post-dictatorship societies, text/image dynamics, new forms of subjectivity, human/post-human interactions, and economic and bio-political violence, as seen in works by Sergio Chejfec, Cristina Peri Rossi, Nadia Prado, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Pedro Lemebel, Fernanda Trías, and others. Taught in Spanish.


  • B.A. (Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina)
  • M.A., Ph.D. (Pittsburgh)