Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Hispanic Studies
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)