Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature,
and of Film and Media Studies, Spanish Program Head
PhD Cornell University
Pre-twentieth and twenty-first century Hispanic literatures and cultures;
literary theory; Frankfurt School; European philosophical traditions
in Latin America; Latin American cinema; the visual arts; the Neo-Baroque
420 Lattimore Hall
- Mexico’s Ruins: Juan García Ponce and the Writing of Modernity (SUNY Press, 2007)
- “The Sublime Vampire: Transparency, Melodrama, and the mise-en-scène of three Mexican Vampire Films,” The Universal Vampire Series, 2 vols. Forthcoming 2011. Eds. Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan. Co-written with Claudia Schaefer.
- “Seduction, Constellation, Illumination: The Afterlife of Walter Benjamin in the Writings of Sergio Pitol,” Discourse (University of Michigan) 32.1 (Winter 2010), 117-137, special issue on the influence of Walter Benjamin in Latin America, eds. Carl Good and David Kelman.
- “All Streetcars are Named Desire: The Lost Cities of Juan García Ponce's Personas, lugares y anexas,” The New Centennial Review, 5.3 Spring 2006. 36-64, ed. David Johnson.
- Mexico DF, the Global Metropolis
- Brazilian Culture and Literature
- Mexican Film
- Hispanic short story
- U.S. Latinos/Latinas
- Caribbean literature and cultures