Rush Rhees Chair, Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, and of Film and Media Studies
PhD Washington University in St. Louis
Nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century Hispanic literatures and cultures; Spanish cinema; Critical Theory; popular culture; the visual arts; Spanish modernity; the culture of science in Spain; Surrealism in Spain; Digital Humanities
418 Lattimore Hall
- “From Utopia to Uchronia: Afterimages of Revolutionary History in Contemporary Mexican Film,” Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinema, 13.1 (2015), forthcoming. Co-written with Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández.
- “Magic Mexican Modernity: The Shifting Image of the Witch and Witchcraft in the Movies,” The Supernatural Revamped, eds. Barbara Brodman and James Doan (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015). Co-written with Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández.
- “Clothes Make the Man: Closet, Cabaret, Cinema in El lugar sin límites (1978, Arturo Ripstein),” Despite All Adversities: Spanish-American Queer Cinema, ed. Andrés Lema-Hincapie (State University of New York Press, 2015).
- Lens, Laboratory, Landscape: Observing Modern Spain (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2014).
- Frida Kahlo: A Biography (CT: Greenwood Press Group [GPG International], 2008).
- Bored to Distraction: End-of-the-Century Cinema of Excess in Mexico and Spain (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003). American Association of University Presses choice as a Book for Understanding the World.
- Danger Zones: Homosexuality, National Identity, and Mexican Culture (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1996). American Association of University Presses choice as a Book for Understanding the World, 1996.
- Textured Lives: Women, Art, and Representation in Modern Mexico (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1992).
- Juan Goytisolo: Del 'realismo crítico' a la utopía (Madrid: José Porrúa Turanzas, 1984).
- “The Sublime Vampire: Transparency, Melodrama, and the mise-en-scène of three Mexican Vampire Films,” The Universal Vampire Series, eds. Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan, 2 vols. (2011). Co-written with Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández.
- “Parodying Parody: When Mexican Buddy Movies Turn Rudo y Cursi,” Quarterly Review of Film and Video (2012).
- “Revolution, Ideology and the Eye of Cinema: El cometa as Mise en Abyme,” Studies in Hispanic Cinemas (December 2011).
- “Who’s Buried in Beatriz’s Tomb? Monuments, Mementos, and Muses,” Latin American Women Writers B(l)oom, eds. Nuala O’Faolain and Jane Lavery (UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010).
- Theories of Literary Translation (LTS 200/400)
- Buñuel, Dalí, Lorca: Surrealism in Spain and Beyond
- The Power of Photography in Spain and Spanish America (a digital humanities course)
- Postcards from Spain (a digital humanities course)
- Spanish Film
- Out of the Wings: Contemporary Spanish Theater