Research Focus: transnational modernism, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, history of aesthetics, philosophy of art; art and literature as epistemological practices.
Background: I have worked on the relations between theory, literature, and philosophy since college, and I am especially interested right now on the role and importance of the imagination and of images in the construction and reading of both fiction and cognitive discourses.
Undergraduate Institution: BA (Licenciatura) in Philosophy and European Literature, Universidad Iberoamericana.
Master of Arts Institution: MA, University of Kansas
Current Teaching: Basics of Film and Television (Spring 2013).
Current Projects (developing workshops & conferences):
Participant in the workshop of the International Network of Comparative Humanities (INCH) November 2013, MLA presentation “'What is this darkness...?': Béla Tarr as film noir” January 2014, NEMLA presentation “'You speak!': Modernist direct-address as performance of the impossible, shared 'now.'” April 2014.
Grants: (special projects and summer):
Nanovic Institute Dissertation Completion Grant, 2013-2014.
DAAD, Intensive Language Course Grant, July-August 2011.
Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, Outstanding Graduate T. A. Award, Fall 2010.
Nanovic Travel and Research Grant, June 2010
Nanovic Graduate Language Training Grant, June-July 2009.
CSLC Language Research Grant, June-July 2009.
With Arka Chattopadhyay. Samuel Beckett and the Encounter of Philosophy and Literature. London: Roman Books, 2013.
Peer-reviewed Articles “Derrida on Beckett, or the painful Freudian mark.” Mosaic, a Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, 44.4. (2011): 95-108.
Invited Articles “Between Beckett and Derrida: A Hegelian Death.” Samuel Beckett and the Encounter of Philosophy and Literature. Eds. Arka Chattopadhyay and James Martell. London: Roman Books, 2013. “Hamlet’s Rest (of Silence): The Telos of a Declension.” Declensions of the Self: A Bestiary of Modernity. Eds. Jean-Jacques Defert, Trevor Tchir, and Dan Webb. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2008.
Book Reviews Review of Slavoj Žižek, The Parallax View, Slavoj Žižek. Cambridge: MIT, 2006. Revista de Filosofía, Universidad Iberoamericana, 117 (2006): 123-137. Review of José Bernal Pastor, El desplazamiento de la filosofía de Jacques Derrida, Granada: Universidad de Granada, 2001. Revista de Filosofía, Universidad Iberoamericana, 107 (2003): 149-157.
Translations Clément, Bruno. “What is this voice,” (Mais quelle est cette voix), Samuel Beckett and the Encounter of Philosophy and Literature. Eds. Arka Chattopadhyay and James Martell. London: Roman Books, 2013. Tatián, Diego. “Potency of the Archaic: Spinoza and the Chinese,” (Potencia de lo arcaico: Spinoza y los chinos), The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. Upcoming issue. Hanza, Kathia. “Images and Symptoms: Georges Didi-Huberman's Studies on Art” (Imágenes y síntomas: Los estudios sobre el arte de Georges Didi-Huberman), The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. Upcoming issue.
Fiction “The Last Story.” Re:visions. New Series 8. Spring 2010. Creative Writing Program. University of Notre Dame, 23-29.
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