Javier Mocarquer


Assistant Professor of Spanish at Providence College. He holds a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Notre Dame (2015), with a specialization in modern and contemporary Latin American literature and culture, especially from the Southern Cone and Brazil. He earned an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College (2010), a Magíster en Filología Hispánica from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (2009), and a Licenciatura en Letras Hispánicas from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2007). His research interests cover the tensions between aesthetics and politics, cultural and gender studies, and critical theory.


Políticas de género y sexualidad en el Cono Sur: Gabriela Mistral, Victoria Ocampo y Cecília Meireles en las esferas pública y privada” [The Politics of Gender and Sexuality in the Southern Cone: Gabriela Mistral, Victoria Ocampo, and Cecília Meireles in the Public and Private Spheres

Teaching experience:

  • Literary and Visual Representations of Dictatorship and Violence in the Southern Cone and Brazil (sophomore level seminar), Spring 2015
  • Intermediate Spanish 201 (third­semester Spanish), Spring 2014
  • Intensive Beginning Portuguese (first and second semester Portuguese), Spring 2013
  • Brazilian Portuguese Language and Culture I (first­ semester Portuguese), Fall 2012
  • Intermediate Spanish 201, Spring 2012
  • Beginning Spanish 102 (second­ semester Spanish), Spring 2011
  • Beginning Spanish 102, Fall 2011
  • Beginning Spanish 101 (first­ semester Spanish), Fall 2010

Selected Publications

  • Excesos y excedentes del Chile postdictatorial en el proyecto contrahegemónico de Diamela Eltit.” A Contracorriente: A Journal on Social History and Literature in Latin America 12.3 (Spring 2015): 75­104.
  •  “Devenir animal: metáforas, metamorfosis y metástasis de El amor insecto de Cristián Basso.” Argus­a 3.13 (summer 2014): 1­20. Web. 1 October 2014.
  •  “La representación del cuerpo en la poesía modernista latinoamericana.” Pandora Brasil 35 (2011): n.p. Web. 1 October 2014.
  •  “Las vanguardias en México: el estridentismo y Manuel Maples Arce.” Eds. Márcia Sipavicius Seide y Rita Felix Fortes. Trama 6.11 (2010): 74­90. Print.
  • “Cervantes y el Nuevo Mundo: un exilio quimérico.” Pandora Brasil 19 (2010): n.p. Web. 1 October 2014.
  • “Madres en la patria ausente: Poema de Chile y Gabriela Mistral.” Pandora Brasil 16. (2010): n.p. Web. 1 October 2014.

Selected Grants and Fellowships:

  • Harvard University, Institute for World Literature Fellowship, IWL Summer Program at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2015.Bruce and Norah Broillet Fellowship, Dissertation Completion, AY 2014­2015. Institute for Scholarship in Liberal Arts (ISLA), University of Notre Dame, Graduate
  • Student Professional Development Award, Institute for World Literature, Harvard University, Summer School Program, June­July 2013.
  •  Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Summer Research Travel Grant, Research at the National Library in Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 16­August 13, 2012.
  •  Doctoral Exams: Distinguished Pass, Ph.D. in Literature Program, University of Notre Dame, May 2012.
  •  Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC), University of Notre Dame, Summer Language Study Abroad Grant, Portuguese Language Studies, Lisbon, Portugal, Summer 2011.
  •  Middlebury College Portuguese School Scholarship, Summer 2011.
  •  Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Literary Research and Language Training, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Summer 2010.
  •  Beca Fundación Carolina (full scholarship covering studies and living expenses in Madrid, Spain for pursuing a Master in Hispanic Philology, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), AY 2008­2009.

Contact Information:

 Sullivan Hall 219 Providence College Providence, RI 02918
Tel.: 401­-865­-2690