My research broadly concerns transatlantic studies: the cultural, political, and historical connections that bind Europe and Latin America. My chapter, “The Transatlantic Turn,” provides an overview of the field and explains my own approach to studying these connections. In addition to literature and literary history, I also have interests in film (Hispania, Latin American Icons), art history (ARTMargins, Hispanic Review), and political theory (Radical Philosophy, Postmodern Culture). Below is a partial list of my scholarly publications.
- Political Romanticism in the Americas. Co-edited with Ana Sabau. Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (forthcoming)
Articles and Chapters
- “Podemos and the Ideals of Populist Proceduralism.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies (forthcoming)
- “José Zorrilla in Mexico: Transatlantic Romanticism and the Question of Artistic Labor.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (forthcoming)
- “The Transatlantic Turn.” In New Approaches to Latin American Studies: Culture and Power, ed. Juan Poblete (London: Routledge, 2017), 206-222.
- “Mute Cries: Louis Althusser Between Wifredo Lam and Roberto Álvarez-Ríos.” ARTMargins 6.2 (2017): 93-109.
- “‘Hitler Wants to be Defeated’: On Borges, Freud, and the Death Drive.” Variaciones Borges 42 (2016): 29-52.
- “Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, and the Specter of Death.” In Cultural Exchanges between Brazil and France, eds. Regina R. Félix and Scott D. Juall (West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2016), 177-192.
- “Podemos and Its Critics.” Radical Philosophy 193 (2015): 20-32.
- “On the Easel of Independence.” Hispanic Review 83.1 (2015): 1-26.
- “Trotsky, Eisenstein y Las Hurdes: Dialécticas políticas en el cine de Luis Buñuel.” Hispania 97.4 (2014): 600-11.
- “The Face of a Nation: Norma Aleandro as Argentina’s Post-Dictatorial Middle Class Icon.” Co-authored with Janis Breckenridge. In Latin American Icons: Fame across Borders, eds. Dianna Niebylski and Patrick O’Connor (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2014), 137-146.
- “Posthegemony in Times of the Pink Tide.” Postmodern Culture 23.2 (2013).
Other Academic Writing
- Translation of Louis Althusser, “A Young Cuban Painter Before Surrealism: Álvarez Ríos.” ARTMargins 6.2 (2017): 110-112.
- Translation of Louis Althusser, “Letter from Wifredo Lam to Louis Althusser.” ARTMargins 6.2 (2017): 115.
- “Cinema, Scenes, Aesthetics: An Interview with Jacques Rancière.” Co-authored with Mozelle Foreman. diacritics 42.3 (2014), 22-35.
- Translation of Álvaro García Linera, “The Communist Manifesto and Our Present: Four Theses on its Historical Actuality.” Co-translated with Bruno Bosteels. In Plebeian Power: Collective Action and Indigenous, Working-Class, and Popular Identities in Bolivia, ed. Pablo Stefanoni (Leiden: Brill, 2014), 17-88.
(If you would like a copy of any of the published material above, please email me at becquer [at] jhu.edu)