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ROBERTO IGNACIO DIAZ
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California 90089-0358

213-740-1271; rdiaz@usc.edu




ACADEMIC DEGREES

Harvard University, A.M. 1984, Ph.D. 1991.

Romance Languages and Literatures.

Georgetown University, B.S. Magna Cum Laude 1982.

Major: Russian.  Minor: Arabic.


HONORS AND AWARDS

Del Amo Grant, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, for research in Spain, 2013.

Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching, Center for Excellence in Teaching, University of Southern California, 2010.

Provost’s Grant, Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Southern California, for research in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Germany and Peru, 2008-09.

Residency at the Bellagio Study Center, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, February 2008.

General Education Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Southern California, 2000.

Hewlett Foundation Award for General Education Course Development, University of Southern California, 1997.

Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund, University of Southern California, 1995-96.

Roger G. Schmutz Grant, Bates College, for research at the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, Summer 1993.

Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities, Harvard University, 1988-89.

Summer Travel Grant, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, for research in Argentina, Summer 1988.

Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard-Danforth Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University, 1986.

Full Scholarship, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, 1982-84.

Class Marshal, School of Languages and Linguistics, Georgetown University, 1982.

Dobro Slovo, National Slavic Honors Society, 1981.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of Southern California, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Department of Comparative Literature, 1994-99; Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, 1999-

University of California, Los Angeles, Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish, Spring 2001.

Bates College, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of  Classical and Romance Languages and Literatures, 1992-94.

Phillips Exeter Academy, Instructor in Spanish and French,  Department of Modern Languages, 1991-92.

Colby College, Visiting Instructor in Spanish, Department of Modern Foreign Languages, 1990-91.

Harvard University, Teaching Fellow, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 1984-87; Tutor, Committee on Degrees in Literature, 1985-87.




ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Co-Director, Summer Course in Hong Kong and Macau, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Southern California, 2013.

Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Southern California,

2002-2007; 2010-12.

Co-Director, Madrid Summer Program, University of Southern California, Summers

2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016.

Co-Director, Buenos Aires Summer Program, University of Southern California, Summer 2008.


SCHOLARLY RESEARCH




Book in Progress

“Latin America and the Transports of Opera: Fragments of a Transatlantic Discourse, 1701-2015”


Book:
Unhomely Rooms: Foreign Tongues and Spanish American Literature.  Lewisburg and London: Bucknell University Press, 2002.

Reviews: Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 81.1 (2004): 424-25. Bulletin of Spanish Studies 81.1 (2004): 133-34. Choice (Feb. 2003). Ciberletras www.lehman.edu/ciberletras/v11/decastro.html. Latin American Research Review 29.3 (2004): 233-36. Modern Language Review 99.1 (2004): 233.


Articles:
“Lessons of the Baroque in Guillermo Cabrera Infante’s Tres tristes tigres.” Approaches to Teaching the Latin American Boom. Eds. Lucille Kerr and Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2015. 96-106.

“Daniel Catán’s Butterflies; or, The Opera House in the Jungle.” Opera, Exoticism and Visual Culture. Eds. Hyunseon Lee and Naomi Segal. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2015. 31-52.

“Hudson, la Patagonia y la nada.” Entre Borges y Conrad: Estética y territorio en W.H. Hudson. Ed. Leila Gómez and Sara Castro-Klarén. Madrid: Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2012. 81-105.

“Mercedes Merlin y Maria Malibran: la ópera, el Atlántico y el cosmopolitismo.”



Voyageurs français dans les Amériques. Ed. Ernesto Mächler Tobar. Paris:

Indigo / Université de Picardie Jules Verne, 2012. 161-74.

“Transatlantic Deficits; or, Alberto Vilar at the Royal Opera House.” Ed. Eleni Kefala.

Negotiating Difference in the Hispanic World: From Conquest to Globalisation.

Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell / Bulletin of Latin American Studies Book Series, 2011. 128-40.

“Apariciones de Mercedes Merlin.” Cien años después: La literatura de mujeres en

América Latina. Ed. Claire Emilie Martin. Lima: Editorial de la Universidad

San Martín de Porres, 2010. 21-32.

“The Spirit of Cuba and the Ghost of Opera.” Symposium 61.1 (Spring 2007): 57-

74. Spanish translation: “El espíritu de Cuba y el espectro de la ópera.”



Revista Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana (Madrid) 53-54 (Verano y Otoño

2009): 163-72.

“Mercedes Merlin, la ópera y Reinaldo Arenas.” Fronteras de la literatura y de la

crítica: Actas del XXXV Congreso Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana. 

Ed. Fernando Moreno et al.  Poitiers: Centre de Recherches Latino-

Américaines – Archivos, 2006.  Formato DVD; sección Artículos; Díaz, Roberto

Ignacio.


“Silencios de Caruso o la ópera en La Habana.” América: Cahiers du CRICCAL

(Sorbonne Nouvelle) 31 (2004): 153-59.

“Nuevas muertes en Venecia: Inversiones de Julio Cortázar y Àlex Susanna.” Mester XXXI (2002): 1-16.

“Epílogo del extranjero: Chile en las antípodas de la ficción latinoamericana.”  Albricia: La novela chilena del fin de siglo.  Ed. Verónica Cortínez.  Santiago de Chile: Cuarto Propio, 2000.  287-304.

“La vuelta al mundo de Borges y Kodama.”  Crisis, apocalipsis y utopías: Fines de siglo en la literatura hispanoamericana.  Ed. Rodrigo Cánovas and Roberto Hozven. Santiago de Chile: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2000.  243-47.

“Borges en 'Guayaquil': Las cosas de la historia.”  Revista Hispánica Moderna (Columbia University) L (Diciembre 1997): 315-26.

“Wallace Stevens y el discurso en La Habana: Palabras de José Rodríguez Feo.”  Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos XXII.1 (Otoño 1997): 3-18.

“Paratextual Snow; or, The Threshold of Mercedes Merlin.”  The Colby Quarterly 32.4 (1996): 236-53.

“Persona non grata: ¿Un latinoamericano en La Habana?” (with Verónica Cortínez).  La Torre (Universidad de Puerto Rico), Nueva Época, Año 8, 30 (Abril-Junio 1994): 217-26.

“Merlin's Foreign House: The Genres of La Havane.”  Cuban Studies XXIV (1994): 57-82.



Encyclopedia entries

“Caribbean,” in The Encyclopedia of the Novel. Ed. Peter Melville Logan. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

Entries on Delmira Agustini, Isabel Allende, Mario Benedetti, Silvina Bullrich, Tomás Carrasquilla, Jorge Díaz, Salvador Garmendia, Juan Gelman, the Comtesse Merlin, Victoria Ocampo, Cristina Peri Rossi, and Gonzalo Rojas.  Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia.  Ed. Bruce Murphy.  4th edition.  New York: Harper Collins, 1996.  15, 26, 94, 149, 172, 271, 387, 391, 675-76, 744, 792-93, 880.

Interviews and reviews

Review of Julián Marías, The Infatuations. San Francisco Chronicle, October 13, 2013.

Review of Mario Vargas Llosa, The Dream of the Celt. San Francisco Chronicle, July 25, 2012.

Review of Andrés Neuman, Traveler of the Century. San Francisco Chronicle, June 10, 2102.

Review of José Saramago, Cain. San Francisco Chronicle, October 16, 2011.

Review of Paulo Coelho, Aleph. San Francisco Chronicle. October 2, 2011.

Review of Juan Gabriel Vázquez, The Secret History of Costaguana. San Francisco Chronicle, July 3, 2011.

Review of Christopher L. Miller, The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade. PRL: Primera Revista Latinoamericana de Libros 1.6 (Octubre-Noviembre 2008): 5-7.

Review of Christina Civantos, Between Argentines and Arabs: Argentine Orientalism,

Arab Immigrants, and the Writing of Identity, Latin American Literary Review. *

Review of Julio Rodríguez-Luis, ed., Re-Reading José Martí (1853-1895): One Hundred Years Later, Latin American Literary Review. *

Review of Verónica Cortínez, Cine a la chilena: Las peripecias de Sergio Castilla.  Taller de Letras 29 (2001): 261-63.

Review of Adriana Méndez Rodenas, Gender and Nationalism in Colonial Cuba: The Travels of Santa Cruz y Montalvo, Condesa de Merlin.  MLN 114.2 (March 1999): 438-41.

Review of Amaryll Chanady, ed., Latin American Identity and Constructions of Difference.  Latin American Literary Review XXIII (July-December 1995): 101-05.

“Entrevista con Jorge Edwards” (with Erik Camayd-Freixas and  Verónica Cortínez), Plaza 9-10 (1986): 5-19.




LECTURES



Papers:
"A Libretto for Victoria Ocampo: Beatriz Sarlo and Operatic Modernity," Seminar on Opera and Literature, American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 20, 2016.

"An Opera of One’s Own: Victoria Ocampo and Beatriz Sarlo," Invited Lecture, Center for Southern Cone Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, March 4, 2016.

"The Boom and Opera," Special Session on Legacies of the Boom: Recollections and Reconfigurations, Modern Language Association Convention, Austin, Texas, January 8, 2016.

"A Tango in London: Thomas Adès’ Transports," Invited Paper, Symposium on Traditional Music and the Concert Hall, Departments of Comparative Litearture and Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, May 7, 2014.

"Lohengrin’s Transports: European Opera and Spanish American Modernism," Invited Lecture, IV Simpósio Internacional de Musicologia da UFRJ, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 15, 2013.

"The Voices of Vivaldi’s Montezuma," VI Congresso della Società Italiana delle Storiche, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy, February 15, 2013.

"Life in Venice: The Arts of Revival in Alejo Carpentier’s Concierto barroco," Invited Lecture, Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Department of World Languages and Literature, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut, March 29, 2012.

"A Slave’s Transports: Caribbean Testimonio and European Opera," Invited Lecture, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Latin American Institute Cuba and the Caribbean Working Group, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, May 5, 2011.

"New Worlds of Opera: The Cases of Buenos Aires and Sydney," American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 2, 2011.

"Ultimate Passage: A Cuban Runaway Slave at the Royal Danish Theater," E. Allison Peers Annual Lecture, Second E. Allison Peers Symposium: Performing Luso-Hispanic Identities in a Transatlantic Context, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, October 23, 2010.

"Raptos de Europa: Prácticas de la ópera y cultura literaria en América Latina," Invited Lecture, Segundo Congreso Internacional Artes en Cruce, Departamento de Arte, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 5, 2010.

"Borges’s Baroque Barbarians," The Real and the Surreal: Political Patronage and Literary Parentage in Argentina, USC College Commons, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, October 30, 2009.

"Cuba and the Work of Opera," The Measure of a Revolution: Cuba, 1959-2009, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, May 9, 2009.

"Apariciones de Mercedes Merlin," Keynote Speech, Cien Años Después: La Literatura de Mujeres en América Latina: El Legado de Clorinda Matto de Turner y Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera, California State University, Long Beach, California, May 1, 2009.

"Daniel Catán’s Butterflies; or, The Opera House in the Jungle," Symposium on Opera, Exoticism and Visual Culture, Institute for Germanic and Romance Studies and Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, London, England, September 27, 2008.

"Transatlantic Deficits; or, Alberto Vilar at the Royal Opera House," Conference on

Europe and Its Others, Institute of European Cultural Identity Studies and

School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, July 8, 2007.

"Mercedes Merlin y Maria Malibran: la ópera, el Atlántico y el cosmopolitismo,"

Journées d’études sur les Voyageurs Français dans les Amériques, Centre

d’études hispaniques, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France,

June 6, 2007.

"Eva Perón y la ópera," Conference on Peronismo and the Aesthetics of Power, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, April 20, 2007.

"La sátira, la ópera y la novela: Comunidades de Alejo Carpentier," Dixième Colloque International du Centre de Recherches Interuniversitaires sur les Champs Culturels en Amérique Latine, Institut du Mexique, Paris, France, November 23, 2006.

"The New World Afterlife of Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Opera Librettist," Conference on Icons and Iconoclasts: 1603-1714, Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, July 22, 2006.

"Abducting Europe: Havana and the Transports of Opera, 1833-1851," Conference on the Iberian Atlantic, Schools of History and Modern Languages, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, April 22, 2006.

"Opera and the Republic: Sounds of Cuba," Invited Lecture, Seminario del Departamento de Humanidades, Universidad de San Andrés, Victoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 22, 2004.

"Arias y aires de Arenas," Invited Lecture, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Scripps College, Claremont, California, November 11, 2004.

"Merlin y la ópera," XXXV Congreso del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, Poitiers, France, June 30, 2004.

"The Spirit of Cuba and the Ghost of Opera" (second version), Invited Lecture, Center for Transnational Studies, University of Southampton, Southampton, England, February 16, 2004.

"Lezama Lima and Opera: An Overture," Mid-America Conference of Hispanic Literatures, Boulder, Colorado, October 3, 2003.

"Cherubino's Comrades: Mozart's 'Non più andrai' and the Cuban National Anthem," Fourth Conference of the International Association for Words and Music Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, June 21, 2003.

"Opera and the Sounding of Montezuma," Invited Lecture, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Program in Latin American and Iberian Studies, and Department of Dramatic Art, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, February 12, 2003.

"Borges, Empires, and the Baroque," Invited Paper, Symposium on Jorge Luis Borges: Poet, Fabulist, Essayist, and Translator, UCLA Departments of Comparative Literature and of Spanish and Portuguese and UCLA Center for Modern and Contemporary Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, November 3, 2002.

"Silencios de Caruso o la ópera en La Habana," Huitième Colloque International du Centre de Recherches Interuniversitaires sur les Champs Culturels en Amérique Latine, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III, Paris, France, October 25, 2002.

"Calderón and Viceregal Opera: Sounding the New World in La púrpura de la rosa," Pacíficas Convivencias: Homenaje a Francisco Márquez Villanueva, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, April 27, 2002.

"The Sound of Opera in Fresa y chocolate," Conference on World Cinema, Miami Film Festival, Miami Beach, Florida, January 29, 2002.

"Vivaldi's Motezuma; or, Baroque Untruths and Postmodern Sequences," Modern Language Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 29, 2001.

"The Spirit of Cuba and the Ghost of Opera," Invited Lecture, Seminar für Romanische Philologie and Zentrum für Komparatistiche Studien, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, November 27, 2001.

"The Countess's Throat: Merlin and the Madness of Opera," 54th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, April 19, 2001.

"Republic of Opera: Mozart and Verdi in Cuba," Third Cuban Research Institute Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, October 20, 2000.

"Consonancias de Cuba y España: Exotismo literario y cultura operística," XXXIII Congreso del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, Salamanca, Spain, June 27, 2000.

"A Library of Babel: Fuentes and the Ghost of Borges," Invited Lecture, William Bennet Munro Memorial Seminar, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, May 5, 2000.

"The Author as Literary Historian: Figures of the Unhomely in Fuentes's Una familia lejana," Invited Lecture, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., February 5, 1999.

"La vuelta al mundo de Borges y Kodama," XXXII Congreso del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, Santiago de Chile, Chile, July 1, 1998.

"W.H. Hudson's The Purple Land: The River Plate Reader," American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, April 12, 1997.

"G. Cabrera Infante, British Author," Joint Conference of the Pacific Coast and Rocky Mountain Councils on Latin American Studies, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 21, 1996.

"Martí in America: The Language of Cuban Dreams," Invited Lecture, Homage to José Martí, University of California, Los Angeles, California, October 20, 1995.

"Nuevas muertes en Venecia: Thomas Mann en Julio Cortázar y Àlex Susanna," Session on "Other Iberian Literatures," Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, March 31, 1995.

"Paratextos, o los umbrales de Mercedes Merlin," Conference on the "Imaginario Cultural Cubano," University of California, Irvine, California, November 12, 1994.

"Historias de jardines y de selvas: Alejo Carpentier y Dulce María Loynaz," Session on Literary Histories, XXX Congreso del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 12, 1994.

"El viaje del poeta: Quadern venecià de Àlex Susanna," Session on "Other Iberian Literatures," Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 10, 1994.

"'Viejas cosas gloriosas': Borges y la abstracción de la historia," 46th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, April 24, 1993.

"'A Word with José Rodríguez-Feo:' Wallace Stevens y Orígenes," Special Session on Spanish American Literary Journals, Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco, California, December 28, 1991.

"Del Diario de a bordo a La Havane: Colón, la Condesa de Merlin y los descubrimientos de Cuba," 44th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, April 27, 1991.

"Persona non grata: ¿Un latinoamericano en La Habana?" (with Verónica Cortínez), Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, October 6, 1990.

"Los cuentos de Borges y Burdeos de Soledad Puértolas: Significados de la geografía," Conference on Soledad Puértolas, St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire, April 11, 1990.



"La Havane en La Loma del Ángel y Holy Smoke, o los idiomas de la literatura cubana," Confluencia Conference, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, October 12, 1989.

"La Condesa de Merlin hacia la literatura cubana: Nacionalismo y extraterrito-rialidad," Annual Meeting of the Instituto de Estudios Cubanos, Harvard University Center for International Affairs, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 25, 1989.


Public lectures and presentations:
“An Atlas for Daniel Catán,” Opera for Educators Program, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles, California, November 1, 2014.

"Verdi y Wagner en América Latina," Invited Speech, Festival Internacional Cervantino, Guanajuato, Mexico, October 26, 2013.

"Hugo’s Le Roi s’amuse: The Words Before the Music of Rigoletto," Opera for Educators Program, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles, California, November 20, 2010.

"Mario Vargas Llosa," The 2010 Nobel Lunches, USC College Commons, University of

Southern California, Los Angeles, California, October 21, 2010.

"Wagner and the City," From Nietzche to Star Wars, The Los Angeles Ring Festival,

USC Master of Liberal Studies Program, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, April 15, 2010.

"The Spanish-Speaking Caribbean," The Tempestuous History of Language and Literature in the Caribbean, Caribbean Studies Initiative, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, November 19, 2008.

"Borges and the Craft of Writing in Latin America," Humanitas at Urban Education Project, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, October 6, 2007.

"España en la ópera," Spanish Resource Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, May 5, 2006.

"Conversación con Álvaro Vargas Llosa," Patronato José Martí, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, January 28, 2006.

"Borges; or, The Latin American Accent of Modern Literature," MEChA de USC 9th Annual Raza High School Leadership Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, December 4, 1999.

"Ghosts of Cuba: The Hidden Lineage of Generación Ñ," Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, April 14, 1999.

"What May Be in a Name: Our Latin Soul," Nuestra Alma Latina (student group), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, October 20, 1998.

"La isla invisible de Cuba y otros viajes de papel," Santiago College, Santiago de Chile, Chile, July 3, 1998.

"Cubans in California: Martí's Free Ways," Exhibit on Cuban Contributions to California, Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, November 23, 1997.

"Territorios de José Martí: Playas y Francia," Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, January 28, 1995.

"Cabeza de Vaca's Naufragios: The Writing of the New World," Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities Discussion Series (see above), Yarmouth Historical Society, Yarmouth, Maine, October 13, 1993; Brunswick Public Library, Brunswick, Maine, February 27, 1994.

"Encountering the Discoverer: The Spaces of 1492," Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities Discussion Series, "Different Peoples, Different Places: Native Americans, Europeans and the Environments They Created," Yarmouth Historical Society, Yarmouth, Maine, September 15, 1993; Auburn Public Library, Auburn, Maine, September 29, 1993.

"From Cuba With Love: A Meditation," Phillips Church, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, May 12, 1992.


Television presentation:
"El Caribe y la poesía afroantillana: Nicolás Guillén y Luis Palés Matos," Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Television, Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 21, 1994.


OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Session Organizer and Moderator, “Aging and (Un)Sustainability,” Discussion Group on Cuban and Cuban Diaspora Cultural Production, Modern Language Association Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 9, 2015.

Member, Executive Committee on Cuban and Cuban Diaspora Cultural Production, Modern Language Association, 2011-

Reviewer, Tenure and Promotion (Hunter College; Scripps College; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Minnesota)

Reviewer, Book Manuscripts (Duke University Press, Northwestern University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, University of Virginia Press, Vanderbilt University Press, Yale University Press)

Member, Fulbright U.S. Student National Screening Committee, Latin America (Southern Cone), 2012, 2013.

Member, Editorial Board, Corrientes: Revista Nórdica de Literatura Iberoamericana, 2011-2012.

Seminar Co-Organizer and Moderator, “The World in the Cultures of the Pacific Rim,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Vancouver, Canada, April 1-3, 2011.

Member, Executive Committee on Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature, Modern Language Association, 2006-2010.

Session Organizer and Moderator, “Permutations of Cosmopolitanism: The Case of Roberto Bolaño,” Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 28, 2009.

Session Organizer and Moderator, “Latin American Cosmopolitanisms,” Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco, California, December 27, 2008.

Session Organizer and Moderator, “The Future of the Boom: Forty Years After Cien



años de soledad,” Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois,

December 29, 2007.

Review Committee, Department of Spanish, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, April 26-27, 2007.

Co-Organizer (with Selma Holo), Lecture by Carlos Monsiváis, Visions and Voices Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, October 26, 2006.

Dissertation Reader, Department of Hispanic Studies, Brown University, 2006.

Session Co-Organizer, "Entre dos mundos: la visión transatlántica de la Condesa Merlin," XXV Congreso del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, Poitiers, France, June 30, 2004.

Guide and Translator, California Club Wine Tour of Spain, 2003.

Consultant and Reviewer, Latin American Literature and Its Times.  Ed. Joyce Moss.  Detroit: Gale Publishers, 1999.

Chair and Session Organizer, Session on Spanish American Authors as Political Figures, Joint Conference of the Pacific Coast and Rocky Mountain Councils on Latin American Studies, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 21, 1996.

Member, Advisory Board, Cuban Studies, 1995-1998.

Moderator and Session Organizer, Session on Literary Histories, XXX Congreso del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 12, 1994.

Co-Director, Phillips Exeter Academy Summer Program in France, 1991.

Writer for the Let's Go travel series in Belgium, Britain, Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USSR, 1983-86.

Editor of Let's Go: Europe (1987), an 880-page guidebook to thirty-three European, Middle Eastern, and North African countries, published by Harvard Student Agencies, 1986.

Co-Editor, Plaza: Revista de Literatura, a Harvard Spanish-language literary journal, 1983-87.

COURSES AND SEMINARS



Undergraduate Courses:
"Survey of Spanish American Literature" (Spanish)

"Survey of Spanish and Spanish American Prose" (Spanish)


"Survey of Poetry" (Spanish)

"Iberian and Latin American Cultures: Readings on Society" (Spanish)


"Iberian and Latin American Cultures: Readings on the Arts" (Spanish)
"Modern Spanish American Narrative in Translation" (Spanish)
"Modern Spanish American Narrative" (Spanish)

"Advanced Spanish Through Contemporary Issues" (Spanish; Buenos Aires and Madrid

Summer Programs)

"Transatlantic Relations: Language and Literature in Spain and Latin America" (Spanish; team-taught with Prof. Carmen Silva-Corvalán; Madrid Summer Program)

"Borges and the Theories of Literature" (Spanish)

"Seminar in Literary Criticism" (Comparative Literature)


"Junior Seminar in Comparative Literature" (Comparative Literature)

"Culture and Travel in Hong Kong and Macau" (Comparative Literature; Problems-Without-Passports Course in Hong Kong and Macau)

"Cultures of Latin America" (Comparative Literature and General Education)

“On Location: The Place of Literature in Global Cultures” (Comparative Literature and General Education)

"Writing Revolutions: New Fiction in Latin America" (General Education)

"Reading and Opera" (General Education)

"Fiction about Fiction" (General Education)

"Novellas" and "The Art of the Novella" (General Education)

"Studies in Arts and Letters: Novellas" (General Education)

"Symbols and Conceptual Systems: Artifacts of Self-Regard" (Thematic Option Honors Program)

Five lectures on opera for Professor Moshe Lazar’s "Faust and Don Juan in Literature, Opera, and Film" (Comparative Literature)

Micro-Seminar, "Opera and the Exotic" (Provost’s First Contact Initiative)


Undergraduate and graduate courses:
"U.S. Latino Fiction and the Literatures of the Americas" (Comparative Literature and Spanish)

"Modernist Fiction" (Comparative Literature)

"Opera and the Theories of Literature" (Comparative Literature)

"Opera and Cultural Theory" (Comparative Literature)

"Literary Cartographies of Spain and Latin America, 1810-1898" (Spanish)
Graduate courses:
“Cultures Narratives of Spain and Latin America” (Spanish)

"Studies in 19th Century Spanish American Literature" (Spanish)


"Spanish American Narrative from Modernismo to the Sixties" (Spanish)
"Seminar in Spanish American Non-Fictional Prose" (Spanish)
"Seminar in 20th Century Spanish American Fiction" (Spanish)

"Advanced Studies in Comparative Literature: Transcultural Representations" (Comparative Literature)

"Studies in Literatures of the Americas: Borges and the Unhomely" (Comparative Literature)

"Studies in Literatures of the Americas: Permutations of the Baroque" (Comparative Literature)

"Studies in Literatures of the Americas: Theories of the Caribbean" (Comparative Literature)

"Topics in Comparative Literary Analysis: Practices of the Exotic" (Comparative Literature)

"Introduction to Liberal Studies: Methods of Knowing" (Master of Liberal Studies Program)

"Introduction to Comparative Studies in Culture: Permutations of the Baroque" (Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture)

"Special Topics: The Baroque in Cuba" (Spanish, UCLA)


COMMITTEES AND SERVICE



University of Southern California:
Director of Graduate Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Doctoral Program in Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture, 2016-

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2015-

Committee on Endowed Fellowships, The Graduate School, Spring 2016

Chair, Study Abroad Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2012-14; Spring 2015

Co-Chair, Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese,

2013-2014; Spring 2015

Chair, Search Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Director of the Basic Language Program), 2014-15

General Education Design and Review Committee, Subcommitee on Humanistic Inquiry, 2013-2014.

Chair, Search Committee (Assistant Professor of Portuguese), Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2013-14.

Director of Graduate Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Doctoral Program in Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture, 2012-14.

Interim Faculty Liaison, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Fall 2013.

Honorary Degrees Committee, 2004-2013.

Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Comparative Literature, 2008-11

Evaluator, College 2020 Proposals, USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, 2009-

10.

Chair, Search Committee (Assistant Professor of Spanish), Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Department of Comparative Literature, 2009-2010



Faculty Evaluation Committee, Department of French and Italian, 2010.

Advisory Board, USC Fisher Museum of Art, 2008-2010

Dean’s Language Advisory Committee, USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences,

2008-2010

Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2007-

2010


Chair, Merit Review Committee, Department of Comparative Literature, 2008-09

Chair, Ad-Hoc Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Spanish and

Portuguese, 2007-2008

Search Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2007-2008

University Writing Committee, 1999-2007

Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Comparative Literature, 2005-2007

Co-Chair (with Selma Holo), Senior Hiring Initiative Search Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2005-2006

Public Poetry Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2005-06

University Overseas Studies Panel, 2003-2006

Chair, Search Committee (Assistant Professor of Spanish), Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2004-2005

Search Committee (Assistant Professor of Art History), Department of Art History, 2004-2005

General Education Review Committee, 2004-2005

Steering Commitee, Literary, Visual and Material Culture Initiative, 2003-2005

Chair's Advisory Committee, Department of Comparative Literature, 2002-04

Chair, Search Committee (Assistant Professor of Spanish), Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and of Comparative Literature, 2001-2002.

Faculty Council, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, 2001-2002.

Special Task Force, Committee on Undergraduate Education, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, Fall 2001.

Search Committee, Department of Comparative Literature and School of Philosophy, 2000-2001.

Search Committee, Associate Dean of Admissions, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, Spring 2000.

Dean's Language Task Force, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, 1999-2000.

Chair, Search Committee (Assistant Professor of Spanish), Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 1999-2000.

Faculty Review Committee, Department of Comparative Literature, 1999-2000.

Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Comparative Literature, 1999-2002.

Del Amo Fellowship Committee, 1999-2002.

Faculty Interviewer, Overseas Studies Program, 1998-2003.

Graduate Committee on Fellowships, Prizes and Awards, 1998-2002.

Dean's Consultative Committee, Selection of Spanish and Portuguese Chair, 1998.

Dean's Consultative Committee, Selection of Comparative Literature Chair, 1997.

Graduate Studies Committee, Comparative Literature Program, 1996-1998.

Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Fall 1995; Fall 1996-Spring 1997.

Undergraduate Studies Committee, Comparative Literature Program,  Fall 1994-Fall 1995.

Search Committee, Program in American Studies and Ethnicity, Chicano/Latino Studies, 1994-95.

Lecture Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 1994-95.

Bates College and Phillips Exeter Academy

Committee on Off-Campus Study, Bates College, 1993-94.

Academic Advisor, First-year students and Spanish and Latin American Studies majors, Bates College, 1992-94.

Co-Advisor, Los Cronopios (Hispanic student group), Bates College, 1992-94.

Co-Advisor, Hispanic and International Societies, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1991-92.

Updated May 31, 2016





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