October 24, 2017

Barrenechea Lectures at University of Rome, Gives Interview on New Book

Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, recently delivered the lecture “Hemispheric Studies Beyond Suspicion” at the University of Rome (Sapienza). He was also interviewed about his new book, America Unbound: Encyclopedic Literature and Hemispheric Studies. The interview will be published in the inaugural issue of the Italian journal America Critica.

Barrenechea Publishes on Hemispheric American Literature

Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, recently published the article “Hemispheric American Literature” in Futures of Comparative Literature: ACLA State of the Discipline Report (Routledge, 2017).

Barrenechea Lectures on Film in Turin, Italy

Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, recently gave a lecture on “Mondo Dracula: Celluloid Vampires from Tod Browning to Mario Bava” at L’Università di Torino in Turin, Italy.

Barrenechea Wins Essay Award

Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, has won the award for “Best Essay in Inter-American Studies” from the International Association of Inter-American Studies for his essay “Hemispheric Studies Beyond Suspicion: Comparative Literature and the Summa Americana.” The essay is a critique of U.S.-led Hemispheric Studies as currently practiced in favor of a comparative global paradigm that is invested in the languages and literatures of the Western Hemisphere.

Barrenechea Lectures on Film in Aix-en-Provence, France

Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, recently delivered the lecture “The Rise of Euro-Trash Cinema: Georges Franju’s Eyes without a Face” as part of the fall lecture series at the Institut Américain Universitaire in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Barrenechea Publishes Book on Hemispheric Studies

Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, has published America Unbound: Encyclopedic Literature and Hemispheric Studies (University of New Mexico Press). The book is a study of how big novels from the Americas imagine and interrelate New World histories from the pre-Columbian era to the present.  America Unbound calls for new hemispheric American Studies equipped with the international scope of Comparative Literature.

Barrenechea Appointed IAU College Resident Fellow in Aix-en-Provence, France

Antonio Barrenechea, associate professor of English, has been appointed the Institute for American Universities College Resident Fellow, Aix-en-Provence, France, for the academic year 2016-17.  His residency will coincide with a sabbatical project on how the South American underground cinema reinvents Hollywood and European “trash” and avant-garde film sources.

Barrenechea Surveys Career of Thomas Pynchon

Antonio Barrenechea, associate professor of English, recently published the retrospective review essay “Thomas Pynchon, Literary Giant.”  It is the lead essay in an issue on “Big Novels” for American Book Review 37.2 (2016).

Barrenechea Presents at Modern Language Association Conference

Antonio Barrenechea, associate professor of English, presented “America Unbound” at the 2016 Modern Language Association conference in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 7-10.  The paper was part of the roundtable discussion “Igniting Hemispheric Scholarship in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.”

Review by Barrenechea Appears in Journal of American Studies

Journal of American Studies, the preeminent journal of the field, recently published Associate Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea’s review of Colleen C. O’Brien’s Race, Romance, and Rebellion: Literatures of the Americas in the Nineteenth Century (University of Virginia Press, 2013). Professor Barrenechea’s review appears in Volume 49, Number 2.