June 17, 2021

Barrenechea Presents at American Comparative Literature Association

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, recently presented the paper “A Hemispheric World of Differences: Luis Alberto Sánchez and Stanley T. Williams” at the meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, which took place virtually this year.

Barrenechea Presents on Novelist Leslie Marmon Silko at MLA

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea recently contributed to “Poetics of Persistence in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead: Perspectives on the Thirtieth Anniversary,” a special session of the virtual Modern Language Association conference in January 2021. The MLA is the flagship organization for literary studies in the United States.

Barrenechea Publishes Essay on Cinematic Dracula

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, recently published “Dracula as Inter-American Film Icon: Universal Pictures and Cinematográfica ABSA” in Review of International American Studies, the flagship journal of the International American Studies Association: https://www.journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/article/view/8908/7558

Barrenechea Publishes Book Review in Top American Studies Journal

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Antonio Barrenechea, professor of English, recently published a review of Richard Cándida Smith’s “Improvised Continents: Pan-Americanism and Cultural Exchange” in the prestigious Journal of American Studies.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-american-studies/article/richard-candida-smith-improvised-continent-panamericanism-and-cultural-exchange-philadelphia-university-of-pennsylvania-press-2017-4500-pp-352-isbn978-0-8122-4942-2/14753E52975F3650D11232B3A27A0F91

 

Barrenechea Publishes Essay Review

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, recently published a review essay in the journal American Literature. The review discusses recent developments in the literature of the Americas field, with attention to three recent books: The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures (Feinsod), Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño (Lawrence), and Whiteness on the Border: Mapping the U.S. Racial Imagination in Brown and White (Bebout). To read the review, please see: https://read.dukeupress.edu/american-literature/article/92/1/169/156859/Whiteness-on-the-Border-Mapping-the-U-S-Racial?searchresult=1

 

Barrenechea Publishes Essay in Premier Comparative Literature Journal

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, recently published the award-winning essay “Hemispheric Studies beyond Suspicion/Estudos hemisféricos além da suspeita” in Revista Brasileira de Literatura Comparada, the premier journal of comparative literature in Latin America: http://revista.abralic.org.br/index.php/revista/article/view/552/753

Barrenechea Lectures on Silko at Eastern New Mexico University

Professor Antonio Barrenechea

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, recently delivered a Skype lecture at Eastern New Mexico University. Titled “Leslie Marmon Silko’s Council Book: Hemispheric Forces in Almanac of the Dead,” it discussed the inter-artistic and inter-American dimensions of an encyclopedic novel by a Laguna Pueblo author.

Barrenechea Presents at Literature/Film Association’s Annual Conference

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, recently presented “Fear and Loathing in São Paulo: Trash Metaphysics in the Cinema of Jose Mojica Marins” at the Literature/Film Association’s annual conference, entitled “Reboot Repurpose Recycle” this year and held in Portland, Oregon.

Barrenechea Interviewed about the Relevance of Tragicomedies

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Antonio Barrenechea, professor of English, was interviewed by MEA WorldWide on the relevance of tragicomedies such as Netflix’s hit show, “Dead to Me.” “Dark humor responds to our absurd condition with the armour of world-weariness. Except that, of course, we also know we can’t really laugh such troubles away — which is why dark humor has a fatalistic dimension built into it,” Barrenechea said. Read more. 

Netflix’s ‘Dead to Me’ is proof that tragedy can go hand-in-hand with humor making tragicomedies universally relevant (MEAWW)