July 13, 2020

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)

Barrenechea Presents at International Melville Society Conference

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea presented “Moby-Dick as Summa Americana” at the 12th International Melville Society Conference, held in New York City on June 17-20, 2019.

Barrenechea Interviewed for MEAWW Articles

Associate Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Associate Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, was recently interviewed for two articles published in the web magazine MEAWW. The first was on the relationship between summer and romantic comedies. The second probed the link between intelligence and dark humor.

https://meaww.com/the-last-summer-romantic-comedies-netflix-romcom-kj-apa-summer-of-love-tyler-posey

https://meaww.com/dark-comedy-dark-humor-21st-century-dead-to-me-intelligence-black-comedy-movies-tv-shows.

It’s the Summer of Love again as streaming services unleash romcoms for the season (meaww.com)