August 11, 2020

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Barrenechea Brings Students to Edgar Allan Poe Museum

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Professor of English Antonio Barrenechea

Antonio Barrenechea, Professor of English, took his students on a trip to the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia. The excursion was funded by a competitive UMW grant, and was part of the spring 2019 course, “The Groovy Gothic.”  The course explores the intersection of sensational 19th century gothic fiction (Shelley, Stoker, and Poe) and the shock aesthetics of the 1960s counterculture (cinema, music, fashion, painting, and drug culture).

 

Barrenechea Presents at Literature/Film Association Conference

Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, recently presented “A Brazilian Cinema of Cruelty: The ‘Coffin Joe’ Trilogy (1964-2008)” at the annual conference of the Literature/Film Association in New Orleans.

Barrenechea Publishes on Brazilian Film

Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, recently published an entry on the Brazilian film “Black God, White Devil (1964)” in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism: https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/black-god-white-devil-1964.

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.