Rafael Hernández

Rafael Hernandez

 

Professor of Spanish
E-mail: hernandezr3@southernct.edu
Telephone: (203) 392-6202
Office: Engleman Hall D-154

 

Education

Ph.D., New York University -- Spanish and Portuguese, 1999
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara-Spanish and Portuguese, 1992
Lic. University of Mexico (UNAM) -- Hispanic Language and Literatures, 1990

Research Interests

Latin American Literature and culture; Film Studies; Transatlantic Studies; The literary Avant-Grade, American Studies

Selected Publications

Books:


Splendors of Latin Cinema.  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, 2009.

Una poética de la despreocupación: modernidad e identidad en cuatro poetas latinoamericanos. Santiago, Chile: Cuarto Propio, 2003. 

¡Agítese bien!: A New Look at the Hispanic Avant-Gardes (co-editor).  Newark, Delaware: Juan de la Cuesta, 2002.

Book Chapter:


Celebrating Latino Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC CLIO, 2012 (over 50 entries).

“Celebración y caos: Celebración de la independencia y la revolución en México” in Nuevas Aproximaciones al cine hispánico.  Barcelona: PPU/FIU, 2011.

“A Revolution of Shadows: Culture and Representation in Early Twenty-Century Mexico” in The Popular Avant-Garde.  Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010.

“La frontera como tema en el cine mexicano” in Negociando identidades, traspasando fronteras.  Madrid and Frankfurt: Vervuert Verlag, 2008.

"Melodrama and Social Comedy in the Cinema of the Golden Age" in Mexico's Cinema.  A Century of Films and Filmakers.  Joanne Hershfield and David Maciel, eds.  Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources, 1999.

Journal Articles:


“La Mirada evasiva y el acerbo amor.”  Agulha Revista de Cultura 58 (July/August 2007).

“Whose Sweaty Men Are They, Anyway?  Avant-Garde and Revolution in Mexico.”  CiberLetras 8 (December 2002).

"El fin de la modernidad: Pedro Pßramo y la desintegraci≤n de la comunidad."  Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 78.5 (December, 2001).

"La calavera en el espejo: aproximaciones a la poesφa de L≤pez Velarde y CΘsar Vallejo."  Revista Hispßnica Moderna 51.1 (June, 1998).

Selected Presentations


“En las dordas márgenes,” Coloquio El Efecto América, University of Mexico, Mexico City, October 2014.

 “My Homeland is my Language: Luso-Brazilian Modernism and the Question of Language,” Modernist Studies Association, Las Vegas, October 2012.

“Cultura e identidad en Danzón de María Novaro,” Congreso Internacional Sobre el Caribe, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, March 2012.

“The Irruption of the Past: Negotiating the Indigenous Past in Contemporary Latin America,” American Comparative Literature Association, New Orleans, April 2010.

"A Revolution of Shadows: Film, Literature, and Social Change in Mexico," XXI Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Puebla, Mexico, April 19-22, 2007.

"Cine, lengua e identidad"  Dφa de Mexicanistas, University of Groeningen, The Netherlands, Nov. 11, 2005.

"Margin to Margin: The case of a Mexican Film and an Egyptian Novel," Canadian Council of Area Studies Learned Societies - "Furthering the Globalization Debate: Cross Regional Comparisons," Montreal, Canada, April 27-30, 2005.

"Whose Sweaty Men Are They?  Avant-Garde and Revolution in Mexico," Grand Expositions: Iberian and Latin American Modernisms in the Museum, Yale University, October 27, 2001.

"Corpo, Cidade, e Poesia em Carlos Drummond de Andrade," V International Congress of BRASA, Recife, Brazil, June 18-21, 2000.