Professor of Communication at Tulane University, New Orleans. Specializes in Latin American film, media and popular culture.
|Academic interests||Film; media; Latin America; transnationalisms|
Hollywood, Nuestra América y los Latinos. Collection of essays, all but one previously published in English and listed below; translated by María Teresa Ortega. (Havana, Cuba: Ediciones Unión, 2012).
The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema, co-edited with Marvin D’Lugo (Clark University) and Laura Podalasky (Ohio State University). New York: Routledge, 2017.
Journal Special Issue Editorship:
“Special Issue: Cuban Cinema,” Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas, vol 14, no.2, 127-271.
“In Focus: Latin American Film Research in the Twenty-First Century,” co-edited with Dolores Tierney (University of Sussex), special section of Cinema Journal vol. 54, no. 1 (Fall 2014), 112-142. Includes introductory essay and a critical essay, see below.
“Geographical Imaginaries,” special issue of Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, vol.7, no. 1 (2011). Includes an introductory essay, see below.
Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas, an Intellect (U.K.) double-blind refereed journal published three times a year. December 2015-
Book Chapters (Refereed):
“Coloquio,” Homenaje a Julio García Espinosa, Habana: Ediciones Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, 2018, 69-73.
“Prologue,” Images of Utopia, Documents of Belonging: Sara Gómez’s Contribution to Cuban
“Film and Radio Intermedialities in Early Latin American Sound Cinema,” The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema, Marvin D’Lugo, Ana M. López and Laura Podalsky, eds. New York: Routledge, 2017, p. 316-328.
“A Poetics of the Trace,” New Documentaries in Latin America, Vinicius Navarro and Juan Carlos Rodríguez, eds.. New York: Palgrave, 2014, 25-43.
“From Hollywood and Back: Dolores Del Rio, a (Trans) National Star” Latin American and Latino Icons: Models and Theories of Cultural Iconicity, Dianna C. Niebylski and Patrick O’Connor, eds. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2013. Reprint.
“Mexico: La Hacienda y el Cabaret: Musical Spaces of the Classic Mexican Cinema,” The International Film Musical, Corey Creekmoor and Linda Mokdad, eds. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2012.
Articles (peer reviewed):
“Cine temprano y modernidad en América Latina,” Vivomatografías, no. 1 (2015): http://www.vivomatografias.com/index.php/vmfs/article/view/31 Translation of “Early Cinema and Modernity,” see below.
“Cartographies of Mexican Cinema in the 21st Century,” Rebeca: Revista Brasileira de Estudios de Cinema e Audiovisual, vol. 7, no. 7 (January-June 2015): http://www.socine.org.br/rebeca/dossie.asp?C%F3digo=221
“Calling for Intermediality: Latin American Mediascapes,” Cinema Journal vol. 54, no. 1 (Fall 2014), 135-141. Companion piece in digital site In Media Res http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2014/11/18/intermediality-and-brazilian-telenovelas
“Conceptualizing, Building, and Evaluating University Practices for Community Engagement,” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, vol. 16, no. 4 (2012), 105-128, Co-authored with Vincent Ilustre and Barbara Moely.
“Geographical Imaginaries,” Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, vol. 7, no. 1 (2011), 3-8.
“Greater Cuba is Camaguey,” Cuban Counterpoints (online publication) May 2015. http://cubacounterpoints.com/greater-cuba-is-camaguey-ana-lopez-goes-to-la-calle-de-los-cines-in-screens/
A Hollywood de ida y vuelta, Dolores del Rio,” Cine Cubano, no. 175 (2010). Translation and edited reprint of “From Hollywood and Back: Dolores Del Rio, (Trans) National Star,” see above.
Entry on El Super (1800 words) for Cuba: People, Culture, History. Alan West Duran, ed., (New York: Gale, 2012).
Conference Presentations, Panels and Lectures
“Transnational and Intermedial: An Approximation to Pornographic Cinema in Latin America,” Media in the Americas Conference, the Carsey Wolf Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, April 2018.
“Quasi Stardom? Thinking through Star Theory and Starlets (or the ‘almost” Stars), Society for Cinema and Media Studies, March 2018.
“The Travelogue Within: Making, Defining, Contesting Nation,” Visible Evidence, Buenos Aires, August 2017.
“Los debates interdisciplinarios sobre la modernidad en el Cono Sur,” Sección Cono Sur de LASA, Montevideo, Uruguay, July 2017.
“Excavating an Early Transnational Genre: Pornography in Latin American Cinema,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, March 2017,
“Recordando a Julio,” Coloquio sobre Julio García Espinosa, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, December 2016.
“De Mexploitation a Narco Cinema: Algunas Cartografías,” FACINE, Tijuana, Mexico. September 2016.
“Rethinking Melodrama,” Seminar on Emotions in Latin American Cinema, Mexico City, September 2016.
“Imaginarios Radiofónicos,” Hispanic Musical Conference, University of Bremen, Germany, July 2016.
“Rethinking Melodrama in Latin American Cinema,” American Comparative Literature Association, Boston, March 2016.
“Rethinking Melodrama in Latin American Cinema: Society for Cinema Studies, March 30, 2016.
“El Imaginario Radiofónico en los Primordios del Cine Sonoro Latinoamericano y Relaciones Intermediales.” Primer Encuentro Internacional de Investigadores de Cine Mexicano e Iberoamericano, Cineteca Nacional/Asociación Mexicana de Teoría y Análisis Cinematográfico, Mexico City, June 2015.
“Domestic Service, Transmediality, and the Contemporary Brazilian Telenovela,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Montreal, March 2015.
Respondent, “Early Cinema and Modernity in Latin America”: Fifteen Years Later,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Montreal, March 2015.
“Radiophonic Imaginaries in Early Sound Cinema,” Cine-lit VIII, Portland, February 2015.
Radiophonic Imaginaries: Intermediality in Early Sound Cinema,” Intermidialidade 2014 Conference, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (Brazil), September 2014.
“La Vecindad: A Musical Space for the Mexican Cinema,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Seattle, March 2014.
Discussant, “Argentine and Chilean Cinema: Historical Revisions, Political Shifts,” Society for Cinema Studies, Seattle, March 2014.
“Cartographies of Mexican Cinema,” American Comparative Literature Association, Toronto, Canada, April 2013.
“Radiophonic Imaginaries: Intermediality in Early Sound Cinema,” Rethinking Intermediality in the Digital Age, Cluj-Napoca (Romania), October 2013.
“The Radiophonic Imaginary in Transitional Latin American Cinema and Intermedial Relations,” International Congress on Hispanic Cinemas: In Transition,” Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, November 2012.
“Imagining Futures: Cultivating Campus Culture Change through Sustained Community Partnerships,” Imagining America Conference, New York City, October 2012.
“Engaging Real-World Problems: General Education for a Global Century,” General Education and Assessment: New Contexts, New Cultures, AAC&U Conference, New Orleans, February 2012.
Discussant, “”Politics and Latin American Cinema after Utopia,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Boston, March 2012.
Panelist, U.S.-Cuban-Mexican Association to Defend Against Hurricanes Conference, Sponsored by the Center for International Policy (DC), New Orleans, April 2012.
Discussant, “Digital Dilemmas: The Internet and Blogs in Cuba Today,” Cuba Futures Conference organized by the Bildner Center, CUNY, April 2011.
“Women Filmmakers and the Brazilian Retomada,” paper presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies meeting, New Orleans, March 2011.
“Titón en el mundo: espacio, lugar, memoria,” Invited talk, Homenaje a Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, La Habana, Diciembre 2018.
“Transnacional e Intermedial: Aproximación al Cine Pornográfico en América Latina,” Universidad Andina, Quito, Ecuador, May 2018.
“Cuban Studies for U.S. Researchers,” Invited Keynote, AAPLAC Conference, New Orleans, February 2018.
“Explorations in Latin American Cinema,” 2-lecture series, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, Distinguished visitor, November 2017.
“Greater Cuba Redux,” Off-Island, On Scree: Cuban Contemporary Migrant Cinemas, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, November 2017.
“Transnational and Intermedial: Pornography in Latin American Cinema,” Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil), abertura do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Cinema e Audiovisual, plenary lecture, August 2017.
“Sonic Intermedialities in Latin American Cinema,” 3-lecture series for the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil, July 2017.
“Soy Cuba, Santa y Andres and Vampiros en La Habana,” RiverRun Film Festival, March 2016.
“Latinas Made to Serve? Feeling Brown, Glam …and a Maid,” invited talk, Latina/o Studies Program at The Ohio State University, February 2015.
Domestic Service, Transmediality and the Contemporary Brazilian Telenovela” Symposium on Global Serial Narratives, University of Wisconsin, Madison, October 2014.
“El imaginario radiofónico en los primordios del cine sonoro latinoamericano,” invited plenary presentation, 4to Encuentro del Observatorio de Cine Latinoamericano,” Universidad de Antioquia/Ministerio de Cultura, Medellín, Colombia, September 2014.
“Women Filmmakers in Brazil since the Retomanda,” invited plenary, Symposium on Brazilian and Mexican Cinemas,” University of New Mexico, February 2014.
“Cuban Cinema and Culture: Juan de los muertos,” invited plenarian, Tucker Boatright symposium, University of Richmond, April 2013.
“Cines de las diasporas caribeñas,” “Seminario: Puentes y más Puentes,” Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (no. 34) y Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba, December 2012.
“Jorge Sanjinés and Los Insurgentes” Bolivian Film Symposium, Loyola University, October 2012.
Redefining Student Learning Abroad: New Directions and Opportunities, CIEE, New Orleans, “Cuba Study Abroad and the Tulane Story”, November 2011.
“Cinema, Transculturality and Globalization”, Sociedade Brasileira de Estudos de Cinema e Audiovisual, SOCINE, Rio de Janeiro, September 2011.
“Viva Cuba and Teaching Cuba.” Through the Lens: Teaching Latin America through Film, Summer Teachers’ Institute, Milsaps College, June 2011.
“Lampejos de beleza: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary and the Work of Eduardo Coutinho,” invited lecture, Cinema and Brazilian Studies program, Ohio State University, April 2011.