Academic Articles

In this page, you will find a very small selection of my articles that I consider to be more representative of my research agenda and my work. I have published over one-hundred academic articles. If you are interested, you can find a comprehensive list in my CV, available in the Contact section of this website. Listing them all would be unwieldy and not very useful, so I opted instead for a selection of pieces that represent my research agenda and work the best. Instead, I will keep here a selection of roughly fifteen pieces, including my favorites from before 2015, and the articles that better represent my recent work. As I publish new material, this page will be edited accordingly.

Please note that all of my articles on Alfonso Reyes published prior to 2020 are reprinted in the book Intermitencias alfonsinas. Articles on the idea of criticism in Mexico, and on other Latin Americanists published prior to 2012 are included in my book Intermitencias americanistas. I have also left out articles published in my own edited books.

“Cantinflas and World Literature. Popular Cosmopolitanism and Comic Adaptation in Mid-Century Cinema.” Journal of World Literature 6 (2021): 331-46.

“Commodifying Mexico. On American Dirt and the Cultural Politics of a Manufactured Bestseller.” American Literary History 33.2 (2021): 371-93.

“La matriz liberal. Notas para el pensamiento de la sociedad civil conservadora en el siglo XIX mexicano.” Sensibilidades conservadoras. El debate cultural sobre la civilización en América Latina y España durante el siglo XIX. Ed. Kari Soriano Salkjelsvik. Madrid: Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2021: 41-66

“Signification and the Latin American Novel Form. Reflections after Fernanda Melchor, Ángel Rama and Louis Hjelmslev.” FORMA 1.2 (2020): 63-97.

“The Persistence of the Transcultural. A Latin American theory of the Novel from the National-Popular to the Global.” New Literary History 51 (2020): 347-74.

“Diana Kennedy, Rick Bayless and the Imagination of ‘Authentic’ Mexican Food.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 97.7 (2020).

“Peripheral Noir, Mediation, and Capitalism. Noir Form, Noir Mediascape, Sociological Noir.” in Noir Affect.Eds. Christopher Breu and Elizabeth Hatmaker. New York: Fordham University Press, 2020. 137-55.

“La literatura mundial como praxis. Apuntes hacia una metodología de lo concreto.” World Literature, Cosmopolitanism, Globality. Beyond, Against, Post, Otherwise. Eds. Gesine Müller and Mariano Siskind. Berlin: DeGruyter, 2019. 62-75.

“Writing the Necropolitical. Notes Around the Idea of Mexican Anti-World Literature.” World Literature and Dissent. Eds. Lorna Burns and Katie Muth. London: Routledge, 2019. 141-60.

“The Golden Age Otherwise. Mexican Cinema and the Mediations of Capitalist Modernity in the 1940s and 1950s.” Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America 1896-1960. Eds. Nicolas Poppe and Rielle Navitski. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017. 241-66.

La casa del dolor ajeno de Julián Herbert. No-ficción, memoria e historicidad en el México Contemporáneo.” MLN 132.2 (2017). 426-40

“Novel, War and the Aporia of Totality. Lukács’s Theory of the Novel and Azuela’s The Underdogs. Mediations 29.2 (2016). 47-64

“Sergio González Rodriguez. Literatura y pensamiento en la edad de la catástrofe.” Hispanic Review. 82.3 (2014): 285-306

“Dying Mirrors, Medieval Moralists and Tristram Shandies: The Literary Traditions of Fernando del Paso’s Palinuro of Mexico”. Comparative Literature 60, 2 (Spring 2008): 142-63

Amores Perros. Exotic Violence and Neoliberal Fear”. Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 15, 1 (2006): 39-57.