Public Writing

My public writing addresses reader communities in both Spanish and English, and focuses on participating in critical conversations related to my fields of expertise. I have published a significant number book reviews and essays on literature and cinema. I have done this for many years in Spanish and have more recently moved into English language publications. Below you will find a selection of pieces that represent my public writing in its current lines of inquiry and work. A comprehensive list of these publications can be found in my CV, located in the Contact section.

Remedial Humanities. On Roosevelt Montás’s Rescuing Socrates.Los Angeles Review of Books. May 23, 2022

“On Cosmopolitanism and the Love of Literature. Revisiting Harold Bloom Through His Final Books.” Los Angeles Review of Books. March 2, 2021.

“Erudition, Emotion and the Essay. On Jazmina Barrera’s On Lighthouses.” Los Angeles Review of Books. November 30, 2020.

“Enrique Olvera and the Sociopolitical Aesthetics of Neoliberal Culinary Art.” Post45. Cluster on the 7 Neoliberal Arts. August 31, 2020.

“Academe’s Shameful Neglect of Spanish.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 13, 2020.

“‘American Dirt’ gets Mexico very wrong. It’s the latest in a long trend.” The Washington Post. January 23, 2020.

“Bolívar Echeverría y el presente en llamas.” Inundación Castálida 15 (2020), 133-35.

“Class Trouble.” Special dossier on Alfonso Cuarón’s RomaMediático. December 24, 2018.