Juan Poblete

TitleProfessor
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentLiterature Department,
Humanities Division
AffiliationsLatin American & Latino Studies,
Kresge College
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Research Interests

Latin(o) American literatures; transnational/global cultures (literature, radio, film); Latin(o) American cultural studies; 19th-century studies; the history of reading practices

Selected Publications

Books and Monographs

2010 Co-editor (with Fernando Blanco), Desdén al infortunio: Sujeto, comunicación y público en la narrativa de Pedro Lemebel, Santiago: Cuarto Propio.

2009 Co-Editor (with Beatriz Gonzalez-Stephan), Andres Bello, Serie Críticas, Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana.

2009 Co-Editor (with Héctor Fernández-L' Hoeste). Latin American Comics and The Graphic Construction of Cultural Identities, Palgrave.

2003 2003 Literatura chilena del siglo XIX: entre públicos lectores y figuras autoriales. (Nineteenth Century Chilean Literature: Between Reading Publics and Authorial Figures), Editorial Cuarto Propio, Chile.

2003 Editor with an Introduction: Critical Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Minnesota Press.

Articles in Professional Journals

2012 "La Frontera como forma de experiencia cotidiana en la espacialidad post-social", in Frauke Gewecke, editor, dossier on”Fronteras”, in Iberoamericana, América Latina-España Portugal, XII:46, pp.145-159.

2011 “Los Cómics en un país tropical: Palomar de Gilbert Hernández”, Revista Iberoamericana, Vol. LXXVII, 234, Jan-Mar.

2009 “Literatura, Mercado y nación: la literatura Latina en los Estados Unidos”, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, 69.

2009 “Crónica, ciudadanía y representación juvenil en Pedro Lemebel”, Nuevo Texto Crítico, XXII, 43-44.

2006 “Culture, Neoliberalism and Citizen Communication: the Case of Radio Tierra in Chile”, Global Media and Communication, vol. 2, 3.

2006 “U.S. Latino Studies in a Global Context: Social Imagination and the Production of In/visibility”, Work and Days, special issue on “Intellectual Intersections and Racial/Ethnic Crossings edited by Lingyan Yang, 47/48, vol.24.

Chapters in Books

2013 “Las Fronteras internas en la ciudad de Santiago: Lemebel”, in Chile Urbano: La Ciudad en la lieratura y el cine, Magda Sepúlveda Eriz, editor, Santiago: Cuarto Propio, pp. 76-89.

2012 “La Productividad del afecto en un contexto post-social" in El Lenguaje de las emociones. Afecto y cultura en America Latina, Mabel Moraña and Ignacio Sanchez-Prado, editors, Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2012, pp.55-72.

2009 “Latinoamericanismo”, Diccionario de estudios culturales latinoamericanos, Monica Szurmuk and Robert McKee Irwin (editors), Mexico: Siglo XXI/ Instituto Mora.

2008 " Reading National Subjects," in Sara Castro-Klarén, editor, The Blackwell Companion to Latin American Culture and Literature.

2007 “The High Stakes Adventure of Reading (in) Kiss of the Spider Woman”, in Daniel Balderston and Francine Masiello, editors, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Modern Language Association, New York.

2007 “Crónica y ciudadanía en tiempos de globalización neoliberal: la escritura callejera” (Cronica and citizenship in the epoch of neoliberal globalization: street writing), in Graciela Falbo, editor, Tras las Huellas de una escritura en tránsito. La Crónica contemporánea en América Latina, Ediciones Al Margen/ Editorial de la Universidad de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Teaching Interests

My research to date has identified two distinct but connected areas of study: nineteenth century Latin America and contemporary Latino American (US-Latin America) culture. The first focuses on the study of literature as a disciplinary discourse for the formation of national subjects, as a set of social practices and as product in the cultural market. The second deals with Latin/o America in times of globalization in both Latin American and Latino Studies. My studies on contemporary Chilean contemporary culture and on US Latinos participate in an effort to rethink Latin/o American Studies in a global framework. That is to say, capable of encompassing Latin America and the USA from interdisciplinary angles, which can do justice to the new complex cultural, social and political developments of a globalized Latin/o America.

Courses Taught

LALS 200 - Latin American and Latino Studies: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Introduction
LTSP 130D - Latin/o American Testimonio
LTSP 130F - US Latino/a Writing in Spanish, English and Spanglish
LTSP 134G - Latin/o American Popular Culture
LTSP 226 - Latin/o American Critical Theory in/of Globalization
LTWL 109 - Topics Cultural Study (focus changes: reception theory, history of consumption, popular culture, globalization)