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Tulane University
Spanish & Portuguese Dept.
302 Newcomb Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

phone: (504) 865-5518
fax: (504) 862-8752
e-mail: cstma@tulane.edu

 

idelber Avelar


Idelber Avelar
Professor
Latin American Literatures and Intellectual Histories
Critical Theory, Cultural Studies
(504) 862-3415
Newcomb Hall 322 B
E-mail: iavelar@tulane.edu
blog: www.idelberavelar.com

Idelber Avelar is a Full Professor specialized in contemporary Latin American fiction, literary theory, and Cultural Studies. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1996 and joined Tulane in 1999. His latest books are Figuras da Violência: Ensaios sobre Ética, Narrativa e Música Popular(UFMG, 2011) and, coedited with Christopher Dunn, Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship(Duke UP, 2011). He is also the author of The Letter of Violence: Essays on Narrative, Ethics, and Politics (Palgrave, 2004) and  The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning  (Duke UP, 1999), winner of the MLA Kovacs prize and  translated into Spanish and Portuguese. He has also published over 60 articles in scholarly journals and edited volumes, and over 100 position pieces in Latin American print and electronic media. He was the winner of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry essay contest on Machado de Assis and has been the recipient of Rockefeller, Hewlett, and Ford Foundation grants. He has been a guest lecturer in 15 countries and dozens of US institutions of higher learning, including Yale, Brown, Princeton, Stanford, Duke, NYU, Berkeley, Columbia, and the Universities of Michigan, Pittsburgh, Illinois, North Carolina, Texas, and New Mexico, among others. He is currently working on a book on masculinity in Latin American literature, for which he was awarded an ACLS fellowship in 2011.

Curriculum Vitae

 

Selected scholarly work available on the Internet:


Book:
Alegorías de la derrota: La ficción postdictatorial y el trabajo del duelo. Santiago: Cuarto Propio, 2000. Read.


Articles:
      

"Cenas dizíveis e indizíveis: Raça e sexualidade em Gilberto Freyre." Luso-Brazilian Review 49.1 (2012): 168-186.  Read.

"Figurações da violência e da memória no romance argentino contemporâneo: Martín Kohan e Gustavo Ferreyra." Escritas da Violência. Vol.1: O Testemunho. Ed. Márcio Seligmann-Silva, Jaime Ginzburg, and Francisco Foot Hardman.  Rio de Janeiro: 7 Letras, 2012.  107-122. Read.

"Fernando Gabeira y la crítica de la masculinidad: La fabricación de un mito." El lenguaje de las emociones: Afecto y cultura en América Latina. Ed Ignacio Sánchez Prado and Mabel Moraña.  Madrid and Frankfurt: Iberoamericana and Vervuert, 2012. 137-150.  Read.

"Ciudadanía y música popular en el Brasil".  Revista Todavía (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 26 (November 2011): 62-65. Read.

"Entre o violoncelo e o cavaquinho: música e sujeito popular em Machado de Assis." Estudos em Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea [Universidade de Brasília, Brasil] 37 (2011): 171-188. Read.

"Ingermina, de Juan José Nieto: antagonismo y alegoría en los orígenes de la novela caribeña." Revista de Estudios Sociales [Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia] 38 (2011): 120-127. Read.

"O Manguebeat e a superação do fosso entre o nacional e o jovem na música popular." Outra Travessia [Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brasil] 11 (2011): 25-37. Read.

"Unpacking the 'human' in human rights: Bare life in the age of endless war." Human Rights in Latin American and Iberian Cultures. Ed. Ana Forcinito, Raúl Marrero-Fente, and Kelly McDonough. Hispanic Issues Online 5.1 (Fall 2009): 25-36.  Read.

"Valor estético e cânone literário: Notas sobre um debate de nosso tempo." Revista Brasileira de Literatura Comparada 15 (2009): 113-150. Read.

"O Pensamento da Violência em Walter Benjamin e Jacques Derrida." Desconstrução e Contextos Nacionais.  Ed. Fabio A. Durão, Alcides C. Santos, and Maria das Graças G. Villa da Silva. Rio de Janeiro: 7 Letras, 2006.  239-256.  Read.

"Xenophobia and Diasporic Latin Americanism: Mapping Antagonisms around the Foreign." Ideologies of Hispanism. Ed. Mabel Moraña. Hispanic Issues Series. Nashville: Vanderbilt UP. 2004.  269-83. Read.

"Heavy Metal Music in Postdictatorial Brazil: Sepultura and the Coding of Nationality in Sound." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 12.3 (2003) 329-46. Read.

 "The Ethics of Criticism and the International Division of Intellectual Labor."  SubStance 91 (2000): 80-103. Read.

 "Restitution and Mourning in Latin American Postdictatorship." boundary 2 26.3 (1999): 201-24. Read.

 "A Morta, de Oswald de Andrade: A Emergência de uma Mímesis Paradoxal no Teatro Brasileiro."  Latin American Theater Review 29 (1995): 21-37. Read.

 "Cómo respiran los ausentes: La narrativa de Ricardo Piglia."  Modern Language Notes 110 (1995): 416-32. Read.

 "The Logic of Paradox in Guimarães Rosa's Tutaméia."  Latin American Literary Review 43 (1994): 67-80. Read.

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