Dr. José Eduardo González

Associate Professor of Spanish Modern Languages & Literatures

José Eduardo González, Associate Professor (Ph.D. New York) pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico and received his master and PhD in Comparative Literature from Binghamton University (New York). His area of specialization is Contemporary and Recent Latin American Narrative. He frequently teaches seminars on the Latin American Short Story, The Modern (Boom) Novel in Latin America and Primitivism. His research focuses on the Latin American Novel, Popular Culture, Critical Theory and Literary History.


Publications


Books
  • Co-editor with Timothy R. Robbins. New Trends in Contemporary Latin American Narrative: Post-National Literatures and the Canon. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2014.
  • Co-editor with Erik Camayd-Freixas, Primitivism and Identity in Latin America. Essays on Art, Literature and Culture. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2000.
  • Author, Borges and the Politics of Form. New York: Garland/Routledge, 1998.

Articles & Book Chapters
  • “Of Hurricanes and Tempests: Ena Lucía Portela’s Text as a Non-Tourist Destination.” New Trends in Contemporary Latin American Narrative: Post-National Literatures and the Canon. José Eduardo González and Timothy R. Robbins, ed. (New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2014)
  • Co-Author (with Timothy R Robbins), “Posnacionalistas: Tradition and New Writing in Latin America.” Critical Introduction to New Trends in Contemporary Latin American Narrative: Post-National Literatures and the Canon. José Eduardo González and Timothy R. Robbins, ed. (New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2014)
  • “Class and Counterfeiting during the Porfiriato: Gutiérrez Nájera's The Streetcar Novel.” Trains, Culture, and Mobility: Riding the Rails. Edited by Benjamin Fraser and Steven Spalding. UK: Lexington Books, 2012.
  • “Refractario al pensamiento: el hecho estético contra el Estado en Ficciones.” Jorge Luis Borges: Políticas de la literatura. Pittsburgh: IILI Ed. By Juan Pablo Dabove. (2009)
  • “Boullosa y los milagros políticos.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies. 85.3 (2008): 325-334.
  • “Dinero fingido: Los de abajo y la economía de la revolución.” Latin American Literary Review. 70 (2007): 57-73.
  • “Modernismo y capital simbólico” Bulletin of Spanish Studies (Glasgow) 79 (2002): 211-228.
  • “Los nuevos letrados: posboom y posnacionalismo,” Revista Iberoamericana. 194-95 (2001): 175-190.
  • “La voz y el texto: de experiencias comunes a unidad literaria en la literatura caribeño-americana,” The Bilingual Review/La Revista Bilingüe. 25.3 (2000): 319-323. [Review-Article]
  • “Dialectics of Archaism and Modernity,” Primitivism and Identity in Latin America. Essays on Art, Literature and Culture, eds. Erik Camayd-Freixas and José Eduardo González. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2000. 89-107. (Translation of “El transculturador como productor”)
  • “El post-boom y la dificultad textual como ideología,” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 33 (1999): 91-114.
  • “Borges and the Classical Hollywood Cinema,” Style 32.3 (1998): 489-502.
  • “¿El final de la modernidad literaria?: técnica y tecnología en la crítica de Angel Rama,” MLN 113.2 (1998): 380-406.
  • “El transculturador como productor: la tecnificación de lo primitivo en Transculturación narrativa en América Latina,” Nuevo Texto Crítico 8.18 (1996): 119-137.
  • “Entre alegoría y realismo: el problema del estilo en Borges,” Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana 20.39 (1994):141-156.
  • “Borges’s The Draped Mirrors,” The Explicator. 49.3 (1994): 175-6.

Courses

Graduate Courses

  • Latin American Short Story: the 21st Century
  • Borges and “Borges”
  • Mass Culture and Latin American Literature: textos fáciles, textos difíciles.
  • Globalization and Latin American Culture
  • Modern Latin American Novel, 1950-1970
  • The Latin American Boom
  • Caribbean Literature: Narratives of Populism, Post-Nationalism and Testimony
  • Postmodernism in Recent Latin American Literature
  • Primitivism in Contemporary Latin American Narrative
  • Latin American Short Story: A Historical View
  • Latin American Short Story: From the Boom to the Post-Boom
  • History of Latin American Brief Narrative: From Colonial to the Present

Undergraduate Courses

  • Latin American Film (U. of Nebraska)
  • Introduction to Latino History and Culture (U. of Nebraska)
  • Latin American Civilization (Univ. of Wisconsin; U. of Nebraska)
  • Representative Authors of Spanish American Literature, Modernismo to Present (U. of Nebraska)
  • Representative Authors of Spanish American Literature, Colonial literature to Nineteenth Century literature (U. of Nebraska)
  • The Question of Identity in Latino Literature (Univ. of Wisconsin)
  • Literature in Translation: The Mexican Revolution in Mexican and Latino Literature (Univ. of Wisconsin)
  • Introduction to Spanish American Literature (Univ. of Wisconsin)
  • Contemporary Literary Theory and Criticism (Univ. of Puerto Rico)
  • Introduction to Comparative Literature (Univ. of Puerto Rico)
  • Introduction to Western Civilization I and II (Univ. of Puerto Rico)
  • Advanced Reading for Comprehension
  • Advanced Composition
  • Intensive Conversation
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Elementary Spanish

Fellowships & Honors

  • Faculty Development Fellowship, UNL. 2012.
  • Faculty Development Fellowship, UNL. 2004.
  • Grant-In-Aid. Research Council-UNL. 2001.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute: Latin American Literatures: Self and Society. 1995.
  • Clifford D. Clark Fellowship, Binghamton University. 1992-1993.
  • PhD Qualifying Examinations passed with Distinction, Binghamton University. 1992.

Experience

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Associate Professor of Spanish and Ethnic Studies, 2004-present
    Assistant Professor, 1998-2004
    Visiting Assistant Professor, 1997-98
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Coordinator, Latino and Latin American Studies, 8/2004-5/2007
  • University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, 8/1996-5/1997
  • Marquette University
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Spanish, 8/1995 to 5/1996
  • University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, 8/1994 to 5/1995

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Research Interests

  • Modern Latin American Novel
  • Recent (21st Century) Latin American Literature
  • Popular Culture
  • Critical Theory

Areas of Teaching Competence

  • Contemporary Latin American literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literary Theory
  • Latino literature
  • Modern North American and European Literature
  • Latin American Film
  • Comparative literature