Assistant Professor of Spanish Modern Languages & Literatures

Ingrid Robyn (São Paulo, Brazil) is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Institute for Ethnic Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from The University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in Luso-Brazilian Literature from that same institution, and a B.A. in History from the University of São Paulo. She is a specialist in Caribbean literatures and cultures, with a secondary interest in Brazilian literature and culture. Her work explores connections between literature, visual arts and music, as well as transatlantic dialogues between Latin America and Europe in the avant-garde period. She is currently working on her first academic book, Rostros del reverso: José Lezama Lima en la encrucijada vanguardista. A poet and a translator, she has translated the first anthology of poems by Cuban cult poet Lorenzo García Vega to Portuguese, published under the title Palavras que repito: mostra poética (São Paulo: Lumme Editor, 2017). She is also the co-editor of www.ElRoommate.com.

Selected Publications


Works In Progress

  • Rostros del reverso: José Lezama Lima en la encrucijada vanguardista (book)

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • 2016 “Curating an International Avant-Garde: Visual Arts in Revista de Avance”. Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World 6:2 (Fall 2016): 131-155. Web. Online
  • 2016 “Barroquismo amazonense: linguagem e real na Amazônia de Euclides da Cunha”. Intelligere: Revista de História Intelectual 2.2 (Outubro 2016): 95-109. Web. Online
  • 2015 "Entre labios y ojos desligados. Vanguardia y artes visuales en Muerte de Narciso de José Lezama Lima." Revista Iberoamericana 81.250 (Enero-Marzo 2015): 293-314. Print.
  • 2014 "Un monstruo en La Habana: monstruosidad, abyección y la sublimación del tirano en El color del verano de Reinaldo Arenas". Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 38.3 (Spring 2014): 555-578. Print.
  • 2012 "Betraying the Island. Identidad puertorriqueña y subalternidad en No quiero quedarme sola y vacía de Ángel Lozada." Mester Literary Journal 40 (2011-2012): 33-52. Print.

Book Reviews

  • “Capitalismo, esquizofrenia e raça: o negro e o pensamento negro na modernidade ocidental”. Topoi – Revista de História do Programa de Pós-Graduação de História Social da UFRJ 18-36 (2017): 696-703. Print/Web. Online
  • Review of Hernández, Rita Indiana. La mucama de Omicunlé. El Roommate: Colectivo de Lectores (Summer 2018). Web. Online
  • Review of Dávila del Valle, Óscar G. Historia, identidad y cultura: La expresión americana de José Lezama Lima. El Roommate: Colectivo de Lectores (Fall 2016). Web. Online
  • Review of Madureira, Luís. Cannibal Modernities: Postcoloniality and the Avant-Garde in Caribbean and Brazilian Literature. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2005. El Roommate: Colectivo de Lectores (Fall 2013). Web. Online
  • Review of Garrandés, Alberto. Días invisibles. Santiago de Cuba: Editorial Oriente, 2009. El Roommate: Colectivo de Lectores (Fall 2011). Web. Online
  • Review of Lozada, Ángel. No quiero quedarme sola y vacía. Puerto Rico: Isla Negra, 2006. El Roommate: Colectivo de Lectores (Spring 2011). Web. Online

Translations

  • García Vega, Lorenzo. Palavras que repito. Mostra poética. Seleção e prólogo de Margarita Pintado Burgos. Tradução de Ingrid Robyn. São Paulo: Editora Lumme, 2017. (translation to Portuguese of an anthology of poems by Cuban writer Lorenzo García Vega)

Recently Taught Courses

Graduate Courses

  • MODL 498/898 “Reapeting Islands: Caribbean Literature and Culture Across Languages”, co-taught with Assistant Professor of French Julia Frengs
  • SPAN 498/898 “Modernities Out of Beat. Literature and Music in the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora”
  • SPAN 460/860 “Spanish American Novel: History and Fiction in Contemporary Latin America”

Undergraduate Courses

  • LAMS 478 “Mulatto Cultures? The Issue of Race in Caribbean and Brazilian Cultural Production”
  • SPAN 331 “Latin American Civilization”
  • SPAN 311 “Introduction to Hispanic American Literature”
  • SPAN 312 “Spanish American Writers”

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Research and Teaching Interests

  • Caribbean Literature and Culture, with a focus on Contemporary Cuba
  • The Caribbean Diaspora
  • The Latin American Avant-Garde
  • Comparative Studies between Literature, Visual Arts and Music
  • Neobaroque Theory and Literature
  • Impact of New Technologies and Regimes of Perception in Literature and Arts
  • Transatlantic and Translation Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist for the Paz Prize for Poetry, Miami Book Fair, in pair with the National Poetry Series, Miami