James F. Rothenberg Research Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature Emerita
Research Fields: 19th- and 20th-Century Latin American Studies; History and Memory.
Education: B.A. in Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University
Publications: (Book Editor)Territories and Trajectories: Cultures in Circulation (Durham: Duke University Press, 2018). A Turbulent Decade Remembered: Scenes from the Latin American Sixties (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press 2007). (Selection, prologue and notes) Sarmiento. An annotated edition of his complete works. Madrid: Biblioteca de Literatura Universal/Espasa Calpe, 2002. Facundo and the Construction of Argentine Culture (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1996). The Reader and the Text: Interpretative Strategies for Latin American Literatures (West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Monographs in Romance Languages, 1986).
Selected Articles: “Tlatelolco 1968: Paz and Poniatowska on Law and Violence,” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Summer 2002. “From Diaspora to Agora: Julio Cortazar’s Reconfiguration of Exile,” Modern Language Notes 114 (1999), 357-88. “La construccion de los mitos nacionales en la Argentina del Centenario” Revista de critica literaria latinoamericana,47 (1998), 147-66.
Founded as a graduate program in 1904 and joining with the undergraduate Literature Concentration in 2007, Harvard’s Department of Comparative Literature operates at the crossroads of multilingualism, literary study, and media history.