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María Rosa Olivera-WilliamsMaría Rosa Olivera-Williams

Professor of Latin American Literature
(PhD, Ohio State University, 1983)
265 Decio Faculty Hall
574-631-7268
email: molivera@nd.edu
http://romancelanguages.nd.edu/people/maria-rosa-olivera-williams/

Thematic interests: Representations of subjectivities and national identities in modern and contemporary Latin American cultural production; artistic projects from the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay); and issues of dictatorship, democratic transition, and traumatic memory.

Current research: “The Rhythms of Modernization: Tango, Ruin, and Historical Memory in the Rio de la Plata Countries,” for which I received a J. William Fulbright Research Award. This new project questions how tango, the popular Rio de la Plata phenomenon that encompasses music, dance, and lyrics, has become the embodiment of modernization and a strong national symbol of Argentina and Uruguay.

Selected publications:

  • “Violencia, memoria, justicia: una entrevista a Pilar Calveiro” (with Michael J. Lazzara and Mónica Szurmuk), A Contracorriente 10, 2 (winter 2013).

  • El arte de crear lo femenino (Editorial Cuarto Propio, 2012)

  • El legado del exilio de Cristina Peri Rossi: un mapa para géneros e identidades,” in Sophia A. McClennen and Brantley Nicholson, eds., “The Generation of ’72: The Forced Global Citizens of Latin America,” special number of A Contracorriente 10,1 (2012).

  • “Lo femenino delirante: La mujer desnuda de Armonía Somers,” in Romance Quarterly 58, 1 (2011)

  • “La nueva vanguardia, tecnología y Árbol veloZ de Luis Bravo,” in Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 14(2011)

  • “La década del 70 en el Cono Sur: discursos nostálgicos que recuerdan la revolución y escriben la historia,” in Romance Quarterly 57 1 (2010)

  • “The Twentieth Century as Ruin: Tango and Historical Memory,” in Telling Ruins in Latin America, Vicky Unruh and Michael Lazzara, eds. (Palgrave Macmillan 2009)

  • Coeditor, El salto de Minerva: Intelectuales, género, Estado en América Latina, with Mabel Moraña (Madrid: Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2005)

  • La poesía gauchesca de Hidalgo a Hernandez (Xalapa, Veracruz, México: Centro de Investigaciones Lingüistico-Literarias, Universidad Veracruzana, 1986)


 

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