Faculty & Staff Directory
Dr. Ana Rodriguez Navas
Title/s: Graduate Program Director
Specialty Area: Latin American Literature & Culture
Office #: CC468
- Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Princeton University, 2011
- M.A., Comparative Literature, Princeton University, 2007
- M.A., Anglophone Literature (high honors), Université de Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2004
- M.A., Comparative Literature (highest honors), Université de Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2003
- B.A., Media Studies (specialization in Print Journalism), Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, 1999
- Hispanic, Francophone, and Anglophone Caribbean literature, film, and culture
- Contemporary Latin American and U.S. Latino/a literature, film, and culture
- Cuban and Soviet/Russian artistic and cultural exchanges
- Politics and aesthetics; film studies; journalism and media studies
Professional & Community Affiliations
- Elected Member of the Executive Committee, Venezuelan Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association (2016-2018)
- Chair of the Comparative Literature Section, Midwest MLA (Since 2015)
- Spies, Sleuths, and Snitches in Latin American Literature and Film
- Childhood in Latin American Cinema
- The Politics of Gossip in Caribbean Literature (Graduate)
- Spanish Conversation and Composition
Idle Talk, Deadly Talk: The Uses of Gossip in Caribbean Literature.
Forthcoming on November, 2018 from the New World Studies Series, University of Virginia Press.
"Words Like Weapons: Gossip in Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao." MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 42.3 (2017): 55–83. Recipient of the 2018 Article Prize, awarded by the Latin American Studies Association's Haiti - Dominican Republic Section.
"Global Markets, Hyperlocal Aesthetics: Framing Childhood Poverty in Contemporary Latin American Cinema." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 94.1 (2017): 77- 95.
"Gossip and Nation in Rosario Ferré’s Maldito amor". Chasqui: revista de literature latinoamericana 45.1 (2016): 65-78.
"Culture in the Tropics: Art through Interpretation in the Work of Cabrera Infante”. Latin American Literary Review 42.84 (2014): 5-30.
"Reading Pushkin’s Tales of Belkin through Sainte-Beuve’s Vie, poésies et pensées de Joseph Delorme”. Pushkin Review 11 (2008): 81-101.
"Interpelación y ruptura en ‘La biblioteca de Babel’ y ‘El Aleph’ de Jorge Luis Borges”. Variaciones Borges 22 (2006): 201-216.
"Wilde Aestheticism in Puerto Rico." Latin American Studies Association (NYC, 2016)
"Reputations Lost: Power and Defamation in the Work of JG Vásquez." Midwest Modern Languages Association Conference (Columbus, 2015)
"Revelation, Canon Formation, and the Cuban Literary Exile Community." Society for Caribbean Studies (Birmingham, UK, 2015)
"Detecting Gossip in Ana Teresa Torres' La fascinación de la víctima." American Comparative Literature Association (Seattle, 2015)