Jose Luis Venegas

José Luis Venegas


Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Interdisciplinary Humanities

Office: Greene Hall 547
Phone: (336) 758-4805
Email: venegajl@wfu.edu

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José Luis Venegas is Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Interdisciplinary Humanities. His teaching and research focus on modern and contemporary Spanish and Spanish American literature and culture from a comparative perspective. He is the author of Decolonizing Modernism: James Joyce and the Development of Spanish American Fiction (Oxford: Legenda, 2010) and Transatlantic Correspondence: Modernity, Epistolarity, and Literature, 1898-1992 (Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2014). He has also published articles in MLN, Discourse, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Romance Notes, and Symposium, among other venues.

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2007
M.A. Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2004
Licenciatura. Universidad de Sevilla, 2002

Books

Transatlantic Correspondence: Modernity, Epistolarity, and Literature in Spain and Spanish America, 1898-1992 (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2014).

Decolonizing Modernism: James Joyce and the Development of Spanish American Fiction. Oxford: Legenda (Maney/Modern Humanities Research Association), 2010.


Refereed Journal Articles (Selection)

“Uncommon Sense: Dictatorship, Transition, and Dissensus in Carmen Martín Gaite's El cuarto de atrás.”Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture 35.3 (2013) [published in 2014]: 337-361.

“The Genre of Treason: Epistolarity in Ricardo Piglia’s Respiración Artificial.” Revista Hispánica Moderna 66.1 (2013): 73-88.

“Postal Insurgency: Letter Writing and the Limits of Mexican Nationalism in Gustavo Sainz’s Fiction.” Hispanic Review 80.2 (2012): 267-88.

“Borges’s Aesthetic Revenge.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 19.2 (2010): 169-185.

“Octavio Paz y la Guerra Civil española: lírica personal y visión histórica.” Letras Peninsulares 21.2-3 (2009): 527-537.

“Unamuno, Epistolarity, and the Rhetoric of Transatlantic Hispanism.” MLN 124.2 (2009): 438-459.

“Exile, Photography, and the Politics of Style in Guillermo Cabrera Infante’s Tres tristes tigres.” Latin American Literary Review 36.72 (2008): 107-133.

“Writing Absence: History and Death in Borges’s ‘Tema del traidor y del héroe’.” Romance Notes 47.3 (2008): 281-289.

“El ‘Principio de Incertidumbre’ de Heisenberg y la narración intersticial de ‘Axolotl’ de Julio Cortázar.” Hispanic Journal 28.2 (2007): 79-93.

“Eliot, Borges, Tradition, and Irony.” Symposium 59.4 (2006): 237-255.

 

Book Chapters:

“El sur dentro del sur: Andalucía y la persistencia del mito.” La retórica del sur: Representaciones y discursos sobre Andalucía en el periodo democrático. Ed. Antonio Gómez López Quiñones and José Manuel del Pino. Sevilla: Alfar, 2015.

“Mexican Antimodernism: Ulysses in Gustavo Sainz’s Obsesivos días circulares.” TransLatin Joyce: Global Transmission in Ibero-American Literature. Eds. Brian Price, César A. Salgado, and John Pedro Schwartz. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 211-28.

“Poesía, revolución y exilio: notas sobre la poética transatlántica de Octavio Paz.” El exilio republicano de 1939 y la segunda generación. Eds. Manuel Aznar Soler and José Ramón López García. Sevilla: Renacimiento, 2012. 1007-1014.

“Figuring Modernity: James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Juan Ramón Jiménez’s Diario de un poeta reciencasado.” Silverpowdered Olivetrees: Reading Joyce in Spain. Eds. Jefferey Simons et al. Sevilla: Universidad de Sevilla, 2003. 102-113.

 

Reviews:

Review of The City of Translation: Poetry and Ideology in Nineteenth-Century Colombia, by José María Rodríguez García. Hispanófila 170 (2014): 151-54.

Review of Nuevos Hispanismos: Para una crítica del lenguaje dominante, edited by Julio Ortega. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 48.1 (2014): 243-45.

Review of A Universal Argentine: Jorge Luis Borges and English Literature, edited by Estela Valverde. Hispanófila165 (2012): 150-52.

Review of Jorge Luis Borges, by Jason Wilson. Hispanófila 158 (2010): 113-14.

SPA 213: Hispanic Literature and Culture
SPA 317: Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies
SPA 359: Transatlantic Transitions: Postdictatorship in Spain and the Southern Cone
SPA 359: The Transatlantic Civil War
SPA 359: The Challenge of Modernity: Culture and Identity in Spain and Spanish America

HUM 213: Studies in European Literature: Fictions of a New Old World
HUM 214: Literatures and Cultures of the Americas