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Hernan Fernandez-Meardi

Hernan Fernandez-Meardi
Assistant Professor
Office
TH 385
Phone
(920) 465-2665
Email
fernandh@uwgb.edu

Academic Interests: Born in Mendoza, Argentina, he has completed his undergraduate studies in Hispanic Studies at the Laval University (Quebec City, Canada) and his graduate degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Montréal (Montreal, Canada). He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville before coming to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in fall 2007. His first research was focused on the articulation of the concept of violence as the promoter of an aesthetic change of paradigms in Hispanic literature. His current works discuss about the links between the cultural economy in Latin American modernity, the subaltern groups in Latin American and the discourses of the construction of identities in Latin-American countries. In addition, he is interested in the links between popular culture and high culture as well as the representation of marginalized groups in the cinema of Latin America. He leads a Study Abroad to Argentina.

Recent and forthcoming publications:

La razón vernacular: La figura de los grupos subalternos en la constitución de las identidades nacionales latinoamericanas. (work in progress)

"El Nican Mopohua y sus voces silenciadas", in Escrituras silenciadas: el paisaje como historiografía, Ed. Paulina Numhauser and Jose F. Formies Casals, Madrid, Universidad de Alcala (work in progress)

"La importancia del recurso a la épica en la construcción del imaginario nacional argentino y brasileño", Actas del 1er Congreso Internacional de Estudios sobre la Épica, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. (in press).

"The sense of violence in Rodrigo Fresán’s "Mantra" (Submitted to Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Montreal, Canada). (2011)

"El pensamiento novelesco en la era de la saturación mediática: Apuntes sobre la narrativa del siglo XXI", (Submitted to Revista Perífrasis, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia). (2011)

"El gérmen de la violencia", www.Post-Scriptum.ORG N°7: Les dires de la violence, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec. (2007)

"Walter Benjamin et le fantôme de l’aura, www.Post-Scriptum.ORG N°6: "La littérature comparée à l’Université de Montréal", University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (2006)

Selected Recent and Upcoming Conferences:

"El teatro como compromiso social: Homenaje a Hugo Salcedo", Vigésimas Jornadas Internacionales de Teatro Latinoamericano, Puebla, Mexico, June 27 - 29, 2012.

"Los grupos subalternos y sus voces silenciadas", in 3er Congreso Internacional: Escrituras silenciadas: el paisaje como historiografía, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain, January 24-27, 2012.

"La figura de los grupos subalternos en la constitución de las identidades nacionales", in The Independence Effect Symposium. The Independence Effect: 200 years of cultural and intellectual processes, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, October 27-29, 2011.

"La importancia del recurso a la épica en la construcción del imaginario nacional argentino y brasileño", 1er Congreso Internacional de Estudios sobre la Épica, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, August 2011.

"La razón de los tontos: protagonismo de los grupos subalternos en la formación de las conciencias de unidad nacional en América Latina", in Coloquio: Leer Latinoamérica hoy: ¿Una descolonización imposible? Desafíos de poscolonialidad, otredad, representación y subalternidad. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, May 11-13, 2011

Education: B.A. from Université Laval (Quebec, Canada), M.A./Ph.D. from the Université de Montréal (Montreal, Canada)

Courses

  • SPANISH 438 - Latin American Crime Fictions
  • SPANISH 372 - Spanish Phonetics
  • SPANISH 358 - Latin America Today
  • SPANISH 351 - Major Spanish and Latin American Fiction
  • SPANISH 329 - Representative Spanish and Latin American Authors
  • SPANISH 325 - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition
  • SPANISH 325 - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition
  • Spanish 499 – UWGB in Mendoza (Study Abroad in Argentina