Dr. Ana B. Rodríguez Navas
Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture
- 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
- Idle Talk, Deadly Talk: The Uses of Gossip in Caribbean Literature. Book manuscript in progress.
- "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.
- "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.
Selected Recent Presentations
- "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)
- 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)
Selected Courses Taught at Loyola
- 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
- 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