Eugenio Di Stefano
- Associate Professor
- ASH 301B
Eugenio Di Stefano is an associate professor of Latin American Literature and Culture in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature and a member of OLLAS (Office of Latino/Latin American Studies) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has published articles on the politics of aesthetic form in contemporary Latin American cultural production in MLN, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, and Nonsite. He is the author of the book, The Vanishing Frame: Latin American Culture and Theory in the Postdictatorial Era (University of Texas Press). He is currently working on a book manuscript titled Dead Time: Capturing the Forms of the Mexican Present. He is also a founding editor of Forma, an online journal dedicated to rethinking contemporary Latin American culture and theory.
Contemporary Latin American Literature and Film
Latin American social movements
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. Hispanic Literature, 2003-2010.
M.A. University of Missouri at Kansas City, MO. Romance Languages, Italian and Spanish, 2000-2002.
The Vanishing Frame: Latin American Culture and Theory in the Postdictatorial Era. University
of Texas Press. August, 2018.
"Toward an Aesthetics of Dead Time in Carlos Reygadas’s Japón." Forma 1.1 (Fall 2019) : n.
"The Logic of Torture in Post-Historical Times: A Response to Erin Graff Zivin’s Figurative
Inquisitions." Deinós. 4 (Dec. 2018) : n. pag. Web.
"Forms of Freedom in Pablo Larraín’s No and Neruda." Open Library of the Humanities. Eds.
Alexander Beaumont and Adam Kelly. October, 2018.
"Mexican Working-Class Literature or The Work of Literature in Mexico." Working-Class
Literature(s). Eds. Magnus Nilsson and John Lennon. Stockholm University Press. December, 2017.
"'La furia de la material:' Freedom, Form, and the Contemporaneity of Modernism in Latin
America." With Emilio Sauri. The Contemporaneity of Modernism. Eds. Michael D’Arcy
and Mathias Nilges. Routledge. November, 2015.
"Disability and Latin American Cultural Studies: A Critique of Corporeal Difference, Identity
and Social Exclusion." Canadian Journal of Disability Studies. 4.2 (2015) : n.pag. Web.
"Making it Visible: Latin Americanist Criticism, Literature and the Question of Exploitation
Today." With Emilio Sauri. Nonsite.org. 13 (Fall 2014) : n. pag. Web.
"What Can a Painting Do?: Absorption and Autonomy in Fernando Botero's Abu Ghraib as a
Response to Affect and the Moral Utopia of Human Rights." Modern Language Notes.
129.2 (2014). 412-432.
"Reconsidering Aesthetic Autonomy and Interpretation as a Critique of the Latin American Left
in Roberto Bolaño's Estrella distante." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. 47.3 (Fall 2013)
"Introduction to Transformation and Adaptation." With Lisa Connell Spec. Issue of Journal for
the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts. 11 (2012) 1-4.
"From Shopping Malls to Memory Museums: Reconciling the Recent Past in the Uruguayan
Neoliberal State." Reconciliation and its Discontents. Invited Contributor of Spec.
Issue of Dissidences. 4.8 (2012) : n. pag. Web.
"From Revolution to Human Rights in Mario Benedetti’s Pedro y el Capitán." Journal of Latin
American Cultural Studies. 20.2 (2011): 121-37.
"Remembering Pain in Uruguay: What Memories Mean in Carlos Liscano’s
El furgón de los locos." Human Rights, Suffering, and Aesthetics in Political
Prison Literature. Eds. Yenna Wu and Simone Weil Davis. Lanham, MD: Lexington
Books, July 2011.