Bio-Bibliographic Notes for authors in Arachne@Rutgers Volume 1 Number 1 (2001)

Daniel Balderston <> chairs the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and directs the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Iowa. He is author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of no fewer than 15 books and collections, and in 1999 published Borges, una enciclopedia in Buenos Aires and El deseo, enorme cicatriz luminosa in Caracas. His academic interests include, besides Borges, critical theory, Southern Cone literature, sexuality in Latin America, and translation studies. He is currently working on a critical edition of the novellas of Juan Carlos Onetti for Colección Archivos in Paris.

Quince Duncan <> is Professor Emeritus from the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica in Heredia. He is co-author of the historical study El negro en Costa Rica and has taught as a visiting professor at several universities in the United States. He has authored numerous novels and short stories, has received many national literary awards, has been founder and principal of several private schools in Costa Rica, is an ordained Episcopal priest, and practices and studies natural medicine.

Joseba Gabilondo <> is currently Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Florida. His book, On the Formation of Global Desire: New Hollywood, Spectacle Hegemony, and the Commodification of Otherness, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. He has written extensively on subjects as varied as the Hollywood cyborg film, postnationalism and the shifting construction of Basque identity, and the circulation of Spanish cultural products, such as film stars and films, within the context of globalization.

Francisco Gomes de Matos <> is Professor of Applied Linguistics, specializing in translation, Portuguese as a second language, and linguistic rights at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. His research interests include human linguistic rights, especially learners' and teachers' rights, intercultural rights, communicative peace, uses of spoken Brazilian Portuguese, and interdisciplinary evaluation of second language teaching materials. He is co-author of Modern Portuguese (1971), an MLA sponsored textbook, Lingüística aplicada ao ensino de inglês (1976), and Pedagogia da Positividade: Comunicação construtiva em Português (1996). In 1993, he coined the concept "communicative peace" in the Sociolinguistics Newsletter (Dublin), and he has taught at various North American universities.

Jo Labanyi <> is Director of the Institute of Romance Studies, in the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and Professor of Modern Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her principal research interests are 19th and 20th century Spanish literature, Spanish film, gender studies, popular culture, and cultural theory. Her publications include the co-edited Spanish Cultural Studies (1995), Gender and Modernization in the Spanish Realist Novel (2000), and the forthcoming Constructing Identity in 20th century Spain: Theoretical Concepts and Cultural Practice (2001). She is currently preparing a book on 1940s Spanish cinema, and is coordinator of a 5_year collaborative research project ("An Oral History of Cinema_Going in 1940s and 1950s Spain"), funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Board. At the Institute of Romance Studies, she coordinates a program of activities in Cultural Memory.

M'baré N'gom <> is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, French and Francophone Studies, and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. His research interests include sub-Saharan Francophone literature and film, African literature of Spanish expression and the Transafrican experience in Latin American literature. He is the author of Diálogos con Guinea: panorama de la literatura guineoecuatoriana de expresión castellana a través de sus protagonistas (1996).

Daniel Torres <> is currently Associate Professor of Spanish at Ohio University in Athens. He is working on a contemporary Latin American gay poetry book length project and has recently published an article on Manuel Ramos Otero's Invitación al polvo in Chasqui: Revista de literatura latinoamericana as well as an entry on the same author in Gay Histories and Cultures: the Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures, Volume II. His book on colonial and contemporary Latin American poetry, titled En filigrana: ensayos y notas sobre poesía colonial y contemporánea en Hispanoamérica is in press at Editorial Plaza Mayor.


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