Antonio Cordoba, PHD

Antonio Cordoba, PHD

Assistant Professor

Department : Modern Language & Literature

Email : antonio.cordoba@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7430

Office : MGL 401

Education

PHD, Harvard University
MA, University of North Carolina
BA, Univ Of Seville:Study Abroad
BA, SUNY Buffalo

About

I am interested in modern and contemporary Latin American literature, film, and culture, and in Spanish-speaking science fiction (literature, film, TV, comic books). I am currently working on the intersection between modernity, sovereignty, and the sacred.

Research

Recent conference presentations.

Panels organized.

-"Colonialism and Latin American Science Fiction." Latin American Studies Association XXXIII International Conference. May 2015.
-"The War Is Not Over Yet: Continuities and Resistance in the Permanent Conflict of Postwar Spain."  Mid-American Conference on Hispanic Literature (MACHL). October 2014.     
-"Capitals, Modernity and the Sacred in Latin American and Iberian Cultures." American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2014 Convention. Coorganizer. March 2014.
-"Avatares femeninos de la escritura histórica." XXIII Annual Conference of the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. October 2013.
-"Politics, Decline, and the Apocalypse in Iberian and Latin American Cultures". 2013 Norteastern Modern Languages Association (MLA) Convention. March 2013.
-"Avatars of Apocalypse in Latin American and Iberian Cultures." 2012 NeMLA Convention. March 2012.

Papers.
-"Game of the Worlds and the Dispossessed: On César Aira's Science Fiction." Latin American Studies Association XXXIII International Conference. May 2015.
-"'Un latido anormal': Memoria, modernidad y ciencia ficción en Una meditación de Juan Benet.' Mid-American Conference on Hispanic Literature (MACHL). October 2014.
-"Interview at the Border: Migration as Compulsion in Roberto Bolaño's 2666." "Mobility and Exchange in Latin America, Past and Present." Johns Hopkins University. April 2014.    
-"'Era parriano en la ingenuidad': Nicanor Parra en el canon anti-nostálgico de Roberto Bolaño." NeMLA Convention. April 2014.
-"'How Do You Describe a City?': Spectral Luchadores, Robot Apocalypse, and Esoteric Mexico City in Rodrigo Fresán's 'Mantra." ACLA 2014 Convention.  March 2014.
-"Primeras armas: La práctica de la memoria en Kalpa Imperial de Angélica Gorodischer." XXIII AILCFH Pomona College. October 2013.
-"Ekphrasis and the Apocalypse in 1990s Mexican Cyberpunk." XXXI International Congress of the Latin     American Studies Association (LASA). May 2013.
-"Latin American Ghost in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: On Bioy Casares' The Invention of Morel." 2013 ACLA Convention. April 2013.
-"From Cult to Exhibition: The Mechanically Reproducible Image in Bioy Casares' The Invention of Morel." 2013 MeMLA Convention. March 2013.
-"From the Muse to the Count: The Promise and Cancellation of Prophecy in Góngora's Soledades.” 23rd Barnard Medieval and Renaissance conference: “Charting the Future and the Unknown.” December 2012.
-"Left-Wing Peronism, the Loss of Utopia, and the Failure of Alternative Histories in Manuel Puig’s Pubis Angelical." LASA 2012 Convention. May 2012.
-"Images of European Collapse in Alfonso Cuarón's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Children of Men." ACLA 2012 Convention. March 2012.
-"'Sorda hija del mar': Song and Silence in Luis de Góngora's Fábula de Polifemo y Galatea.” 2011 NeMLA Convention. April 2011.
-"'La partida transcurrió como entre brumas': Juego, guerra y escritura en El Tercer Reich de Roberto Bolaño.” MACHL. October 2010.
-"2010, ruptura y renovación de la Conquista en La destrucción de todas las cosas de Hugo Hiriart.” XVI Mexican Conference. University of California at Irvine. April 2010.

Publications & Professional Activities

¿Extranjero en tierra extraña? El género de la ciencia ficción en América Latina. Sevilla: Servicio de     Publicaciones de la Universidad de Sevilla, 2011.

I am currently working on two book manuscripts: the first one deals with the politics of ecstasy and the sacred in Roberto Bolaño's fiction, while the second one studies images of sovereignty in modern and contemporary Latin American science fiction.

Courses Taught/Teaching

  • SPAN 202. Spanish for Communication II.
  • SPAN 209. Speaking Spanish
  • SPAN 210. Writing Spanish
  • SPAN 303. Spanish Culture through Film.
  • SPAN 307. Advanced Grammar and Composition.
  • SPAN 320. Special Topics: in Hispanic Culture Studies. Imagining the Fantastic in Spanish and Latin American cultures.
  • SPAN 340. Spanish Civilization.
  • SPAN 341. Spanish American Civilization.
  • SPAN 351. Masterworks in Spanish II.
  • LLRN 102. Classical Origins of Western Culture.

Personal Website

Antonio Cordoba

Other Links

Academia.edu