Shiffman Humanities Center, 113
Latin American and Latino Studies
DegreesStanford University, Ph.D.
University of Cambridge, M.Phil.
Macalester College, B.A.
Expertise20th- & 21st-Century Latin American Literature and Culture; Colonial Latin American Studies; Comparative Media
ProfileMy first book, Magical Realism and the History of the Emotions in Latin America (Bucknell University Press, 2015), rethinks the genealogy, emergence, and current eclipse of magical realist fiction in Latin America in relation to historical changes in the public uses of wonder in colonial and modern contexts.
Current work in progress includes a book manuscript on experimental forms of screenwriting emerging at the intersections between print and audiovisual media during the second half of the twentieth century in Latin America, and a study of colonial affect and affective creativity in Latin American culture across historical periods.
Recent and upcoming courses focus on contemporary Latin American fiction, colonial Latin American studies, hemispheric and comparative literature, and the history and theory of screenwriting in transnational contexts.
|HISP||111b||Introduction to Latin American Literature and Culture|
|HISP||167b||Twice-Told Tales: Colonial Encounters and Postcolonial Fiction in the Americas|
|HISP||175b||Contemporary Latin American Fiction|
|HISP||182a||Narratives of the Drug Wars in Latin America|
|HISP||194b||Borderland Literature and Visual Culture in Latin America and the United States|
|HISP||198a||Experiential Research Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies|
Awards and Honors
Gates-Cambridge Scholarship, University of Cambridge, U.K. (2005)
Arellano, Jerónimo, ed. Comparative Media Studies in Latin America (edited special issue). Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, 2016. (forthcoming)
Arellano, Jerónimo. "Gabriel García Márquez's Scriptwriting Workshop: Screenwriting Pedagogy and Collective Screenwriting in Latin America." Journal of Screenwriting (2016). (forthcoming)
Arellano, Jerónimo. "Introduction: Comparative Media Studies in Latin America." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (2016). (forthcoming)
Arellano, Jerónimo. "The Screenplay in the Archive: Screenwriting, New Cinemas, and the Latin American "Boom"." Revista Hispánica Moderna (2016). (forthcoming)
Arellano, Jerónimo. Magical Realism and the History of the Emotions in Latin America. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2015.
Arellano, Jerónimo. "Writing on the Desert: Latin American Narrative and the Materiality of Media Forms." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 46. 3 (2012): 405-425.
Arellano, Jerónimo. "From the Space of the Wunderkammer to Macondo’s Wonder Rooms. The Collection of Marvels in Cien años de soledad." Hispanic Review 78. 3 (2010): 369-386..
Arellano, Jerónimo. "Minor Affects and New Realisms in Latin America." Journal of Latin American and Iberian Studies 16. 2/3 (2010): 91-106.