Shiffman Humanities Center, 113
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 (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 developing at the intersection of literary and cinematic movements of the 1960s and 70s in Latin America, and a study of the aesthetics of meaningless feelings in contemporary Latin American fiction.
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||163a||The Latin American Boom and Beyond|
|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 (2005)
Arellano, Jerónimo. "The Screenplay in the Archive: Screenwriting, New Cinemas, and the Latin American "Boom"." Revista Hispánica Moderna (2016). (forthcoming)
Arellano, Jerónimo. "Comparison and Metamorphosis." Rev. of García Márquez and Ovid, by Lorna Robinson. Comparative Literature Studies 2015 (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. Reprinted in Collecting From the Margins: Material Culture in a Latin American Context, Ed. Maria Mercedes Andrade (Bucknell University Press, 2015).
Arellano, Jerónimo. "Minor Affects and New Realisms in Latin America." Journal of Latin American and Iberian Studies 16. 2/3 (2010): 91-106.