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 on new 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 forthcoming 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. Magical Realism and the History of the Emotions in Latin America. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2015. (forthcoming)
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.