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 research clusters around two main lines: the exploration of affect and emotion as guiding concepts for literary history, and the remapping of literary studies in relation to media studies and comparative media. My 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 light of historical shifts in the function and value of forms of emotional experience, particularly wonder and enchantment. A special issue I edited for Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, "Comparative Media Studies in Latin America" (2016), focuses on approaches to intermediality, transmediality, and transitional media in Latin Americanist critical thought.
Current work in progress includes a book manuscript on screenplay forms and screenwriting practices emerging at the intersection of multiple media in Latin America during the second half of the twentieth century, and a study of colonial affect and affective creativity in the Americas across historical periods.
|COMH||201b||Comparative Humanities Graduate Seminar|
|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||198a||Experiential Research Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies|
Awards and Honors
Mandel Center for the Humanities Faculty Grant (2016)
Newhouse Center for the Humanities Fellowship, Wellesley College (2016 - 2017)
Gates Scholarship, University of Cambridge, U.K. (2005)
Arellano, Jerónimo. ""An Unsentimental Education: Affective Creativity in Contemporary Latin American Fiction"." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (2017). (forthcoming)
Arellano, Jerónimo, ed. Comparative Media Studies in Latin America (edited special issue). Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, 50.2 2016.
Arellano, Jerónimo. "Gabriel García Márquez's Scriptwriting Workshop: Screenwriting Pedagogy and Collective Screenwriting in Latin America." Journal of Screenwriting 7. 2 (2016): 191-205.
Arellano, Jerónimo. "Introduction: Comparative Media Studies in Latin America." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 50. 2 (2016): 281-291.
Arellano, Jerónimo. "The Screenplay in the Archive: Screenwriting, New Cinemas, and the Latin American "Boom"." Revista Hispánica Moderna 69. 2 (2016): 113-132.
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.