Rodrigo Andrés

Rodrigo Andrés is a senior lecturer in the English Department at the Universitat de Barcelona, where he teaches literature of the United States, and a researcher of the Centre Dona i Literatura (UNESCO Chair “Women, Development, and Cultures”) at the same university. His area of expertise is Herman Melville, on whose work he has published the volume Herman Melville: poder y amor entre hombres (Biblioteca Javier Coy d’estudis nord-americans, PUV, 2007), and a number of essays such as “Opaque Encounters, Impossible Vicinities” (in Differences in Common. Gender, Vulnerability and Community, Amsterdam and New York, Rodopi, 2014), “The Bellipotent as Heterotopia, Total Institution, and Colony: Billy Budd and Other Spaces in Melville’s Mediterranean” (in Leviathan: a Journal of Melville Studies, 2011), “The Threat of a Revolution on Board the Bellipotent: Darkness in Billy Budd, Sailor” (in Hearts of Darkness. Melville, Conrad and Narratives of Oppression, Zabrze, M. Studio, 2010) or “La diferencia como discurso de patriotismo o disidencia en Walt Whitman y en Herman Melville” (in El 11 de septiembre y la tradición disidente en Estados Unidos, Biblioteca Javier Coy d’estudis nord-americans, PUV, 2011). He is a member of the Melville Society and participates actively in its international conferences.

He is also the editor of the dossier “The Neighbor in the Literature of the Nineteenth Century” in the journal Lectora (Vol. 20, 2014) which includes his articles “Approaches to Approaching the Neighbor” and “Amor al vecino y cuestionamientos a la nación en la literatura del siglo diecinueve”, he is the editor of the volume Homoerotismos literarios(Barcelona, Icaria 2011) and the coeditor of the volume Hombres soñados por escritoras de hoy: figures masculinas en la literature norteamericana (Málaga, Publicaciones de la Universidad de Málaga, 2009) which contains his article “Los sueños socialistas de Tillie Olsen y Grace Paley”. He has recently published on the writers Rosalía de Castro (“Triángulos atlánticos y tránsitos (in)humanos en torno a La hija del mar, de Rosalía de Castro”, Consello da Cultura Galega, 2014), and Fae Myenne Ng (“La comunidad de Chinatown de San Francisco en Un padre de papel, de Fae Myenne Ng: vínculos familiares no consanguíneos vs. heteronormatividad reproductiva nacionalista” in Repensar la comunidad desde la literatura y el género, Barcelona, Icaria, 2012). He is currently at work in the edition, together with Drs. Dunia Gras and Cristina Alsina, of the volume De una América a otra: hacia una literature transnacional (Madrid, Verbum 2015) which contains his article “Lo ininterpretable en Moby-Dick (1851) de Herman Melville y en Hijo de hombre (1960) de Augusto Roa Bastos”, on an essay about the letters from Melville to Hawthorne from the perspective of affect theory, and on a longer essay on architecture in Herman Melville’s short fiction. He has supervised the PhD dissertations “Reading and Writing to Resist Homophobia: Women’s Literature in Cold War America (1945-65)” by Dr. Mercè Cuenca Raya (2010) and “Beyond the Walls – Potentiality Aborted. The Politics of Intersubjective Universalism in Herman Melville’s Clarel” by Dr. Laura López Peña (2013), and is currently supervising six PhD dissertations on literature from the United States, from Latin America and from South Africa. He has been Visiting Fellow at the Liverpool John Moores University (2007-2008) and at the University of Sussex (2013-2014).

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