Associate Professor of Spanish

John graduated from UC Irvine with a Ph.D. in Spanish Language and Literatures with a subspecialty in U.S. Latino Studies. He works on Latin American culture with an emphasis on the Caribbean, Mexico and their respective Diasporas in the United States. He has edited a volume on Globalization in Mexico and another one on post-nationalism in Mexican cinema. In 2015 he published a book that studies the intersection of globalization, colonialism, and race in Puerto Rico and Cuba. Currently he is working on a book that deals with the treatment of rupture in Latin American cinema in addition to another work on U.S. Latina writer Cecile Pineda.

Publications

Book: 

The Fantasy of Globalism: The Latin American Neo-Baroque. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014 

Edited Volumes: 

Mexican Cinema From the Post Mexican Condition. Co-editors, John Waldron and Emily Hind. Discourse 26, 1-2 double issue (Winter and Spring 2004).

Effects of the Nation: Mexican Art in an Age of Globalism. Co-editors, John Waldron and Carl Good . Philadelphia: Temple University Press, June 2001. 

Articles:

“Ritos de la violencia y hábitos hegemónicos en tres representaciones puertorriqueñas.” Estrada, Oswaldo. ed. Senderos de violencia. Latinoamérica y sus narrativas armadas. Valencia: Albatros (Serie Palabras de  América), 2015.

“Máscaras locales: Villoro en la frontera de la globalización.” In Ensayando el ensayo: Artilugios del género en la literatura mexicana contemporánea. Mayra Fortes González y Ana Sabau Fernández coordinadoras. Puebla: Ediciones Eon, 2012.

“What’s In a Name? Re-Membering Juan Bruce-Novoa.” Essays in Homage of Juan Bruce-Novoa. Voices. June 2012, 35-55.

“Killing Colonialism’s Ghosts in McOndo: Mayra Santos Febres and Giannina Braschi.”CIEHL: Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanisticos y Literatura, 2010 Fall; 14:110-120.

"Re-inscribing Poetry's Potential: José Emilio Pacheco Reads Ramón López Velarde." Hispanófila. 2009 September: 154: 59-72.

“La escritura globalizada en Jorge Volpi y Cristina Rivera Garza.” Explicación de Textos Literarios. (2008) XXXVI-1&2: 40-51.

“Solving Guzmán’s Problem: ‘An Other’ Narrative of La gran familia puertorriqueña in Judith Ortiz Cofer’s In the Line of the Sun.” Bilingual Review/ La Revista     bilingüe. 24.1 (January-April 2008-9): 39-49.

“Writing and Bare Life: Matos Paoli’s Political Aesthetic.” Revista Hispánica Moderna. 62.1 (Summer 2009): 93-106.

“Tato Laviera’s Parody of La carreta: Reworking a Tradition of Docility.” In Brincando el Charco: Representing Puerto Rican Identity in the Diáspora. Carmen Santiago and Edwin Torres, eds. Seattle: Washington University Press, 2008. 221-36

“Disordered Bodies and the Great Chain of Being: Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá’s La noche oscura del Niño Avilés: A History without End.” In Body Signs in US Latino Literature. Astrid Fellner, ed. Frankfurt: Ververt. 2009.

“Culture Monopolies and Mexican Cinema: A Way Out?” Discourse 26.1-2 (Winter and Spring 2004): 5-25. Special Double Issue: Mexican Cinema from the Post Mexican Condition.

"Entradas en materia: La continuidad estética entre generaciones." In Juan García Ponce y la generación de medio siglo. José Luis Rivas Vélez, ed. Veracruz, Mexico: Universidad Veracruzana Instituto de Investigaciones Lingüístico-Literarias, 1998. 133-139.

“Perfeccionando un amor a través de la creación de un tiempo perdido.” Entorno 40 (Summer 1996): 35-39.

"Uncovering History in the Post-Modern Condition: (Re)Writing the Past, (Re)Writing the Past, (Re)Righting Ourselves in Alejandro Morales' The Brick People." Confluencia 7 (1992): 99-106.

Encyclopedia Entries:

"Mayra Santos Febres." In The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel: Bolaño and After. Will H. Corral, Juan E. De Castro and Nicholas Birns Editors.  New York: Bloomsbury, 2013. 189-193.

Awards and Recognition

NEH Summer Seminar at the University of Kansas “Poetry and Critical Theory in the 21st Century” Jill Kuhnheim and Andrew Debicki directors (2003)
University of California Research Fellowship, March-June (1996)
Regent’s of the University of California Dissertation Grant, January-March (1995)
Regent’s Summer Research Grant for study in Mexico, Summer (1994)
Regent’s Grant for Study Abroad (Puerto Rico) (1992)
University of California Regent’s Fellowship for Graduate Study, (1990-1991)
Professor John Waldron

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Latin American, U.S. Latino and global culture

Education

  • Ph.D. Spanish Language and Literatures, University of California - Irvine

Contact

Phone:
  • (802) 656-3570
Office Location:

520 Waterman

Office Hours:

Spring 2019: W 2:30-4, R 1-2

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 051: Intermediate I
  • SPAN 052: Intermediate II
  • SPAN 101: Composition and Conversation
  • SPAN 140: Analyzing Hispanic Literatures
  • SPAN 142: Intoduction to Literature of Spanish America
  • SPAN 145: Introduction to Literature and Culture of Latin America I
  • SPAN 201: Advanced Composition and Conversation
  • SPAN 202: Topics in Spanish Language Study: Writing About Cinema
  • SPAN 261: Hispanic Writing from the Margins
  • SPAN 281: Contemporary Spanish-American Fiction
  • SPAN 286: Writing Revolution: - Latin America
  • SPAN 294: Modern Latin-American Cultures
  • SPAN 295: Advanced Special Topics: Globalism and Puerto Rican Culture
  • SPAN 296: Advanced Special Topics: Dilemmas of Modernity
  • SPAN 296: Advanced Special Topics: Latin-American Women and Globalization
  • AIS 196: Intermediate Special Topics: Women of Juarez
  • GRS 001: Introduction to Global Studies
  • GRS 095: Introductory Special Topics: Culture and Politics of Latin American Protest Music
  • GRS 096: Introductory Special Topics: Globalization and Latin American Cinema
  • GRS 200: D2: Seminar in Global Studies
  • WLIT 016: Latino Writers Contemporary Perspective: Puerto Rican Diaspora
  • WLIT 020: D2: Literatures of Globalization
  • WLIT 095: Special Topics: Global Literature: Imagining Globalism
  • WLIT 115: Spanish-American Literature in Translation: Latin-American Women and Globalization