Assistant Professor; Graduate Admissions Chair
2614 Wescoe Hall
Phone: (785) 864-0295
19th - 21st century Latin American literature and film; cultural and literary theory; Southern Cone culture, history and politics.
Verónica Garibotto received her "Licenciatura en Letras" (with a specialization in literary theory) from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and her MA and PhD in Latin American literature from the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining KU, she taught literature, film and grammar at Queen"s University in Canada. Her research addresses the link between narrative (literature and film), history and politics in 19th to 21st-centuries Latin America, especially in the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay). She is particularly interested in how the notions of "historicity", "ideology" and "crisis" articulate the cultural sphere and in theoretical perspectives that combine a close textual analysis with a broader political reading. She has published articles in Revista Iberoamericana, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, Chasqui: Revista de literatura latinoamericana, A Contracorriente and Bolaño Salvaje. She is currently working on a book manuscript on the rewriting of nineteenth-century discursive formations in contemporary Southern Cone fiction. Her two other major research projects include a co-authored book with Antonio Gómez (Tulane University), tentatively called Revolution at a Standstill: the 60s and 70s in Contemporary Latin American Film, and a reformulation of the dominant theoretical frameworks for interpreting post-dictatorial testimonial narrative.
Last updated on August 23, 2013.