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Alberto Moreiras,

Please note: Alberto has left the "Romance Studies" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

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(Ph.D., Georgia, 1987) is Associate Professor of Romance Studies (Spanish) and Literature. He has taught at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Giessen (Germany), and Emory. He has published La escritura politicaa de Jose Hierro, Interpretacion y diferencia, and essays on contemporary Latin American fiction, cultural studies, and literary theory. His books, Third Space: Literary Mourning in Latin America and The Exhaustion of Difference,are forthcoming with Duke University Press. Prof. Moreiras' work in progress is on subalternity and imperial reason in Latin America. His teaching interests include Latin American fiction, cultural and subaltern studies, and literary theory and philosophy.


Latin America • Literature • Theory • Mourning • Subaltern

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Spanish Primitive Imperial Accumulation (July, 2002) ([No planned completion date].)
  2. A exaustão da diferença. A política dos estudos culturais latinoamericanos (2001), Belo Horizonte: Universidade Federal de Minas de Gerais Press (Portuguese.)
  3. Co-edited with Jon Beasley-Murray, Subaltern Affect, Special Issue Angelaki. A Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 6 no. 1 (2001)
  4. Co-edited with Nelly Richard, Pensar en/ la postdictadura (2001), Santiago de Chile: Editorial Cuarto Propio
  5. El otro duelo: A punta desnuda, in Pensar en/ la postdictadura, edited by Nelly Richard and Alberto Moreiras (2001), Santiago: Cuarto Propio
Conferences Organized

  • "Contra/ comunidad", Co-Organizer, April 2001  
  • "Cross-Genealogies and Subaltern Knowledge", Co-Organizer, October 1998  
  • "Transculturation and State Discourse in Latin America", Organizer, November 1997  

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