Angela Espinosa

Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor

What I do

I am a VTAP teaching first and second-year language at the University of Denver.

Specialization(s)

Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies, Avant-garde movements

Professional Biography

I received my BA in Spanish & Humanities from CU-Boulder and my Ph.D. in Spanish & Portuguese from UC_Irvine. Prior to coming to DU I worked and the University of Utah and the University of Northern Colorado.

Degree(s)

  • Ph.D., Spanish, University of California, 2008
  • MA, Spanish, University of California, 2001
  • BA, Spanish, University of Colorado, 1998

Professional Affiliations

  • Modern Language Association
  • American Comparative Literature Association
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Research

I study representations of race, gender, and sexuality in avant-garde movements throughout Latin America during the 1920s and 30s. I am especially interested in the ongoing legacy of the avant-garde in Latin American cultural production up to the present. I am finishing the article “Displacing the Modernist Swan: Melancholy Gender in Lorca’s El paseo de Buster Keaton,” which compares representations of gender and sexuality in Lorca’s text alongside the films of Buster Keaton himself. Additionally, I have started a book project tentatively entitled Obscure Objects of Desire: The Legacy of the Avant-Garde in Hispanic Film that analyzes how historical avant-garde theory and practice (from the 1920s) re-emerges in the cinema of Buñuel and Almodóvar.

Featured Publications

La masculinidad marginada en la vanguardia post-Revolucionaria: El caso de El Café de Nadie de Arqueles Vela. (2014). La masculinidad marginada en la vanguardia post-Revolucionaria: El caso de El Café de Nadie de Arqueles Vela. Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, 30(2), 397-420.
En busca de la (u)topía de la especificidad en La virgen de los sicarios. (2008). En busca de la (u)topía de la especificidad en La virgen de los sicarios. Semiosis, 4, 77-94.

Presentations

"Arqueles Vela and Luis Buñuel: Cases of Marginalized Masculinity in the Transatlantic Avant-Gardes". (2019). "Arqueles Vela and Luis Buñuel: Cases of Marginalized Masculinity in the Transatlantic Avant-Gardes". Conference of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. El Paso : Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association.
From Antropofagia to the Aesthetics of Garbage and Back: Patrícia Galvão’s Critique of Carnival in Parque Industrial. (2018). From Antropofagia to the Aesthetics of Garbage and Back: Patrícia Galvão’s Critique of Carnival in Parque Industrial. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention. Cheyenne: Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association.
Of Ghosts and Swans: Baudelaire and Postcolonial Spectrality in Lorca’s El paseo de Buster Keaton. (2018). Of Ghosts and Swans: Baudelaire and Postcolonial Spectrality in Lorca’s El paseo de Buster Keaton. XXII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispana. Granada, Spain: Lockhaven University.