Adriana Michele Campos Johnson

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature
School of Humanities

Director, Latin American Studies

Director, Global Cultures


Ph.D., Duke University


B.A., Duke University

Phone: (949) 824-6406
Fax: (949) 824-6416
Email: adrianaj@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
276 HIB
Comparative Literature
Mail Code: 2651
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Latin American literature and film, cultural studies, subaltern studies
   
Academic
Distinctions
Participating in a Multi-campus Research Group (MRG) in Subaltern Studies and Popular Culture 2005-2010.
   
Research
Abstract
After publishing my book on the subalternization of the community of Canudos in Brazil I've been working on a project that involves contemporary film in Brazil and Argentina and the way many of these films stage a crisis of our inherited political vocabulary. I have long been interested in working across the divide that often needlessly separates Brazilian studies from studies of Spanish America and also carry a long-standing fascination with Paraguay. Postcolonial studies, subaltern studies and cultural studies have all been very important to my intellectual formation. Current obsessions include thinking about infrastructure and water.

Undergraduate classes taught at Irvine include: Piracy, Globalization from Below, Popular Culture, Genre & Medium: Technologies of the Self, Aesthetics & Politics in Latin American Film, Cannibalism, 20th Century Latin American Literature

Graduate classes at Irvine include: Practices & Theory of Translation; Politics, Representation and After; Literature and the State in Latin America; Coloniality & Postcoloniality in the Americas; Cultural Studies: Geneologies & Practices
   
Publications Johnson, A. M. (2010). Sentencing Canudos: Everydayness and Subalternity in the Backlands of Brazil. University of Pittsburgh Press.
   
  “Pueblo, Política, Policía.” In G. Coopertari, C. Sitnisky (Eds.), El estado de las cosas: cine latinoamericano en el nuevo milenio. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Iberoamericana/Vervuert. 2015.
   
  "Land" In H. Schwarz, S. Ray (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, Wiley-Blackwell. Forthcoming.
   
  “Idle Chatter”. Revista Hispánica Moderna, Volume 64(1), 49-60. 0034-9593.
   
  "On Latinamericanism after 9/11". Politica Comun, 4, 2007-5337. (electronic journal ).
   
  “Narratives and Deep Histories: Freyre, Arguedas, Roa Bastos, Rulfo” Blackwell Companion to Latin American Culture and Literature (forthcoming)
   
  “Cara Feia al Enemigo: The Paraguayan Press and the War of the Triple Alliance.” Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies (forthcoming 2007)
   
  “Everydayness and Subalternity” South Atlantic Quarterly Vol 106, No. 1 (December 2006): 21-38.
   
  "Two Proposals for an Aesthetic Intervention in Politics: Reveiw of Nelly Richard's The Insubordination of Signs and Masculine/Feminine and Doris Sommer's Bilingual Aesthetics: A New Sentimental Education" in New Centennial Review Vol 5 No 30, 2005: 207-232
   
  Subalternizing Canudos,” Modern Language Notes. Vol. 120 No. 2 (March 2005):355-382.
   
  “The War of the End of the World or the end of ideology,” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (London) Vol 13, No 2, 2004: 221-241.
   
  “La peregrinación de Bayoán: writing (and failing) in the house of pilgrims,” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana. Vol 30, No 1, May 2001: 64-80.

“Reading Roberto Schwarz: Outside Out-of-Place Ideas,” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (London) Vol 8, No 1, June 1999: 21-33.

"Black God, White Devil: Wishing, Speaking, Lying," Lucero: A Journal of Iberian
and Latin American Studies
(Berkeley) Vol 10, Spring 1999: 44-56.
   
Professional
Society
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA)
Latin American Studies Associations (LASA)
Modern Language Association (MLA)
   
   
Link to this profile http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=4911
   
Last updated 04/07/2016