Horacio Legras

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Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
School of Humanities

Ph.D., Duke University

Phone: (949) 824-7265
Fax: (949) 824-2803
Email: hlegras@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
337 Humanities Hall
Mail Code: 5275
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Latin American literature
Research Abstract
I received my Ph.D from Duke University with a dissertation about the contribution of popular culture to the constitution of a modern Argentina at the end of the nineteenth century. I have worked in the Spanish and Portuguese Department at Georgetown University between 1999 and 2005. During that period, I also held visiting positions in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UCI and at the Romance Studies and Latin American Studies program at Johns Hopkins University. I have published essays on Augusto Roa Bastos, José María Arguedas, Caribbean culture, theatre in nineteenth century, Mexican muralism, critical theory and film. I have recently finished a book entitled Literature and Subjection which explores the historical role of the literary form in the incorporation of marginal subjectivities to representation in Latin America.
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