Professor Martínez specializes in the representation of violence in Latin America in both film and literature, focusing primarily in the work of Colombian novelist Evelio Rosero. She also works on gender studies and queer theory within the Latin American cultural production, and has a special interest for nineteenth century French, Italian, Spanish and Latin American novel. She is now working on a book project tentatively titled Mirar (lo) violento: rebelión y exorcismo en la obra de Evelio Rosero. The book contextualizes Rosero’s literary work within the larger efforts to represent the violence that has ravaged Colombia in the last thirty years and argues that by focusing on disappearance, ambiguity and spectrality Rosero’s novels develop an aesthetically astonishing and politically crucial way of re-counting and accounting for the violence that a prolonged state of warfare continues to (re)produce in Latin America.
PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures. University of California, Berkeley
BA in Literature. Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
CAS-World Lang and Cultures
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