Scholarly Books

  • Cult of Defeat in Mexico’s Historical Fiction: Failure, Trauma, Loss. (Palgrave, 2012). This book studies how  contemporary Mexican intellectuals frame contemporary cultural, social, and political discourse using a rhetorical strategy based on failure. I argue that failure narratives are a long-standing discourse, predating the colony, that has survived and informed a fair amount of what is said about the nation.

Edited Volumes

  • TransLatin Joyce: Global Transmissions in Ibero-American Literature. (Palgrave 2014). César Salgado (UT Austin), John Pedro Schwartz (American U of Beirut), and I are editing this scholarly volume to bring attention to the reception, appropriation, translation, and incorporation of James Joyce’s literary oeuvre in Latin America. Essays will cover the Iberian Peninsula, Southern Cone, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
  • Asaltos a la historia: Reimaginando la ficción histórica hispanoamericanaA collection of essays by various scholars about recent historical fiction.