Ph.D. Candidate at Hispanic Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
M.A. Hispanic Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
M.A. paper: “Splendid landscapes and valves of pleasure: Space, machine and body in Jose Martí’s chronicle of Coney Island”. Conducted by Professor Aldo Mazzuchelli.
M.A. Spanish, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont.
Psychologist. (Equivalent for a MA degree), University of Chile, Santiago.
Gender and Society Studies. Diploma, Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Santiago.
Psychologist. Licenciatura, (BA degree), University of Chile, Santiago.
"Ill-founded Machine: Disaster, Madness and Sex in Chile’s Cultural Production (1990-2010),” is directed by Professor Julio Ortega.
The dissertation analyzes a diverse corpus of texts: narratives, theater, and visual materials, such as photography and cinema, through the idea of the disaster. I focus my analysis on how writers and artists have intertwined catastrophic events with characters hailing from the peripheral world of madness and sexuality. As survivors of many of those calamities, the protagonists of these texts act as prophets and suspicious voices that challenge the recreated and official national identity during the democratic governments in Chile. The works under study include: José Donoso´s El lugar sin límites, Diamela Eltit´s Lumperica as canonicals works that are re-elaborated in Pedro Lemebel´s La esquina es mi corazón and Loco afán, Paz Errázuriz´s photographic collection La manzana de Adán and Pablo Larraín´s film Tony Manero. Whereas contemporary scholars approach this period with the concepts of memory and trauma, I use the disaster as a broader scope of seeing other events of destruction and affected populations: the dictatorship itself, the emergence of AIDS during the 80s and the neoliberal politics in the 90s.
Contemporary Ibero-American/Transatlantic literature, cinema and media.
Contemporary history, gender, and queer studies in Iberian and Latin American context.
Critical Theory: biopolitics, post-colonial, global and queer studies.
Spanish language at all levels.
Survey of Latin American literature.
Advanced Spanish Composition through contemporary Ibero-American cinema.
Spring 2012 - Early and Contemporary Writers of Spanish America. (Assigned)
Fall 2011 Advanced Spanish II.
Fall/Spring 2011 Basic Spanish. Office of Continuing Studies.
Spring 2009 Advanced Spanish II.
Fall 2008 Intermediate Spanish II.
Spring 2008 Basic Spanish II.
Fall 2007 Basic Spanish I.
Middlebury College, Spanish School at the Summer Language Program:
Summer 2011 Intermediate Culture & Civilization.
Intermediate Writing & Composition.
Summer 2010 Intermediate Culture & Civilization (2 sections).
Márquez, Arturo. El baile de los que (s)obran: ciudad y performance en “Tony Manero” de Pablo Larraín. Lucía Guerra (UCI) and Magda Sepúlveda (Catholic University of Chile) Ed.
Márquez, Arturo. Despiértame, cuando pase el temblor: las locas y las profecías de la transición. Acts for the XXXVIII Congress of International Institute of Iberoamerican Literature. University of Pittsburgh Press.
Contemporary Ibero-American Literature through the urban space.
Contemporary Transatlantic literature, cinema and media.
Critical theory: biopolitics, post-colonial and global studies.
“El baile de los que (s)obran: ciudad y performance en Tony Manero de Pablo Larraín.” Symposium: “Chile urbano”, University California Irvine, October 2011.
“Una biografía descompuesta: Pedro Lemebel y las crónicas del desastre.” Round table at the Spanish School, Middlebury College, August 2011.
“Los espacios del consumo y los cuerpos consumidos en Mano de Obra de Diamela Eltit.” Diálogo con Diamela Eltit, Hispanic Studies Department at Brown University, December 2010.
“Despiértame, cuando pase el temblor: las locas y las profecías de la transición.” ILII, International Institute of Ibero American Literature, Georgetown University, June 2010.
“La Loca y la ciudad: la crónica de Pedro Lemebel.” LASA, Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro, June 2010.
“Panthera tigris: Borges, la letra y la piel.” KFLC, Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, April 2009.
“Las fieras en la ciudad: un paseo al zoológico con La desheredada, de Benito Pérez Galdós” KFLC, Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, April 2008.