Introduction
Teaching Interests
Research Interests
Educational Background



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College of Arts & Letters

Alejandro Solomianski
Associate Professor


Office: KH 3032
Phone: 323- 343 4241
FAX: 323- 343 4234
Email: asolomi@calstatela.edu



INTRODUCTION

I extremely enjoy teaching at CalState L.A. Our students have a real interest in learning and making the intellectual experience meaningful and related to society in order to construct a more plural and deeply multicultural community.


TEACHING INTERESTS

My specific fields of interest are: Latin American Cultural Studies, Colonial production of meaning, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism and Subaltern Studies. Latin American Literature and Film in general and  more specifically from the Southern Cone. Poetry and Theater are genres that I also enjoy practicing.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Currently I am researching in the almost "disappeared" Afro-Argentine intellectual production and working on the ways that the cultural logic of Imperialism and Capitalism construct the "High Culture."

Representative Professional Activities

Books

Identidades Secretas: La negritud Argentina. Beatriz Viterbo: Buenos Aires, Rosario: Julio 2003.
Pred Na Hubre. (obra de teatro original)  Jorge Dubatti (ed.) Otro Teatro Después de Teatro Abierto. Buenos Aires: Libros del Quirquincho, 1991.
Venas abiertas en la palabratina. (Poesía) Buenos Aires: Ediciones Ultimo Reino, 1991.

Numerous theater companies have been performing professionally my theater play Pred na Hubre in different cities of Argentina since its premiere in Babilonia (Buenos Aires 1991). The last performances were done by "Clam Equipo Teatral" at the cultural center Paracultural La Panadería from December 2005 until April 2007 (Mar del Plata, Argentina).

My book Identidades Secretas: la negritud argentina has been reedited in 2004 when the "Comisión Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas de Argentina" ordered 1600 copies of the second edition to distribute them in all the "Bibliotecas Públicas Populares Argentinas". (Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación, "Pensamiento Argentino, 2004")

Articles (Selection)

Imperialismo y respresentación: anotaciones en torno al Coloquio re-pensar el imperialismo (Buenos Aires 2000) y Culturas imperiales in A Contracorriente Vol. 4, # 1, Fall 2006 (86-109)

Significado estructural, historia y tercer mundo en Amores Perros in A Contracorriente Vol. 3, # 3. Spring 2006 (17-36)
Scholarly review of Armand Mattelart y Erik Neveu. Introducción a los estudios culturales. Barcelona: Paidós, 2004. In Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana. Año XXXI, # 62 Lima-Hanover 2do. Semestre de 2005 (pp.325-329)
Las voces de la calle y la canción imposible in Cristián Ricci and Gustavo Geirola (ed.) ¡Dale nomá¡s! ¡Dale que va! Ensayos testimoniales para la Argentina del sg. XXI. Buenos Aires: Nueva Generación, 2006. (37-55)
Recuperación. Horacio Mendizábal: Horas de meditación, Arjentina. Hispamérica / año XXXIV/ número 100/ 2005. (83-98)

Sueño de la razón y monstruos neoliberales en el Cono Sur. The Contexts And Consequences of Neo-liberalism. Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies: 2002-2003. Volume 21, 2003. ed. Doreen O'Connor-Gómez. U.S.A.: Xlibris, 2005. (249-262)

Ensayo y utopí­a argentina en Horacio Mendizábal. Hispamérica / año XXXIII/ número 97/ 2004. (29-41)

Moving La Frontera Towards a Genuine Radical Democracy in Gloria Anzaldúa's Work. Book chapter in Maria Dolores Costa ed., Latina Lesbian Writers and Artists. Binghamton, NY: Harrington Park Press, 2003. First published as article in Journal of Lesbian Studies. Volume 7, Number 3, 2003. (57-72)

Del autoritarismo a la persuasión. Metáfora y poder en el pasaje de las dictaduras a los neoliberalismos del Rí­o de la Plata. Encuentros. Revista de Estudios Interdisciplinarios (Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay) # 9 diciembre/2003: 149-187
Los modelos de producción y los relatos en Hombres de Maíz. Identidad cultural, globalización occidental y resistencia. Mabel Moraña (ed.) Indigenismo hacia el fin del milenio. Pittsburgh, Biblioteca de América, 1998, 223-240.

Critical Commentaries and Studies on My Works (Selection):

Commentary on Identidades secretas: la negritud argentina by Armand Mattelart in the back cover of the book. (2003)
Commentary on Identidades secretas: la negritud argentina by John Beverley (co-founder of the Subaltern Studies Group) in the back cover of the book. (2003)
Commentary on Identidades secretas: la negritud argentina by Gerald Martin (President of de International Institute of Iberoamerican Literature IILI-) in the back cover of the book. (2003)
Review Essay Afro-Argentine Historiography by Claire Healy. Atlantic Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, April 2006, 111-120. (Routledge and Taylor; Francis Group-)
Lo afroargentino en la historia oficial y el canon literario y cultural argentinos by Ignacio López-Calvo. A Contracorriente. Vol. 3 No. 3, Spring 2006, 107-111

Historical location and comment on the meaning of the play Pred Na Hubre by the theater company Clam in their webpage. January 2006. Available at:
http://www.alternativateatral.com/ficha_obra.asp?codigo_obra=5851
From this website, click the following website address.
http://deliciasculturales.spaces.live.com/
The study is listed at the end of this webpage.

Academic Review of my book Identidades secretas: la negritud argentina by Ana Forcinito for Revista Iberoamericana Núm. 213, Octubre-Diciembre 2005 (1245-1248)

Academic review of my book Identidades secretas: la negritud argentina by Ricardo Salvatore for Revista de Crí­tica Literaria Latinoamericana Año XXXI, Núm 61. Lima-Hanover, 1er Semestre de 2005. (269-273) available on line at the journal's website.
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~rcll/rcll61/61nave12.htm

Academic review of my book Identidades secretas: la negritud argentina by Burkhard Phol for Iberoamericana (Frankfurt-Madrid) V 19 (2005) 253-254. Peer reviewed.

Article on Identidades secretas: la negritud argentina.Cultural section La opinión, February 17, 2004. Argentina en negativo by Pablo Makovsky. Also available at:
http://archivo-elciudadano.com.ar/08-02-2004/cultura/argentina.php
Article on Identidades secretas:la negritud argentina. Cultural section Página 12, January 21, 2004: Cosas de negros by Cecilia Pavón.

Academic Presentations (Selection):

"Desmoronamiento del mito de la modernidad. El ‘Quinto Centenario’ en perspectiva" at the PCCLAS 2006 Conference, Cambia todo cambia…Change in Latin America. California State University Dominguez Hills, November 3-4, 2006.

"Del fracaso al liderazgo de ‘Occidente’: Colón y el mito de la Modernidad" at the XXXVI Congress of the International Institute of Iberoamerican Literature (I.I.L.I.). Palazzo Ducale, Génova (June, 26 to July 1 2006)
Screening of the film Afroargentines followed by academic presentation and discussion. Event organized by the "Cross Cultural Centers" and the University Student Union at California State University, Los Angeles. February 16, 2006 6:15 – 9:00 pm
"Inversión de la mirada imperial en Macunaíma de Mario de Andrade" Conference at the Cultural Center Marcó del Pont. Buenos Aires, August 22, 2005.
"Afroargentinos, Discriminación y Blanqueamiento" The Status of Afro-Latino Communities in the Americas (New York University and Comité Argentino de Organizaciones Afro). Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 4 to 6, 2005.
"El bramido de los excluidos: algunos textos argentinos recuperados" Conference for the Sigma Delta Pi Lecture Series in University of San Diego, May, 5, 2005.
"Nation and Narration. The Feminization of Land in South American Literary Tradition" in the Faculty Research Colloquium Languages of Desire: Gender and Sexuality in French and Spanish-Language Literature. CSULA, April, 27, 2005.
"Las voces condenadas al silencio en la historia cultural argentina" in the panel on "Lo real y su huella" at the 2004 Latin American Studies Association in Las Vegas, October 7-9, 2004.
"La pesadilla neoliberal en el Cono Sur" at the PCCLAS Conference, The Contexts and Consequences of Neoliberalism. Withier College, November 6-8, 2003.
"Producción significativa estructural en Amores perros". Cine-Lit V Conference. Portland, Oregon, February 26 – March 1, 2003.
"Genocidios discursivos: los letrados afroargentinos del sg. XIX". 2002 Afro-Latin/American Research Association Conference. Panama City, Panama, August 2002.
"Lectura de Muerte y Vida Severina". I Congreso Nacional de Teatro Iberoamericano y Argentino. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, 8/18/1992.
"Cubanidad y revolución en La noche de los asesinos". III Jornadas de Teatro Iberoame-ricano y Argentino, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 8/20/ 1990.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D Latin American Literature. 2001
University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Master of Arts Latin American Literature (minor: Brazilian Literature). High Honors 1998
University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Profesor de Enseñanza Media y Superior en Letras Letras Modernas 1993
Universidad de Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Licenciado en Letras Letras Modernas 1989
Universidad de Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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