Patrick E. Dove | Faculty
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Office: Ballantine Hall 874 / 849
TEL: 855-6136 / 855-6691
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2000
M.A., Philosophy, SUNY-Binghamton, 1996
B.A., Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin, 1992
- 20th Century Spanish American Narrative
- Political thought
- Continental Philosophy
- literary theory
- The Catastrophe of Modernity: Tragedy and the Nation in Latin American Literature. Bucknell University Press, 2004.
Selected articles and book chapters
- “Literature and the Secret of the World: 2666, Globalization and Global War.” CR: The New Centennial Review. Forthcoming, 2014.
- “Aesthetics, Politics and Event: Borges’s ‘El fin’, the Argentine Tradition and Death.” CR: The New Centennial Review 14:1 (Spring 2014): 25-46.
- “Critique of Critique.” Política común: A Journal of Thought 4 (2013). http://quod.lib.umich.edu/p/pc/12322227.0004.008?view=text;rgn=main
- “In the Wake of Tragedy: Citation, Gesture and Theatricality in Griselda Gambaro’s Antígona furiosa.” Invited contribution to special edition of Hispanic Issues Online, v.13, ed. Jennifer Duprey. University of Minnesota Press, 2013. 30pp. http://hispanicissues.umn.edu/WhoseVoiceisThisIberianandLatinAmericanAntigones.html
- “Hegemony.” In Iberian Postcolonialities: A Metahistory of Material Practices of Power, eds. Alberto Moreiras and José Luis Villacañas. Forthcoming, 2014.
- “Literary Futures: Crime Fiction, Global Capitalism and the History of the Present in Ricardo Piglia’s Blanco nocturno.” Special edition of A Contracorriente on “The Generation of 1972: Latin America’s Forced Global Citizens,” eds. Sophia McClennen and Brantley Nicholson. 2013.
- “Contratiempo literario: geografías de la historia del presente en Boca de lobo.” In Sergio Chejfec: Trayectorias de una escritura, ed. Dianna Niebylski. Pittsburgh: International Institute of Iberoamerican Literature, 2012.
- “Postular las suposiciones: la razón, la acumulación originaria y el origen ausente de la historia del presente.” In Crítica de la acumulación: Acontecimiento, hegemonía, subalternidad y multitud: Las encrucijadas teóricas de América Latina. Santiago: Instituto Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Sociales, 2010.
- “The Night of the Senses: Literary (Dis)orders in Nocturno de Chile.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, 2009.
- “Post-politics, Technics, Aesthetics: Literature and Mass Media in Contemporary Argentina.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos XLIII: 1, 2009: 3-30.
- “Memory, Ethics and Politics in Post-dictatorship Argentina: La carta de Del Barco.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 17:3 (December 2008): 279-98.
- “Metaphor and Image in Borges’ ‘El Zahir’.” Romanic Review 98:2 (March-May 2007): 169-87.
- “Living Labour, History, and the Signifier: Bare Life and Sovereignty in Diamela Eltit’s Mano de obra.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, 15:1 (March 2006): 77-91.
Graduate Courses (Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Literature, CLACS)
- Out of Time: History and the Crisis of Modernity in Contemporary Latin American Narrative
- History and Empire, World and Globality: The Cases of Sebald and Bolaño
- Literature/Politics: Sovereignty and the People in the Río de la Plata
- The novela negra in Latin America
- Aesthetics, Technics and Nihilism
- “Latin America”: The Politics and Poetics of Naming
- Seminar in Hispanic Studies: Dictatorship, Terror and Memory
- Introduction to Theory and Criticism
- Contemporary Spanish American Literature II: The Cultural Politics of the Boom
- The Politics of Memory in Latin American Culture
- Women in Hispanic Literature
- Argentine Literature
Honors and Awards
- PI, Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Grant (US Department of Education), 2012-15
- Summer Faculty Fellowship, Indiana University (2005, 2007)
- New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Exploration Travel Fellowship (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
- Various workshop and conference grants (2004-present)
- Nominated for 2007 NEH Summer Stipend (2006)
- Faculty Fellow, Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions (2006-07)
- Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Southern California (2001)
Current Research Projects
- “Literature and Interregnum in the Southern Cone”: Examines contemporary Argentine and Chilean novels by Aira, Chejfec, Cohen, Fogwill, Bolaño and Eltit in the context of globalization, neoliberalism and the crisis of sovereignty. These texts reflect and respond to social problems associated with postdictatorship: economic crisis, inequality, anomie, narco violence, etc. What is more, they are also literary confrontations with the fact that the modern conceptualization of “literature,” which prevailed from the Romantics through the Boom novel, has lost its hegemonic sway in a time when print is no longer the dominant medium and the old relation between culture and the state is being disarticulated by global capital. These novels grapple, each in its own way, with the groundless ground or impossibility of arkhē that is our global condition today. Expected completion: January 2013
- “The Latin American People: Politics, War and Thought”: An exploration of the often vexed interactions between political thought and social movements in Latin America, from post-independence to the present. The contexts I look at include: the origins of Peronism in Argentina; political violence of the 1960s and 70s and its aftermath; and the recent appearance populist anti-neoliberal regimes in South America. The project traces the emergence and conceptual-practical evolution of the national-popular in 20th century Latin America, culminating with the questions raised by the historical conjunction of neopopulism with globalization and “global war” (Carlo Galli).