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Jonathan Risner | Faculty

Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Office: GISB 2163
TEL: 855-5732
Email: jtrisnerat indiana dot edu

Education

Ph.D. Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2012
M.A. Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2005
B.A. English and Spanish, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1999

Specializations

  • Latin American cinema
  • Latina/o cinema
  • Horror cinema
  • Film theory

Publications

  • “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Grudgingly Accept Product Placement: Nicolás López, Chilewood and a Criteria for a Neoliberal Cinema.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. (under review)
  • Translation of Enrique Cahen Salaberry and Hugo Sofovich: Contrasting Director and Strategies of Humor in Films Featuring Alberto Olmedo and Jorge Porcel” by Fernando Pagnoni.In Humor in Latin American Cinema. Eds. Juan Poblete and Juana Suárez. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016. 129-154.
  • “¿Cholo no muerto?: El cine de zombis latino en los Estados Unidos.” TERRA ZOMBI: El fenómeno transnacional de los muertos vivientes. Eds. Rosana Díaz-Zambrana. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Isla Negra, 2015.  
  • “Lo continuo y lo descontinuo: las heterotopías cinematográficas y el cine de género latinoamericano contemporáneo.” Vademécum. Special Issue of Hispanófila. (forthcoming fall 2015)
  • “Un trabajo compartido: Las colaboraciones transnacionales de directores latinoamericanos.” HeLix 7 (2015): 111-131. 
  • “Filmic Spaces in Contemporary Latin American Gothic Horror Cinema.” Studies in Gothic Fiction (special issue on the Gothic and/in Latin America) 3.2 (2014): 38-51.
  • “Las multitudes no-muertas: Alegorías del neoliberalismo en Plaga zombie y Plaga zombie: Zona mutante.” Horrofílmico: Aproximaciones al cine de terror en Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Eds. Rosana Díaz-Zambrana and Patricia Tomé. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Isla Negra, 2012. 83-98.
  • “Is it There?: Specters of the Dirty War in Contemporary Argentine Horror Cinema” In The Argentine Film. Eds. Daniela Ingruber and Ursula Prutsch. Münster/Berlin/Vienna/Zurich: LIT Verlag, 2012. 93-107.
  • “Killers on the Pampa: Gender, Cinematic Landscapes, and the Transnational Slasher in Adrián García Bogliano’s Habitaciones para turistas (2004) and 36 Pasos (2006).” Hispanet 4 (2012): n. pag.
  • “‘Authentic’ Latinas/os and Queer Characters in Mainstream and Alternative Comics.”  In Multicultural Comics: From Zap! to Blue Beetle. Edited by Frederick Luis Aldama. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2010. 39-54.
  • “‘This City is Killing Me’”: The Circulation of Argentine Horror Cinema and Buenos Aires in Pablo Parés and Daniel de la Vega’s Jennifer’s Shadow (2004) and De la Vega’s Death Knows Your Name (2007). Studies in Hispanic Cinema 7.1 (2011): 23-34. 

Teaching

  • HISP-S 322: Introduction to Film Analysis in Spanish
  • HISP-S 328: Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • HISP-S 412: Spanish America: The Cultural Context
  • HISP-S 422: Hispanic Cinemas
  • HISP-S 678: Paranoia in Hispanic Film and Literature
  • HISP-S 695: Topics in Hispanic Cinemas
  • COLL-C 103: Transnational Hispanic Cinemas
  • COLL-S 103 (Intensive Freshman Seminar): Traffic: Narratives of Circulation

Current Research Projects

  • Latinidad and the War on Terror
  • Contemporary Argentine horror cinema
  • Gated communities and filmic spaces in Argentine and Mexican cinema
  • Latina/o assassins
  • Latin American punk cinema