Silvia Spitta

Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Robert E. Maxwell 1923 Professor of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature

3715
342 Dartmouth Hall
HB 6072
Department(s): 
Comparative Literature
Spanish and Portuguese
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Education: 
B.A. University of California at San Diego
M.A. University of Oregon
Ph.D. University of Oregon

Selected Publications

“Remembrance of Things to Come: The 37th Havana Film Festival” with Gerd Gemunden (forthcoming Film Quarterly summer 2016).

“The Insurgent Imagination of Tijuana: Transculturation, Ironic Disciplines, and TransBorder Studies.” In Lösch, Klaus; Heike Paul, and Meike Zwingenberger (eds.). Critical Regionalism. Heidelberg: Winter UP (forthcoming).

"Basurales ideológicos, geografías espectrales, y las fronteras del hispanismo (Tijuana).” In La Hispanística y el desafío de la globalización,  Actas del coloquio en homenaje a Dieter Ingenshay. Ed. Jenny Haase Iberoamerikana/ Vervuert, 2016

“Ivy League Foundational Narratives and Disciplinary Hierarchies,” The Postcolonialist e-journal http://postcolonialist.com/contributor/silvia-spitta/. June 2014.

“Towards a Cinema of Deceleration: Festival Report.” Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 10.1 (2013).

“Monumentally Indian: Edward S. Curtis and the Cuzco School of Photography.” Comparative American Studies: An International Journal (guest editors Antonio Barrenechea andHeidrun Moertl). Vol. 11 No. 2, June 2013, 166–84

“On the Monumental Silence of the Archive and the Cuzco School of Photography.” e-misférica (Summer 2012).

“Lima the Horrible: The Cultural Politics of Theft.” PMLA (January 2007).

“Sandra Ramos: La vida no cabe en una maleta.” Imaginarios Femeninos en Latinoamérica. Eds. Alicia Ortega and Susana Rosano. Special issue of Revista Iberoamericana LXXI-210 (2005): 35-53. Early version of this essay was posted by Sandra Ramos on her website: http://www.sandraramosart.com/texts/131-la-vida-no-cabe-en-una-maleta-si...

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Works in progress

Towards a Visual Economy of the Andean World. Book and website in progress.

Cultures of Theft. Book in progress.

Selected works and activities

Book: Misplaced Objects: Migrating Collections and Recollections in Europe and the Americas(Houston: University of Texas Press, July 2009). Winner of the 2010 Institute for Humanities Research Transdisciplinary Book Award at Arizona State University.

Book: Between Two Waters: Narratives of Transculturation in Latin America. Houston: Rice University Press, 1995. (Paperback edition: College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2006.)

Book: Zamora, Lois Parkinson (ed. and introd.), and Silvia Spitta (ed. and introd. ). "The Americas, Otherwise." Comparative Literature 61.3 (2009): 189-365.

Book: Más allá de la ciudad letrada: Crónicas y vivencias urbanas. Co-edited with Boris Muñoz. Pittsburgh: Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, Biblioteca de América, 2003.