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Monica Rios Vasquez

 

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MÓNICA RÍOS VASQUEZ
PhD Program- Spanish Literature
Teaching Assistant
M.A., Universidad de Chile
 Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese
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 DISSERTATION OVERVIEW
“Agonías, secretos y venenos: recuperando las películas de dos directoras chilenas del cine temprano del archivo de los siglos XX y XXI” aims to reconstruct three lost films that were directed by Chilean women between 1917 and 1929 through archival research, and to examine the processes through which their work was excluded by a filmic archive built in accordance with the consolidation of a national ideology. I focus on one film by Gabriela Bussenius, La agonía de Arauco o el olvido de los muertos (The Death Throes of the Mapuche or the Oblivion of the Dead, 1917), and two films by Rosario Rodríguez de la Serna, Malditas sean las mujeres (May Women Be Damned, 1925) and La envenenadora (The Venomous Woman, 1929) to argue that, while national discourses negotiated with many transnational ideologies, these women filmmakers introduced perspectives on gender and ethnicity that were all subsequently discarded by the power structure of the nation and the archive. Throughout “Death Throes” I pursue an intertextual approach to evaluate Bussenius’s and Rodríguez’s contributions to film production in dialogue with larger issues of gender, modernity, and economy, by analyzing the institution of the archive as a place of production and circulation of knowledge.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS
19th-21st century Latin American literature, especially narrative from South America; minority literatures; the politics of fiction; literature, history, and social processes; interoceanic and intracontinental immigration in the Southern Cone; colonization of Mapuche land in Chile and Argentina; transnational anticapitalist movements; 19th and 20th century Latin American feminism; modernization; Latin American Silent Film; women’s films; archive studies.

 

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

Book
Co-author. Cine de mujeres en Postdictadura. (Women’s Film in the Postdictatorship.) Valparaíso, Chile: Ediciones Cultura, 2010.

Book chapters

  • “El potencial desestabilizador de los archivos en Amelia Lopes O’Neill y Secretos de Valeria Sarmiento.” (The Destabilizing Potential of the Archives in Valeria Sarmiento’s Amelia Lopes O’Neill and Secretos.Nomadías: El cine de Marilú Mallet, Valeria Sarmiento y Angelina Vázquez. Ed. Catalina Donoso and Elizabeth Ramírez. Santiago / Madrid: Universidad de Chile / Universidad Santander, forthcoming 2014.
  • “El ruido, maniobra de lo imperceptible. Sobre Perros héroes, de Mario Bellatin”. (Noise, Tactical Ploys of the Imperceptible. On Mario Bellatin’s Perros Héroes.) Ed. Salvador Luis Raggio. Salón de anomalías. Diez   lecturas críticas acerca de la obra de Mario Bellatin. Lima: Altazor, 2013.
  • La anunciación de María Negroni. Prismas de la enunciación.” (Maria Negroni’s La Anunciación. Prisms of Enunciation.) Lugares periféricos. Conferencias sobre escritores de culto no canonizados. Santa Cruz de la Sierra: Núcleo de investigaciones Centro Simón Patiño, 2010.
  • La escritura del presente. El guión cinematográfico como género literario.” (Writing in the Present. Film Scripts as a Literary Genre.) Cristián Barría, et al. De la agresión a las palabras. Santiago de Chile: Universidad Diego Portales, 2008.

 

SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

  • “El archivo de la verdad en tres novelas chilenas recientes (2002-2011).” (The Archive of Truth in Three Recent Chilean Novels.) Latin American Literary Review, forthcoming 2014.
  • Co-author. “Entre el texto, la puesta en escena y la performance del registro en la escritura de Manuela Infante y el Teatro de Chile.” (Between the Text, the Mise-en-Scène, and the Performance of Recording in Manuela Infante’s and Teatro de Chile’s Theater.) Inti. “Chile en su Literatura (1973-2008)”: 207-219, 2009.
  • “Exilio y la teoría del Neobarroco en De donde son los cantantes de Severo Sarduy.” (Exile and the Neobaroque in Severo Sarduy’s De donde son los cantantes.) Vértebra 10, 2005.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “Películas perdidas y autoras en el cine chileno temprano (1917-1929).” (Lost Films and Authors in Early Chilean Cinema.) LASA: Latin American Studies Association 2014, Chicago, Illinois, May 23, 2014.
  • Discussant. Panel “Familia y ordenamiento simbólico: la estandarización de los afectos en el Chile posdictatorial.” (Family and Symbolic Order: Affective Standardization in Postdicatorial Chile.) LASA: Latin American Studies Association 2014, Chicago, Illinois, May 23, 2014.
  • “Las retóricas de la verdad en la narrativa chilena (1990-2012).” (The Rhetoric of Truth in Chilean Narrative.) LASA: Latin American Studies Association 2013, Washington, D.C. May 31 2013.       
  • “El mapa psicogeográfico en Huacho, de Alejandro Fernández Almendras.” (The Psychogeographic Map in Alejandro Fernéndez Almendra’s Huacho.) NEMLA Annual Convention, Boston, MA. March 2013.
  • “Las retóricas del consenso en la narrativa chilena (1990-2012).” (The Rhetoric of Consensus in Chilean Narrative.) Workshop: “The Politics of Fiction.” Convergence NYU Hemishperic Institute Graduate Student Initiative, Duke University. Sept 2012.
  • “Otras maniobras de lo imperceptible. El ruido en narrativas latinoamericanas del siglo XXI. Sobre Zumbido de Juan Cárdenas y Perros héroes de Mario Bellatin.” (Other Forms of the Imperceptible. Noise in 21st Century Latin American Narratives: Juan Cárdenas’s Zumbido and Mario Bellatin’s Perros héroes.) 54th International Congress of Americanists (ICA), Viena, Austria. July 2012.
  • “Chilean Post-Dictatorship in the Films Amelia Lopes O’Neill and Mami te amo.” NeMLA Convention, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. March 2012.
  • “Los sentidos del exilio en De donde son los cantantes, de Severo Sarduy.” (The Meanings of Exile in Severo Sarduy’s De donde son los cantantes.) Colloquium: Perspectives on the Baroque, Universidad de Chile, 2004.

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Magazine and web articles

Novels

  • Alias el Rocío. San José, Costa Rica: Lanzallamas, 2014.
  • Segundos. Santiago de Chile: Sangría Editora, 2010.

Short-stories

  • “Obituario (La escritora).” Selva Almada, et. al. Disculpe que no me levante. Madrid: Demipage, 2014.
  • “Elpasolitas. Usos prácticos.” Junta de vecinas. Ed. Claudia Apablaza. Cádiz: Algaida, 2011.
  • “Cuenta regresiva,” “La pasión de los hombres,” “Patitas de rana,” “Ventana erecta.” Lenguas (dieciocho jóvenes cuentistas chilenos). Ed. Carlos Labbé. Santiago de Chile: JC Sáez Editor, 2005.

 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS AND ARTIST RESIDENCIES

  • Alias El Rocío (novel)”. Arteles Creative Center, Tampere, Finland. August 2012.
  • “Fotograma (fragmento)”. New Latino/Latin American Voices for the new Millenium, Cornell University, October 2011.

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, New Brunswick :: 2010-present

  • Spanish 215: Introduction to Hispanic Literature (Spring 2014)
  • Spanish 203: Conversation and Composition (Fall 2012, Fall 2013)
  • Spanish 204: Culture and Composition (Spring 2013)
  • Spanish 131: Intermediate Spanish (Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012)
  • Spanish 121: Continuation and Review (Fall 2010)

 

UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR, Santiago de Chile :: 2005-2010

  • Guión para animación: historia, teoría, práctica (Scriptwriting for Animation: History, Theory, Practice) (2005-2010)
  • Taller de desarrollo de proyectos creativos (Creative Project Development Workshop) (2007-2010)
  • Guión audiovisual: historia, teoría, práctica (Scriptwriting for Film & TV: History, Theory, and Practice) (2008-2010)

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS    

  • Fellowship from the Institute for Research on Women IRW Seminar on Feminist Optics: Gender and Visual Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, 2014-2015.
  • Fellowship from the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) Small Grant Fund for Research on Latin America, Rutgers University, 2013.  
  • Pre-dissertation Research Award, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, 2013.
  • Pre-dissertation Research Award, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Rutgers University, 2013.
  • Fellowship “Becas Chile” for Ph.D Studies, Estado de Chile, 2010-2014.
  • Conicyt Fellowship for Masters Studies, Comisión de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONICYT), Chile, 2005-2007.
  • Grant for Research “Archivodramaturgia,” FONDART (Fondo Nacional de las Artes), Chile, 2006.
  • Honorable mention, Snaidas Essay Competition, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Rutgers University, 2011.
  • Honorable mention, Segundo Premio en Humanidades Contemporáneas, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile, 2008.

 

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