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Carlos Riobó

Chairman of FLL and Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature
Director of the Kaye Scholarship and Co-Director of the Cátedra Mario Vargas Llosa


Division of Humanities and the Arts


Foreign Languages & Literatures


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  • Profile

    Dr. Riobó's research interest includes nineteenth and twentieth-century Cuban and Argentine literature. He has done field research in Havana at the Cuban National Library, as well as in France, Spain, and Portugal. He has published articles and reviews in major journals on Manuel Puig, Severo Sarduy, Sigüenza y Góngora, nineteenth-century Argentine literature, Ezra Pound, and Italian and Spanish Medieval Literature. His article, "Raiding the Anales of the Empire: Sarduy's Subversions of the Latin American Boom," is forthcoming in Hispanic Review. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript on captives in Argentine literature and culture. He has taught at Yale University, SUNY Binghamton, and Columbia University.

  • Education

    Ph.D., Yale University.

    B.A., Columbia University.

  • Research Interests

    Nineteenth-century Argentine captivity narratives.

    Contemporary Cuban literature and culture.

    Literary and cultural theories.

    Medieval literature and Romance philology.

  • Publications

    Sub-versions of the Archive: Manuel Puig's and Severo Sarduy's Alternative Identities (Bucknell University Press, 2011)

    Cuban Intersections of Literary and Urban Spaces (SUNY Press, 2011)

    Handbook of Contemporary Cuba: Economy, Politics, Civil Society, and Globalization (Paradigm Press, 2013)

    "Raiding the Anales of the Empire: Sarduy's Subversions of the Latin American Boom" [Hispanic Review 81.3 (2013): 331-352]

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