Carlos Riobó

Acting Executive Officer (EO/Chair) of the PhD program in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures (LAILaC) and Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the Graduate Center, and Professor of Spanish

Main Affiliation

Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures

Building

North Academic Center

Office

6/305

Phone

212.650.6731

Carlos Riobó

Profile

Ph.D., M. Phil., M.A., Yale University; B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University,
Acting Executive Officer (EO/Chair) of the Ph.D. program in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures (LAILaC) and Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, CCNY and the Graduate Center. Chair of H&A Divisional Faculty Council (CLAS). Director of the Kaye Scholarship Program and Co-Director of the Cátedra Mario Vargas Llosa at CCNY. Recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Faculty Service in the Division of Humanities and Arts in 2014. Dr. Riobó's research interests include nineteenth and twentieth-century Cuban and Argentine literature and cultures. Some of the places where he has done field research are in Havana at the Cuban National Library, as well as in Argentina, France, Portugal, and Spain. He has published articles and reviews on Manuel Puig, Severo Sarduy, Sigüenza y Góngora, nineteenth-century Argentine literature, Ezra Pound, and Italian and Spanish Medieval Literature, in major journals. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript on counter archives in Latin American literature and cultures as well as on an article on crypto-Jewish identity in La Celestina. He has taught at Yale University, SUNY Binghamton, Bard College, and Columbia University. In 2017, he was chosen as recipient of an Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program and invited to teach at Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy in the spring semester. His publications include the books Sub-versions of the Archive: Manuel Puig's and Severo Sarduy's Alternative Identities (Bucknell University Press, 2011); Cuban Intersection of Literary and Urban Spaces (SUNY Press, 2011); Handbook of Contemporary Cuba: Economy, Politics, Civil Society, and Globalization (Paradigm Press, 2013), Caught between the Lines: Captives, Frontiers, and National Identity in Argentine Literature and Art (University of Nebraska Press, New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies series, 2019), La Estructura del Español. Co-authored with Burunat and Estévez (Peter Lang, 2019), La Sintaxis del Español. Co-authored with Burunat and Estévez (Peter Lang, 2020), La Evolución del español. Co-authored with Burunat and Estévez (Peter Lang, 2023); Talking Book with Mario Vargas Llosa, co-edited with Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez (University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming); and, among his many peer-reviewed article are "Sarduy's Colibrí and the Search for Discursive Foundations in the Regional Novel" Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 41.2 (2017): 54-68., "The Cuban National Library after 1959: Shaping Literary Culture and the Provincial Imperative" International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Review 2.9 (2016): 9-15, and "Raiding the Anales of the Empire: Sarduy's Subversions of the Latin American Boom," Hispanic Review. 81.3 (2013): 331-352, for which he won in 2014 the Latin American Studies Association's (LASA) Sylvia Molloy award for the best peer-reviewed article published in 2013. He is also an Editorial Board member of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas

 

Education

Ph.D., Yale University.

M.A., M.Phil. Yale University

A.B., Columbia College, Columbia University.

 

Research Interests

Nineteenth-century Argentine captivity narratives.

Contemporary Cuban literature and culture.

Literary and cultural theories.

Medieval literature and Romance philology.

Publications

A selection:

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

"The Cuban National Library after 1959: Shaping Literary Culture and the Provincial Imperative." International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Review 2.9 (2016): 9-15.

"Sarduy's Colibrí and the Search for Discursive Foundations in the Regional Novel." Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 41.2 (2017): 54-68.

Caught between the Lines: Captives, Frontiers, and National Identity in Argentine Literature and Art (University of Nebraska Press, New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies series, 2019)

La Estructura del Español. Co-authored with Burunat and Estévez. Peter Lang. Forthcoming, 2019

Talking Books with Mario Vargas Llosa, co-edited with Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez (University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming)

La Sintaxis del Español. Co-authored with Burunat and Estévez. Peter Lang. Forthcoming, 2020

La Evolución del español. Co-authored with Burunat and Estévez. Peter Lang. Forthcoming, 2023