Ignacio Sánchez Prado

Ignacio Sánchez Prado

​Professor of Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Film and Media Studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Latin American Studies program
Jarvis Thurston and Mona Van Duyn Professor in the Humanities
PhD, University of Pittsburgh

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Professor Sánchez Prado's areas of research include Latin American intellectual history, neoliberal culture, world literature theory, and Mexican literary, film, and cultural studies.

Professor Sánchez Prado's areas of research include Latin American intellectual history, neoliberal culture, world literature theory, and Mexican literary, film, and cultural studies.

He is the author of El canon y sus formas: La reinvención de Harold Bloom y sus lecturas hispanoamericanas (2002), Poesía para nada (2005), Naciones intelectuales. Las fundaciones de la modernidad literaria mexicana (1917-1959) (2009, Winner of the LASA Mexico 2010 Book Award), Intermitencias americanistas. Estudios y ensayos escogidos (2004-2010) (2012), Screening Neoliberalism. Mexican Cinema 1988-2012 (2014), Strategic Occidentalism. On Mexican Fiction, The Neoliberal Book Market and the Question of World Literature (2018), and Intermitencias alfonsinas. Estudios y otros textos (2019). He is currently working on book-length studies on cosmopolitanism and genre in mid-century, and on the question of transnationalism in Mexican cinema.

Prof. Sánchez Prado has edited several book collections: Alfonso Reyes y los estudios latinoamericanos (with Adela Pineda Franco, 2004), América Latina en la “literatura mundial” (2006), América Latina, Giro óptico (2006), El arte de la ironía. Carlos Monsiváis ante la crítica (with Mabel Moraña, 2007), Arqueologías del centauro. Ensayos sobre Alfonso Reyes (2009), Entre Hombres. Masculinidades del siglo XIX latinoamericano (with Ana Peluffo, 2010), El lenguaje de las emociones. Afectoy  cultura en América Latina (with Mabel Moraña, 2012), La literatura en los siglos XIX y XX (with Antonio Saborit and Jorge Ortega, 2013), Heridas abiertas. Biopolítica y cultura en América Latina (with Mabel Moraña, 2014), Democracia, otredad, melancolía. Roger Bartra ante la crítica (with Mabel Moraña, 2015) and A History of Mexican Literature (with Anna Nogar and José Ramón Ruisánchez Serra), Mexican Literature in Theory (2018) and Pierre Bourdieu in Hispanic Literature and Culture (2018). Prof. Sánchez Prado is co-editor, with Leslie Marsh, of the SUNY Press Series on Latin American Cinema and editor of the series Critical Mexican Studies in Vanderbilt University Press

Prof. Sánchez Prado has published over 100 scholarly articles in academic books and journals. His article "Claiming Liberalism: Enrique Krauze, Vuelta, Letras Libres and the reconfigurations of the Mexican intellectual class," published by Mexican Studies/ Estudios Mexicanos (26.1, 2010), was awarded with the LASA Mexico Section 2010 Humanities essay prize. His most recent essays include studies on contemporary Mexican poetry, the work of Julián Herbert, the idea of necropolitics in world literature, and the periodization of neoliberalism. Beyond the academy, he has been a contributor to media outlets in Mexico and the United States, including the Mexican national newspaper El Universal and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

His teaching in Romance Languages and Literatures is focused on 20th- and 21st-century Mexican literature, film, and culture.

A History of Mexican Literature

A History of Mexican Literature

A History of Mexican Literature chronicles a story more than five hundred years in the making, looking at the development of literary culture in Mexico from its indigenous beginnings to the twenty-first century. Featuring a comprehensive introduction that charts the development of a complex canon, this volume includes extensive essays that illuminate the cultural and political intricacies of Mexican literature. Organized thematically, these essays survey the multilayered verse and fiction of such diverse writers as Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mariano Azuela, Xavier Villaurrutia, and Octavio Paz. Written by a host of leading scholars, the collection also devotes special attention to the lasting significance of colonialism and multiculturalism in Mexican literature. This book is of pivotal importance to the development of Mexican writing and will serve as an invaluable reference for specialists and students alike.

El lenguaje de las emociones

El lenguaje de las emociones

Collective reflection on the potential that the study of the languages ​​of love, emotion and sentimentality are for reinterpretation of Latin American cultural production, literature, cinema and music. Written in Spanish.