Rafael Ramírez

Visiting Spanish Instructor

Spanish and Portuguese Dept.

Office: Callaway 106F

Phone: 404-727-6595

Email: rafael.alfredo.ramirez.mendoza@emory.edu

Biography

Rafael Ramírez Mendoza holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Los Angeles, and received his B.A. in Literature from Villarreal University in Lima, Peru. His research focuses on Andean studies, the Hispanic avant-gardes, and violence and memory discourses.

Rafael received the José María Arguedas Prize awarded by LASA for the best academic article about Peru published in 2016. He is currently working on a book-length project that develops an intellectual history of the sociocultural impact of surrealism in Peru.

At UCLA, Rafael taught a variety of Spanish language, culture, and literature courses, and was also an instructor for the Summer Travel Study Program in Spain. At Emory, he has taught Spanish language and upper division classes.

Rafael is a member of the Executive Council of the MLA.

 

Selected Publications

“Una lectura crítica de la memoria emblemática de la CVR desde los testimonios de la masacre de Lucanamarca.” Dando cuenta: estudios sobre el testimonio de la violencia política en el Perú (1980-2000), edited by Francesca Denegri and Alexandra Hibbett. Lima: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú: 2016. 211-236.

Editor. Mester 43. On Violence (2014/2015). Academic peer reviewed journal. 198 pp.

“‘Cher ami, Je suis en retard avec toi…’: Una carta-poema surrealista de César Moro (1941).” Mester 43 (2014/2015): 101-111. Author of critical introduction, co-author of translation from French to Spanish.

Editor. Párrafo 6. The Los Angeles Issue (2014). Literary and artistic magazine. 60 pp.

 “Toward un estado plurinacional.” Interview with John Beverley. Mester 42 (2013): 117-130. Co-author.

“Deseos de modernidad y fronteras de lo primitivo: territorialidad y autenticidad en el debate por un nuevo imaginario peruano en Abril, Westphalen y Arguedas.” Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana 75 (2012): 253-282.

 “No pretendo retratar la realidad. Pretendo interpretar un tema para sacar discusiones que tenemos reprimidas.” Interview with Claudia Llosa. Mester 39 (2010): 45-55. Co-author.