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Agustin Pasten

Professor

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Withers Hall 207

Bio

I am a native of Chile.  Before coming to NCSU in 2008, I taught Latin American Literature and Culture at the University of Nebraska for fifteen years.  I currently teach courses in my specialization and I serve on my department’s Graduate Committee, on CHASS’s Research committees, and on the university’s Faculty Senate Hearings’s Committee.

Projects

I am presently working on a book project that deals with the subject of postmodernism and globalization in contemporary Chilean narrative.

Office Hours

  • Mon: 12:30 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
  • Wed: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Thu: 2:50 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Research Publications

Most Recent Publications:

— “Dialectical Geographies in Contemporary Chilean Literature: the Case of Diamela Eltit’s Recent  Narrative Production.” Romance Notes 54.1 (2014): 31-39.

— “Anatomy of the Detective Genre in Roberto Bolaño’s Poetry.”  Chasqui 42.1 (2013): 16-36.

–“Radiografía de un pueblo enfermo: la narrativa de Diamela Eltit” and “Apuntes sobre el espacio en las novelas de Diamela Eltit.” In The Generation of ’72: The Forced Global Citizens of Latin America.  Ed. by Brantley Nicholson and Sophia McClennen (forthcoming in Fall, 2013)

— “Radiografía de un pueblo enfermo: la narrativa de Diamela Eltit.”  A Contracorriente 10.1 (2012): 88-123.

— “Neither Grobalized nor Glocalized: Fuguet’s or Lemebel’s Metropolis?” Contemporary Literary Criticism 308 (summer 2011): 117-33.

— “De la institucionalización a la disolución de la literatura en Los detectives salvajes, de Roberto Bolaño.”  Revista canadiense de estudios hispánicos.  Vol. 33, No. 2 (2009): 423-46.

— “A Tale of Two Cities: Competing Literary Visions for Contemporary Latin American Architecture.”  In Architecture and Identity.  Ed. by Peter Herrle and Erik Wegerhoff.  Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2008.  191-205.

Presentations

Most Recent Presentations:

–“Bodies under Siege in Eltit’s Fuerzas especiales, Meruane’s Fruta podrida and Sime’s Carne de perra.”  Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.  Lexington.  April 10-14, 2014.

–“A Thorn in Chile’s Flesh.  Analysis of Diamela Eltit’s Discourse of Denunciation.” LASA (Latin American Studies Association).  Washington.  May 29-June 2 (2013)

–“Dialectical Geographies in Contemporary Chilean Literature: the Case of Diamela Eltit’s Recent Narrative Production.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.  Lexington.  April 18-20, 2013.

— “Toward a New World Order in Roberto Bolaño’s Narrative.” LASA (Latin American Studies Association).  San Francisco.  May 29-June 1st, 2012.

 “Radiografía de un pueblo enfermo: aproximación crítica a Impuesto a la carne, de Diamela Eltit.”  Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.  Lexington.  April 19-21, 2012.

— “Anatomy of the Detective Genre in Roberto Bolaño’s Poetry.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.  Lexington.  April 15, 2011.

 “Literary Hybridity in Roberto Bolaño’s Narrative.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.  Lexington.  April 15, 2010.

— “Literature’s Protean Function in the Narrative of Roberto Bolaño.” Modern Language Association.  Philadelphia.  December 27-30, 2009.

— “Roberto Bolaño’s Ambiguous Latin America.” 6th Annual Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Conference.  Chapel Hill.  February 13-14, 2009.

 

Education

B.A. History and German Berea College

M.Div. Religion Duke University

M.A. Latin American and Peninsular Literature University of Kentucky

Ph.D. Latin American Literature University of Pennsylvania

Area(s) of Expertise

Latin American Literature and Culture, The Latin American Novel, The Latin American Urban Chronicle, Latin American History and Politics, Chilean History from 1960 to the Present, Narratology, Literary Theory, Cultural Studies

Groups