Associate Professor of Spanish

oestrada@email.unc.edu | Dey 324

At UNC since 2007


Education

Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2004
M.A., University of California, Davis, 2001
B.A., University of California, Davis, 1999

Other Appointments

Editor of Romance Notes

Bio

Oswaldo Estrada’s research focuses on gender formation and transgression, historical memory, and the construction of dissident identities in contemporary Mexico and Peru. Relying on postmodern theories and interdisciplinary approaches, he studies multiple representations of otherness, coloniality, ethnic exclusion, and cycles of violence. His numerous articles, book chapters, and notes have been published in such journals as Latin American Literary Review, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Letras Femeninas, Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, and Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana. In addition to his monographs and edited books, he has edited several special issues on Latin America’s most recent narratives for Explicación de Textos Literarios, Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea, and Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura. At UNC, Professor Estrada has earned very prestigious university-wide teaching awards: the Distinguished Post-Baccalaureate Teaching and Mentoring Award in 2012, and the Chapman Family Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015. He is the editor of Romance Notes, a journal founded in our department in 1959, and co-editor of the new book series Palabras de América (Valencia: Albatros).

Publications

BOOKS
SELECTED ARTICLES (since 2010)
  • “Versos que violentan historias: Daniel Sada y el corrido de Rosita Alvírez.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 92.7 (2015): 1129-43.
  • “Crónica de un fracaso anunciado: Bernal Díaz y el viaje a las Hibueras.” Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos 769/770 (2014): 104-18.
  • “Querido Diego: doce cartas de amor y una breve novela.” En breve: la novela corta en México. Ed. Anadeli Bencomo y Cecilia Eudave. Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara, 2014, 159-74.
  • “The Masked Intellectual: Marcos and the Speech of the Rainforest.” Mexican Public Intellectuals. Ed. Debra Castillo and Stuart A. Day. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 197-216.
  • “Cristina Rivera Garza (Mexico, 1964).” The Contemporary Spanish American Novel: Bolaño and After. Ed. Will H. Corral, Nicholas Birns and Juan E. De Castro. London / New York: Bloomsbury, 2013. 63-71.
  • “Ciclos de violencia y senderos de otredad: Daniel Alarcón en War by Candlelight.” Chasqui. Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana 42. 2 (2013): 108-21.
  • “Humor y tragedia: la risa carnavalesca de Juan Rulfo en ‘Anacleto Morones.’” Miríada Hispánica 7 (2013): 87-97.
  • “Bernal Díaz y Alfonso Reyes: diálogo de crónicas y conquistas novelescas.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 47.1 (2013): 79-101.
  • “‘¿Me estás oyendo inútil?’ Carlos Monsiváis y la música del Apocalipstick mexicano. Textos Híbridos. Revista de estudios sobre la crónica latinoamericana 1 (2011): 30-42.
  • “Avatares de la Perricholi… De ‘actricilla pizpireta’ a personaje de novela.” Guaraguao. Revista de Cultura Latinoamericana 36 (2011): 49-68.
  • “Desplazamientos políticos del discurso sentimental en Travesuras de la niña mala de Mario Vargas Llosa.” Mario Vargas Llosa: perspectivas críticas. Ensayos inéditos. Ed. Pol Popovic y Fidel Chávez Pérez. México: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey; Miguel Ángel Porrúa. 2010. 149-80.
  • “La letra con sangre entra… Violencia política en la nueva literatura peruana.” Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura 14 (2010): 133-44.

Typical Courses

ROML 58: Mexican Women across Borders and Genres
SPAN 344: Latin American Culture. Mexico, Central America & Andean Region
SPAN 373: Survey of Latin American Literature
SPAN 379: The Aesthetics of Violence in Latina/o American Fiction
SPAN 387: Eroticism and its Metaphors in Latin American Literature
SPAN 388: Narratives of the Mexican Revolution
SPAN 747: The Latin American Novel of the 20th Century
SPAN 835: Identity in Mexican Culture
SPAN 835: The New Historical Novel of the 21st Century
SPAN 835: The Mexican Revolution

Awards & Honors

  • LASA Honorary Mention for Best Article in the Humanities, Mexico Section, 2015
  • Chapman Family Distinguished Teaching Award, 2015
  • Academic Excellence Award, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, 2014
  • Faculty Mentoring Award, Department of Romance Languages, 2014
  • Frank Porter Graham Honorary Member, 2013
  • Distinguished Post-Baccalaureate Teaching and Mentoring Award, 2012

Recently Directed Dissertations

  • Vinodh Venkatesh, “Masculine Textualities: Gender and Neoliberalism in Contemporary Latin America,” 2011 (Virginia Tech).
  • Esther Sánchez-Couto, “Representaciones del silencio en la narrativa femenina de España y México (1990-2012),” 2013 (University of North Texas)
  • Anca Koczkas, “Cartografía del deseo: transgresiones sexuales y género en la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea,” 2015 (University of West Georgia)
  • Francisco Brignole, “Nuevos rumbos en la novela del exilio latinoamericano de la postdictadura (1990-2014),” 2015 (University of North Carolina Wilmington)