Professor of English
Antonio Barrenechea specializes in literatures and cinemas of North and South America. He is the author of America Unbound: Encyclopedic Literature and Hemispheric Studies (University of New Mexico Press, 2016), a comparative study of colonial imaginaries in “masterworks” from the U.S., Mexico, and Francophone Canada. The forthcoming “Hemispheric Studies Beyond Suspicion” was awarded the 2014-2016 prize for best essay by the International Association of Inter-American Studies. During a 2016-2017 fellowship to study cinema at the Institut Américain Universitaire in Aix-en-Provence, he lectured in Europe and was interviewed for the feature “The Hemispheric Muse” in the Italian journal América Crítica. Dr. Barrenechea is currently researching a new book on the relation between avant-garde aesthetics and gothic cinema from the Americas. He presently serves on the boards of the the International American Studies Association, the International Association of Inter-American Studies, and Comparative American Studies: An International Journal.