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Aldona Pobutsky

POSITION:
Associate Professor


CONTACT INFORMATION:
356 O'Dowd Hall
(248) 370-2069
pobutsky@oakland.edu

AREAS OF INTEREST: Drug Trafficking Studies, Gender, Representations of Violence and Power, Popular Culture, Telenovela, Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel, Colombia, Mexico, South America.

 

ARTICLES:

 

Drug trafficking studies:

Ÿ “Narco Caudillos and Pablo Escobar in José Libardo Porras’s Happy Birthday, Capo. Revista Canadiense de los Estudios Hispánicos (2014): special volume on transatlantic drug trafficking/ forthcoming.

Ÿ “Peddling Pablo: Escobar’s Cultural Renaissance.” Hispania 96.4 (2013): 684-99.

Ÿ “Deleitar denunciando: La narco telenovela de Gustavo Bolívar Sin tetas no hay paraíso marca el pulso de la sociedad colombiana.” Espéculo 46 (2011): on-line.

ŸMaría llena eres de gracia: Fairy Tale, Drug Culture, and the American Dream.” Hispanófila 160 (2010): 27-41. 

Ÿ “Romantizando al verdugo: Las novelas sicarescas Rosario Tijeras y La Virgen de los sicarios.” Revista Iberoamericana 232-233 (2010): 567-582. 

Ÿ “Pérez-Reverte’ s La reina del sur or Female Aggression in Narcocultura.” Hispanic Journal 30.1-2 (2009): 273-284. 

Ÿ “Towards the Latin American Action Heroine: The Case of Jorge Franco Ramos’ s Rosario Tijeras.” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture 24 (2005): 17-35. 

 

 

Other Topics:

Ÿ “Sex and the Two Cartagenas in Oscar Collazos’s Rencor.” The Woman in Latin American and Spanish Literature. Essays on Iconic Characters. Ed. Eva Paulino Bueno and María Claudia André. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2012. 146-161.

Ÿ “Borderlands and the Crisis of Mexican Identity: Reading the Short Narratives of Eduardo Antonio Parra.” Revista Canadiense de los Estudios Hispánicos 33.3 (2009): 469-489. 

Ÿ “The Thrill of the Kill: Pushing the Boundaries of Experience in the Prose of Eduardo Antonio Parra.” Ciberletras (July 2007): on-line. 

Ÿ “Cultural Alienation and Colonial Desire in “Alienación” by Julio Ramón Ribeyro.” Romance Notes 67.2 (2007): 153-163. 

Ÿ “Carnivalizing Communist Cuba: Sex and Excess in Zoé Valdés’ s Te di la vida entera.” Hispanic Journal 27 (2006): 134-147. 

Ÿ “Subversive Masquerades: Performing Gender and Age in Alina Diaconú’ s Cama de ángeles.” Confluencia 21.2 (2006): 11-23. 

Ÿ “¡A festejar! Fiestas mórbidas en algunos cuentos de Silvina Ocampo.” Texto Crítico 8.16 (2005): 79-97. 

Ÿ “Postmodern Cityscape: Living in ‘the Zone’ in Alina Diaconú’s Cama de ángeles.” Chasqui 33.2 (2004): 3-16. 

Ÿ “Argentine No-Man’s Land in Alina Diaconú’s Cama de ángeles.” Thirteenth Annual Conference of Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. ed. Will Wright and Steven Kaplan. Pueblo: Colorado State University, 2003. 123-128. 

Ÿ “Modern Martyrs: The Crumbling Weltanschauung of Elena Garro’ s Inés.Letras Femeninas 19. 1. (2003): 160-174. 

Ÿ “From the Bottom of My Pain: Living Dangerously in El aire tan dulce of Elvira Orphée.” Letras Femeninas 18.2 (2002): 137-157. 

Ÿ “Who Speaks in a Silent Movie?: Constructing Feminine Subjectivity in Elena Poniatowska's Tinísima.” Torre de Papel 12.1-2 (2002): 82-104.

 




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