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Liliana Colanzi

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Liliana Colanzi

Klarman Hall
2 Cornell Walk
lc566@cornell.edu

Overview

Liliana Colanzi holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Cornell University. She is interested in Latin American speculative fiction, animal studies, modern and contemporary Latin American Literature, Luso-Brazilian studies, ecocriticism, and gender studies. She has edited La desobediencia, antología de ensayo feminista (2019) and is the co-editor of the volume Latin American Speculative Fiction (Paradoxa, 2018, with Debra A. Castillo).

Liliana Colanzi is the publisher of the independent literary press Dum Dum editora in Bolivia. As a writer, she has published the short story books Vacaciones permanentes (2010) and Nuestro mundo muerto (Our Dead World, Dalkey Archive Press, 2017). In 2015 she won the Aura Estrada literary award (Mexico). The Hay Festival Cartagena included her among the best Latin American writers under 40 (Bogota39, 2017). Nuestro mundo muerto has been translated into five languages.

Recent courses:
SPAN 3920 Women’s Writing in Brazil and Argentina
SPAN 4895 Cyborgs, Animals, and Monsters
SPAN 3170 Creative Writing in Spanish
SPAN 4855 Latin American Horror

Departments/Programs

  • Romance Studies

Courses

Spring 2020

Publications

Books
Nuestro mundo muerto. Oaxaca: Almadía, 2016.
Vacaciones permanentes. La Paz: El Cuervo, 2010.

Edited books
La desobediencia. Antología de ensayo feminista. Santa Cruz: Dum Dum editora, 2019.

Edited volumes
Latin American Speculative Fiction, Paradoxa, vol. 31. Coed. with Debra  A. Castillo. 2018.

Translations
El color que cayó del cielo. H.P. Lovecraft. The Color Out of Space, 1927. Santa Cruz: Dum Dum editora, 2018.0

Articles and book chapters
“Speculative Fiction.” Latin American Literature in Transition: Volume V (1980-2017). Mónica Szurmuk and Debra A. Castillo, Cambridge University Press, 2020 (forthcoming).

“Cyborgs in the Margins: Indigeneity in El cementerio de elefantes, by Miguel Esquirol.”  Posthumanizing the World: Speculative Aesthetics in Latin(x) American Science Fiction. Emily A. Maguire and Antonio Córdoba (eds.). London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2020 (forthcoming).

“Cuerpos que desaparecen: mercado, tecnología y animalidad en Los cuerpos del verano, de Martín Felipe Castagnet”. Revista Iberoamericana, Vol. LXXXVI, Núm. 270, Enero-Marzo 2020, 143-158.

“Escribir la rabia.” Global. Ni Una Menos #86. Santo Domingo, January-February 2019. 44-55.

“La mujer perro de Rafael Pinedo”. Los topos mecánicos. Raquel Abend van Dalen (ed.). Caracas: Ígneo, 2018.              

“Blanca Elena Paz: la renovación del cuento en Santa Cruz”. Revista El Ansia. Santa Cruz, Bolivia, December 2017.

“En busca de Wendy Sulca.” La rueda mágica. Ensayos de música y literatura. Rubí Carreño Bolívar (ed.). Santiago de Chile: Ediciones Universidad Alberto Hurtado, 2017. 400-414.

“En los márgenes: versiones de lo normal en Flores”. Salón de anomalías. Diez lecturas críticas acerca de la obra de Mario Bellatin. Salvador Raggio, Lima: Altazor, 2013. 121-132.

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