Gareth Williams

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Gareth Williams

Professor of Spanish

Office Location(s): 4130 MLB 1275
Phone: 734.647.2337

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Romance Languages & Literatures
  • About

    I am the author of The Other Side of the Popular: Neoliberalism and Subalternity in Latin America (Duke University Press, 2002) as well as of a number of articles dealing with critical issues such as Latin American cultural/subaltern studies; populism, cultural hybridity, and consumption; neoliberalism, literature, and violence in the Andes; postdictatorship and literature in Chile and Argentina; Central American testimonio, etc.

    I am currently writing a book on biopolitics and sovereignty in contemporary Latin American literature.

    Recent and Selected Publications 

    “The Mexican Exception and the ‘Other Campaign’”.  The South Atlantic Quarterly  (106:1)  (Spring 2007):  129-51. 

    “Sovereign (In)hospitality:  Politics and the Staging of Equality in Revolutionary Mexico”.  Discourse 27.2 & 27.3 (Spring and Fall 2005):  95-123.

    "Propiedad, pasion y vida desnuda: El Villismo y los limites de lo biopolitico (Apuntes para un acercamiento teorico al Villismo". Metapolitica 36 (julio-agosto 2004):

    "Ortega Reading Dilthey, and Ideas on Life (1933)." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. (Voc. 5/2)(July 2004): 201-11.

    "Chimbote and the Shores of indigenismo: Biopolitics and Bare Life in El zorro de arriba y el zorro de abajo". Revista de estudios hispanicos 38(1) (January 2004): 43-68.

    Recent graduate courses taught: 

    Biopolitics and Bare Life in Latin America
    Mexican War Machines
    1968 and the Revolution of Everyday Life

  • Education
    • Ph.D., University of California-Davis, 1992
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Contemporary Latin American Literature, Film, and Cultural/Critical Theory (Deconstruction, Subaltern Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Cultural Studies)
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