modern languages

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Cristián Gómez O.

Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Guilford House 309

B.A. in Spanish Literature and Linguistics, Universidad de Chile (1989-1993)
M.A. in General Literature, Universidad de Chile (1995-1998)
PhD. in Spanish, University of Iowa (2003-2009)

I am a Chilean poet (whatever that means) who is aware of his paradoxical place in Academia, outside the realm of Creative Writing schools. I have published seven books of poetry and I was Writer in Residence at the International Writing Program, at The University of Iowa. My research interests range from Latin American Poetry to Marxist Literary Theory. Currently, I am working on the manuscript of my book Crimen sin castigo (Crime without Punishment), where I trace the links between Latin America hard boiled writers in the 80/90s, and the relationship that some of them established with the post-traumatic discourse in the post-dictatorship years.



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