Bard Faculty

Nicole Caso

Associate Professor of Spanish; Director, Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures

Primary Academic Program: Latin American and Iberian Studies

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, Human Rights, Spanish Studies

Academic Expertise: Latin American and Iberian Studies

Area of Specialization: Latin American Literature

Biography:

A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Areas of specialty: Hispanic languages and literature, Latin American literature. Author, Practicing Memory in Central American Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). Work published in scholarly journals such as Revista Iberoamericana and Istmo: Revista virtual de estudios literarios y culturales centroamericanos; contributions to critical compilations analyzing various novelists such as Manlio Argueta and Rosa Mar�a Britton. At Bard since 2004.
Interests:

Research Interests: 19th and 20th century narrative of Latin America; Central American literature; Subaltern studies; Memory and literature; the cultural production of collective identities; the limits of representation through writing

Teaching Interests: Latin American testimonio; The City in Latin American Fiction;; Literature of Human Rights in Latin America;; Historical Fiction; Crafting Mayan Identities

Other Interests: Literature and Human Rights; Ethics and representation; Theories of Space and Place

Highlights:

2013 — Publication
“La narrativa fragmentada y el anhelo de comunidad en Caperucita en la zona roja.” De la hamaca al trono y al más allá: Lecturas críticas de la obra de Manlio Argueta, edited by Astvaldur Astvaldsson, Linda J. Craft, and Ana Patricia Rodríguez. Editorial UTEC, San Salvador 2013. pp. 135-160.

2010 — Publication
Book: Practicing Memory in Central American Literature Palgrave Macmillan, March 2010.
Website: http://us.macmillan.com/practicingmemoryincentralamericanliterature

2008 — Publication
“La ‘Relación’ del padre Francisco Escobar de la expedición al Mar del Sur de Juan de Oñate (1604-1605).” Nicole Caso, Marina Crouse, Heather McMichael, and John H. R. Polt. (November 11, 2008). Research Center for Romance Studies, International and Area Studies. Cíbola Project. Paper escobar1. Paleographic transcription of original text.
Website: http://repositories.cdlib.org/rcrs_ias_ucb/cibola/escobar1

2007 — Publication
"Pragmatismo y el discurso ingenioso en el 'Sermón de la epifanía' del padre Antonio Vieira" published in Revista Iberoamericana LXXIII. 218-219 (enero-junio 2007): 31-44.

2007 — Publication
"Laberintos de apariencias y reiteraciones: reconstruyendo la integridad psíquica/nacional en Laberintos de orgullo de Rosa María Britton" included in Rosa María Britton ante la crítica, published by Editorial Verbum, Madrid.

2002 — Publication
“El dedo en la llaga: de articulaciones y fluidaridad. La negociación de identidades en Guatemala después de los acuerdos de la paz” published in online journal Istmo: Revista virtual de estudios literarios y culturales centroamericanos.
Website: http://www.denison.edu/collaborations/istmo/

Contact:

Phone: 845-758-6822 x6073
E-mail: caso@bard.edu