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Oscar Rivera-Rodas

Professor
611A McClung Tower

Phone: (865) 974-7005
E-Mail: oriverar@utk.edu


Dr. Rivera-Rodas' research interests include Latin American literature and culture; thought and letters in colonial, postcolonial, modernity, postmodernity; Hispanic American periods; history of ideas, and philosophy of history through Latin American literature; discourse and textual theory.

He is a recipient of the Mexican Academy's Premio Centenario, an international award in literary criticism; the International Prize for Literary Essay, National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), Mexico, on Carlos Pellicer's poetry; and the National Prize for Poetry, Bolivia. In addition, he is founder and chair of Jornadas Internacionales de Teatro Latinoamericano, Puebla, México, since 1993 and Jornadas Internacionales de Poesía Latinoamericana, Puebla, México.

His publications include: De palabras, imágenes y símbolos - Homenaje a José Pascual Buxó. México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2002. ed. with Enrique Ballón Aguirre; La modernidad y la retórica del silenciarse. Universidad Veracruzana, 2001; El pensar de la modernidad poética. Guadalajara, Jal.: Secretaría de Cultura, 1997; El metateatro y la dramática de Vargas Llosa. Amsterdam, 1992. La modernidad y sus hermenéuticas poéticas, 1991; La poesía hispanoamericana del siglo XIX. Madrid, 1988, and numerous scholarly articles.

  • Ph.D., University of California

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