Guillermina De Ferrari
Contemporary Caribbean literature; Visual culture; Literary theory and moral philosophy; Critical race theory
Faculty Development Grant, 2010-2011
Resident Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, 2005.
Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba. London and New York: Routledge, 2014.
Vulnerable States: Bodies of Memory in Contemporary Caribbean Fiction. Charlottesville: The University of Virginia Press, 2007.
Apertura: Photography in Cuba Today. Chazen Museum of Art, 2015.
“Opacity and Sensation in Reynier Leyva Novo’s Historical Installations.” In InVisible Culture 22 (April 2015).
“Utopías críticas: la Literatura Mundial según América Latina.” In Special Issue of 1616: Anuario de Literatura Comparada. Ed. Guillermina De Ferrari. Vol. 2 (2012) : 15-32.
“The Ship, the Plantation, and the Polis: Reading Gilroy and Glissant as Moral Philosophy.” Special Issue: Comparative Perspectives on the Black Atlantic. Comparative Literature Studies, 49.2 (2012) : 186-209.
“Cuba: a Curated Culture.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 16.2 (August 2007) : 219-40.
“Embargoed Masculinities: Friendship and the Role of the Intellectual in the Post-Soviet Cuban novel.” Latin American Literary Review 69 (Spring 2007) : 91-115.
“Aesthetics Under Siege: Dirty Realism and Pedro Juan Gutiérrez's Trilogía sucia de La Habana.” The Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 7 (October 2003) : 23-44.
“Enfermedad, cuerpo y utopía en Los pasos perdidos de Alejo Carpentier y Pájaros de la playa de Severo Sarduy.” The Hispanic Review 70.2 (Spring 2002) : 219-41.
Guillermina De Ferrari teaches contemporary Caribbean literature and art at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has published on Caribbean literature and visual culture, postcolonial theory, cultural studies, and world literature. Her first book Vulnerable States: Bodies of Memory in Contemporary Caribbean Fiction studies the metaphorical power of the vulnerable body within what Edouard Glissant calls “the Poetics of Relation.” Her second book Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba analyzes contemporary literature and art in Cuba from the point of view of sociality and postmodern ethics. She curated the exhibit Apertura: Photography in Cuba Today held at the Chazen Museum in spring 2015. She has been guest editor in journal issues dedicated to World Literature from the perspective of Latin American literature, and to the post-detective fiction of Leonardo Padura. De Ferrari is affiliated with the Department of Comparative Literature, the Center for Visual Cultures, Global Studies, and the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies program.