Víctor Goldgel Carballo

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: victor.goldgel@wisc.edu

1046 Van Hise Hall

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Spring 2021 Office Hours

remote – please email for availability


Víctor Goldgel-Carballo’s research and teaching focus on 19th-Century Latin American Literature, Visual Culture, Media History, and Comparative Race and Ethnicity. He is the author of Cuando lo nuevo conquistó América. Prensa, moda y literatura en el siglo XIX (Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI, 2013), which won prizes from the Latin American Studies Association and Casa de las Américas. His other publications engage with a wide range of topics, including snobbery, impostors, the art of “making do,” slavery, and spectrality. He was the co-founder of the workshop New Media and Mass/Popular Culture in the Global South, funded by a Mellon Foundation Area and International Studies Research Grant (2013-2016). He is currently co-editing a volume on piracy tentatively entitled Cultures of the Copy: Alternative Economies and Intellectual Property in Latin/o America. During 2019-20 he will be an ACLS Frederick Burkhardt fellow in residence at the National Humanities Center, where he will be working on his current book project, Passing as Open Secret: Race and Fictions of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Cuba.



PhD, University of California – Berkeley
Licenciatura, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Honors and Awards

2020-2021. H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2019-20. American Council of Learned Societies Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship, in residence at the National Humanities Center.

2017-19. Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2016. Ezequiel Martínez Estrada Honorary Award, Casa de las Américas.

2015. Institute for Research in the Humanities (UW-Madison), Resident Fellow.

2014. University of Warwick Transatlantic Fellowship.

2014. Premio Iberoamericano, Latin American Studies Association.

2013. Mellon Foundation Area and International Studies Research Award.

2013. Library of Congress – John W. Kluge Center Fellow.

2010-13 (declined). Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship.

2007-08. Social Sciences Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship.

Selected Publications

Co-editor (with Daylet Dominguez). Special issue of Atlantic Studies, “Slavery, Mobility and Networks in Nineteenth-Century Cuba,” forthcoming in March 2021.

“Abolitionisms.” Fernando Degiovanni and Javier Uriarte (eds.) Cambridge Transitions in Latin American Literature, Vol. 3 (1870-1930). Cambridge UP, forthcoming.

Co-editor (with Juan Poblete). Piracy and Intellectual Property in Latin America: Rethinking Creativity and the Common Good. New York: Routledge, 2020.

Plagio y anacronismo deliberado en la novela antiesclavista cubana.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (Washington University in Saint Louis), vol. LIII, No. 2 (2019)

Spectral Realism: Cecilia Valdés as Gothic Novel.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. Vol. 27, No. 3 (2018), pp. 313-329

Una isla pintoresca y su horroroso colorido: Aproximaciones a la modernización y la violencia en la cultura visual cubana del siglo XIX.” Decimonónica. Journal of Nineteenth Century Hispanic Cultural Production. Vol. 12, No. 1 (2015): 134-150.

Cuando lo nuevo conquistó América. Prensa, moda y literatura en el siglo XIX. Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI, 2013. Premio Iberoamericano, Latin American Studies Association; Premio Ezequiel Martínez Estrada, Casa de las Américas (New edition, La Habana: Fondo Editorial Casa de las Américas, 2016).