University of Wisconsin–Madison

Víctor Goldgel Carballo

Associate Professor

victor.goldgel@wisc.edu

1046 Van Hise Hall

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Biography

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.

https://wisc.academia.edu/VictorGoldgel

Education

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

Honors and Awards

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

“Spectral Realism: Cecilia Valdés as Gothic Novel.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, forthcoming.

“Caricaturas racistas, visualidad y fantasmas en la Cuba de mediados del siglo XIX.” Cecilia Rodríguez Lehmann and Nathalie Bouzaglo (eds.) Miradas efímeras. Cultura visual en el siglo XIX. Santiago de Chile: Editorial Cuarto Propio, 2018.

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).

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.

Unwilling Impostors, Willing Victims: Passing in Two Nineteenth-Century Cuban Novels.” Rosenthal, Caroline and Stefanie Shäfer (eds.) Fake Identity? The Impostor Narrative in North American Culture. Frankfurt and New York: Campus Verlag, 2014.

The Reappropriation of Poverty and the Art of ‘Making Do’ in Contemporary Argentina Cultural Productions.” The Global South. Vol. 8, No. 1 (2014): 112-127.

Entre dandies y rastacueros. Breve historia del esnobismo en el siglo XIX latinoamericano.” Estudios de Teoría Literaria. Revista digital. Artes, Letras y Humanidades. Vol. 3, No. 5 (2014): 239-249.

‘High-Speed Enlightenment’: Latin American Literature and the New Medium of Periodicals.” Media History 18.2 (2012): 1-13.

Caleidoscopios del saber. El deseo de variedad en las letras latinoamericanas del siglo XIX.” Estudios: Revista de investigaciones literarias y culturales 18.36 (2010): 272-95.

Imitación Periférica: Larra y Alberdi.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 42.1 (2008): 31-49.

Ambigüedad y justicia en El llano en llamas de Juan Rulfo.” Arbor: Ciencia, Pensamiento y Cultura 183.724 (2007): 307-18.