Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

Ricardo F Vivancos-Pérez

Associate Professor

Latino, Chicano studies, Latin American cultural studies, Mexican studies, 20th and 21st centuries Iberian studies, Comparative Literature, Transatlantic studies, Women and Gender studies, LGBTQ studies, Comparative Border studies, Global Immigration studies, and Exile studies

Dr. Ricardo F. Vivancos-Pérez is the only tenured professor at Mason with a tenure line in Latina/o studies. He also specializes in transnational Latin American cultural studies, Feminist and Queer theories, and Exile studies. His most recent work includes his book Radical Chicana Poetics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), articles on social movements in Spain and Latin America, on exile and displacement in Hispanic literatures, on masculinities in transatlantic Hispanic Studies, and on the relationship between human rights, feminisms, and literary forms.

Prof. Vivancos-Pérez is a first-generation college student, and a first-generation immigrant. He is a Safe Zone trained LGTBQ Ally. In 2013 he was recognized as an Ally of the Mason LGTBQ Community during Pride Week.

This picture shows Prof. Vivancos-Pérez with his grandaunt, Carmen Pérez Ramírez (1911-2017), whose genio and willpower inspire Prof. Vivancos-Pérez's life and work as scholar, writer, and educator.

Selected Publications

Book


 

Radical Chicana Poetics. New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 

Look inside the book at http://www.amazon.com/Radical-Chicana-Poetics-Literatures-Americas/dp/1137343575/

 Articles and Book Chapters (Selected)

[With Sarah Pérez-Kriz] “Using Diagrammatic Drawings to Understand Fictional Spaces: Exploring the Buendía House in Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude.Diagrammatic Representation and Inference. Edited by Mateja Jamnik, Yuri Uesaka, and Stephanie Elzer Schwartz. Springer, 2016. 187-93.

“Vicente Blasco Ibáñez en la Convención Republicana de 1920: Artículos periodísticos norteamericanos recuperados.” Journal of Blasco Ibáñez Studies 4 (2017). Forthcoming.

“Postnational Masculinities and Globalization in Junot Díaz and Juan Francisco Ferré.” ImagiNations. Postnational Perspectives on Contemporary Hispanic Literature. Edited by Heike Scharm and Natalia Matta. UP of Florida. Forthcoming 2017.

“Towards a Transnational 'Nos/otr@s' Scholarship in Chican@/Latin@ Studies.” Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature: Literary and Cultural Perspectives. Ed. Jesús Rosales and Vanessa Fonseca. Ohio State UP, 2017. Forthcoming.

“Gloria Anzaldúa and the Coyolxauhqui Imperative.” Crossing the Borders of Imagination. Alcalá de Henares: Instituto Franklin de Estudios Norteamericanos, 2014. 175-84.

Parallax Views on Human Rights: Portillo’s Experiment Al más allá” Global Studies Review 8.3 (Fall/Winter 2013). 

On Being a Spanish Immigrant, a Feminist, and a Writer in the United States: An Interview with Concha Alborg." Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 27.2 (Spring 2012).

¿Primavera Hispana 2011?: Youth, Indignation, and Human Rights in the Hispanic World.” Global Studies Review 7.2 (Summer 2011).

“Marjorie Agosín’s Poetics of Memory: Human Rights, Feminism, and Literary Forms.” Confronting Global Gender Justice: Women’s Lives, Human Rights. Ed. D. Bergoffen, P. R. Gilbert, T. Harvey, and C. L. McNeely. Oxford, UK: Routledge, 2011. 112-25.

“El deseo de comunidad en la escritura  del desplazamiento español en Estados Unidos: Carlos Blanco Aguinaga y Víctor Fuentes.” El Exilio Republicano de 1939 y la Segunda Generación. Ed. Manuel Aznar Soler and José Ramón López García. Sevilla: Renacimiento, Biblioteca del Exilio, 2012. 683-90.

“United in Differences: U.S. Latino Collective Cultural Experiences.” The American Mosaic: The Latino American Experience. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 1 Sept. 2010. http://latinoamerican2.abc-clio.com/

“Feminismo, traducción cultural y traición en Malinche de Laura Esquivel” Journal of Mexican Studies 26.1 (Winter 2010): 111-27.

“El desplazamiento y la crítica: novelistas españoles del exilio y de la emigración intelectual en los Estados Unidos.” Contra el olvido: El exilio español en Estados Unidos. Eds. S. Faber and C. Martínez-Carazo. Alcalá de Henares: Instituto Franklin, U de Alcalá de Henares, 2009. 101-26.

“Siguiendo el ‘rastro’ del cuerpo femenino: Margo Glantz y el pensamiento feminista contemporáneo.” Realidades y fantasías / Realities and Fantasies. Ed. S. Poot-Herrera. México: U Autónoma Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México-U.C. Mexicanistas, 2009. 365-82.

“Apuntes de Don Luis Leal sobre la función del crítico.” One Hundred Years of Loyalty. In Honor of Luis Leal. Ed. María Herrera-Sobek, F. A. Lomelí and S. Poot-Herrera. Mexico D.F.:  UCSB, UC-Mexicanistas, UNAM, 2007. 965-77.

Una lectura queer de Manuel Puig: Blood and Sand en La traición de Rita Hayworth”. Revista Iberoamericana 72.215-6 (2006): 633-50.

Courses Taught

FRLN 330. Global Magical Realism. General Education Literature Course

SPAN 685, WMST 640. Women, Displacement and Desire in the Hispanic World. Graduate

SPAN 551/680. Exile and Displacement in Hispanic Literatures. Graduate

SPAN 551/675. Latin American Literature and Film II. Graduate

SPAN 551. Border Narratives of Sustainability. Graduate

SPAN 551. Hispanic/Latino Narratives of Immigration. Graduate

SPAN 545/685. Border Issues and Transnational Perspectives. Graduate

SPAN 545/675, WMST 600. Gender Representations in Colonial Latin America. Graduate

SPAN 510. Introduction to the Graduate Study of Literature and Culture. Graduate

SPAN 488. The Literature of Spanish America: From the Chronicler to the Professional Writer

SPAN 487. The Literature of Spanish America: From Modernismo to the Present

SPAN 481. U.S. Latina/o Literature in Spanish

SPAN 481. Latin@s, Gender, and Human Rights

SPAN 481. Love in 21st Century Fiction and Film of the Hispanic World

SPAN 480. Southern Cone Literature

SPAN 466. Latin American Civilization and Culture

SPAN 452. Advanced Written Spanish. Writing Intensive Course

SPAN 370. Spanish Writing and Stylistics. Writing Intensive Course

SPAN 390. Introduction to Literary Analysis

SPAN 388. Introduction to Latina/o Studies. General Education Synthesis Course

SPAN 329/WMST 300. Latina/Latin American Women: Transnational Perspectives in Literature/Film

SPAN 325. Hispanic/Latino Los Angeles & New York City

Education

Prof. Vivancos-Pérez completed his undergraduate work at the University of Málaga, Spain (Licenciatura, 1998), and his graduate work at Texas A&M University (M.A. 2002) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (Ph.D. 2006).