Jacqueline E. Bixler

Jacqueline Bixler, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Spanish

Jacqueline Bixler, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Spanish
Jacqueline Bixler, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Spanish

Department of Modern & Classical Languages and Literatures
341 Major Williams
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5362 |  jbixler@vt.edu 

Jacqueline Bixler (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is Distinguished Professor of Spanish at Virginia Tech, where she teaches courses on Latin American theatre, literature, and culture. She also serves as Editor of the Latin American Theatre Review, a journal devoted to the study and dissemination of Latin American and Latinx theatre. Bixler has published books on Emilio Carballido, Sabina Berman, Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda, Mexico's women playwrights, and trans-acting as well as over sixty articles on Mexican, Argentine, Peruvian, and Chilean theatre. 

  • Mexican theatre, literature, film, and other forms of cultural expression
  • Mexico 1968
  • Argentine and Chilean theatre
  • PhD in Spanish, University of Kansas, 1980
  • MA in Spanish, University of Kansas, 1976
  • BA in Spanish, Ohio University, 1975
  • Editor, Latin American Theatre Review
  • Alumni Distinguished Professor, Virginia Tech, since 2003
  • Rodolfo Usigli Distinguished Professorship, Universidad Iberoamericana, 2018
  • SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award, 2016
  • Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence, 1994
  • Diggs Teaching Scholar, 1992

Books

Historias para ser contadas. El teatro de Alejandro Ricaño. LATR Books, 2012.

Las mujeres y la dramaturgia mexicana del sigo XX. Co-edited with Claudia Gidi. Ediciones el Milagro, 2011.

Trans/Acting: Latin American and Latino Performance. Co-edited with Laurietz Seda. Bucknell UP, 2009.

Voces en el umbral: El teatro de Rascón Banda. Co-edited with Stuart A. Day. Escenología, 2005.

Sediciosas seducciones: Sexo, poder y palabras en el teatro de Sabina Berman. Escenología, 2004.

Convención y transgresión: El teatro de Emilio Carballido. Universidad Veracruzana, 2000.

Convention and Transgression: The Theatre of Emilio Carballido. Bucknell University Press, 1997. 

Journal Articles

"Performance, poesía y un pasado que no muere en la Plaza de Tlatelolco: Auxilio: Au Secours." Revista de Investigación Teatral (Mexico). Forthcoming in Investigación Teatral (Mexico)

 

"Performing Tlatelolco and the Past That Never Dies:  Auxilio: Au Secours and El pasado nunca se muere, ni siquiera es pasado." (accepted TDR. The Drama Review).

"Asignatura pendiente: Tlatelolco, el teatro y la farsa de la justicia." (forthcoming Latin American Research Review)

"The Medium is the Message: Cell Phones and Mediaturgy in Épica de la inmediatez." Symposium, vol. 73, no. 1 (2019): 29-44.

"Historias para ser contadas y la onda de la 'narraturgia' en el teatro mexicano contemporáneo." Revista de estudios hispánicos 52 (2018): 505-25.

Mexican 'History' in and as Theatre in the Classroom and Beyond." Latin American Theatre Review 50.1 (2016): 45-60.

 

"'In Yer Face': la irrupción de lo real en el teatro de Rascón Banda, Olmos, Legom y Ricaño." Semiosis 11.21 (2015): 171-80.

"Sabina Berman and the Anxiety of (Self) Influence." Romance Notes 55.2 (2015): 227-40.

Book Chapters

"Archiving Amnesia: 1968, Tlatelolco, and the Artfulness of Memory." Mexico through Art. Ed. Stuart Day. U Arizona P, 2017, pp. 203-18.

"El teatro de la violencia: humor, ironía y cinismo en dos comedias negras mexicanas." La re/presentación de la violencia en el teatro latinoamericano contemporáneo: ¿ética y/o estética? Eds. José Ramón Alcántara Mejía y Jorge Yangali Vargas. Universidad Iberoamericana, 2016, pp. 147-58.

“Mexico 1968 and the Art(s) of Memory.” The Long 1968. Eds. Daniel Sherman et al. Indiana UP, 2013. 169-215.

“De amores y amarres: el teatro mexicano de mujeres.” Las mujeres y la dramaturgia mexicana del sigo XX. Eds. Jacqueline Bixler and Claudia Gidi. Ediciones el Milagro, 2011. 237-67.

 “Historias, memorias y voces prestadas en el teatro de Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda.” Umbral de la memoria: Teatro completo de Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda. Tomo V: Otras voces, otras fronteras. Ed. Enrique Mijares. Instituto de la Cultura Chihuahuense, 2010. 307-27.

 

 “The Politics of Tradaptation in the Theatre of Sabina Berman.” Trans/Acting: Latin American and Latino Performance. Eds. Jacqueline Bixler and Laurietz Seda. Bucknell UP, 2009. 72-90.

Translations

"Idiots Contemplating the Snow" by Alejandro Ricaño. Asymptote (accepted April 2019).

"Hotel Good Luck" by Alejandro Ricaño. The Mercurian: A Theatrical Translation Review, 7.3 (2019): 5-38.

"Photograph on the Beach." Translation of Fotografía en la playa by Emilio Carballido. The Mercurian: A Theatrical Translation Review 5.2 (2014): 126-75.

  • Keynote: “Oblivion and Obsession: Contemporary Mexican Theatre and Present Pasts.” Mid-American Conference on Hispanic Literatures, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014.
  • Invited speaker: National Homage to Emilio Carballlido: Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 2008.
  • Invited lecture: “The Politics of Translation and Adaptation in the Recent Theatre of Sabina Berman.” University of Kansas, 2007.
  • Invited lecture: “Desde la pareja hasta la periferia en el teatro mexicano contemporáneo.” Tec de Monterrey, Mexico, 2005.
  • Three lectures on the theatre of Emilio Carballido at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, in Monterrey, Mexico, 2001.
  • Invited lecture: “Power Plays and the Mexican Crisis: The Recent Theatre of Sabina Berman.” Penn State, 1998.
  • Latin American Theatre: from Page to Stage
  • Spanish Translation: Theory and Technique
  • Love, Sex, and Power in Latin American Theatre
  • Contemporary Mexican and Central American Culture and Literature
  • The Art(s) of Memory: Mexican History, Literature and Culture
  • Mexican Film and Cultural Politics
  • The Politics of Memory: Southern Cone
  • Invited Professor. Universidad Iberoamericana. Graduate course on Mexico 1968, November 2018.
  • Invited Professor. Universidad Iberoamericana. Graduate course on History and the Politics of Memory in Latin American Theatre, March, 2012.
  • Organizer of VII Conference on Latin American Theatre Today, March, 2008, at Virginia Tech.

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