Vinodh Venkatesh

Vinodh Venkatesh

Associate Professor of Spanish

Office

339 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger St. 
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-5362

Email

vinodhv@vt.edu

Expertise

  • Latin American Literature and Cinema
  • Spanish Literature and Cinema
  • Masculinity Studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Queer Theory

Professional Activities

  • Director of Graduate Studies MA-FLCL

Education

  • Ph.D. UNC Chapel Hill
  • M.A. University of Florida
  • B.A. UNC Chapel Hill

Awards and Honors

Award for Excellence in Research, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2015

Selected Publications

Books

Horacio Castellanos Moya: El diablo en el espejo. Eds. María del Carmen Caña Jiménez and Vinodh Venkatesh (Valencia: Albatros, 2016)

The Body as Capital: Masculinities in Contemporary Latin American Fiction (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2015)

New Maricón Cinema: Outing Latin American Film (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016)

Articles

"Yo no estoy completo de la mente: Ethics and Madness in Horacio Castellanos Moya's Insensatez."
Symposium 67.4 (2013): 219-30.

"Challenging Global Masculinities in Jaime Bayly's El cojo y el loco."

Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 37.2 (2013): 279-96.

"La hermana perdida de Angélica María: Enrique Serna Writes the Lost Decade."

Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 47.1 (2013): 103-25.

"Growing up in Sanhattan: Cartographies of the Barrio Alto in Alberto Fuguet and Hernán Rodríguez Matte." 

Hispanic Review 80.2 (2012): 313-28.

Sponsored Research

Niles Research Grant, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, $4,000, 2015.

Additional Information

Current Research: An analysis of the intersection between ethics, politics, and spectacle in Spanish cinema.