Alicia Mercado-Harvey

Visiting Assistant Professor of International and Area Studies

Ph.D. in Spanish with a specialization in Portuguese, University of Florida, 2013
M.A. in Spanish, University of South Florida, 2008
Licenciatura in History, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1997

Alicia Mercado-Harvey joined New College as an adjunct in 2012 and is currently a visiting assistant professor of International and Area Studies. She teaches interdisciplinary courses on Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, combining history, politics, literature and film. Her research interest is post-dictatorial anti-detective fiction in the Iberian Peninsula and the Southern Cone, examined from a trans-Atlantic perspective. She has plans to revise for publication a book of interviews with recent writers from the Southern Cone.

Recent Courses
Representations of the Dictatorial Past in the Southern Cone and Spain (ISP).
Colonial and Revolutionary Latin America
Modern Latin America
Flirting with Fascism: The Dictatorships of the Iberian Peninsula
Intermediate Portuguese Language (Tutorial)

Future Courses
Modern and Contemporary Brazil
Elementary Portuguese (Group tutorial)

Publications
“Balada da Praia dos Cães e Agosto: a invenção do romance histórico-policial”. Edited volume Património, Comunidade e Globalização IPL (Instituto Politécnico de Leiria) Portugal, 2013.

“Cortázar ganó por nocaut.” Revista Surco Sur 5, 2012.

“Cruzando fronteras: la literatura transnacional de Roberto Bolaño”. Revista Surco Sur 4, 2012. http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/surcosur/vol2/iss4/21/

“Pugilatos literarios y parricidios frustrados en el realismo posvanguardista del Cono Sur”. Special Monographic Issue: “Nueva Narrativa Latinoamericana/New Latin American Narrative”. Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura (CIEHL), 14 2010.

“El relámpago inasible: la exploración del pasado en Estrella distante y Soldados de Salamina”. Cultural Perspectives on Film, Literature and Language. Selected Procedings of the 19th Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures and Film. Will Lehman & Margit Grieb, eds. Boca Raton, FL: Brown Walker Press, 2010.

“Sewell, pluriculturalidad y resistencia de un Company Town chileno”. Revista Sinfrontera http://ufsinfronterasp2010.weebly.com/fractal-acadeacutemico.html. 4th Issue: “Espacios, exilios y culturas”. April 1, 2010.

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