Jose (Francisco) Robles Rivera
Jose Francisco Robles

Jose Francisco Robles

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Romance Languages, 207 Lawrence Hall
José Francisco Robles is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at Colgate University. He earned a B.A. in Hispanic Literature and a M.A. in Latin American Studies at University of Chile, as well as a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature at El Colegio de México in 2012. His research interests include science, philosophy, and literature in Colonial Latin America, and the relationship between literary production and knowledge in the sixteenth to eighteenth century Atlantic world. He has published articles in academic journals, as well as book chapters in the United States and Latin America. He is currently preparing his first book, which is devoted to the study of eighteenth century literature in Colonial Mexico.

Interests

  • Science, history and philosophy in the New World
  • Knowledge and Literature in Colonial Latin America
  • Enlightenment literature in Latin America
  • Travel Literature (18th Century)
  • Transatlantic Studies

Teaching Experience

Center for Latin American Studies, Universidad de Chile. Department of Hispanic Literature, Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Department of Literature, Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello. (Santiago, Chile)

Publications

Articles
  • La crítica ilustrada a la realidad americana: el colonialismo ilustrado del funcionario Alonso Carrió de la Vandera en El Lazarillo de ciegos caminantes (1775). Dieciocho, Hispanic Enlightenment 34.2 (2011): 247-269
  • Narración e invención de Concolorcorvo en El Lazarillo de ciegos caminantes de Alonso Carrió de la Vandera. Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana 67 (2008): 85-93
  • La Atlántida en América: ideología de un mito (siglos XVI-XVII). Armas y Letras 57 (2007): 57-63
  • Los mundos indígenas en José Martí: problemática y crítica. Persona y Sociedad 20.1 (2006): 53-70 

Book Chapters
  • La formación de un campo literario en la Nueva España (1755-1816). Ed. María Isabel Terán Elizondo, Alberto Ortiz, and Víctor Manuel Chávez Ríos. Discurso literario novohispano. Construcción y análisis. Zacatecas: Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, 2013
  • Contrabando, piratería y pedagogía: Espejo de Paciencia (1608) de Silvestre de Balboa, primer poema escrito en la isla de Cuba. Ed. Jorge Luis Rodríguez. Radiografía del Espejo: once miradas en busca de un perfil. Antología de ensayos sobre Espejo de Paciencia. Villa Clara, Cuba: Sed de Belleza, 2011
  • Sátiras sobre gauchos: un discurso de recolonización en El Lazarillo de ciegos caminantes. (Forthcoming)

Distinctions

2011 Fellowship for Literary Creation, with the manuscript Memorial del norte de La Chimba: Una infancia al margen de la ciudad. (Essays and autobiographic chronicles of my childhood under Pinochet’s Dictatorship). National Council of Culture and Arts, Government of Chile.

2009 Excellence Prize for Best Student, El Colegio de México, Mexico City.

2008 Doctoral Fellowship Abroad for four years of study in Mexico, National Council of Science and Technology (CONICYT), Government of Chile.

Specialties

Colonial Latin American Literature / Literature and Science in Colonial Latin America / Nineteenth Century Latin American Literature / Transatlantic Literatures (Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries)