Veronica Garibotto

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
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Verónica Garibotto received her "Licenciatura en Letras" from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and her MA and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining KU, she taught at Queen's University in Canada. Her research addresses the links among culture (literature and film), history, and politics in 19th to 21st-century Latin America, especially in the Southern Cone. She is particularly interested in how historicity and ideology intersect with culture and in theoretical perspectives that combine a close textual analysis with a broader political reading.

Garibotto’s first book Crisis y reemergencia: el siglo XIX en la ficción contemporánea de Argentina, Chile y Uruguay (Purdue University Press, 2015) explores the crisis of the nineteenth century as a discursive and ideological formation after the 1990s and its manifestations in literary fiction. Her second book, Rethinking Testimonial Cinema in Post-Dictatorship Argentina: Beyond Memory Fatigue (Indiana University Press, 2018) re-examines traditional approaches to testimonial cinema (trauma theory and subaltern studies), proposes an alternative approach at the intersection of semiotics and theories of affect, and analyzes Argentine post-dictatorship testimonial films produced between 1983 and 2016 from the latter standpoint. She has co-edited with Jorge Pérez The Latin American Road Movie (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and has published articles on the contemporary representation of history in journals such as Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Latin American Research Review, Revista Iberoamericana, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Hispanic Research Journal, Latin American Literary Review, and A contracorriente.

Garibotto has received the Vice Chancellor for Research Book Publication Award for Crisis y reemergencia, the 2014 Junior Faculty Teaching Award from the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the 2015-2018 Cramer Root Professorship for excellence in research and teaching, and a Hall Center Residential Fellowship for the Spring 2017. Graduate students working with her are researching topics such as representations of Nazism in Mexican and Argentine literature, identity and memory in indigenous film, identity and spatial displacements in Latin American travel narratives, and Argentine popular culture.

Teaching Interests

  • Latin American literature
  • Latin American film
  • Southern Cone culture and politics
  • Spanish language
  • Transatlantic Hispanic cultures
  • Cultural and literary theory

Research Interests

  • 19th - 21st century Latin American literature and film
  • Southern Cone culture, history, and politics
  • Cultural and literary theory
  • Film theory
  • Cultural Marxism
  • Post-colonial and subaltern studies
  • Theories of affect
  • Semiotics
  • Critical perspectives on trauma theory, memory studies, and psychoanalysis.

Selected Publications

Garibotto, Verónica. "Sentimiento codificado: ideologías del miedo en el cine argentino de la posdictadura." Narrativas del miedo: Terror en la literatura y cinema latinoamericanos del siglo XX y XXI. Eds. Marco Ramírez, Karem Langer, and David Rozotto. . Forthcoming.

Garibotto, Verónica. Rethinking Testimonial Cinema in Post-Dictatorship Argentina:Beyond Memory Fatigue. Indiana University Press, Fall 2018. Forthcoming.

Garibotto, Verónica. "Movilidad y contra-hegemonía en el cine documental argentino de los noventa." Poéticas del desplazamiento en la cultura visual y narrativas actuales. Eds. Tatiana Navallo and Jeffrey Cedeño Mark. Hispanic Research Review (Spring 2018). Forthcoming.

Garibotto, Verónica. "Pitfalls of Trauma: Revisiting Post-Dictatorship Cinema from a Semiotic Standpoint." Latin American Research Review 52.3 (Fall 2017). Forthcoming: 32 p.

Garibotto, Verónica, and Jorge Pérez. The Latin American Road Movie. Editor. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Spring 2016.

Garibotto, Verónica, and Jorge Pérez. "Reconfiguring Precarious Landscapes: the Road Movie in Latin America." Introduction. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Spring 2016.

Garibotto, Verónica. "Lecturas al límite: tensiones ideológicas en la ficción histórica de la editorial Sudamericana." Latin American Literary Review 85.43 (Spring 2016): 31-53.

Garibotto, Verónica. Crisis y reemergencia: el siglo XIX en la ficción contemporánea de Argentina, Chile y Uruguay (1980-2001). Purdue University Press, August 2015. Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures.

Garibotto, Verónica. "Private Narratives and Infant Views: Iconizing 1970s Militancy in Contemporary Argentine Cinema." Hispanic Research Journal 16.3 (Jun. 2015): 257-272.

Garibotto, Verónica. . Rev. of Latin American Cinemas: Local Views and Transnational Connections. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2011. . Confluencia 1st ed. Vol. 30. Fall 2014: 192-193.

Garibotto, Verónica. "Staging Politics and Activism in the Kirchner Era: Documentary and Fiction in El estudiante." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 23.2 (Oct. 2014): 115-132.

Garibotto, Verónica. "Revolution, Defeat, and Utopia: Artigas and the New Left in Uruguayan Theatre." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 47.1 (Spring 2013).

Garibotto, Verónica. "Iconic Fictions: Narrating Recent Argentine History in Post-2000 Second-Generation Films." Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 8.2 (Spring 2012): 175-187.

Garibotto, Verónica. "." Rev. of Violence in Argentine Literature and Film (1989-2005), Author/Editor of Material Reviewed. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 46.1 (March 2012): 160.

Garibotto, Verónica. "Temporalidad e historia: hacia una reformulación del marco interpretativo del testimonio posdictatorial." Chasqui: revista de literatura latinoamericana 39.2 (Nov. 2010): 99-114.

Garibotto, Verónica, and Antonio Gómez. "Historical Stasis: Solanas and the Restoration of Political Film after the 2001 Argentine Crisis." Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 6.2 (Spring 2010): 125-138.

Garibotto, Verónica. "Releo mis papeles del pasado para escribir mi romance del porvenir’: Respiración artificial y el programa de refundación del campo cultural argentino." Revista Iberoamericana 75.226 (Jan./Mar. 2009): 229-242.

Garibotto, Verónica. "Un epitafio en el desierto: poesía y revolución en Roberto Bolaño." Bolaño Salvaje. Ed. Gustavo Faverón Patriau, Ed. Edmundo Paz Soldán. Barcelona: Candaya, 2008. 163-189.

"Nuevas narrativas urbanas." Spec. issue of Osamayor (Pittsburgh) 17 (Spring 2006).

Garibotto, Verónica, and Antonio Gómez. "Más allá del ‘formato memoria’: la repostulación del imaginario posdictatorial en el documental Los rubios de Albertina Carri." A contracorriente 3.2 (Winter 2006): 107-126.

Garibotto, Verónica. "." Rev. of “Marcha” y América Latina, Author/Editor of Material Reviewed. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana 59.30 (2004): 332-334.

Garibotto, Verónica. "Bloch-Lukács: lecturas del Fausto." György Lukács: pensamiento vivido. Buenos Aires: Centro de Investigación y Documentación de la Cultura de Izquierda en Argentina, 2002. 200-225.

Garibotto, Verónica. "Ángel Rama- Mario Vargas Llosa: detrás de la polémica." Actas del Congreso Internacional "La argumentación". Buenos Aires: EUDEBA, 2002. 896-911.

Garibotto, Verónica (Trans.). "El joven Bloch y el simbolismo literario." Fichas de cátedra. By Anna Wolckowicz. Buenos Aires: Secretaría de Publicaciones, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2002.

Garibotto, Verónica. "Mansilla: la sangre y la escritura del rosismo." Actas de las Jornadas de Teoría Literaria. Buenos Aires: Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, 2001. 35-59.

Selected Awards & Honors

Hall Center for the Humanities Residential Fellowship
Hall Center, University of Kansas
2017 - Present

Jessie Marie Senor Cramer & Ann Cramer Root Professorship for Excellence in Research and Teaching, University of Kansas (2015-2018)
University of Kansas
2015 - 2018

International Programs Research Fund
Office of International Programs
2017

Sabbatical leave
University of Kansas
2016

2014 CLASP Junior Faculty Teaching Award,
Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs
2014

Jessie Marie Senor Cramer & Ann Cramer Root Award for Excellence in Research and Teaching
University of Kansas
2013

Vice Chancellor for Research Book Publication Award
University of Kansas
2013


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