Department of Hispanic Studies
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I work on contemporary Caribbean cultural production; other interests include postmarxism, psychoanalysis, critical theory and film. My current research focuses on the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba. Most specifically, my book in progress “Hyperbolic Moment” studies the work of postrevolutionary poets and essayists Antonio José Ponte, Rolando Sánchez Mejías and Iván de la Nuez among others, exploring the exhaustion of the allegorical rhetoric of the Cuban Revolution and the ethical promises of the emerging poetics of irony.