Dr. Luis (Iñaki) Prádanos-Garcia

Luis Prádanos García

Professor and Chair

268A Irvin Hall
513-529-2527
pradanli@miamioh.edu

Office Hours

Tuesday: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
& by appointment


Originally from Spain, Professor Prádanos did his undergraduate work in Spain and Italy, and completed his MA and Ph.D. in the US. In his free time he enjoys designing a permaculture food forest in his yard, playing racquetball, as well as reading, cooking, and playing guitar.

Education

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Ecocritical theory and posthumanism
  • Energy Humanities
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Contemporary Spain
  • Post-growth economics
  • Iberian studies
  • Global studies (European and transatlantic)
  • New media and cinema studies
  • Network and systems theory
  • Narratology
  • Ecological economics and political ecology
  • Postcolonial theory

Courses Taught at Miami

  • Spanish Urban Environmental Cultural Studies
  • Urban Futures: Imagining Livable Cities
  • Postcarbon Cultures: European Environmental Perspectives (Luxembourg)
  • Hispanic Social and Environmental Movements in the XXI Century
  • An Ecocritical Approach to Contemporary Spanish Culture (SPN 420)
  • Cultural History of Spain II (SPN 352)
  • Grammar Review and Introduction to Composition (SPN 311)

 

Selected Publications

Books

Companion to Spanish Environmental Cultural Studies. Tamesis. Ed. Luis I. Prádanos (under contract).

Constesting Extinctions: Decolonial and Regenerative Futures. Eds. Suzanne McCullagh, Luis I. Prádanos, Cathy Wagner, and Ilaria Tabusso. Lexington Books. Environment and Society Series (forthcoming 2021).

Postgrowth Imaginaries: New Ecologies and Counterhegemonic Culture in Post-2008 Spain. Liverpool University Press. 2018.

  • Reviewed in Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies.
  • Reviewed in Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos.
  • Reviewed in Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies.
  • Reviewed in Tropelías.
  • Reviewed in Teknokultura: Journal of Digital Culture and Social Movements
  • Reviewed in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.
  • Reviewed in Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment.
  • Reviewed in Cross Cultural Studies Review.
  • Reviewed in INTI: Revista de Literatura Hispánica.
  • Reviewed in Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea.
  • Reviewed in Romance Quarterly
  • Reviewed in CIC. Cuadernos de Información y Comunicación.
  • Reviewed in Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature.

Guest Editor Special Issues

  • “Ecología y estudios culturales ibéricos contemporáneos” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 23, 2019 
  • “Humanidades ambientales: ecocrítica y descolonización cultural.” 452º Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada 21 (University of Barcelona), Summer 2019
  • “South Atlantic Ecocriticism.” Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 8.1 (co-edited with Mark Anderson), Spring 2017
  • “Ecocrítica Ibérica Contemporánea.” Letras Hispanas 13, Fall 2017

Articles

  • “Ecología política del turismo, memoria colectiva y novela gráfica: Todo bajo el sol de Ana Penyas” Hispanófila (forthcoming)

  • “El optimismo cruel de la cultura dominante: ecocrítica y lenguaje poético.” Las cadenas que amamos. De la decadencia de occidente. Editorial Páramo, 2021.

  • “Ecología y estudios culturales ibéricos contemporáneos” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 23 (2019): 133-144. 

  • “Ecocrítica: hacia una ecología política y poética (lenguaje poético, pluriversos y extinción).” Paraíso. Revista de Poesía 15 (2019): 27-34.

  • “Energy Humanities and Spanish Urban Cultural Studies: A Call for a Radical Convergence.” Environmental Cultural Studies: Latin American and Iberian Studies, edited by Katarzyna Beilin et al. Hispanic Issues On Line 24 (Fall 2019): 27-45.

  • Luis I. Prádanos and Jesús Pagán. “Foodtopía: un proyecto de transición ecosocial mediante una cultura culinaria contrahegemónica.” La nueva literatura hispánica 23 (2019): 141-155.

  • “Humanidades ambientales: ecocrítica y descolonización cultural.” 452º Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada 21 (verano 2019).

  • “Retos culturales españoles frente al imaginario dominante: la estética del decrecimiento o cómo narrar la crisis ecosocial.” ALCESXXI. Journal of Contemporary Spanish Literature & Film 3 (2016-2017): pp. 166-197

  • Daniela Inclezan & Luis I. Prádanos. “Viewpoint: A Critical View on Smart Cities and AI.” Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research 60 (2017): pp. 681-686.

  • “Ecocrítica ibérica contemporánea y nuevos materialismos: introducción.” Letras Hispanas 13 (2017): pp. 156-164.

  • Luis I. Prádanos and Mark Anderson. “Transatlantic Iberian, Latin American, and Lusophone African Ecocriticism: An Introduction.” Special issue on South Atlantic Ecocriticism. Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 8.1 (Spring 2017). 1-21.

  • “Ecocrítica en los estudios literarios y culturales españoles contemporáneos: una tendencia emergente desesperadamente necesaria.” Nuevas tendencias literarias: el autor y su crítica (2000-2015). La nueva literatura hispánica 20 (2016): 281-298.

  • “Spanish Cultural and Literary Criticism in the Age of the Anthropocene.” A Polemical Companion to Ethics of Life: Contemporary Iberian Debates.  Hispanic Issues On Line Debates 7 (University of Minnesota, 2016): 24-26.

  • “Exploring the Political Ecology of Iberian Studies.” A Polemical Companion to Ethics of Life: Contemporary Iberian Debates.  Hispanic Issues On Line Debates 7 (University of Minnesota, 2016): 49-54.

  • “Decolonizing the North, Decolonizing the South: De-growth, Post-development, and their Cultural Representations in Spain and Latin America” (book chapter). Transatlantic Landscapes. Environmental Awareness, Literature, and the Arts. Ed. José Manuel Marrero Henríquez (2016).

  • “The Pedagogy of Degrowth: Teaching Hispanic Studies in the Age of Social Inequality and Ecological Collapse.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 19 (2015): 81-96.

  • “Precariedad, crisis ecológica y optimismo cruel: reflexiones para salir del imaginario dominante en la cultura española contemporánea.” La imaginación hipotecada. Aportaciones al debate sobre la precariedad del presente. Eds. Palmar Álvarez-Blanco y Antonio  Gómez L-Quiñones. Madrid: Libros en Acción, 2016.

  • “La enseñanza del español en la era del antropoceno. Hacia la integración de la sostenibilidad en las clases de español como lengua extranjera.” Hispania, 98.2 (2015)

  • "How to Listen to the Pachamama's Testimonio: Lessons from Indigenous Voices." STTFCL 39.2 (2015)

  • "Degrowth and Ecological Economics in 21st Century Spain: Toward a Posthuman Economy.” Special issue edited by kata Beilin and William Viestenz: Ethics of Life; Comtempary Iberian Debates. Hispanic Issues (Vanderbilt UP, 2016).

  • "Global Discourses, Networks, and Digital Media in Recent Spanish Novesl." Ometeca, Journal on Science & Humantities in Hispanic Literature 20 (2016).

  • "Iluminando el lado oscuro de la modrnidad occidental: colonialismo, neocolonialismo y metalepsis en "También la lluvia." Confluencia 30.1 (Fall 2014).

  • "La degradación ecológia y social del espacio urbano en Instrucciones para salvar el mundo de Rosa Montero." Letras Femeninas 39.2 (Invierno 2013).

  • “Toward a Euro-Mediterranean Socioenvironmental Perspective: The Case for a Spanish Ecocriticism.” Special issue edited by Serenella Iovino: Mediterranean Ecocriticism. Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 4.2 (Autumn 2013).

  • “Notas sobre terrorismo postmoderno, sistemas y novela española actual.” L’Érudit franco- espagnol 3 (June 2013)

  • “El multiperspectivismo narrativo de Saer: una lectura sistémica de Cicatrices” (book chapter). Latin American Community: Tradition, Transition, and Identity. Ed. Jeana Paul- Ureña and Juan Carlos Ureña, SFAS UP (2013)

  • “Ecocrítica y epistemología subalterna en Eduardo Galeano.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 36.2 (invierno 2012)

  • “Decrecimiento o barbarie: ecocrítica y capitalismo global en la novela futurista española reciente.” Special issue edited by Ursula K. Heise: The Invention of Eco-Futures. Ecocriticism and Science Fiction. Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 3.2 (Autumn 2012)

  • “Writing an Engaged Novel in the Network Society: Belén Gopegui, Systemic Narratives, and Globalization” (book chapter). Global Issues in Contemporary Hispanic Women’s Writing: Shaping Gender, the Environment, and Politics. Ed. Estrella Cibreiro and Francisca López. Routledge (November 2012)

  • “La mujer inmigrante latinoamericana en el cine español actual: hacia una identidad cultural relacional en Princesas (2005).” Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 27.2 (Spring 2012)

  • “Constructivismo y redes sociales multiculturales en Cosmofobia y Lo verdadero es un momento de lo falso de Lucía Etxebarria” CiberLetras: Journal of Literary Criticism and Culture 25 (July 2011)

  • “Disfunciones de la memoria en ‘Funes el memorioso’ y Memento: Una lectura neurocultural.” Ometeca, Journal on Science & Humanities in Hispanic Literature 13 (2009): 174-85

  • “Yo también hablo de la rosa y la teoría de sistemas de Luhmann.” Gestos 46 (Noviembre, 2008): 85-96

  • “Narrative multiperspectivism in La conquista del aire by Belén Gopegui: Narrative Construction of Systemic Selves and Postfeminism.” Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica 23 (2007): 106-17

  • “De lo fenomenológico a lo epistemológico: perspectivismo narrativo en Historia de un abrigo de Soledad Puértolas.” Letras Peninsulares 20.2 (Fall 2007): 315-29

Presentations

  • “Pedagogía del decrecimiento: estrategias para incorporar cuestiones ecosociales en el aula de ELE,” I Jornadas Ciencias y Letras: El Giro Transdisciplinar, Universitat de València, 2020

  • “Urban Postgrowth Imaginaries and Decolonial Paradises,” ASLE Thirteenth Biennial Conference, Paradise on Fire, University of California, Davis, 2019

  • “The Agency of Urban Infrastructure in Post-2008 Spanish Culture,” KFLC, University of Kentucky, 2019

  • “Postgrowth Imaginaries,” MLA, Chicago, 2019

  • Pedagogías transformadoras ante la crisis ecosocial,” Jornadas Pedagógicas ALCESXXI, University of Minnesota, 2018

  • “Education and Degrowth in Turbulent Times,” 6th International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity, Malmö (Sweden), 2018

  • “Energy Humanities and Critical Urban Studies,” Environmental Humanities Conference, Universidad de Alcalá, 2018

  • “Disaster Fiction and the Pedagogy of Catastrophe in The Impossible,” KFLC, University of Kentucky, 2018

  • “ALCESXXI roundtable and workshop,” KFLC, University of Kentucky, 2018

  • “Energy Humanities and Spanish Urban Cultural Studies: A Call for a Radical Convergence,” Urban Futures Symposium, Miami University, 2018

  • “From the Pedagogy of Catastrophe to the Pedagogy of Degrowth,” ASLE Twelfth Biennial Conference, Rust/Resistance: Works of Recovery, Wayne State University, 2017

  • “Cultura insurgente,” roundtable ALCESXXI. KFLC, University of Kentucky, 2017.

  • “Disaster Fiction and the Pedagogy of Catastrophe,” Colloque International EcoLitt. Écocritique: nouvelles territorialités, Angers (France), 2016.

  • “Politics and Aesthetics of Garbage in Post-2008 Spanish Culture” (panel organizer: Ecocritical Explorations in Iberian Contemporary Cultures). KFLC, University of Kentucky, 2016.

  • “The Political Ecology of Waste: Non-human Agency in Recent Spanish Cultural Manifestations” (Seminar: Nomadic Waste & Ecological Materiality in Neoliberal Space). ACLA, Harvard University, 2016.

  • Alternative (Eco)Pedagogies” 35th Lilly International Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, 2015.

  • Research Workshop Organizer: “Ecocrítica y cultura española contemporánea en la era del antropoceno.” III Jornadas Internacionales de ALCESXXI, Soria (Spain), 2015.

  • "Los estudios hispánicos en tiempos de cambio climático, extinción masiva y colapso ecológico.” Los límites del Hispanismo. V congreso asociación Beta, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal), 2015.

  • “Los estudios culturales y literarios españoles en la era del antropoceno.” KFLC, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 2015.

  • “The Pedagogy of Unlearning: Successes and Shortfalls of Incorporating Ecological Literacy in Teaching, Research, and Service.” 34th Lilly International Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, 214.

  • “Higher Education, Environmental Humanities, and Ecoliteracy: Teaching Hispanic Studies in the Anthropocene.” 88th SAMLA Sustainability and the Humanities, Atlanta, 2014.

  • “Degrowth and Ecological Economics in 21st-Century Spain: Toward a Posthuman Economy.” MACHL, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014.

  • “Precariedad, crisis ecológica y optimismo cruel: reflexiones para salir del imaginario dominante en la cultura española contemporánea.” Congreso Internacional Literatura y Ecocrítica, Valladolid (Spain), 2014.

  • "El decrecimiento y sus manifestaciones culturales para salir del imaginario dominante," Shattering Iberia: Cultural Responses to an Ongoing Crisis, UC Berkeley, 2014.

  • "Decolonizing the North, Decolonizing the South: De-growth and Post-development," MLA, Chicago, 2014.

  • “Recent Spanish Non-fiction Books on Socioenvironmental Perspectives: Challenging the Mainstream Discourses in European Environmentalism,” ASLE Tenth Biennial Conference. Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits, University of Kansas, 2013.

  • “The Political Ecology of Iberian Studies,” Towards Iberian Studies: A conference, The Ohio State University, 2013.

  • “The Dark Side of Globalization and Decolonial Options in También la lluvia,” 14th Céfiro Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, 2013.

  • “Thinking Sustainability through an Ecology of Knowledge: De-growth, Slow Movement, Post-development, and Andean Indigenous Epistemologies,” Conservation, Restoration,Sustainability. A Call to Stewardship, Brigham Young University, 2012.

  • “Ecocrítica, redes y sistemas en la novela española reciente,” 66th RMMLA Annual Convention, Boulder, 2012.

  • “Colonialismo, neocolonialismo y metalepsis en También la Lluvia,” XV Forum for Iberian Studies, University of Oxford (UK), 2012.

  • “Current Theoretical Articulation of Critiques and Alternatives to the Unsustainable Global Capitalism in Mediterranean Europe,” 2011 Conference of the Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium, University of Utah, 2011.

  • “Global Discourses and Digital Media in Recent Spanish Novels,” 9th International Conference on New Directions on the Humanities, University of Granada (Spain), 2011.

  • “Ecological Justice and Border Thinking in Eduardo Galeano,” Where Have All the Wild Things Gone? Ecocriticism and Comparative Literature, Comparative Literature Symposium, Texas Tech University, 2011.

  • “La ecocrítica de Eduardo Galeano en El libro de los abrazos,” 12th Céfiro Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, 2011.

  • “Multiculturalism and Globalization in Rosa Montero and Lucía Etxebarria,” AILCFH XX Annual Conference, University of Texas, 2010.

  • “Terrorismo e hiperrealidad: la mediatización del terror en el nuevo entorno tecnosocial,” XI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Española Contemporánea, University of A Coruña (Spain), 2010.

  • “Mujeres inmigrantes en el cine español actual,” 11th Céfiro Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, 2010.

  • “La representación del terrorismo postmoderno en la novela española del tercer milenio,” RMMLA 63th Annual Convention, Snowbird, Utah, 2009.

  • “¿Nueva novela española comprometida en el tercer milenio? Belén Gopegui, el yo sistémico y la globalización,” AATSP 91st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, 2009.

  • “Teaching the History of Contemporary Spain through its Cultural Manifestations,” Premier Poster Session, AATSP 91st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, 2009.

  • “Representations of Multiculturalism in Recent Spanish Novels: Systemic Narratives, Globalization, and Migration,” The 2009 Joint Conference on Migration, Border, and the Nation-Sate, The Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Program and the United States Association for Commonwealth Literatures and Languages Studies, Lubbock, 2009.

  • “El multiperspectivismo narrativo de Saer: una lectura sistémica de Cicatrices,” Latin American Studies Conference. Latin American Community: Linking, Moving, Transition, Identity, Stephen F. Austin State University, 2009.

  • “Belén Gopegui: la posibilidad de criticar el fundamentalismo del nuevo capitalismo,” I International Conference on Literature, Culture and Religion in the Hispanic World, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2009.

  • “La deconstrucción del mito del sujeto moderno en El padre de Blancanieves,” IX Congreso Internacional de Literatura Española Contemporánea, University of A Coruña (Spain), 2008.

  • “Carballido y la teoría de sistemas: una interpretación sistémica de Yo también hablo de la rosa,” 9th Céfiro Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, 2008.

  • “Postfeminismo y focalización: La conquista del aire de Belén Gopegui,” SCMLA 64th Annual Meeting, Memphis, 2007.

  • “Disfunciones de la memoria en ‘Funes el memorioso’ y Memento,” Literature and the Arts: Interdisciplinary Convergences within Luso-Hispanic Cultures, UCLA, 2007.

  • “La reconciliación del yo moderno y el yo postmoderno a través de la neurología en La conquista del aire de Belén Gopegui,” 8th Céfiro Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, 2007.

  • “Oralidad y perspectivismo en Klail City y sus alrededores de Rolando Hinojosa-Smith: de la intrahistoria oral a la novela,” 54th Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Santa Fe, 2007.

  • “Postmodernidad en la Sonata de estío de Valle-Inclán,” Tierra Tinta Conference on Latin American, Spanish, and Luso-Brazilian Literatures, University of Oklahoma, 2006.

  • “De lo fenomenológico a lo epistemológico: perspectivismo en Historia de un abrigo de Soledad Puértolas,” AATSP 88th Annual Conference in Salamanca (Spain), 2006.

  • “Los silencios fenomenológicos en Soledad Puértolas,” 7th Céfiro Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, 2006

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Courses and Seminars Taught Elsewhere

  • Leadership for Sustainability (University of Calabria, Italy)
  • The Environmental Impact of Globalization (University of Piura, Peru)
  • Slow Violence and Environmentalism in Latin America
  • Euro-Mediterranean Perspectives on De-Growth and Ecological Economics
  • Hispanic Ecocriticism
  • Peninsular Survey: A Postcanonical Approach
  • Mediterranean Sustainability: Slow Food Movement and De-growth
  • Contemporary Spanish Cinema
  • Contemporary Spanish Culture and Globalization
  • Contemporary Rioplatense Cultural Studies
  • Advanced Grammar and Conversation
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Selected Publications

OP-ED

GUEST SPEAKER

  • “Political Ecologies and Postgrowth Futures.” The Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation. 2021. Miami University.

  • “Hacia una redefinición crítica de los conceptos de innovación y liderazgo en el contexto de crisis ecológica y social.” 2021. SUSI Alumni Conference.

  • “Postgrowth Imaginaries and the Political Ecology of Cultural Studies.” 2020. Ohio State University.

  • “Environmental Humanities and Degrowth in the Age of Extinction: Insights from Post-2008 Spain.” 2019. Wofford College.

  • Invited responder and commentator in workshop “From the Coloniality of Natural Disaster to the Planthropocene: New Approaches to Planetary Crisis.” 2019. University of Erfurt (Germany).

  • “Postgrowth Imaginaries and Environmental Humanities: Redefining Cultural Studies in the Age of Extinction. 2019, University of Chicago.

  • “Environmental Humanities, Counterhegemonic Practices, and Postgrowth Futures.” 2019. University of Michigan-Dearborn

  • “Postgrowth Futures in Post-2008 Spain.” 2019. Texas Tech University, Keynote speech for Céfiro’s XX Annual Conference

  • Discussing Postgrowth Imaginaries.” 2019. Durham University, Centre for Cultural Ecologies (UK)

  • “Decrescere per Progredire: prosperita e crescita non sono compatibili.” 2018. Universita della Calabria (Italy)

  • “The Pedagogy of Degrowth: Teaching as if People and the Planet Mattered,North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018

  • “Counterhegemonic Cultures in Post-2008 Spain and The Pedagogy of Degrowth,University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018

  • “The Pedagogy of Degrowth: Teaching in the Age of Social Inequality and Ecological Collapse,”Georgia Tech University, School of Modern Languages, 2017.     

  • “Postgrowth Imaginaries & the Pedagogy of Degrowth” Universität Zürich (ETH), Anthropocene Learning Lab (Switzerland), 2017.

  • “Ecological Economics” Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), 2017.

  • “Ecocrítica, humanidades ambientales y cultura española actual.” Universidad de Cádiz, Spain, 2015.

  • “The Pedagogy of Degrowth: Teaching Hispanic Studies in the Age of Social Inequality and Ecological Collapse” University of Kentucky, Lexington, 2015.

  • “Ecological Thinking in Higher Education and the Pedagogy of Degrowth: Teaching (Hispanic Studies) in the Anthropocene. University of California, Berkeley (department of Spanish & Portuguese) 2015.

  • “Slow Food and Ecological Economics: What Global Capitalism Cannot See” University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley Food Institute) 2015.

  • “Agriculture and Ecological Economics” Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, Miami University 2015.

  • “The Pedagogy of Degrowth” Panel on Alternative Pedagogies, Center for Teaching Excellent, Miami University 2015.

  • “Sustainable De-growth and Andean Indigenous Thinking: Surviving Globalization and Development” Latin American Studies, Miami University 2014.

  • “Change the World with Your Fork: Slow Food, Sustainability, and Social Justice” Geography, Miami University 2014.

  • “Desarrollo, globalización y medioambiente” University of Piura, Peru, 2013.

  • “Eco-arte: hacer visible lo invisible” School of Fine Arts, Piura, Peru, 2013.

  • “Globalization, Violence, and the Food System: Perpetuating Social and Environmental Injustice” Second Annual Food Film Series, Westminster College, Utah, 2012.

  • “Leadership in Sustainability” The Eleventh Annual Conference on Leadership, Westminster College, Utah, 2012.

  • “Slow Food: The Revolution Begins on Your Plate” "Off the Shelf” Series of Library Discussions, Westminster College, Utah, 2012.

  • “Living Better with Less: Slow Food, De-growth Theory, and the Blind Spot of Global Capitalism” The International Education Week, Westminster College, Utah, 2011.

Publications are available on Academia.edu