Dr. Ruben Varona

Dr. Ruben Varona

Visiting Assistant Professor

244 Irvin Hall
513-529-4503
varonara@miamioh.edu
 
Personal Website: http://www.rubenvarona.com
 

Office Hours

Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Also By Appointment
 

Education 

2018 - Ph.D. - Texas Tech University, Lubbock (Spanish)

2012 - M.F.A. The University of Texas, El Paso (Creative Writing).

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Contemporary Hispanic Literature (Spain and Spanish America)
  • Early Modern Spanish Literature
  • Hispanic Crime Fiction
  • Hispanic Historical Fiction
  • Hispanic Cinema
  • Creative Writing in Spanish
  • Philosophical Approaches to Literature
  • Cultural Studies

Courses Taught at Miami

  • SPN 315: Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • SPN 201: Second Year Spanish
  • SPN 111: Intensive Basic Spanish

Professional Recognition

Helen DeVitt Jones Excellence in Graduate Teaching Awards. Texas Tech University, 2015.

Grants and Awards

2017 Doctoral Dissertation Year Fellowship, Texas Tech University.

Selected Publications

Books 

  • 2016 La secta de los asesinos. Miami: La Pereza Ediciones. Print.
  • 2015 La hora del Cheesecake. Miami: La Pereza Ediciones. Print.
  • 2013 El sastre de las sombras. Miami: La Pereza Ediciones. Print.
  • 2007 Espérame desnuda entre los alacranes. Popayán: Editorial Axis Mundi. Print.

Articles

  • 2019 “Rafael Reyes-Ruiz: El Samurai.” Revista de Estudios Colombianos No. 52 (julio-diciembre 2018);
  • 2015 “La escritura como recreación del cosmos narrativo de la infancia: entrevista a Rodolfo Martínez”. Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia/ Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía: Vol. 3: Iss. 1, Article 5. Tampa
  • 2012 “Crimes with Designation of Origin.” Noir Nation: International Journal of Crime Fiction 2. New York.
  • 2013 “Leighton Gage: A Vine in the Blood.” CrimeChronicles. London.

Presentations

  • 2018 “No habrá final feliz: diagnóstico de una relación enfermiza entre detective y ciudad.”
    Southwest Council of Latin American Studies –SCOLAS. San Antonio, Texas.
  • 2017 “El viaje como ritual de transformación en la novela gráfica Cenizas, de Álvaro Ortiz.” The Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature MACHL. New Cartographies in Iberian and Latin American Studies. Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Washington University in St. Louis. St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 2016 La secta de los asesinos (novel). Books & Books, Miami, Florida.
  • 2015 “Sobre pistas y despistes: ¿cómo se escribe una ficción policial?” University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla.
  • 2015 La hora del cheesecake (novel). Festival de la Palabra, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 2015 “Escribir en tiempos violentos”. Festival de la Palabra, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 2015 “¿Cómo se hornea una ficción criminal?” Conferencia internacional de literatura detectivesca
    en español - CILDE V. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras UNAM. Mexico City.
  • 2014 El sastre de las sombras (novel). XXVII Semana Negra de Gijón, Asturias, Spain.
  • 2014 “La transculturación en la música afrocubana.” XXI Colloquium: Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UT-Austin. Austin, Texas.
  • 2013 “Rulfo detrás de cámaras.” Paper presented at the Third Annual Graduate Conference:
    Reflections on Violence, Texas A & M University. College Station, Texas.
  • 2012 “São Paulo: Crimes with Designation of Origin.” VI Transatlantic Studies Conference Transatlantic Poetics. Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island.
  • 2011 “Crimes with Designation of Origin.” International Conference on Hispanic Crime Fiction in Spanish (CILDE). Texas Tech University. Lubbock, Texas.