Andrea Fanta

Andrea Fanta

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Office: DM 482B

afanta@fiu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2008
  • M.A. Louisiana State University, 2002
  • B.S. Louisiana State University, 1998
  • B.A. Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, 1996

Specializations

  • Contemporary Latin American literature and culture

Select Publications

Books

  • Fanta, Andrea. “Residuos de la violencia: producción cultural colombiana en el fin de siglo”. (Reviewed at Universidad del Rosario; expected 2014).
  • Fanta, Andrea. "“Global Wars: Visual and Literary Representations of Violence from the Hispanic World.” (In progress).

Articles

  • Fanta, Andrea. "Perder es cuestión de método y las paranarraciones de Santiago Gamboa." Boletín Hispánico-Helvético. 20 (2012): 21-39.
  • Fanta, Andrea. “Imágenes del tiempo en El olvido que seremos de Héctor Abad Faciolince." Letral Revista Electrónica de Estudios Trasatlánticos de Literatura. Diciembre 2009. Universidad de Granada, Spain.
  • Fanta, Andrea. “Una aproximación anafórica al cuerpo y a la ciudad: La novia del torero." Revista Número. No. 34. Septiembre-octubre-noviembre 2002. Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Fanta, Andrea. “Frutos de mi tierra: Primera novela antioqueña." Revista Número. No. 29. Junio-julio-agosto 2001. Bogotá, Colombia.

Book chapters

  • Fanta, Andrea. “¿Y qué hacemos con la novela colombiana de fin de siglo?” Marginalia III: relecturas del canon literario. Eds. Carlos Alberto Castrillón y Juan Manuel Acevedo Carvajal. Armenia: Universidad del Quindío y Universidad La Gran Colombia, 2013: 117-127.

Funding

  • Faculty Research Grant, Centre College. 2010
  • Faculty Research Grant, Centre College. 2009
  • Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan. 2005
  • Romance Languages Fellowship, University of Michigan. 2002-2003

Current Research Projects

  • My second book project is tentatively titled Global Wars: Visual and Literary Representations of Violence from the Hispanic World. From a transnational and trans-historical perspective, my project departs from and expands upon my recent work on Colombia and addresses the impossible, but necessary, attempt to narrate both the lives of the victims of violence and the conditions of war. By looking at armed conflicts that captured world-wide attention (and thus resulted in complex visual and literary representations) I examine violence as a subject in relation to representations of the Spanish Civil War, Mexico in 1968, the Falklands/Malvinas War, and most recently, the “War on Drugs” (Mexico, Central America, Colombia). My discussion situates Susan Sontag’s “shock-image” or “truth-image” in relation to the aesthetic image in which visual and literary metaphors veil its origins in violence.