Renée Silverman

Renée Silverman

Office: DM 482C

silvermr@fiu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Michigan
  • M.A., Comparative Literature, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Comparative Literature, Brown University

Specializations

  • Spanish and Latin-American poetry
  • Spanish literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries
  • The Generations of 1898, 1925, and 1927 in Spain
  • Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies
  • European and Latin-American modernisms
  • Comparative literature and literary theory
  • Visual culture and theories of perception
  • Landscape and cultural memory
  • Music and the lyric

Selected Publications

Single-authored Books

  • Silverman, Renée M. Mapping the Landscape, Remapping the Text: Spanish Poetry from Antonio Machado’s Campos de Castilla to the First Avant-Garde (1909-1925). North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures 302. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014.

Edited Volumes

  • Aguirre, Mariana, Rosa Sarabia, Renée M. Silverman, and Ricardo Vasconcelos, eds. International Yearbook of Futurism Studies. Ed. Günter Berghaus. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017. Special topic: Futurism in Latin America.
  • Goldwyn, Adam J., and Renée M. Silverman, eds. Mediterranean Modernism: Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development. London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.
  • Silverman, Renée M., ed. The Popular Avant-Garde. Avant-Garde Critical Studies 25. Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi, 2010.

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

  • Silverman, Renée M. “Transculturation and Lorca’s Syncretic ‘Son de negros en Cuba’: A ‘gota de madera.’” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 98.1 (January 2021): 77-99.
  • Muñiz Sarmiento, Ramón, and Renée M. Silverman. “Gabriela Mistral y Concha Méndez: experiencias de la maternidad.” Poéticas Comparadas de Mujeres: Las poetas y la transformación del discurso poético en los siglos 20 y 21. Ed. Esther Sánchez-Pardo. Leiden and Boston: Brill. Forthcoming in 2021-2022.
  • Silverman, Renée M. “‘Otro punto de arranque’: Gerardo Diego’s Hybrid Romances.” Hispanófila 182 (January 2018): 127-46.
  • Aguirre, Mariana, Rosa Sarabia, Renée M. Silverman, and Ricardo Vasconcelos. “Editors’ Preface.” Aguirre, Mariana, Rosa Sarabia, Renée M. Silverman, and Ricardo Vasconcelos, eds. International Yearbook of Futurism Studies. Ed. Günter Berghaus. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017. XXIX-XLII. Special topic: Futurism in Latin America.
  • Goldwyn, Adam J., and Renée M. Silverman. “Introduction: Fernand Braudel and the Invention of a Modernist’s Mediterranean.” Mediterranean Modernism: Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development. Ed. Adam J. Goldwyn and Renée M. Silverman. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 1-26.
  • Silverman, Renée M. “Rafael Barradas, Catalan Futurism and Marinetti’s Visit to Barcelona (1928).” International Yearbook of Futurism Studies 3 (2013): 211-42 (appendix 243-47).
  • Silverman, Renée M. “La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France (1913): Abstraction, Materiality, and an Alternative Simultaneisme.Der Aufbruch in die Moderne. Herwarth Walden und die europaeische Avantgarde. Ed. Irene Chytraeus-Auerbach and Elke Uhl. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2013. 55-77.
  • Silverman, Renée M. “The Avant-Garde is Popular (Again).” Introduction. The Popular Avant Garde. Ed. Renée M. Silverman. Avant-Garde Critical Studies 25. Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi, 2010. 11-21.
  • Silverman, Renée M. “The Lyric Performance of Tragedy in Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding.” South Atlantic Review 74.3 (Summer 2009): 45-63.
  • Silverman, Renée M. “Gerardo Diego’s Heterocronismo and the Avant-Garde: Imagen and Manual de espumas.Hispanic Review 77.3 (Summer 2009): 339-67.
  • Silverman, Renée M. “Questioning the Territory of Modernism: Ultraísmo and the Aesthetic of the First Spanish Avant-Garde.” Romanic Review 97.1 (January 2006): 51-71.
  • Silverman, Renée M. “A Europeanizing Geography: The First Spanish Avant-Garde’s Re-mapping of Castile (1914-1925).” The Invention of Politics in the European Avant-Garde (1905-1940). Ed. Sascha Bru and Gunther Martens. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2006. 217-32.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Book Award, South Atlantic Modern Languages Association, 2017. SAMLA Studies Award (Edited Volume). For Goldwyn, Adam J., and Renée M. Silverman, eds. Mediterranean Modernism: Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development. London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.
  • FIU Top Scholar, 2015.
  • Book Award, Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA), 2012. Honorable mention. For Silverman, Renée M. Mapping the Landscape, Remapping the Text: Spanish Poetry from Antonio Machado's Campos de Castilla to the First Avant-Garde (1909-1925).

Selected Grants and Fellowships

  • 2021-2022 Kimberly Green Faculty Fellowship, 2021-22022. Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs Florida International University.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant, 2014-2015. Awards for Faculty Program, National Endowment for the Humanities. Project Title: A Lyric Revival: Avant-Garde, Popular, and Tradition in Spanish Poetry (1925-1936).
  • Exhibition Development Grant, 2013-2014. Wolfsonian Museum, Florida International University. With funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Project Title: Modern Beauty? The Trans-Siberian Railroad and the Aesthetics of War and the Machine. Co-Principal Investigators: Renée M. Silverman and A. Gray Read (Architecture, FIU). Exhibition in Frost Teaching Gallery, Spring 2014, paired with “Ways of Seeing” course.
  • Summer Faculty Development Award 2010, Summer 2010. College of Arts and Sciences, Florida International University.
  • Wolfsonian-Florida International University Fellowship, Spring 2009. Wolfsonian Museum, Florida International University.

Ph.D. Dissertations Directed

  • Dissertation Director and Ph.D. Advisor, 2021-present. Graduate Student: David Canela. Department of Modern Languages, Florida International University.
  • Dissertation Director and Ph.D. Advisor, 2018-present. “La poesía de Juan Ramón Jiménez en América.” Graduate Student: Habey Hechavarría. Department of Modern Languages, Florida International University.
  • Dissertation Director and Ph.D. Advisor, 2017-present. “Primitivismo en la poesía femenina latinoamericana: Gabriela Mistral, Alfonsina Storni y Juana de Ibarbourou.” Graduate Student: Ramón Muñiz Sarmiento. (Defended). Department of Modern Languages, Florida International University.
  • Dissertation Director and Ph.D. Advisor, 2014-2019. “Blas de Otero: una poética de lo vital.” Graduate Student: Ezequiel Moreno Escamilla. (Defended). Department of Modern Languages, Florida International University.