Renée Silverman

Renée Silverman

Office: DM 482C

silvermr@fiu.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2006
  • M.A. University of Michigan, 2000
  • B.A. Brown University, 1995

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

Select 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. Forthcoming.
  • Goldwyn, Adam J., and Renée M. Silverman, eds. Mediterranean Modernism: Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development. London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan. Forthcoming.
  • Silverman, Renée M., ed. The Popular Avant-Garde. Avant-Garde Critical Studies 25. Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi, 2010.

Articles

  • Silverman, Renée M. “Rafael Barradas, Catalan Futurism and Marinetti’s Visit to Barcelona (1928).” International Yearbook of Futurism Studies 3 (2013): 211-42 (with appendix 243-47).
  • 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.

Book chapters

  • 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. Forthcoming.
  • 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. “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. Avant-Garde Critical Studies 19. Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi, 2006. 217-32.

Funding

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant
    Awards for Faculty program, National Endowment for the Humanities.
    Project Title: A Lyric Revival: Avant-Garde, Popular, and Tradition in Spanish Poetry (1925-1936).
    2014-2015.
  • Exhibition Development Grant. 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 Gray Read (Architecture, FIU). Exhibition in Frost Teaching Gallery, Spring 2014, to be paired with “Ways of Seeing” course. 2013-2014.
  • Summer Faculty Development Award. College of Arts and Sciences, Florida International University. 2010.
  • Wolfsonian-Florida International University Fellowship. Wolfsonian Museum, Florida International University. 2009.

Honors and Awards

  • FIU Top Scholar. 2015.
  • Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA) Honorable Mention Book Award. Annual competition that recognizes the best unpublished first book manuscript. 2012.

Current Research Projects

  • Silverman, Renée M. A Lyric Revival: Avant-Garde, Popular, and Tradition in Spanish Poetry (1925-1936). (Book.)
  • Silverman, Renée M. “Cultural Memory and a Vernacular Avant-Garde: Federico García Lorca.” (Article.)
  • Silverman, Renée M. “Memory Matters/Poetic Material: Benjamin’s ‘On Some Motifs in Baudelaire.’” (Article.)

Mentees

Major professor for:

  • Ezequiel Moreno (dissertation in progress). Florida International University.

Committee member for:

  • Lucas Katz (dissertation in progress). Florida International University.
  • María Sol Echarren (dissertation in progress). Florida International University.
  • María Aparicio Torres (dissertation in progress). Florida International University.
  • José Villar (dissertation in progress). Florida International University.
  • Angélica Nelson (dissertation in progress). Florida International University.
  • María Icíar Álvarez Pérez (Ph.D., 2015; European Union designation). Leonard Cohen en la aldea global: Construcciones de la identidad y el deseo en su poética. Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.
  • José Luis Rodríguez (Ph.D., 2015). El problema de la écfrasis en la narrativa de Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer: Confluencia de imágenes y palabras en el espacio textual. Florida International University.
  • Adriana Herrera (Ph.D., 2014). Contemporary Extreme Fiction in Latin America and Spain: The Examples of Max Aub, Enrique Vila-Matas, Mario Bellatín, and Leonora Carrington. Florida International University.
  • Janet Otero (Ph.D., 2011). La cábala en la nueva novela argentina: el ejemplo de Marcos Ricardo Barnatán. Florida International University.
  • Ausenda Folch (Ph.D., 2011). La representación de la maternidad en la narrativa catalana contemporánea. Florida International University.
  • Eugenio Angulo (Ph.D., 2011). Jardín, de Dulce María Loynaz: Polaridades del discurso tropológico. Florida International University.
  • Zoila Clark (Ph.D., 2009). Propuestas para una reconceptualización surrealista y postmoderna de la sexualidad femenina en los textos de Cristina Escofet e Isabel Allende. Florida International University.