What I Do
Investigate the self. And yet: don’t take it personally! These contradictory dictums shape my work and thought. I am fascinated by how we know and control so little of ourselves yet keep trying to sound coherent and self-knowing. So in my teaching and writing I keep asking questions about what it means to be a self, and experiment with how different forms of pedagogy or genre elicit different answers. This practice emerges from the disciplines of critical theory, psychoanalysis, and yoga. And it extends from my analyses of contemporary culture to my own writing of creative nonfiction.Recent Publications:
Essays and Articles
- "Attention's Deficit." Public. Forthcoming.
- “Depersonalized Intimacy in Sherry Turkle and Spike Jonze,” English Studies in Canada. Forthcoming.
- “On Becoming an Imperfect Mother.” Guts Canadian Feminist Magazine. May 2015. “La folie Almayer.” Cinemascope 49 (Winter 2012).
- “‘Los efectos raros’ de W.H. Hudson en la literatura argentina.” Entre Borges y Conrad: Estética y territorio en W.H. Hudson. Edited by Leila Gómez and Sara Castro-Klarén. Madrid/Frankfurt, 2012.
- Promesas de ruina: La ciudad y el desencuentro en Boca de lobo de Sergio Chejfec." La torre 55-56 (2010).
- “An Act of Listening in Ricardo Piglia’sPlata quemada.” Revista Hispánica Moderna 62.2 (December 2009).
- “Buenos Aires and the Aesthetics of Defamiliarization.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 17.3 (December 2008).