Anadeli Bencomo, Ph.D.

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Professor

Office: 422 AH
Phone: (713) 743-7549
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Curriculum Vitae

Professor Bencomo is a scholar of Contemporary Latin American Literature with a focus in Mexican Studies. She received her MA in Latin American Literature from the Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuela) in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999. She is currently Associate Dean of Faculty and Research at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Research Interests

Dr. Bencomo’s research on Mexican Narrative (i.e. Narconarratives, Urban Chronicle, and Postmodern Fiction) fits in the crossroads of Literary Studies, Critical Theory, and Cultural Studies. Her literary research also focuses on narrative genres (i.e. short novels), and market’s trends for Latin American authors.

Teaching

Professor Bencomo teaching interests interests include 20th century Latin America Narrative, Contemporary Mexican Literature, Critical Theory/Cultural Studies, Latin American Film, and Spanish Language.

In Our Department

In the Department of Hispanic Studies Professor Bencomo has served as Chair (2010-2013), as UH Senate representative (2007-2010), and as Graduate Director (2004-2007). She was also a founding faculty and member of the Board of Directors of the UH Center for Teaching Excellence and a recipient of the 2011 UH Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Bencomo is a member of the Center for the Americas and an affiliated faculty with the Latin American Studies program at UH.  In 2013 she received a Fulbright-García Robles Scholar Grant to conduct research in Mexico.

Publications

Dr. Bencomo has published two books, coedited a couple of volumes, and authored many articles/book chapters on contemporary Latin American narratives. She regularly writes literary book reviews for the cultural magazine Literal.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Entre héroes, fantasmas y apocalípticos. Testigos y paisajes en la crónica mexicana. Colección Voces del Fuego. Cartagena: Pluma de Mompox, 2011.
  • Voces y voceros de la megalópolis: la crónica periodístico-literaria en México (1968-1990). Madrid: Editorial Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2002.

Edited volumes

  • En breve. La novela corta en México. Co-editor with Cecilia Eudave. México: Universidad de Guadalajara, 2014
  • Ir y Venir. Procesos transnacionales entre América Latina y el norte. Co-editor with Marc Zimmerman and Sonia Báez Hernández. Chile: Lacasa/Bravo y Allende editores, 2007.

Recent Articles in peer-reviewed journals and Book Chapters

  • La novela corta mexicana: relato antiépico y subjetividades anómalas.” En breve: la novela corta en México. Anadeli Bencomo and Cecilia Eudave (coords.). México: Universidad de Guadalajara, 2014.
  • “Carlos Fuentes Readings of Literary Traditions: From the New to the Great Latin American Novel”. PMLA. Vol. 128. 3, (2013)
  • “Ana García Bergua”. The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel. Will H. Corral, Nicholas Birns, Juan E. De Castro, eds. New York: Bloomington Publishing, 2013.
  • “Sacudidas de un género: No sin nosotros. Los días del terremoto 1985-2005”. Recuentos, ciudades y heterodoxias. Ensayos y testimonios sobre Carlos Monsiváis. Edited by Tanius Karam. México: Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, 2012.
  • “Los enemigos de Mickey: Intelectuales en Disney”. Cuadernos de Literatura. Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá. No. 31 (2012)
  • “Nota roja, narcocorrido y violencia: las leyendas del narcotráfico según Monsiváis”. Revista Taller de Letras. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. No. 50 (2012)
  • “Juan Villoro en prosa breve: Llamadas de Ámsterdam”. Una selva tan infinita. La novela corta en México. (1872-2011) II.  México: UNAM/ Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas, 2011.
  • “Carlos Monsiváis: discurso a dos voces”. Textos Híbridos. Revista de estudios sobre la crónica Latinoamericana. 1.1 (2011)
  • “Los relatos de la violencia en Sergio González Rodríguez: Huesos en el desierto, El vuelo y El hombre sin cabeza”. Andamios. Revista de Investigación Social. 8.15 (2011)
  • “El orientalismo en Verónica Murguía”. Narradoras mexicanas y argentinas (Siglos XX-XXI). Coords. Maricruz Castro Ricalde & Marie-Agnès Palaisi-Robert. Paris: Mare &Martin, 2011.
  • “La crónica como género de dos orillas”. Direcciones y digresiones: crónicas de libreta by Luis Arturo Ramos. Veracruz: Gobierno del Estado de Veracruz, 2010.
  • “Geopolíticas de la novela hispanoamericana contemporánea: En la encrucijada entre narrativas extraterritoriales e internacionales”. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana. 69 (2009)
  • “La imaginadora: el arte narrativo de Ana García Bergua”. Explicación de Textos Literarios. Special Issue coordinated by Oswaldo Estrada, Transgresiones en el tintero: nuevos narradores mexicanos. 36.1-2 (2008)