Editorial

El espectro, en teoría (pp. 8-20; DOI: 10.23692/iMex.16.1)

Prof. Dr. Alberto Ribas-Casasayas

Alberto Ribas-Casasayas holds a degree in Humanities from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies in Santa Clara University, USA. Together with Amanda L. Petersen, he coedited the volume Espectros: Ghostly Hauntings and the Talking Dead in Transhispanic Narratives with Bucknell University Press (2016). His studies on cinema and contemporary narrative have been published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Romance Notes, Mexican Studies, or Symplokē. Aside from ghosts and the spectral, he is interested in Economics and money in narrative.

The article offers a synthesis of spectral theory from the publication of Spectres de Marx by Jacques Derrida and Ghostly Matters, by Avery Gordon, with a focus on its impact and relevance for Latin American cultural and narrative studies. He also offers a summary of the contents in the special issue “Spectral Mexico”.

El artículo ofrece una síntesis de la teoría espectral a partir de la aparición de Spectres de Marx de Jacques Derrida y Ghostly Matters de Avery Gordon, especialmente en lo tocante a su impacto y relevancia para los estudios culturales latinoamericanos.  Ofrece asimismo un sumario de contenidos del número especial “México espectral”.

 

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