Federico FridmanVisiting Assistant Professor Department of Hispanic Studies University of California, Riverside
2009-2014 Ph.D. Romance Studies. Cornell University. Dissertation title: “Secret Societies in Latin American Literature: Positioning the Intellectual Elite”. Chair of committee: Professor Bruno Bosteels.
2011 Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Seminar: "Theories of the Subject" conducted by Professor Bruno Bosteels. (May-June, 2011).
2007-2009 M.A. Romance Studies. Cornell University.
2006 School of Criticism and Theory. Course attended: “On Creaturely Life” conducted by Professor Eric Santner. (June-July, 2006).
1998-2004 Licenciatura (B.A.) in Political Science. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015-pres. Visiting Assistant Professor. Department of Hispanic Studies. University of California, Riverside.
2014-2015 Visiting Lecturer of Spanish. Department of Romance Studies. Cornell University.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
“The Impolitical Dimension in Jorge Luis Borges’ Literature: A Gaze on the Impossible for Politics through Roberto Esposito’s thought,” in Exploring the Political Thought of
Roberto Esposito. Eds. Antonio Calcagno and Inna Viriasova (forthcoming).
“Deciphering Macedonio Fernández’ project to found an alternative community in Museo de la
Novela de la Eterna (Primera novela buena),” in Alternative Communities in
Contemporary Latin American and Iberian Literature. Eds. Luis H. Castañeda and Javier
González. U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (forthcoming, 2016).
“José Martí entre dos crónicas: Presiones editoriales y la autonomía relativa de la producción del escritor modernista.” Revista Literaturas Modernas. Mendoza, Argentina: Instituto de Literaturas Modernas, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, 2014. Vol. 44, N° 2, 91‐122.
“Derivas de Poeta Ciego de Mario Bellatín,” in Salón de anomalías. Diez lecturas críticas
acerca de la obra de Mario Bellatín. Ed. Salvador Luis Raggio. Lima: Ediciones Altazor,
“Mind the Gap. La tragedia entre Marx, Hegel y Nietzsche.” Zettel. Arte y Ciencias Sociales, Buenos Aires, 2005, 99-111.
Comunidades efímeras. Grupos de vanguardia y neovanguardia en la novela hispanoamericana del siglo XX by Luis H. Castañeda. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, (October 2016). Palacio Quemado by Edmundo Paz Soldán. Nuestra América, 7 (Ago - Dic 2009): 290-293.
“Buenos Aires: Myth, Fate, and Fiction.” Annual Meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Ryerson University. Toronto, Ontario (April 30—May 3, 2015).
“Political militancy, processes of subjectivation, and lines of fracture.” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. New York University, New York (March 20–23, 2014).
“Avant-gardists and Conspirators: War Machines in the Río de la Plata”. Sixth International Deleuze Studies Conference. University of Lisbon, Portugal (July 10-13, 2013).
“‘Visión de Anáhuac (1519)’: Rediscovering America.” XVIII Annual Juan Bruce-Novoa Mexican Conference. University of California-Irvine (April 25-27, 2013).
“Becoming and History: Problematizing Gilles Deleuze’s and Felix Guattari’s Philosophy.” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Toronto University, Canada. (April 4-7, 2013).
“Historia y violencia en la nueva narrativa latinoamericana.” Graduate students’ conference: “Reflections on Violence.” Texas A&M University, College Station (March 22-23, 2013).
“The Newness and Actuality of Dispositifs.” Fifth International Deleuze Studies Conference. Tulane University, New Orleans (June 25-27, 2012).
“Secret Communities in Latin American Literature: Positioning the Intellectual Elite.” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Brown University, Providence (March 29–April 1, 2012).
Dreams and Nightmares in Iberian and Latin American Literatures.” The University of Chicago (April 15-16, 2011).
“Provincia de Buenos Aires: Un umbral a la luz de las últimas elecciones presidenciales.” Identity, Territory and Social Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. Syracuse-Cornell Conference 28-29. (Feb. 28-29, 2008).
“Experience and Modern Literature.” Fifth International Deleuze Studies Conference, Tulane University, New Orleans (June 25-27, 2012).
“Trends in Contemporary Latin American Writing.” Latin American / Latino Voices for the New Century, Cornell University, Ithaca (Sept. 23-24).
Fellowships and Grants
Fall 2012 Provost’s Diversity Fellowship. Cornell University,
2012 Sage Fellowship. Cornell University.
Summer 2011 Travel Research Grant. Cornell University. Research conducted in France.
2010 The Institute for Comparative Modernities. Graduate Reading Group Grant. Subject: “Reading Late Capitalism in Latin America.” Cornell University, 2010.
2007 Sage Fellowship. Cornell University.
2006 Tuition scholarship for “The School of Criticism and Theory" at Cornell University.
Teaching Experience UC Riverside
Fall 2015 Visiting Assistant Professor. Voyages through Latin America: a Cultural and Literary Vision.
Visiting Assistant Professor. Introduction to Literary Criticism and Analysis. UC Riverside.
Spring 2015 Visiting Lecturer. Advanced Spanish Writing and Conversation Course.
Fall 2014 Visiting Lecturer. Spanish Intermediate-Advanced Composition and Conversation I.
Spring 2014 Teaching Assistant. Survey literature course: 19th and 20th century Spanish Peninsular Literature.
Fall 2013 Teaching Assistant. Foreign Language Across the Curriculum: Discussion session in Spanish for students taking the course “Modern Mexico: A Global History” conducted by Professor Raymond Craib from History Department.
Teaching Assistant. Spanish Intermediate-Advanced Composition and Conversation I.
Spring 2013 Teaching Assistant. Spanish Intermediate-Advanced Composition and Conversation II.
Spring 2011 Teaching Assistant. Spanish Intermediate-Advanced Composition and Conversation I.
Fall 2010 Teaching Assistant. Advanced Spanish Writing and Conversation Course. Spring 2010 Teaching Assistant. Survey literature course: The Tradition of Rupture.
19th and 20th Century Latin American Writing.
Fall 2009 Teaching Assistant. Spanish Intermediate-Advanced Composition and Conversation I.
Spring 2009 Teaching Assistant. Spanish Intermediate-Advanced Composition and Conversation I.
Fall 2008 Teaching Assistant. Spanish Beginning-Intermediate Level. Cornell University Program at Auburn Correctional Facility
Fall 2008 Teaching Assistant. Survey literature course: Latin American Science Fiction: Invention and Representation.
University of Buenos Aires
2005-2006 Teaching Assistant. State Theory. Law School.
2004-2007 Teaching Assistant. The State and the Law in the Postmodern Era. Political Science program.
Teaching Assistant. Virtual Politics. Political Science program. University of Buenos Aires.
University of Buenos Aires Program at Devoto Federal Prison 2005-2006 Teaching Assistant. State Theory. Law School.
English: near native fluency. French: good reading knowledge. Italian: intermediate.
Portuguese: good reading knowledge. Spanish: native speaker.
The American Comparative Literature Association Member: 2012, 2013, and 2015.
The Latin American Studies Association Member: 2015.
North East Modern Language Association Member: 2015.
Research and Teaching Interests
Latin American Literature (emphasis on Mexico and Argentina); 20th century Peninsular Literature; Trans-Atlantic Studies; Literary Theory; Visual Studies; Political Theory; European Continental Philosophy; History of Ideas; Critical Theory.