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Prof. Néstor E. Rodríguez

Associate Professor
Office Phone: 416-585-4438
Office Location: NF 337
E-mail: nestor.rodriguez@utoronto.ca
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Degrees: PhD (Emory, 2003)

Néstor E. Rodríguez is an associate professor specialized in contemporary Latin American and Caribbean studies. He is the author of Escrituras de desencuentro en la República Dominicana (Siglo XXI, 2005, translated into English as Divergent Dictions: Contemporary Dominican Literature, 2010), winner of the Caribbean Thought Award in Mexico in 2004. His essays and academic articles have appeared in the most prestigious journals of Hispanism, as well as in numerous literary magazines of Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Puerto Rico and his native Dominican Republic. As a poet he is the author of Animal pedestre (Puerto Rico, 2004) and El desasido (Mexico, 2009).

Selected Publications:

Escrituras de desencuentro en la República Dominicana. Mexico: Siglo XXI, 2005.

Pedro Henríquez Ureña. Versos. Ed. and Intro. by Néstor E. Rodríguez. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editora Nacional, 2012.

Pedro Henríquez Ureña. México o el hermano definidor. Ed. and Intro. by Néstor E. Rodríguez and Berenice Villagómez. Mexico City: El Colegio de México, 2013.

“Pedro Henríquez Ureña: la política de la errancia,” in Pedro Henríquez Ureña y los estudios latinoamericanos, ed. Eva Guerrero. Pittsburgh: Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 2011. 341-368.

“The Twilight Zone: Puerto Rico's Cultural Identity in the Work of José Luis González,” in Perspectives on the “Other America”: Comparative Approaches to Caribbean and Latin American Culture, ed. M. Niblett and K. Oloff, eds. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. 155-174.