People

Claudia Cabello-Hutt

ClaudiaHutt

Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Spanish, Director of Graduate Studies

336.334.3853
c_cabell@uncg.edu


Education

Ph.D., Spanish and Latin American Literature, Rutgers University, 2010. (Graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University.)
M.A., Spanish and Latin American Literature, Rutgers University, 2004.
Licenciatura en Letras con mención en Lingüística y Literaturas Hispánicas, Catholic University of Chile, 2000.


Research/ Teaching Interests

  • 19th and 20th century Latin American literature and culture
  • Intellectual history
  • Women writers
  • Visual culture
  • Gender studies
  • The intersections of media, markets and culture

Personal Statement

My research and teaching interests include the literary and intellectual culture of Latin America during the 19th and 20th century, with particular attention to: the essay genre since the era of independence and its relationship with cultural and national identity; the creation of transnational/ transatlantic networks of writers and intellectuals; the circulation of images, texts and bodies in the context of Latin American modernity (modernidad).

My book, Artesana de sí misma: Gabriela Mistral, una intelectual en cuerpo y palabra (under contract with Purdue University Press, Romance Studies Series) re-evaluates the place of Mistral in the literary and intellectual history of Latin America. Moving beyond her amply discussed poetry, I have argued and demonstrated that her successful transnational networking along with her self-representation through her essays and visual performance played a fundamental role in her positioning as a Latin American female intellectual.

My new book project, Redes queer: escritoras, artistas y mecenas en la primera mitad del siglo XX, [Queer Networks: Writers, Artists and Patrons in the First Half of the 20th Century] engages with a broad definition of queerness (Halberstam 2005), in order to configure a map of Latin American queer writers, artists and intellectuals operating in a transatlantic space in the first half of the twentieth century.


Selected Professional Achievements

Recent Publications

  • Redes queer: escritoras, artistas y mecenas en la primera mitad del siglo XX.” (forthcoming at Cuadernos de Literatura 2016)
  • “La letra y el cuerpo: la imagen visual de Gabriela Mistral de 1905 a 1922.” Revista Iberoamericana 250 Enero Marzo (2015): 161-182.
  •  “Redes transatlánticas y estrategias de profesionalización en Gabriela Mistral, Carmen Conde y Concha Espina (1932-1936).” No hay nación para este sexo. La Re(d)pública transatlántica de las Letras: escritoras españolas y latinoamericanas (1824-1936). Ed. Pura Fernández. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2015. 369-388.
  • “Tejiendo un sueño americano: el poder de las redes de Gabriela Mistral con los Estados Unidos en los años 20 y 30.” Redes, alianzas y afinidades: escritura de mujeres en América Latina, siglo XIX y XX. Eds. Carolina Alzate and Darcie Doll. Bogotá: Ediciones Uniandes; Santiago: Universidad de Chile, 2014. 85-104.
  • “Another ‘Waste Land’: Gabriela Mistral in 1922”. Article co-authored with Osvaldo de la Torre. Modernist Cultures7.1 (2012): 1-14.

Recent conference papers and invited lectures:

  • “El fin del viaje: espacios transnacionales de producción literaria en la primera mitad del siglo XX.” LASA (Latin American Studies Association) NYC, May 27-30, 2016.
  • “Alianzas alternativas/queer networks: escritoras, artistas y mecenas en la primera mitad del siglo XX.” Simposio de la sección de Cono Sur LASA, Santiago, August 4-7, 2015.
  • “Gabriela Mistral: entre el Estado y el pueblo.” International Seminar: Autorías femeninas y campos literarios en América Latina y el Caribe (1850-1950), University of Chile, July 22-24, 2015.
  • “Minding the Gaps: Signs of Absence Amid Plenitude in the Mistral Archives.”, co-authored with Elizabeth Horan. MLA Annual Convention, Vancouver January 8-11, 2015.
  • “El precio de la cultura: redes de intercambio económico e intelectual (1920-1940).” IILI (Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana), Ciudad de México, June 9-12, 2014.
  •  “Gabriela Mistral: prácticas discursivas y visuales de una obrera intelectual.” LASA (Latin American Studies Association) 2013, Washington, DC, May 30- June 1, 2013.
  • “New Archives, Renewed Access: Research Methodologies in Latin American Collections.” Roundtable. MLA Annual Convention, Boston, January 3-6, 2013.