Julia González Calderón

A photo of Julia González Calderón
E-mail: juliagon@g.ucla.edu Office: Rolfe Hall 4337

Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:15 -12:15 p.m. and by appointment

Education

M.A. Advanced Hispanic Studies, University of Seville (2014)

B.A. Spanish, University of Seville (2012)

Research

I’m interested in contemporary Central American fiction. In particular, I am interested in detective fiction and how it articulates historical memory, as well as in its connection with the testimonial literature and how the Central American neopolicial manages to break the classical codes of the hard boiled through resources such as parody and paranoid fiction. I am also highly interested in women´s representation in detective fiction and female writers. My academic interests also include cinema and other pop culture products and immigration fiction written in English by Central American second or third generation immigrants.

Publications

“El amor es cosa seria»: la novela centroamericana decimonónica como arma de adoctrinamiento sentimental”. Cuadernos de Aleph, no. 10, June 2018, pp. 49-59.

“The Irrelevant Mistery, the Involuntary Detective, the Melting Clue: Notes on La pista de hielo, a Neopolicial by Roberto Bolaño”. Alea, vol. 20, no. 1, January-April 2018, pp. 125-141.

“Matar al padre: psicoanálisis y simbolismo en algunas narraciones de Cristina Peri Rossi”. Cristina Peri Rossi: permanencia en la palabra y el deseo. Ed. Jesús Gómez-de-Tejada. Seville: University of Seville, 2017.

 

Presentations

“Una frontera tan vasta”: en torno a las crónicas Los migrantes que no importan de Óscar Martínez”. LASA 2019 Conference. Boston, May 24th-27th, 2019.

“El amor es cosa seria»: la novela centroamericana decimonónica como arma de adoctrinamiento sentimental”. 42nd Conference IILI (Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana). Bogota, June 12th-15th, 2018.

“La palabra atrapada en el deseo: fracaso artístico y homosexualidad reprimida en El jardín de al lado de José Donoso”. Conference “Affects and Effects: A Feminist Meta-Conference”. University of California Los Angeles, April 19th-20th 2018.

“Memory for sale: neoliberalism and crisis in the post-dictatorial Chile of El corazón del silencio by Tatiana Lobo”. Seminar “Crime Fiction, Cosmopolitanism, and Non-Violent Crime”. American Comparative Literature Association Conference 2018. University of California Los Angeles, March 29th-April 1st 2018.

“Dictadores y exiliados: una categorización dicotómica de la figura del padre en la narrativa breve de Cristina Peri Rossi y su interpretación”. Simposium 9.3. “Saldar la cuenta: debates, modos y discursos de la narración en la literatura de América Latina y el Caribe (1970-2016)”. 4th International Conference on Latin American and Caribbean Studies FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales). University of Salamanca, July 17th 2017.

“Asalto al policial: las claves de género negro en El corazón del silencio de Tatiana Lobo”. Talk. University of Costa Rica, April 26th 2017.

“El misterio irrelevante, el detective involuntario, La pista de hielo: algunas notas en torno a un neopolicial de Roberto Bolaño”. Simposium 9.4. “El negro desencanto: la literatura neopolicíaca latinoamericana”. 8th International Conference CEISAL (Consejo Europeo de Investigaciones Sociales y de América Latina) “Tiempos posthegemónicos: sociedad, cultura y política en América Latina”. University of Salamanca, June 29th 2016.

“El neopolicial se derrite: La pista de hielo de Roberto Bolaño como exponente de un subgénero en auge”. 2nd International Conference for Young Researchers “Mundo Hispánico: cultura, arte y sociedad”. University of Leon, May 27th 2016.

“La soledad de Lituma, un cachaco costeño entre serranos. Incomunicación, prejuicios, esperanza y desesperación”. Simposium “Horizontes Humanos”. University of Seville”, December 2012.