Associate Professor of Spanish
Dey Hall 230
Alicia Rivero's Autor/lector: Huidobro, Borges, Fuentes y Sarduy focuses on reader response, as well as authorship theory and criticism from classical antiquity to the twentieth century. She edited Between the Self and the Void: Essays in Honor of Severo Sarduy, in addition to an invited, special issue on “Literatura y Ciencia” ["Literature and Science"], La Torre: Revista de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. She has been the Editor of Ometeca: Science and Humanities/Ciencia y humanidades/Ciência e humanidades (2016-20). She will be a Guest Editor of Hispanófila in 2021. Her other publications include articles published in peer-reviewed, scholarly journals on Borges, Sarduy, Fuentes, Huidobro, Arreola, Castellanos, Campos, Elizondo, Futoransky, Mallarmé, and Gómez de la Serna from the perspective of comparative literature, mythography, science and other cultural studies, literary theory, history of ideas, gender issues, and new historicism. She is working on a book project titled “Nature in Contemporary Latin(a) American Literature: Ecology, Gender, and Race.” She includes digital humanities, digital texts and theory in some of her research and classes. An example is a forthcoming article titled "Chiappe’s Hypertext Novel, Tierra de extracción: Digital and Ecocritical Approaches,” Studi Ispanici [Fabrizio Serra, Pisa-Rome, Italy], special issue on “La ciencia en la literatura hispánica” [“Science in Hispanic Literature”], no. 45 (2020): 365-85. She teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses on Spanish-American, comparative, and interdisciplinary topics, including civilization, the novel, the short story and essay, the Vanguards, and literature seminars.