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Associate Professor, Ph.D. Yale University
Since joining the department in 2000, Professor Close has offered advanced undergraduate courses on Revolutionary Icons, Narratives of Youth, Migration and Globalization, and the Spanish American Detective Novel, as well as graduate courses on Post-Boom Narrative and Delinquent and Disciplinary Discourses. His primary field is Twentieth Century Spanish American narrative, particularly in relation to transatlantic dynamics. Publications include Contemporary Hispanic Crime Fiction. A Discourse on Urban Violence (Palgrave Macmillan 2008) and La imprenta enterrada: Baroja, Arlt y el imaginario anarquista (Beatriz Viterbo 2000), a study of the ideological and aesthetic impact of anarchist ideology on early twentieth-century Spanish and Argentine novels. Professor Close is also the co-editor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Detective Fiction: Essays on the Género Negro Tradition (McFarland, 2006) and the translator of Josefina Ludmer's The Corpus Delicti. A Manual of Argentine Fictions (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004). The topic of his current research is introduced in the article "Open Up a Few Corpses: Autopsied Cadavers in the Post-Boom" (Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, March 2008).