Ashley Brock

Office Location: 
Williams Hall 506
Office Hours: 
Spring 2018: Wed. 2-3pm, and Fri. 12-1pm
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages

My research focuses on modern and contemporary Latin American literature and visual culture, with particular emphasis on the political stakes of experimental form.

My first book project traces the emergence of a Critical Regionalist literary aesthetic in the mid-twentieth century; I explore how critical engagement with the visual languages of landscape painting, photography, and film can reconfigure the temporality of encountering regional life through literature, placing new political, ethical, and affective demands on the reader.

I have authored academic articles on the work of Juan José Saer and João Guimarães Rosa and am currently preparing a body of research on experimental ethnography in film. Other research interests include ecocriticism, postcolonial and queer temporalities, and hemispheric American studies.