Dustin Dill

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Ph.D. Candidate, Hispanic Studies

As a Ph.D. student in the Hispanics and Portuguese Studies department at the University of Pennsylvania, I study the contemporary Mexican novel and film. In addition to having received my Master’s degree in Comparative Literature in 2014 from the University of Colorado at Boulder, I have edited for Fast Forward Press, served as a language assistant coordinator for Spanish language courses, taken courses in film production and attended national and international academic symposiums. Most recently, I presented in Kobe, Japan, on the Mexican film Alamar (2009) and the Chinese film Lu bian ye can (2015). As a filmmaker I have directed the experimental short film Allá hay (2017), and I presented the film at the 2018 Tlanchana Fest, Film and Digital Art Festival in Metepec, Estado de México, where it was a part of the Official Selection.

I have taught Spanish 130, 140, 202, and I am currently teaching Spanish 223.

Selected Publications: 

“‘La santa’ y el afecto de la imagen-movimiento en el género literario”. Cuadernos Americanos, no. 163, Jan.-Mar. 2018, pp. 143-169.

Subject to revision. “The Panoramic Shot and Narrative Structure in the Films by Carlos Reygadas”. Film Quarterly.