ProfessorH-Morell
448 Anderson Hall
215-204-8285
hmorell@temple.edu

Keywords

20th and 21st Centuries Spanish American Literature, Puerto Rican Fiction, Crime Fiction, Interrelations of Art, Music, Film and Literature, Gender Issues

Biography

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, I received my BA in Hispanic Studies from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. I was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship by the Ford Foundation and completed a PhD in Contemporary Spanish American Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a dissertation on Chilean writer José Donoso. Since arriving at Temple I have enjoyed teaching a wide variety of courses at all levels. My teaching is directly related to my research on Caribbean and Southern Cone writers, and most recently on the transpositions of popular and high culture in the representations of violence in Puerto Rican literature.

Selected Publications

  • “Beethoven y Huxley contrapunteando El obsceno pájaro de la noche.Latinoamérica entre lenguas y lenguajes, eds. Mónica Marinone and Gabriela Tineo. Universidad de Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2016. In press.
  • “Puentes y pasajes textuales en Como el aire de abril de Arturo Echavarría.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (Universidad de Puerto Rico), no. 1, 2015. In press.
  • “Contextos, pretextos e intertextos en la irresistible novela criminal de José Luis Ramos Escobar.” Badebec, vol. 4, no. 8, March 2015, pp. 233-50.
  • “De Manuel Zeno Gandía a Wilfredo Mattos Cintrón: Exploraciones en torno al género negro en Puerto Rico.” Romance Quarterly, vol. 60, no. 4, Sept. 2013, pp. 236-43.
  • “El rompecabezas del magnicidio de Cánovas en Los silencios de la historia de José Luis Ramos Escobar.” Hecho Teatral, no. 13, 2013, pp. 143-57.
  • “Presencia del policial en la creación literaria de Luis Rafael Sánchez.” Nuestros detectives: La novela policial iberoamericana, ed. Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá. La Torre, vol. 15, nos. 55-56, Jan.-June 2010, pp.37-53.
  • “Los Beatles en Nada que ver con otra historia: Sobre un Frankenstein amante del rock durante la Revolución Argentina.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (Washington University), vol. 44, no. 1, Spring 2010, pp.193-211.
  • Palabras en las tablas: Ensayos de literatura latinoamericana contemporánea. Universidad de Puerto Rico, 2008.

Courses Taught

  • Detective Fiction in Puerto Rico
  • Gender Issues in Contemporary Latin American Narrative
  • Contemporary Latin American Women Novelists
  • The New Historical Novel in Latin America
  • Literary Theory