Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado

Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado is a professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Washington University in Saint Louis. His research centers on the relationship between aesthetics, ideology and cultural institutions in Mexico, with a particular focus on literature and cinema. He is the author of El canon y sus formas. La reinvención de Harold Bloom y sus lecturas hispanoamericanas (2002), Naciones intelectuales. Las fundaciones de la modernidad literaria mexicana (1917-1959) (2009), winner of the LASA Mexico 2010 Humanities Book Award: Intermitencias americanistas. Ensayos académico y literarios (2004-2009) (2012); and Screening Neoliiberalism. Transforming Mexican Cinema 1988-2012 (2014). He has edited and co-edited nine scholarly collections, the most recent of which are Democracia, Otredad y Melancolía. Roger Bartra ante la crítica (with Mabel Moraña. 2015) and the forthcoming A History of Mexican Literature (with Anna Nogar and José Ramón Ruisánchez, 2016). He has published over 40 scholarly articles on Mexican literature, culture, and film, and on Latin American cultural theory.


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