Rodolfo A. Franconi

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

2017 Winter Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm, or by appointment

344 Dartmouth Hall
HB 6072
Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies
Spanish and Portuguese
B.A. Universidade de São Paulo
M.A. Universidade de São Paulo/Vanderbilt University
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University


Selected Publications

"O olhar oblíquo: uma categoria cultural. Conceituação e exemplos." In Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana. Ns. 63-64. Lima-Hanover, 1st-2nd Semesters, 2006, 105-115.

"Literaturas latino-americanas nas instituições e revistas acadêmicas anglo-americanas." In Revista Brasileira de Literatura Comparada. N. 7 (2005) - Porto Alegre: Abralic, 2005 -v., 131-147.

“Being Brazilian in the States: Between Fiction and Reality.” In “Luso-Brazilian Literaure in the U.S.” Hispania. Volume 88.4 (2005), 726-732.

With Nakamura, C. & Lajoie, S. P. “The multimedia effect in electronic bilingual dictionaries: The effects of graphic representations on vocabulary acquisition of a foreign language.” In Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003: “World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications.” Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. (Norfolk, VA. 2005), 4319-4322.

“La carta de Pêro Vaz de Caminha al Rey Don Manuel.” In “El proyecto colonial y sus retóricas,” Sección monográfica: Viajes y Viajeros Coloniales por las Américas. Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana. No. 60, 2nd semester (2004), 27-42.

Works in Progress

Brasil y América Hispana: la mirada oblicua/o olhar oblíquo: América Hispânica e Brasil. Edition and introduction to an anthology of articles on the perception of the "other next door" by Brazilian and Spanish American writers.

Selected Works and Activities

Book: Erotismo e Poder na ficção contemporânea brasileira. (São Paulo: Annablume Editora) July, 1997.

Edition: América Latina: Novas Direções em Crítica e Teoria Literárias IV (Dos estudos literários no Brasil. Sección monográfica. Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana. No 40, 2nd semester (1994), 7-234.

Other positions and awards

Since 1998, coordinator of the Brazilian section of Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana (RCLL).

Also serves on the editorial board of the academic journal Revista Estudos de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea (Universidade de Brasília), and on the advisory board of Revista Letras (Universidade Federal do Paraná) and Légua & meia: Revista de literatura e diversidade cultural (Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana).

Recipient of The Dartmouth Distinguished Teaching Award presented by the Class of 2001.