Matthew Richey

PhD Student
New Cabell Hall 442
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Education

Ph.D., Spanish, UVA (projected 2020)

M.A., Hispanic Studies, Virginia Tech (2015)

B.A., Foreign Languages/Spanish, Virginia Tech

B.S., Marketing Management, Virginia Tech

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Spanish and Central American fiction
  • Labor
  • Migration
  • Post-conflict narrative
  • Cultural production and consumption (especially advertising, propaganda, visual and textual representations of food)

Teaching

Intermediate Spanish (2010): Fall 2016; Spring 2017

Publications

“La señora de Trabanino: intertextualidad y angustia en la posguerra” El diablo en el espejo: reflexiones críticas sobre la obra de Horacio Castellanos Moya. Eds. María del Carmen Caña Jiménez and Vinodh Venkatesh, Albatros Ediciones, 2016, pp. 63-86.

“Two-Way Mirror: The Two Voices of Exile in La Rambla paralela by Fernando Vallejo.” Cincinnati Romance Review 39 (Fall 2015): 269-284.

Presentations

“The Brink of Postwar Relapse: Intertextual Anxieties in Three Novels by Horacio Castellanos Moya.” SECOLAS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. March 2017.

“Copy + Paste: On Reconstructing Narratives and Other (Post)-Digital Musings in Nocilla dream by Agustín Fernández Mallo.” MIFLC, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. October 2015.

“Consumed Culture: Hypercapitalism and Disposable Bodies in Contemporary Central American Narrative.” LASA, New York City. May 2016.

“Jesus in a Rented Car: Consumerism and Biblical Narrative in El leproso by Méndez Vides.” SECOLAS, Cartagena, Colombia. March 2016.

“Ladrillos y Ladrones: Economic Violence in Las murallas and El leproso by Méndez Vides.” MIFLC, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. October 2015.

“Commod[e]fication: Bathrooms and Neoliberal Space in Ana Clavel’s El cuerpo naúfrago.” Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. April 2015.

Grants & Awards

Harrison Family Foundation Jefferson Fellow, University of Virginia. August 2015-May 2020.

Del Greco Library Travel Fellowship, University of Virginia, Summer 2016