Cinthya Torres

Cinthya Torres

Cinthya Torres

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Lucey Administration Building 255
p: 251-380-4647

Dr. Torres´ research studies how territory informed discussions of cultural identity and nationhood in the Amazon Basin at the turn of the twentieth century, a time in which countries sharing Amazonian territories were in the process of demarcating their modern frontiers. Through the framework of diplomatic conflicts during the Amazon rubber era (1850-1920), her book project, tentatively titled Contested Frontiers: Space, Sovereignty, and Modernity in the Amazon Basin, explores how literature and cartography became useful tools, claimed by official and non-official social agents, for supporting territorial power and influencing attitudes and behaviors at the local, national, and even transnational level.

Education:

Ph.D., M.Phil., MA., Harvard University

B.A., Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru.

Selected Publications:

“Mapas de la ficción e identidad en La isla de Fushía de Irma del Águila”. Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana (forthcoming).

“Contested Frontiers: Territory and Power in Euclides da Cunha’s Amazonian Essays.” In Intimate Frontiers. A Literary Geography of the Amazon. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018 (forthcoming).

 “On Poverty and the Representation of the Other in The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector.” INTI. Revista de Literatura Hispánica. No. 85-86, Primavera-Otoño 2017.

 “El paraíso perdido de Euclides da Cunha.” Euclides da Cunha, Un paraíso perdido. Ensayos Amazónicos. Lima: Pasacalle/Biblioteca Nacional de Brasil, 2016.