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Esteban Mayorga, Ph.D.

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Esteban Mayorga, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Spanish. Latin American Studies Director

Phone:
716.286.8217
Office Location:
Dunleavy 349

Bio

Dr. Mayorga's research areas are the Latin American novel, travel writing, contemporary transatlantic fiction, and comparative literature. He is the author of several books of fiction, including Moscow, Idaho (2015), the novella Cuarenta (2018), and Faribole (2018).

For his doctorate he wrote on travel writing and the Galápagos Islands.

Every year Dr. Mayorga teaches a course on Latin American travel literature (LAS300) and takes students to Ecuador and the Galápagos islands.

Educational background

  • Ph.D. Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Boston College
  • B.A. International Business, French and English, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

 

Recent publications (selected)

Galápagos Origin: Imaginarios y evolución textual en las islas encantadas. Purdue University Press. Forthcoming.

Social and Cultural Landscapes of Latin America. Routledge. Taylor and Francis Group. Forthcoming. In collaboration with Dr. Miguel Novella. Forthcoming.

“Morfologías del desplazado: hacia una interpretación de la migración y su narrativa particular” in Me fui a volver. Narrativas, autorías y lecturas teorizadas de las migraciones ecuatorianas. Falconí Trávez, Ed. Corporación Editora Nacional. Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador. (2014): 271-8.

“Difficult” Winks, Christopher trans. Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas 46.2 (2013): 249-53. 

Recent presentations (selected)

“Fútbol y nación” in Rusia 2018: Cancha, Tribuna, Academia, Debate Global. FLACSO-Quito. May 2018.

“Margret Wittmer’s Pilgrimage to the Galápagos: Invisible Landscape” in Shaping National Identities in Latin America: Rethinking Gender Paradigms. Latin American Studies Association – LASA. Lima April 2017.

“Journey to the Galápagos: the Rhetorical Genesis of Paradise” in Rethinking Space and Agency in the Crónica de Indias. Latin American Studies Association – LASA. New York May 2016. 

“Melville en Galápagos, el paisaje transcendental”. Por el camino del sol, la equinoccialidad en mapas, literatura y cine ecuatorianos. Latin American Studies Association – LASA. Chicago. May 2014.

“Difícil”. Launch of Review 87: Mario Vargas Llosa's Legacy/Contemporary Andean Fiction & Arts. Americas Society, New York, NY. November 2013.

“Identidad en las islas Galápagos”. Cartografías Equinocciales, Narrativas de Viaje en la Literatura y Cine Ecuatorianos. Latin American Studies Association – LASA. May 2013.

“Haikus en Ecuador: La occidentalización de la poesía japonesa (1970) de Alfonso Barrera Valverde”. 44th Annual NeMLA Convention. March 2013.