Juan Carlos is a Spanish Lecturer at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. He recently obtained his PhD in Hispanic Studies from Western University ● Canada. His doctoral dissertation 'El espacio torcido en la narrativa mexicana de temática homosexual: 1977-1997' examines how the narratives of Raúl Rodríguez Cetina, Luis Zapata, Mario Bellatin, and Gerardo Guiza Lemus recreate what he calls 'Espacio Torcido' (Queer Space) in which they aim (some more than others) at questioning and deconstructing the values of the heteronormative system: ambiguity, pleasure, rupture, and the quest for legitimacy compose this space. While each author takes a different approach, it can be said that they all participate in the construction of the history of the gay community in Mexico as seen in the latter part of the XX century: 1977-1997. Juan Carlos also holds a B.A (2006) with a double major in Spanish and English, and M.A (2009)in Spanish Language and Literature from Texas A&M University-Commerce. His research interests focus on Latin American Literature, with emphasis on issues of gender and construction of sexual identity and queer studies. Should you have any questions pertaining to his research, do not hesitate to get in touch with him.
La época dorada de El vampiro de la Colonia Roma (1979) de Luis Zapata, Middlebury College Department of Spanish & Portuguese (2013)
The Twisted Path of the Contemporary Mexican Gay Novel, Faculty of Human, Social, and Educational Development at Thompson Rivers University (2013)
El espacio torcido en la narrativa mexicana de temática homosexual: 1977-1997, Doctoral Public Lecture at Western University Canada (2013)
This thesis examines how the narratives of Raúl Rodríguez Cetina, Luis Zapata, Mario Bellatin, and...
El relato autobiográfico en la novela gay mexicana: el caso de Raúl Rodríguez Cetina, XLIX Congreso de la Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas - University of Victoria (2013)
Inserting the Narrative of Raúl Rodriguez Cetina, Luis Zapata, Mario Bellatin, and Gerardo Guiza Lemus in the Mexican Gay Canon, IV Annual Queer Research Day – The Sexuality and Gender Research Group (2013)