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. 

Presentations

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Pégame pero no me dejes: la disputa entre el espacio buga y el gay en Quizás no entendí (1997) de Gerardo Guiza Lemus, Queering Paradigms V: Queering Narratives of Modernity. Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales FLACSO-Ecuador (2014)

Teniendo en cuenta el trasfondo del SIDA y “pasado el susto” como se expresara el...

 

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)
 

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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...

 

Articles

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La creación de la comunidad gay en la escritura de Raúl Rodríguez Cetina, Hipertexto: Online Journal of The University of Texas-Pan American (2013)
 

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Identificación, deseo y prostitución en El desconocido de Raúl Rodríguez Cetina, Divergencias: Revista de Estudios lingüísticos y literarios de la Universidad de Arizona (2012)
 

Unpublished Papers