Jason Bartles

  • Spanish Coordinator
  • Associate Professor of Languages
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
  • B.A., Gettysburg College

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Latin American Literatures, Cinemas, and Cultures 
  • Critical Theory
  • Creative Writing
  • Avant-Gardes and Mass Media
  • Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Narrative, and Utopian Thought
  • Revisions and Re-inscriptions of the Nineteenth Century
  • U.S. Latinx Literatures and Cultures
  • Gender and Queer Studies
  • Translation

Courses Offered


  • Contemporary Latin America: Politics and Aesthetics since 1959 (Summer 2016)
  • Contemporary Latin America: The Avant-Gardes, Then and Now (Summer 2018)
  • Latin American Women Writers (Summer 2019)
  • The Utopian Impulse in Latin America (Spring 2020)


  • LNC 100: Discover the World on Film
  • ESP 316: Latin American Avant-Gardes and Mass Media
  • ESP 317: Utopia and the Apocalypse in the Americas
  • ESP 324: Latinxs in the United States
  • ESP 334: Politics and Economics in Latin American Literature and Film
  • Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Spanish



  • Arteletra: The Sixties in Latin America and the Politics of Going Unnoticed. Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures, Purdue University Press. (Forthcoming 2021)

Invited Book Chapters

  • “Deserted Islands for the Nation: Empty Land- and Seascapes in the Argentine Films of the Malvinas/Falkland Islands.” Invited book chapter in The Film Achipelago: Islands in Latin American Cinema, edited by Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián and Antonio Gómez, World Cinema Series, Bloomsbury Press. (Forthcoming 2020)
  • “La ética de exponerse en De miedo en miedo de Armonía Somers.” Invited book chapter in La escritura de Armonía Somers. Pulsión y riesgo. Ed. María Cristina Dalmagro. Sevilla: Editorial Universidad de Sevilla, 2019.
  • “Farmworkers’ Theater,” “Flor y canto,” “Rebozo,” and “Vegigantes.” Celebrating Latino Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions. Ed. Maria Herrera-Sobek. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood P, 2012. 489, 496, 975–976, 1119–1120.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • “Héctor Manjarrez’s Uncertainty; or, Politics without Dogma.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Washington University in St. Louis, Johns Hopkins Press. (Forthcoming 2019)
  • “Calvert Casey’s Wasted Narratives.” Revista Hispánica Moderna 70.1 (2017): 19–35. Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • “La alegoría errante de la torre-cueva de Juan Filloy.” Revista Iberoamericana 82.254 (Jan-Mar 2016): 213–228. IILI, University of Pittsburgh.
  • “Gauchos at the Origins: Lugones, Borges, Filloy.” Variaciones Borges 40 (2015): 133–152. Borges Center, University of Pittsburgh.
  • “A Queer Chicana/o Ethics of Representation: Rasquache Camp in the Novels of Rechy and Luna Lemus.” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 39.1 (Spring 2014): 105­–132. UCLA, Chicano Studies Research Center.


  • “The General’s Chair.” Boned. Web. 9 April 2019. (Forthcoming)
  • “Obliviol: A Once-a-Day Pill for Drug-Anxiety Induced Agitation, Anxiety, Apprehension, and Horror.” The Metaworker. Web. 31 December 2018.
  • “The Erasure.” Here Comes Everyone, “The Tomorrow Issue,” volume 7, issue 1, 39-41, 2018.
  • “With Them.” In My Utopia: A Collection of Creative Writing, edited by Ruzbeh Babei. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, 11–13, 2018.
  • “Orientation Packet for Gotham City Taxi Drivers.” Co-authored with Katherine Ann Davis. Punchnel’s. Web. 9 May 2016.

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