Ignacio Sánchez Prado
Campus Box 1077
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, received a Licenciatura (B.A.) in Literature from the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla in Mexico, and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Pittsburgh. His areas of research include Mexican literary, film and cultural studies; Latin American intellectual history, neoliberal culture and World Literature theory. He is the author of El canon y sus formas: La reinvención de Harold Bloom y sus lecturas hispanoamericanas (2002), Poesía para nada (2005), Naciones intelectuales. Las fundaciones de la modernidad literaria mexicana (1917-1959) (2009. Winner of the LASA Mexico 2010 Book Award), Intermitencias americanistas. Estudios y ensayos escogidos (2004-2010) (2012), and Screening Neoliberalism. Mexican Cinema 1988-2012 (2014), which will appear in Spanish translation in late 2017. He is currently completing a book entitled Strategic Occidentalism. World Literature and Post-1968 Fiction. His work in progress includes a book on the impact of the doctrine of “popular sovereignty” in mid-19th century Mexican literature, and a book-length study on cosmopolitanism and genre in Mexican cinema.
Prof. Sánchez Prado has edited several book collections: Alfonso Reyes y los estudios latinoamericanos (with Adela Pineda Franco, 2004), América Latina en la “literatura mundial” (2006), América Latina, Giro óptico (2006), El arte de la ironía. Carlos Monsiváis ante la crítica (with Mabel Moraña, 2007), Arqueologías del centauro. Ensayos sobre Alfonso Reyes (2009), Entre Hombres. Masculinidades del siglo XIX latinoamericano (with Ana Peluffo, 2010); El lenguaje de las emociones. Afecto cultura en América Latina (with Mabel Moraña, 2012), La literatura en los siglos XIX y XX (with Antonio Saborit and Jorge Ortega, 2013), Heridas abiertas. Biopolítica y cultura en América Latina (with Mabel Moraña, 2014) and Democracia, otredad, melancolía. Roger Bartra ante la crítica (with Mabel Moraña 2015). His most recent edited work is A History of Mexican Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2016; with Anna Nogar and José Ramón Ruisánchez Serra). He is currently editing the collections Pierre Bourdieu and Hispanic Cultural Studies and Mexican Literature in Theory. Prof. Sánchez Prado is co-editor, with Leslie Marsh, of the forthcoming series “Latin American Cinema” at SUNY Press.
Prof. Sánchez Prado has published over 80 scholarly articles in academic books and journals, including Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Hispanic Review, Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies, Comparative Literature, and Casa de las Américas, among others. His article "Claiming Liberalism: Enrique Krauze, Vuelta, Letras Libres and the reconfigurations of the Mexican intellectual class," published by Mexican Studies/ Estudios Mexicanos (26.1, 2010) was awarded with the LASA Mexico Section 2010 Humanities essay prize. His most recent essays are “Novel, War and the Aporia of Totality. Lukács’s Theory of the Novel and Azuela’s The Underdogs” (Mediations 29.2, 2016) and “Cine latinoamericano y neoliberalismo: ideología, deseo, clase” (Hispanófila 177, 2016).
Prof. Sánchez Prado has served as President of the Division of Latin American Literatures and Cultures and the Discussion Group of Mexican Cultural Studies at the Modern Language Association, as well as co-chair of the Mexico Section at the Latin American Studies Association. He is a member of the editorial board of various journals, including Chasqui, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, ASAP Journal, and Confluencia.
Prof. Sánchez Prado’s teaching in Romance Languages and Literatures is focused on 20th- and 21st-century Mexican literature, film and culture, as well as Latin American critical thought and literary theory. In addition, for the Latin American Studies Program, he teaches Survey of Latin American Cultures, and diverse classes on cultural studies. Currently, he serves as Latin American Review Editor for the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos and as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Latin American Studies Program. Prof. Sánchez Prado received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the School of Arts and Sciences in 2015.