Jaime Rodriguez-Matos

Assistant Professor (Spanish)

Office: Peters Business Building, Room 437
Phone: (559) 278-8263 | FAX: (559) 278-7878
Email: jrodriguezmatos@csufresno.edu

Education

2005               Ph.D.: Spanish and Portuguese: Columbia University, New York NY.  Dissertation: “Unmothered Americas: Poetry and Universality.” Director: Professor Gustavo Pérez Firmat.

 

2002               M.Phil.: Spanish and Portuguese: Columbia University, New York NY. Qualifying examinations: “Phenomenology and 20th Century Spanish Poetry,” “Metaphor as Epistemological Category.” Directors: Professor Gustavo Pérez Firmat and Professor Philip W. Silver

 

1999               M.A.: Spanish and Portuguese: Columbia University, New York NY

 

1998               B.A.: Spanish Language and Literature: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

 

Faculty Appointments

2018-present Assistant Professor.  Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. California State University, Fresno.

 

2016-2018    Lecturer. Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. California State University, Fresno.

 

2007-2016    Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

 

2005-2007    Post-doctoral fellow. Washington University, St. Louis, MO

 

Publications and Research

Books:

Writing of the Formless: José Lezama Lima and the End of Time. New York: Fordham

University Press, 2017.

  • Reviewed by Djurdja Trajković in Filozofija i društvo/Philosophy and Society. Vol. 29, No. 3 (2018): 469-470
  • Reviewed by William Rowlandson in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 95 (2018): 576-577.
  • Reviewed by Juan Pablo Lupi in Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos.  Vol. 41. No. 2 (2017): 464-466.
  • Reviewed by Gerardo Muñoz, “Infrareligión y nihilismo en José Lezama Lima,” in 80grados (24 March 2017): http://www.80grados.net/infrareligion-y-nihilismo-en-jose-lezama-lima/

La escritura de lo informe: José Lezama Lima y el fin del tiempo. Almenara, under contract.

In preparation:

Event, Repetition, Epoch: Nihilism and the Contemporary Latin American Imaginary.

 

Articles Submitted, Forthcoming and Published:

“Poesía de la plenitud ausente: sobre el principio imposible.”  Cuadernos Latinoamericanos. Forthcoming.

 

“Sonoridad extratemporal y sueño existencial, o, los tiempos Lezama.”  In Pensamientos en La Habana: 50 años de Paradiso.  Ed.  Emmanuel de Jesús. Editorial Letras Cubanas, forthcoming.

 

“Notas sobre nihilismo: Lalo y el pensamiento en las consecuencias de Occidente.” InAurea María Sotomayor, Ed.. Asedios a las textualidades de Eduardo Lalo. Córdoba:Corregidor, forthcoming.

 

“Del no-tiempo de la incertidumbre en Juan Luis Martínez” In Martínez Total. Eds.Braulio Fernández Biggs, Marcelo Rioseco. Santiago: Editorial Universitaria, 2016, 191-207.

 

“The Mirror of Speculative Leftism: Álvaro García Linera and the Incalculability ofPolitics.” Culture, Theory and Critique 56.3 (2015): 349-365.

 

“De lo que agujerea lo Real: Lacan, crítico de la (pos)hegemonía.” Debats. 128 (2015.3):29-40.

 

“Nihilism and the Deconstruction of Time: Notes Toward Infrapolitics.” Transmodernity:Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World 5.1 (2015): 36-51.

 

“After the Ruin of Thinking: From Locationalism to Infrapolitics.” Transmodernity:Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World 5.1 (2015): 1-8.

 

“Más allá de la (pos)modernidad de José Lezama Lima.” In Teresa Basile and NancyCalomarde, Eds., Lezama Lima: Orígenes, revolución y después ….. Córdoba: Corregidor,2013. 143-161.

 

“Alejandra Pizarnik in the Psychiatric Ward: Where Everything is Possible But thePoem.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 88.5 (2011): 571-588.

 

“Pedro Juan Soto’s Spiks.” In Encyclopedia of Hispanic American Literature. Ed. Luz ElenaRamirez. New York: Facts on File, 2008. 328-329.

 

“Alurista’s Return: New and Collected Poems.” In Encyclopedia of Hispanic AmericanLiterature. Ed. Luz Elena Ramirez. New York: Facts on File, 2008. 284-286.

 

“Polyphony in Spanish Sentimental Romance.” Hispanic Review 73.2 (Spring 2005): 231-254.

 

In Progress:

“Not Knowing When We Are: The Temporalities of Neo-Revolutionary Rhetorics in Latin America.”

 

“Reiner Schurmann’s An-archy and Infrapolitics: Philosophy and Latin Americanism Today.”

Book Reviews:

“Aníbal González. In Search of the Sacred Book: Religion and the Contemporary Latin American Novel.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. (forthcoming)

 

“William Luis. Lunes de Revolución: Literatura y cultura en los primeros años de laRevolución Cubana.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos XLI n. 2 (Mayo 2007), pp. 317-318.

 

“Jill L. Kuhnheim. Spanish American Poetry at the End of the Century: TextualDisruptions.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos XL n. 1 (January 2006), p. 227.

 

“Daniel Murphy. Vicente Aleixandre's Stream of Lyric Consciousness.” RevistaHispánica Moderna 54.2 (December 2001), pp. 527-528.

 

Invited Lectures and Conference Presentations

“Poetry/Blues: Literary Sonority and Improvisation.” Keynote Lecture. Music and the Written Word Symposium.  Brigham Young University, UT. December 8, 2017

 

“Poetry Against the State.”  University and State.  University of California, Irvine.  November 2-3, 2017.

 

“The Witness and the Actor: The Meaning of Violence Today.” Latin America in Theory /Theory in Latin America: Critical Violence.  University of California, Riverside.  October 27-28, 2017.

 

“2300: Poetry, History and the Question of Being.” Transformative Thinking: The 1964-1965 Seminar of Jacques Derrida. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. September 29-30, 2017

 

“Archives, Voids, Nihilism. State and University.” Humanities Commons Research Cluster.  University of California, Irvine.  March 10, 2017.

 

Neofascismo. (In)diferencia ontológica en el momento Trump.” Trompos a la uña... Tiempos, desafíos, aparejos. XXII Coloquio internacional.  17, Instituto de Estudios Críticos. México City. January 20, 2017.

 

“Paradiso 50 anos después: destiempos y modernidad.” Coloquio InternacionalSobre José Lezama Lima, La Habana, Cuba. November 16-18, 2016.

 

“Politics, Trace, Ethics: Latin Americanist Delirium.” Latin America in Theory /Theory in Latin America: Aesthetics, Ethics, Politics. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. November 11-12, 2016

 

“Infrapolitical An-archy and the Question of Time.” Conference: On Infrapolitical An-

Archy: The Work of Reiner Schurmann. Sead Gallery, Bryan, Texas. January 11-12,2016.

 

“Soberanía, traducción, tragedia, o, Hölderlin en Venezuela.” Conference: LatinAmerican Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico. May 26-31, 2015.

 

“Eduardo Lalo, la sombra del pensamiento que se ubica en las consecuencias de Occidente.” Invited Conference: “Literatura/Posthegemonía/Infrapolítica.” Facultad de Filosofía, Universidad Complutense. Madrid, Spain. June 16-18, 2014.

 

“Ontologies of the Present and the Decolonial Option: On Santiago Castro Gómez and Consequences.” Panel: Critique of Decolonial Reason. Conference: Latin American Studies Association, Chicago. May 21-24, 2014.

 

“State, Capital, Community: A Remark on the Work of Álvaro García Linera.” Conference: Democracy in the Andes: The Work of Álvaro García Linera. Texas A&M University. November 15-16, 2013.

 

“Anarchy and the Fright of the Formless in Caribbean Politics: From the HaitianRevolution to Castro.” Conference: Radical Caribbeans: Repositioning Caribbean Life.Tulane University. October 3-5, 2013

 

“Lezama, Godard, and Global Terror: One Aspect of World Literature Today.”Conference: American Comparative Literature Association. Toronto, Canada. April, 4-7, 2013.

 

“Más allá de la (post)modernidad de José Lezama Lima.” Conference: Congreso Internacional sobre el Caribe en sus literaturas y culturas: En el centenario de JoséLezama Lima. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina. September 1-3, 2010

 

“Interrupting the Constitutive: Literature in Contemporary Latin Americanism.”Conference: Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Summer 2009.

 

“What Is to Be Done?: The University.” Guest Speaker: Ceremony in Honor of Graduating McNair Fellows, University of New Hampshire, Durham. May 13, 2008

 

“What Is a Singular Universal?: On The Poetry of César Vallejo and Charles Olson.” Conference: 20th Century Literature and Culture Conference, University of Louisville, KY. February 22-24, 2007