Stephen Silverstein

Stephen Silverstein
Associate Professor of Spanish
Director of the Graduate Program
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Research/Teaching Interests

  • Latin American history, culture, and literature

Education

Ph.D., Spanish, University of Virginia, 2012

M.A., Spanish, University of Virginia, 2007

Foreign Language Teacher Certification K–12, Southern Connecticut State University, 2003

B.A., Spanish / B.S., Finance, Rutgers University, 2001

Courses Taught at Baylor

  • Exploring the Spanish-Speaking World (SPA 2320)

  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature (SPA 3305)

  • Survey of Spanish-American Literature to 1880 (SPA 3354)

Selected Publications

Monograph

The Merchant of Havana: The Jew in the Cuban Abolitionist Archive. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2016.

  • “Best Book in Latin American Jewish Studies 2017,” Latin American Jewish Studies Association.
  • Reviewed in Hispanic Review 85.4 (Autumn 2017): 501–503; Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature 71.2 (Fall 2017): 248-250; The Americas 75.1 (January 2018): 251-253; Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 52:1 (March 2018): 278–281; Hispanic American Historical Review 98.3 (2018): 537–539; Dirāsāt Hispānicas. Revista Tunecina de Estudios Hispánicos 5 (2018): 114–118; New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 92.3–4 (2018): 310–311; Association for Jewish Studies Review 43.2 (November 2019): 475–477; H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online (forthcoming).
  • Latin American Jewish Studies Association featured publication, 2016.

Edited Volumes

  • Co-edited with Rafael Acosta de Arriba. La escritura de Leonardo Padura. Madrid: Instituto Cervantes, 2021.

  • Special issue of Latin American Jewish Studies in honor of David William Foster (in preparation).

Articles

  • Co-authored with Rafael Acosta de Arriba. ““Un escritor es un almacén de ideas: Entrevista a Leonardo Padura.” Revista de la Biblioteca Nacional José Martí 111.2 (July-December 2020): 113–22.
  • “José Antonio Saco: An Early Critic of Anti-Semitism.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos (Spring 2019): 609–626.

  • “‘La relación de sus males, [y] el medio de curarlos’: Transamerican Models of Slave-Labor Organization in José Antonio Saco’s Análisis de una obra sobre el Brasil.” Dirāsāt Hispānicas. Revista Tunecina de Estudios Hispánicos (June 2016): 79–92.

  • “Deleuzo-Guattarian Becoming in Cristina Rivera Garza’s La cresta de Ilión.” Letras Femeninas (Winter 2016): 116–132.

  • “The Cuban Anti-Antislavery Genre: Anselmo Suárez y Romero’s Colección de artículos and the Policy of Buen Tratamiento.” Revista Hispánica Moderna 68.1 (June 2015): 59–75.

  • “Racial Alchemy and Alejandro Tapia y Rivera’s La cuarterona.” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana 44.1 (May 2015): 119–135.

  • “La hibridación en las Cartas de Luis de Carvajal, el Mozo.” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 31.1 (Winter 2015): 1–21.

  • “Jorge Luis Borges’s Poetic Response to the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War.” Hipertexto 19 (Winter 2014): 31–42.

  • “Ragpickers of Modernity: Cristina Rivera Garza’s Nadie me verá llorar and Walter Benjamin’s Theses on the Philosophy of History.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 47.3 (October 2013): 533–559.

  • “The Discourse of Jewish Differences in J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace.” Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, Society 17.2 (Winter 2011): 80–100.

Book Chapters

  • “The Image of the Jew in Nineteenth-Century Latin American Fiction.” In Routledge Companion to Nineteenth-Century Latin America (forthcoming).

  • “The Jewish Slave-Trader Trope in De la esclavitud en Cuba.” In Jews Across the Americas: 1492-Present (forthcoming).
  • “Repetir Guillén: Tres tentativas sobre Nicolás Guillén en el siglo veintiuno.” In Nicolás Guillén y El son entero: Miradas desde el siglo XXI. Ana Gloria Chouciño Fernández and Ana María González Marfud, eds. (Santiago de Compostela: Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 2018): 173–198.

  • “The Cuban Protest Song from Pablo Milanés to Los Aldeanos.” In Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism. Lindsay Michie Eades and Eunice Rojas, eds. (Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2013): 397–421.

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