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Raul Galoppe

Chairperson, Spanish and Latino Studies

Conrad J. Schmitt Hall 222E
BA, ISP Brown (Santa Fe, Argentina)
MA, University of Missouri-Columbia
PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia
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Research Interests:

Spanish drama of the Golden Age
Spanish and Latin American civilization
Literary theory
GLBTQ and Women studies
Film and culture
Psychoanalysis, literature and performance
Translation and interpretation (English-Spanish / Spanish-English)

My research focuses on the dialogue between gender and genre in literature and the construction of subjectivity. Within the theoretical framework of Lacanian psychoanalysis, feminism, queer theory, and performance, I concentrate on Latin American and Latino film and cultural studies as well as Baroque Spanish drama. I explore representations of women and critical sexualities in Latino cultures as they appear in film, drama, and fiction. While supporting my interest in sexuality as a social construction that takes place when discourse, hegemonic power and desire intersect, this scope allows me to review recent trends in Latin American cinema and direct my attention to underrepresented groups in Argentina.



Explorations in Subjectivity, Borders, and Demarcation: A Fine Line. Co-editor with Richard Weiner. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005. 226 pp.

Género y confusión en el teatro de Tirso de Molina. Madrid: Editorial Pliegos, 2001. 296 pp.

La comedia española y el teatro europeo del siglo XVII. Co-editor with Henry W. Sullivan and Mahlon Stoutz. London: Támesis, 1998. 208 pp.

Tirso de Molina: His Originality Then and Now. Co-editor with Henry W. Sullivan. Ottawa Hispanic Studies. Dovehouse Editions Canada, 1996. 240 pp.

“(Un)Faithful Renditions: Gender Dynamics in an Adaptation of Don Gil de las calzas verdes.” (With Dave Dalton). Bulletin of the Comediantes 6-1 (2015): 131-48.

“Espacios queer. Hacia una dinámica de visibilidad e integración”. El hilo de la fábula 12 (2012): 187-97.

“El revés del pretendiente. Hacia una configuración del deseo en una comedia tirsiana de difícil clasificación”. L’Érudit franco-espagnol 2 (2012): 2-12.

"La otredad como centro: Espacios ganados a la cultura hegemónica." Escrituras 7 (2006): 13-23.

"Choked by Culture: U.S. Latinas in the Era of Postfeminism and the Millennial Generation." Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table 1.3 (2005): 316-33.

"Murky Waters: Obscurity and Fluidity as Signs of Crossing in Early Modern Spanish Literature." Explorations in Subjectivity, Borders, and Demarcation: A Fine Line. Ed. Raúl A. Galoppe and Richard Weiner. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005. 123-42.

"From Some Like it Hot to Lacan's Sexuation Theory: 'Imperfect' Explorations of Sex, Gender, and Desire." The Marketing of Eros: Performance, Sexuality, Consumer Culture. Ed. Peter Schulman and Frederick A. Lubich. Essen, Germany: Die Blaue Eule, 2003. 138-50.

"Monstruoso Aquiles, Aberración y cruce: Las líneas del género y el deseo autorial." Hecho Teatral 2 (2002): 123-45.

"Género y representación en Historia de la monja alférez escrita por ella misma de Catalina de Erauso." Cincinnati Romance Review 21 (2002): 91-106.

"El juego de los significantes: Tirso de Molina y la crítica al gobierno de los privados en La prudencia en la mujer y Privar contra su gusto." Romance Languages Annual 10 (1999): 586-94.