Overview

José Enrique Navarro received his PhD in Hispanic Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. He also earned a MA in Spanish from Texas State University-San Marcos and a Law Degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

His teaching and research interests include contemporary Spanish American fiction, Hispanic cultural studies, publishing history, digital media, the Latina/o Midwest, and graphic novels.

He has published in Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea, Hispanic Issues Online, Letras Hispanas, and Symposium, among other venues.

He has also co-produced a documentary film on Hispanic cooking traditions and immigration entitled Cocin(ando) Wichita. Currently, he is co-curating the community-based digital exhibit Somos de Wichita/We are Wichitans, whose aim is to document the history of Latino communities in the city of Wichita.

Information

Areas of Research Interest

Contemporary Spanish American literature and culture, Hispanic cultural studies, Latina/o studies, book trade and publishing industries, digital media, cultural globalization, copyright, politics of memory, graphic novels.

Areas of Teaching Interest

Couses Taught at WSU

Introduction to Latin American Cultural Studies (grad)

Journeys and Encounters in Hispanic Literature (grad)

Independent study – M.A. Exam Preparation  (grad)

Contemporary Spanish American Novel

Survey of Contemporary Latin American Literature

Latin American Civilization

Latinos in the US and the Midwest

Spanish Civilization

Survey of Modern Spanish Literature

Survey of Pre-Modern Spanish Literature

Business Spanish

Translation Practicum

Intermediate Spanish Grammar and Conversation

Intermediate Spanish Conversation

Intermediate Spanish Readings

Publications

Journal Articles

"Política, estética y fantasía en La raíz del ombú, de Julio Cortázar y Alberto Cedrón.” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 74.3, 2020.

“Literatura argentina y sus lectores: sobre nacionalismo, traducción y edición (1930-1960).” Letras Hispanas 16, 2020.

[with Rocío del Águila] “Cuerpo, esclavitud y agencia en Fulú, de Carlos Trillo y Eduardo Risso.” Con el lápiz en la mano: Representación de la mujer en el comic en español, special issue edited by Elizabeth Montes, Marina Bettaglio, and Elsy Cardona, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 43.1, 2018.

“La enfermedad de la literatura en la narrativa de Enrique Vila-Matas.” Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea 39.1, 2014.

“Adversidades transatlánticas: vida editorial de Fantomas contra los vampiros multinacionales, de Julio Cortázar.” Ciberletras 29, 2012.

Book Chapters

“The Sudamericana Publishing House: Catalogs as Objects of Study.” Latin American Textualities; History, Materiality, and Digital Media, edited by Heather Allen and Andrew Reynolds. University of Arizona Press, 2018.

"Global Bolaño: Reading, Writing and Publishing in a Neoliberal World.” Bolaño as World Literature, edited by Nicholas Birns and Juan E. De Castro. Bloomsbury, 2017.

“You’ll Never Write Alone: Online Sharing Economy and the New Role of the Reader.” Hybrid Storyspaces: Redefining the Critical Enterprise in Twenty-First Century Hispanic Literature, edited by Debra Castillo and Christine Henseler. Hispanic Issues Online vol. 9, 2012.

Documentary Film

[Co-produced with Rocío del Águila] Cocin(ando) Wichita: Hispanic Cooking Traditions and Immigration, 2019. Official Selection, Tallgrass Film Festival 2019. 

Digital Repository

[co-edited with Jay Price] Latinos in Wichita: A Digital Collection of Community Pictures, Artifacts, and Stories, 2020, Wichita State University Libraries.

Notes

“Héctor G. Oesterheld.” The Eternaut 1969. Fantagraphic Books, 2020.

“Roberto Bolaño’s Legacy.” Arts & Culture no. 6, Latin American Research Center, University of Calgary, 2015.

Contributions to Reference Works

“Eterna Cadencia Editora.” Portal Editores y Editoriales Iberoamericanos (siglos XIX-XXI), edited by Pura Fernández, Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, 2019.

“Bruguera School,” “Carpanta,” “El Eternauta,” “Mort Cinder,” and “Héctor Germán Oesterheld.” The Planetary Republic of Comics, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama, 2017.

Book Reviews

La España vacía. Viaje a un país que nunca fue, by Sergio del Molino. Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea 44.1, 2019.

Encrucijadas globales: Redefinir España en el siglo XXI, edited by José ColmeiroAnales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea 42.1, 2017.

Quinquis, maderos y picoletos. Memoria y ficción, by Juan A. Ríos Carratalá. Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea 41.1, 2016.

El libro transatlántico. Relaciones editoriales entre España y América Latina (1936-1950), by Fernando Larraz. Letral 9, 2012.

Vanguardia, exilio y traducción en las posguerras europeas: Nancy Cunard y Ramón del Valle-Inclán, by José Manuel Pereiro-Otero. Teatro. Revista de Estudios Culturales vol. 25, 2012.

Interviews

Herralde, Jorge [publisher of Anagrama, Spain]. “La literatura en sí misma es un viaje hacia el mundo y un viaje hacia uno mismo.” Confluencia 27.1, 2012.

Fagnani, Fernando [publisher of Edhasa Argentina]. “Entrevista con Fernando Fagnani.” Letras Hispanas 8.1, 2012.

Djament, Leonora [publisher of Eterna Cadencia, Argentina]. “Intereses culturales y espacios del libro. Entrevista con Leonora Djament.” Pterodáctilo 11, 2012.

Professional Experience

Wichita State University                                                                                        

Associate Professor, 2020-present.

Assistant Professor, 2013-2019. 

La Poderosa Media Project, Ecuador

Instructor, 2012.

Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

Founding faculty member & Online instructor, Online MA Program in Digital Journalism, 2005-11.

Awards and Honors

External Grants

Humanities Minor Grant, Kansas Humanities Council, Co-PI, 2019.

Humanities Major Grant, Kansas Humanities Council, Co-PI, 2017.

Faculty Research Grant, Benson Latin American Collection – South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA), 2017.

Internal Grants

Open/Alternative Textbook Grant, Wichita State University, 2020.         

University Research/Creative Projects Award, Wichita State University, 2019.

Tilford Commission on Diversity Fellowship, Wichita State University, 2017.

Research/Creative Project in Summer Award, Wichita State University, 2016.

Honors

Leadership Academy Fellow, Wichita State University, 2017.

Jury member, Midwestern Association of Graduate School Distinguished Thesis Award Ad Hoc Committee, Graduate School, Wichita State University, 2017.

Areas of Service

Community

Board Member, North End Historical Association, Wichita, 2020-present.

Profession

Member, Texas Delegation, ANLE (North American Academy of the Spanish Language), 2019-present.

University

Faculty Senator, 2019-present.  

Member, College Curriculum Committee, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2013-16.

Departmental - Positions Held

Acting Spanish Division Director, 2019-20.

Spanish Scheduler, 2017-18.

Spanish Division Director, 2015-17.

Coordinator, Certificate in Spanish for the Professions, 2014-15.

Academic Advisor, Sigma Delta Pi, National Hispanic Honor Society, 2013-present.