Rodrigo Andrés



  Rodrigo Andres  


Rodrigo Andrés is a senior lecturer at the University of Barcelona and a researcher at the Centre Dona i Literatura. He lectures on American literature both in the English Studies degree and in the M.A. and Ph.D. program “Construction and Representation of Cultural Identities”.


He was a member of the two research projects on Community and Literature led by Prof. Marta Segarra and funded by the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad and Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, and is now the Main Researcher of “New Views on the Community / New Hybrid and Sexualized Roma Identities (FFI2014-53047-R)”, a Ministerio de Economía y Competividad financed research project.


He has published widely on American literature, particularly of the nineteenth-century, and on Herman Melville. He is the author Herman Melville: poder y amor entre hombres (2007), editor of the dossier “The Figure of ‘The Neighbor’ in 19th Century Literature” (Lectora 2014) and of the volume Homoerotismos literarios (2011), and co-editor of Hombres soñados por escritoras de hoy (2009).


Some of his publications on Herman Melville include the introduction to Melville’s selected works in the collection “Grandes Autores de la Literatura” (Gredos, 2015), the chapter “Opaque Encounters, Impossible Vicinities” (Differences in Common. Gender, Vulnerability and Community, 2014), the article “The Bellipotent as Heterotopia, Total Institution, and Colony: Billy Budd and Other Spaces in Melville’s Mediterranean” (Leviathan 13, 1, 2011), or the chapter “The Threat of a Revolution on Board the Bellipotent: Darkness in Billy Budd, Sailor” (Hearts of Darkness. Melville, Conrad and the Narratives of Oppression 2010).


Interested in Jewish-American literature, working-class literature, universalism, and the echoes of North American Literature in Latin America, he has also published on Walt Whitman, Fae Myenne Ng, Tillie Olsen, Grace Paley, Rosalía de Castro, and Augusto Roa Bastos, among others.


He is currently a member of the Executive Board of S.A.A.S. (Spanish Association for American Studies) Executive Board.