Associate Professor Diana Palaversich

Associate Professor (Spanish & Latin American Studies)
BA Belgrade, BA PhD UNSW
School of Humanities & Languages

Contact

9385 2424
Room 224, Morven Brown
Fields: Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies
Tags: Cultural Understanding

Research

I am an Associate Professor in Hispanic Studies in the School of Languages and Linguistics (FASS). My research belongs to the broad field of Latin American literary and cultural studies. In my work I analyse the intrinsic link between literary production on the continent and social, political and material conditions.

Since the early 2000s my research has focused on Mexico, in particular on the cultural production in its northern border region. My work in this field centres on three key considerations: 1) the issue of place and representation in the works of border writers and filmmakers; 2) Mexican novels on drug trafficking (narconovelas); and 3) the role of transnational publishers in the editorial boom of Mexican border literature in the XXI century.

My current project centres on the historical evolution of the Mexican narconovela from a subversive regional discourse in the 1970s—written in opposition to the Mexican government and Mexican mainstream culture—to a commodity sold on the global cultural market in the XXI century.

Some indicators of the wider social relevance of my work: over 15 newspaper interviews and articles on my research published in the international media, including Milenio, Reforma, and Frontera in Mexico and The New York Times in the USA; primetime radio and television interviews in Mexico and Colombia.

Research keywords: Latin America, Mexico

Publications

    Books

    • Palaversich D, 2005, De Macondo a McOndo. Senderos de la postmodernidad latinoamericana (From Macondo to McOndo: Paths of Latin American Postmodernity), First, Plaza Y Valdes, Mexico City
    • Palaversich D, 1995, Silencio, voz y escritura en Eduardo Galeano, Original, Vervuert, Frankfurt

    Book Chapters

    • Palaversich D, 2015, 'Seducción de las mafias. La figura del narcotraficante', in Lopez Baldano C (ed.), Periferias de la narcocracia. Ensayos sobre narrativas contemporaneas, Corregidor, Buenis Aires, pp. 205 - 231, http://www.corregidor.com/?page_id=335&codigo=2007
    • Diana Palaversich, 2014, '"Otra mirada a la literatura del norte"', in Cota Torres, Édgar, José Salvador Ruiz and Gabriel Trujillo Muñoz (ed.), Miradas convergentes. Ensayos sobre la narrativa México-Estados Unidos., Universidad Autónoma de Baja California/Editorial Artificios/University of Colorado, Mexicali/Colorado, pp. 13 - 46
    • Palaversich D, 2010, 'Paisajes invisibles. Navegando el noroeste con Gabriel Trujillo', in Guedea R (ed.), Cruce de vias. Una mirada oceanica a la cultura hispanica, edn. 1, Aldus, Mexico, pp. 263 - 286
    • Palaversich D, 2010, 'El cuerpo agredido de la homosexualidad proletaria', in Blanco F; Poblete J (ed.), Desdén al infortunio : sujeto, comunicación y público en la narrativa de Pedro Lemebel, edn. 1. ed., Cuarto Propio, Providencia, Santiago, pp. 243 - 267
    • Palaversich D, 2008, 'Memory in the works of Gabriel Trujillo Munoz', in Guzman N (ed.), Narratives of the Mexican North, edn. 1, University of Texas / Tecnologico De Monterrey, El Paso, Mexico, pp. 73 - 85
    • Palaversich D, 2005, '`Prologo`', in Bellatin M (ed.), Obra Reunida de Mario Bellatin [Collected works of Mario Bellatin], edn. First, Alfaguara, Mexico, pp. 9 - 23

    Journal articles

    • Palaversich D, 2016, 'Junaci našeg doba. Lik narko-bosa u kolumbijskim telenovelama', Etnoantropoloski Problemi, vol. 11, pp. 457 - 475, http://dx.doi.org/10.21301/ൾൺඉ.ඏ11ං2.7
    • Palaversich D, 2015, 'La figura del narcotraficante en la narcotelenovela colombiana', Hispanofila, vol. 173, pp. 349 - 364, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/hsf.2015.0017
    • Palaversich D, 2014, 'Contrabando, a masterpiece of the Mexican narconovela', Review (United Kingdom), vol. 47, pp. 28 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08905762.2014.890401
    • Palaversich D, 2013, 'The drugs scenario in Mexico: From the outskirts of society to mainstream culture', Sociologias, pp. 26 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-45222013000300003
    • Palaversich D, 2013, 'Cultural dyslexia and the politics of cross-cultural excursion in Claudia Llosa's Madeinusa', Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 90, pp. 489 - 503, http://dx.doi.org/10.3828/bhs.2013.31
    • Palaversich D, 2012, '¿Como hablar del silencio? Contrabando y Un vaquero cruza la frontera en silencio, dos casos ejemplares del acercamiento ético en la literatura mexicana sobre el narco', Ciberletras, vol. 29, pp. 7000 words
    • Palaversich D, 2012, 'Ciudades invisibles: Tijuana en la obra de Federico Campbell, Luis Humberto Crosthwaite, Francisco Morales y Heriberto Yepez', Iberoamericana, vol. 12, pp. 99 - 111
    • Palaversich D, 2011, 'Narkoromani, najnoviji hit meksicke knjizevnosti', Knjizevna smotra, vol. 43, pp. 23 - 31
    • Palaversich D, 2011, 'Narcoliteratura. ¿De que mas podriamos hablar?', Tierra Adentro, pp. 53 - 63
    • Palaversich D, 2009, 'La narcocultura del margen al centro', Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporanea, vol. 16, pp. 7 - 18
    • Palaversich D, 2008, 'Repensando a Frida Kahlo a cien anos de su nacimiento', Ciberletras, vol. 19, pp. 1 - 18
    • Palaversich D, 2007, 'La nueva narrativa del norte: Moviendo fronteras de la literatura mexicana', Symposium - Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, vol. 61, pp. 9 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.3200/SYMP.61.1.9-26
    • Palaversich D, 2007, 'El panico lesbiano en Requiem por una muneca rota (cuentos para asustar al lobo)', Ciberletras, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 12
    • Palaversich D, 2006, 'The Politics of Drug Trafficking in Mexican and Mexico-Related Narconovelas', Aztlan - A Journal of Chicano Studies, vol. 31, pp. 85 - 110
    • Palaversich D, 2004, 'El camino de Santiago y la esquizoescritura de Patricia Laurent Kullick', Ciberletras, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 10
    • Palaversich D, 2003, 'Pointers for a lecture by Mario Bellatin', Chasqui, vol. 32, pp. 25 - 38
    • Palaversich D, 2003, 'I shout, then I exist. Homosexuality and political dissidence in the narrative of Reinaldo Arenas and John Rechy', Hispanofila, pp. 111 - 134
    • Palaversich D, 2003, 'La vuelta a Tijuana en seis escritores', Aztlan - A Journal of Chicano Studies, vol. 28, pp. 97 - 125
    • Palaversich D;Allatson P, 2002, 'The wounded body of proletarian homosexuality in Pedro Lemebel's Loco afán', Latin American Perspectives, vol. 29, pp. 99 - 118
    • Palaversich D, 2002, 'La Ciudad que recorro. Un flaneur en Tijuana', Literatura Mexicana, vol. 13, pp. 215 - 227
    • Palaversich D, 2002, 'Espacios y no espacios en la narrativa de Eduardo Antonio Parra', Texto Critico, vol. 11
    • Palaversich D, 2001, '(Dis)locating masculinity in Latin (O) America', A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, pp. 645 - 648
    • Palaversich D, 2000, 'Rebeldes sin causa. Realismo magico vs. realismo virtual', Hispamerica - Revista de Literatura
    • Palaversich D, 2000, 'El femenino monstruoso y la crisis del genero en La Hermana Secreta de Angelica Maria', Antipodas, vol. 11-12, pp. 233 - 248
    • Palaversich D, 1999, 'Caught in the act: Social stigma, homosexual panic and violence in Latin American writing', Chasqui - Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana, vol. 28, pp. 60 - 76
    • Palaversich D, 1996, 'Skeletons in the closet. Reading sexuality in Allende`s `La casa de los espíritus`', Revista de Estudios Hispanicos, pp. 211 - 227
    • Palaversich D, 1995, 'Postmodernismo, postcolonialismo y la recuperacion de la historia subalterna', Chasqui - Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana, pp. 3 - 15

Teaching

Dr Palaversich has taught Spanish language and Latin American literature, film and culture at the University of NSW since 1992.