Florencia Garramuño

Fellow: Awarded 2008

Field of Study: Literary Studies

Competition: Latin America & Caribbean

Associate Professor Florencia Garramuño joined the faculty of the University of San Andrés in Buenos Aires in 1999 and became the founding director of its program in Brazilian Culture in 2004. Before coming to San Andrés, Ms. Garramuño taught at the University of Buenos Aires and Temple University in Philadelphia.  She received her Ph.D. in romance languages and literatures from Princeton University in 1995.  In 2006 she completed her postdoctoral work at the Programa Avançado de Cultura Contemporânea at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

In Genealogías culturales. Argentina, Brasil y Uruguay en la novella contemporánea, 1980-1990 (Beatriz Viterbo, 1997), Ms. Garramuño analyzes the literary and intellectual interrogation of the past through prose writing in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay during the 1980s.  Modernidades Primitivas: tango, samba y nación (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2007) is a comparative study of the intricate processes by which tango and samba became national symbols for Brazil and Argentina.  In her latest book, La experiencia opaca. Literatura y desencanto (Fondo de Cultura Económica, forthcoming), analyzes the slow transformation in the role and function of Brazilian and Argentine literature over the last decades, concentrating on the relationship this literature entertains with a new and post-deconstructive concept of experience.

Florencia Garramuño has published many articles and coedited several books, and is the assistant editor of Margens/Márgenes. she has translated works by Graciliano Ramos Silviano Santiago, Paulo Leminski, Ana Cristina Cesar Joao Guimaraes Rosa, and Gonçalo Tavares.