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Andrés Lema-Hincapié, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Ibero-American Literatures and Cultures

Email: Andres Lema-Hincapie
Office Location: Plaza Building 118B
Phone: (303) 556-3443
Fax: (303) 556-6038
Office hours: M, W 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Areas of Expertise:
XXth-century Argentine and Colombian Literature, Modern Philosophy

Education & Degrees

Ph.D., Romance Studies, Cornell University
M.A., Romance Studies, Cornell University
Ph.D., Philosophy, Université d'Ottawa, Canada
M.A., Philosophy, Université de Strasbourg, France
B.A., Philosophy, Universidad del Valle, Colombia

Bio

Andrés' intellectual passions and fields of research/teaching are contemporary fiction (novels and short stories), philosophy, essays, and queer cinema from Spanish America. Currently, Andrés is starting three new projects at UC Denver: a small theater company for puppets, a weekly radio show, and a center for translations in the humanities. Andrés received doctoral fellowships from the University of Ottawa and the Ministry of Education, Province of Ontario (1993-1997), the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, and the University of Edinburgh (1999). He won the Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award at Cornell University (2005). From 2006 to 2008, he taught at Whitman College (Walla Walla, Washington). Andrés founded in 2003, and is the director of, "AMIGOS DEL SUR -- Institute for Cultures, Languages, and International Service (Argentina, Brasil, Colombia)." At Cornell, Andrés cofounded the Romance Studies Film Series, and in 2009 at UCD he founded the Ibero-American Film Series. At the Universidad del Valle (Colombia), Andrés was associate professor of eighteenth-century British and German philosophy, teaching Berkeley and Kant, as well as occasional introductory courses on medieval philosophy and Latin for beginners (1998-2001).

Select Publications

Books (Author)

Borges…, ¿filósofo? Prologue by Professor Edwin Williamson (Oxford University). Bogotá: Instituto Caro y Cuervo. Forthcoming.

Kant y la Biblia: Principios kantianos de exégesis bíblica. Barcelona: Anthropos. 2006.

Books (Editor)
Burning Darkness: Half a Century of Spanish Cinema. Eds. Joan Ramon Resina and Andrés Lema-Hincapié. Buffalo, NY: SUNY Press, 2008.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters:

"La tradición, ¿amiga o enemiga de la verdad? Pico della Mirandola y René Descartes." Perspectivas de la Modernidad: Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII. Eds. Jean-Paul Margot and Mauricio Zuluaga. Cali, COL: Universidad del Valle, 2011. 75-95.

"El cosmopolitismo kantiano." Festschrift para el Profesor Jean-Paul Margot. Ed. Mauricio Zuluaga. Cali, COL.: Universidad del Valle. Forthcoming.

"La tradición, ¿amiga o enemiga de la verdad? Pico della Mirandola y René Descartes." Perspectivas de la Modernidad: Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII. Eds. Jean-Paul Margot and Mauricio Zuluaga. Cali, COL: Universidad del Valle. Forthcoming.

"Convergencias y divergencias: El compadrito y el gaucho según Borges." Conference Proceedings of Borges and Us: Then and Always. Hofstra University. Forthcoming.

"Machinism in Four Southern Cone Novels: Humankind at Stake." The Image of Technology. Conference Proceedings of the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. Eds. Will Wright and Steven Kaplan. Colorado State UP: Pueblo, CO: 2009. 76-82.

"Existential Crossroads in Muerte de un ciclista (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955)." Burning Darkness: Half a Century of Spanish Cinema. Eds. Joan Ramon Resina and Andrés Lema-Hincapié. Buffalo, NY: SUNY UP. 2008. 27-41.

"Carlos Saura's Carmen: Hybridity and the Inevitable Cliché." Carmen: From Silent Film to MTV. Eds. Chris Perriam and Ann Davis. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 2005. 151–65.

"¡Sí, Señor Berkeley; no, Señor Kant!: Exploraciones comparativas en la metafísica de Macedonio Fernández." Las reglas en juego. Algunas relaciones entre filosofía y literatura. Ed. Víctor Alba de la Vega. San José, Costa Rica: Perro Azul; Arlekín, 2003. 213–32.

"Kant: Crítica bíblica y Aufklärung." La filosofía y la ciudad. Eds. Luis Humberto Hernández y William González. Vol. 1. Cali: Universidad del Valle, 2003. 109-32.

Articles in Scholarly Journals

"Enseignement critique des cultures: Obstacles et avenues." Cahiers Fernand Dumont: «La crise de l'éducation.» Eds. Danièle Letocha and Frédéric Parent. Université de Québec à Trois-Rivières. 2 (2012). 7 pages. Forthcoming.

"Berkeley y su inmaterialismo ontológico: Elementos básicos." Diálogos. Ed. Miguel A. Badía Cabrera Universidad de Puerto Rico Río Piedras. Departamento de Filosofía. 93 (2012). 24 pages. Forthcoming.

"Siete símbolos-clave para perderse alegremente en los laberintos de Borges." Logos 19.1 (2011): 45-61. Revista de la Facultad de Humanidades de la Universidad La Salle. Bogotá, Colombia.

"Almost Seven Key Symbols to Joyfully Lose Oneself in the Labyrinths of Borges." Ibero-Americana Pragensia. Centro de Estudios Ibéricos e Ibero-Americanos. Universita Karolina Prague. Forthcoming.

Film Reviews

"Chaque détail est précieux: Les plages d'Agnès (Agnès Varda, 2008)." Papel de Colgadura. Cali, COL: Universidad ICESI. (2012): 16-21. [In Spanish]

Works in Review

Articles in Scholarly Journals

"Borges: Gauchos y compadritos en contrapunto." Revista de Occidente. Submitted for Publication. [32 pages]

Works in Preparation

Books (Author)

George Berkeley y su inmaterialismo ontológico. Manuscript in progress.

Books (Editor)

Y persisten viviendo: Contemporary Spanish-American Queer Cinema. Chief Editor.

Calderón de la Barca's La vida es sueño: Philosophical Intervention. Chief Editor with Professor Conxita Domènech.

Translations

de Armas Wilson. Diane. "Cuerpos en la Berbería: Algunas notas a partir de una crónica de cautiverio escrita en el siglo XVI." In progress. [20 pages] (From English)

Durán, Manuel. "La España de Cervantes." Original: "Cervantes' Spain." Cervantes. New York: Twayne. 13-20. [14 pages] (From English), y "Cervantes: Su vida asediada y vagabunda." Original: "Cervantes' Harassed and Vagabond Life." Cervantes. New York: Twayne. 21-30. [14 pages] (From English). Mutatis Mutandis: Revista del Grupo de Investigación en Traductología. Universidad de Antioquia. Colombia. 5.1 (2012): 181-99. [peer reviewed]

Invited Lectures/Seminars

"Solitude: Towards an Understanding of Some of Its Shapes and Meanings in One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) by Gabriel García Márquez." Keynote Speaker at Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. May 2013.

"Borges: Exploraciones metafísicas." Keynote Speaker at the Department of Philosophy. Universidad de Costa Rica at San José. SEMINAR: October 4-14, 2011.

"Edipo Rey de Sófocles y Edipo Alcalde (1996) de Jorge Alí Triana y Guión de Gabriel García Márquez: Relectura fílmica de la tragedia griega desde las coordenadas de la violencia en Colombia." Keynote Speaker at Biblioteca Departmental de Cali (COLOMBIA). Seminar Dioses y pensamiento de Grecia en el Séptimo Arte. Agust 16, 2011.

"En el Deep South resucita Homero, gracias a los Hermanos Coen: La Odisea y O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)" Keynote Speaker at Biblioteca Departmental de Cali (COLOMBIA). Seminar Dioses y pensamiento de Grecia en el Séptimo Arte. Agust 10, 2011.

"Reading Borges's 'Death and the Compass'." Keynote Speaker at Lincoln High School, Denver (USA). November 19, 2010.

"Reading Borges's 'The South'." Keynote Speaker at Montebello High School, Denver (USA). November 12, 2010.

"Reflexiones diversas sobre literatura y filosofía en español." March 9, 2010, Universita Karlova at Prague. Centro de Estudios Ibéricos e Ibero-Americanos. (CZECH REPUBLIC)

"Sentidos de metafísica y de filosofía en Borges." March 9, 2010, Universita Karlova at Prague. Centro de Estudios Ibéricos e Ibero-Americanos. (CZECH REPUBLIC)

"Kant y Unamuno: Puntos críticos." March 16, 2010, Universita Karlova at Prague, Centro de Estudios Ibéricos e Ibero-Americanos. (CZECH REPUBLIC)

"La noción de ficción en Borges y tres fuentes alemanas: Kant, Nietzsche y Vaihinger." March 16, 2010, Universita Karlova at Prague, Centro de Estudios Ibéricos e Ibero-Americanos. (CZECH REPUBLIC)

"Philosophia ancilla litterarum? El caso Borges para el pensamiento francés contemporáneo." March 23, 2010, Universita Karlova at Prague, Centro de Estudios Ibéricos e Ibero-Americanos. (CZECH REPUBLIC)

"¿Existir en sueño o en vigilia? Las respuestas de Calderón y de Descartes." March 23, 2010, Universita Karlova at Prague, Centro de Estudios Ibéricos e Ibero-Americanos. (CZECH REPUBLIC)

Presentations at Professional Meetings

"Notas filosóficas sobre la soledad en Cien años de soledad de Gabriel García Márquez." Semana Cultural Gabriel García Márquez. The Gabriel García Márquez Project and Biblioteca Departamental Jorge Garcés Guerrero, Cali, Colombia. August 9, 2012. (COLOMBIA)

"Notas filosóficas sobre la soledad en Cien años de soledad de Gabriel García Márquez." Semana Cultural Gabriel García Márquez. The Gabriel García Márquez Project and Universidad ICESI, Departamento de Universidades, Cali, Colombia. August 10, 2012. (COLOMBIA)

"Male Caresses, Macho Blood: Marcelo Piñeyro' s Plata quemada (2000)." HERA Conference. Humanities Education and Research Association. San Francisco, CA. March 2011. (USA)

"Convergencias y divergencias: El compadrito y el gaucho según Borges." November 13-14, 2009. Hofstra University. Conference Borges and Us: Then and Always. (USA)

"Machinism in Four Southern Cone Novel: Humankind at Stake." March 12-14, 2009. Colorado State University – Pueblo. Conference The Image of Technology in Literature, Media, and Society, Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. (USA)

"La tradición, ¿amiga o enemiga de la verdad? Pico della Mirandola y René Descartes." October 16, 2008. Universidad del Valle. Conference Perspectivas de la Modernidad: Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII. (COLOMBIA)​​​

Courses Taught

(SPAN 4620, SPAN 5620) García Márquez: Words of Magic
(SPAN 4240, SPAN 5240) Ibero-American Queer Cinema (Spain)
(SPAN 3225) Special Topics in Hispanic Cultures
(SPAN 4970, SPAN 5970) Spanish-American Queer Cinema
(SPAN 4160, SPAN 5160) Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature
(SPAN 4970, SPAN 5970) Colombia: Letras de "La Violencia"
(SPAN 4640, SPAN 5640) Borges: An Introduction to His Labyrinths
(SPAN 4620, SPAN 5620) Don Quijote, with Professor Kathleen Bollard
(SPAN 3020) Advanced Conversation and Composition II
(SPAN 4970, SPAN 5970) Contemporary Argentine Short Stories
(SPAN 4970, SPAN 5970) García Márquez: Words of Magic
(SPAN 3230) Ibero-American Cultures through Film
(SPAN 4970, SPAN 5970) Special Topics: Borges
(SPAN 2120) Second Year Spanish II