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Andres Lema-Hincapie


Andres Lema-Hincapie

My approach to scholarly research is informed by the dual nature of my academic history. I bring my distinct theoretical backgrounds in literary criticism and cultural theory (postcolonial, cultural and queer studies) on the one hand, and Western philosophy on the other, to all the research projects I undertake. In keeping with this, my research aims to discover the historical artifacts of philosophy within the phenomena of literature, film and culture. Armed with such artifacts, I then return to the discipline of philosophy to test the anthropological relevance of its arguments and ideas. Literature, film and culture thus serve as touchstones against which to measure the value of a broad range of philosophical theories.

From this perspective, I currently do research on Jorge Luis Borges's works, films from Ibero-America, Southern Cone and Colombian fiction, and 20th-century Spanish-American essay. I study documents from the Ibero-American tradition, whether literary, cultural or cinematic, by taking into account the geographical, chronological and intellectual complexities that intimately connect America at large with the Iberian Peninsula and, more broadly, Western Europe.

Also, I have always nourished my own scholarship and honed my linguistic skills through my translations into Spanish from Latin, French and English. As part of this enterprise, I have been working with students and colleagues from around the world through Lenguas de Fuego, International Center for Translations in the Humanities, an organization I founded and have directed since 2006.

Some of my most recent publications

Books (Author)

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.

Chapters in Scholarly Books

"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.

Articles in Scholarly Journals

"Borges y Foucault: Impromptu para seguir pensando." Al margen. Bogotá, Colombia. Forthcoming.

"En las ruinas de Occidente: La crisis del lenguaje en Cortázar y en Borges." Al margen. Bogotá, Colombia. 25 (2009): 6-23.

"El mito y su fracaso en 'Morada al sur' de Aurelio Arturo." Thesaurus. Instituto Caro y Cuervo. Bogotá, Colombia. 57 (2005-2008): 126-45. Published in November 2009.

"Borges y el medioevo literario de España." Université de Bordeaux. Bulletin Hispanique 109.1 (2007): 205-33.

"De sobremesa de José Asunción Silva: La novela como egología." Estudios de literatura colombiana. Departamento de Lingüística y Literatura. Universidad de Antioquía. Medellín, Colombia. 18 (2006): 117-30.

"Philosophia ancilla litterarum? El caso Borges para el pensamiento francés contemporáneo." Ideas y valores. Departamento de Filosofía. Universidad Nacional, Colombia. 129 (2005): 21-33

BOOK REVIEWS

Williamson, Edwin. Borges: A Life. Viking: London 2004. Lingüística y literatura. Departamento de Lingüística y Literatura, Universidad de Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia. 56 (2009): 239-241.

Ricoeur, Paul. Vivo hasta la muerte, seguido de Fragmentos. Trad. Horacio Pons. México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2008. 120 pp. Ideas y valores. Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia. 140 (2009): 217-20.

Bentley, Bernard P. E. A Companion to Spanish Cinema. Woodbridge, Eng.: Tamesis, 2008. xviii + 513 pp. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Washington University at Saint Louis. 43 (2009): 667-70.

Egginton, William. A Wrinkle in History: Essays in Literature and Philosophy. Aurora, CO: The Davies Group, 2007. x + 291 pp. Revista canadiense de estudios hispánicos 31.3 (2007): 523-25.

TRANSLATIONS

Letocha, Danièle. "La fractura moderna: Descartes contra Montaigne." Perspectivas de la Modernidad: Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII. Eds. Jean-Paul Margot and Mauricio Zuluaga. Cali, COL: Universidad del Valle. Forthcoming. (From French)

Smith, Norman Kemp. Crítica de la razón pura: "Revolución copernicana," "trascendental," "trascendente," "exposición metafísica del tiempo." Praxis filosófica. Escuela de Filosofía, Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia. 28 (2009): 181-94. (From English)

Eco, Umberto. "Versión en castellano de los pasajes en latín de El nombre de la rosa, de Umberto Eco." Praxis filosófica 23 (2006): 125-46. Escuela de Filosofía, Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia. (From Latin)