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Alfredo Poggi, Ph.D.

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Title: Assistant Professor of Spanish
Phone: 706-864-2725
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Office: Dunlap Hall, 322A,  Dahlonega

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Literature
  • Pilgrims, Literature, and the Arts (Study Abroad-Special Topic)
  • Latin American Literature and Culture
  • Narcoculture
  • Spanish Culture and Civilization
  • Spanish

Education

  • Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese Cultural Studies, Georgetown University, 2018
  • M.S., Spanish and Portuguese Cultural Studies, Georgetown Universitt, 2016
  • MTS, Theology, Boston College, 2013
  • M.A., Philosophy, Univ. Católica Andrés Bello, 2011
  • B.A., Media Studies, Univ. Católica Andrés Bello, 2005

Research/Special Interests

  • Theology and Critical Theories
  • Mystical/Spiritual Literature
  • Post-Decolonial theories
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Political Theories
  • Narcoculture

Publications

Books

Lope de Aguirre, Hugo Chávez, and the Latin American Left: The Wrath of Liberation. Lexington Books. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. 2020.

This book examines why anti-imperialist projects have the tendency to become tyrannies, with a focus on Latin America. Alfredo Ignacio Poggi discusses the figure of Lope de Aguirre, the first modern revolutionary leader, and his various historical representations in literature, essays, theater, film, and comics as a vehicle to interrogate the Latin American anti-imperialist imagination. Poggi argues that the experience of anger is a constituent element of Latin American anti-imperialism and that the social imaginary that emerged in the late nineteenth century – following the intellectual tradition of liberation and the continental political left – has a wrathful dimension capable of generating political programs of revenge, finding an echo in Latin American leaders like Che Guevara and Hugo Chávez. Poggi ultimately proposes to renovate liberationist thinking by offering mercy as an alternative anti-imperialist emotion that can overcome the dangers implicit in anger’s radicalization as wrath.

Articles

The Opium of God’s People: Latin American/Hispanic Theology, Popular Religiosity, and the Challenge of Narcotrafficking. Theology Today. 2020.

A Southern Gothic Theology: Flannery O´Connor and Her Religious Conception of the Novel.” Theologica Xaveriana, vol. 70. 2020.

Hacia una teoría literaria post-secular: Repensando la crítica liberal de la religión a través de Flora Tristán, Paul Gauguin y Vargas Llosa en El paraíso en la otra esquina. Pasavento. Review of Hispanic Studies, vol. VIII. n.1. 2020.

¿Dios existe? El argumento existencialista de Hans Küng y su humanismo cristiano. Teología y Cultura, 21. 2019.

Filosofía y el giro post/decolonial: Aportes y peligros”. Lógoi. Revista de Filosofía. Nº34. 2019.

El fin del deseo y el comienzo de la unión con Dios: Conexiones entre La Celestina y la literatura mística del siglo XVI a través del psicoanálisis”. Celestinesca, 42. 2018.

Los primeros libros del Río de la Plata, una resistencia simbólica impresa con yerba mate en las misiones jesuíticas guaraníes”. Dieciocho, 40 (2). 2017.

San Juan de la Cruz, Lacan y Kristeva, una fuga nocturna de lo simbólico a través de la poesía mística en el Cántico espiritual”. Hispanic Poetry Review, 11. 2016.

La poesía de Ernesto Cardenal y su misticismo político. Una experiencia fronteriza en su Cántico Cósmico”. Ciberletras. 2016.

El realismo mágico y la teología de la liberación: Una agenda en común frente a los discursos europeos de secularización y secularismo”. Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World, 5 (2). 2015. 72–92.

De lo etnográfico a lo teológico-político: investigación-acción ecuménica de La Rosca en las comunidades protestantes de Córdoba, Colombia”. Tabula Rasa, 23. 2015.

Colonización española y tres perspectivas teológicas sobre cultura y fe cristiana” Lógoi. Revista de Filosofía. Nº25. 2014.

San Juan de la Cruz y el acto de narrar en tiempos de agorafobia”. Lógoi. Revista de Filosofía. Nº24. 2013.

“Razones de éxito para una campaña preventiva.” Temas de Comunicación. N.20, Spring 2010, 115-137.

“Elecciones legislativas venezolanas 2010: La cobertura mediática y la norma electoral.” National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. 2010.

Book Reviews

Introducing Theological Method. A Survey of Contemporary Theologians and Approaches by Mary M. Veeneman, Revista Teológica, (forthcoming).

Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-century Church by George Weigel. Revista SIC. Centro Gumilla. May 2014. 184-185.  

Theory at a glance by Barbara Rimer and Karen Glanz. Temas de Comunicación. N.19, Fall 2009. 180-183.

Special Edition Journals

Filosofía y Estudios Culturales. Special Issue of Lógoi. Revista de Filosofía. Nº34. 2019

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