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Dr. Fernando de Toro

Professor
Office: 628 Fletcher Argue
Phone: (204) 474-8141
Email: Fernando.DeToro@umanitoba.ca

Education: Postdoctoral Studies (Institut d’Études Théâtrales, La Sorbonne, Paris, France),
PhD (Montreal), MA (Carleton), BA (Carleton)

     


Recent Courses:

  • Samuel Beckett: Writing and the End of Modernity (graduate)
  • Post–Coloniality and the Question of Post–Theory: Problems of Alterity and Identity in the Era of Globalisation (graduate)
  • Post–Modern Fiction: Philosophy, Feminism, Postcolonialism, deconstruction, and rhizomatic writing (graduate)
  • Post–Modernity and Postcoloniality (graduate)
  • Deconstruction and Narrative in the XXth Century
  • Critical Practice

Areas of Specialization:

Latin American Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature; Modern and Post-Modern Fiction, Architecture, Theatre, Philosophy, Politics; Post-Colonial Theory; Feminism; Latin American Narrative and Theatre; Literary Theory; Post-Structuralism, Decosntruction, Modern and Postmodern Architecture, Comparative Literary Studies, English Studies, and Cultural Studies.


Research Projects

  • “The theatre of Samuel Beckett and the End of Medernity”. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research of Canada: 2011-2014.

Publications

  • Intersecciones: Ensayos sobre teatro. Antropologia, Semiótica, Teatro Latinoamericano, Post–Modernismo, Post–Colonialismo, y Feminismo. Frankfurt am Main: Vervuert Verlag, 1999 Series: Theorie und Praxis des Theaters.
  • Intersecciones II: Ensayos sobre cultura y literatura en la condición post–moderna y post–colonial. Buenos Aires: Editorial Galerna, 2002.
  • New Intersections: Essays on Culture and Literature in the Post–Modern and Post–Colonial Condition. Frankfurt am Main: Vervuert Verlag, 2002.
  • Qué fue la Post–Modernidad. Más Allá del Post. (In print for December 2007, Editorial Galerna, Buenos Aires, Argentina).
  • Interseccitions III: Globalización y Cultura: Ensayos sobre arquitectura, Cultura, Pintura, Musica y Literatura. (Editorial Galerna, Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2011.
  • Semiótica del teatro. Del Texto a la Puesta en escena. Primera Edición Mexicana aumentada y revisada. México, D.F.: Editorial Pasodegato, 2014. 

Co–Editor Monographic Volumes

  • Explorations on Post–Theory. Towards a Third Space. Frankfurt am Main: Vervuert Verlag, 1999.
  • Jorge Luis Borges. Thought and Knowledge in the XXth Century. With Alfonso de Toro. Frankfurt am Main: Vervuert Verlag, 1999.
  • Jorge Luis Borges. Pensamiento y saber en el siglo XX. With Alfonso de Toro. Frankfurt am Main: Vervuert Verlag, 1999. The Debate of Postcoloniality in Latin America: A Peripheric Postmodernity or a Paradigm Change in Latin American Thought. With Alfonso de Toro. Frankfurt am Main: Vervuert Verlag, 1999.
  • Borges’ Century: Retrospective – Present – Future, vol. I. With Alfonso de Toro. Frankfurt am Main: Vervuert Verlag, 1999.
  • Dégrés. Beckett Revisited. Special Double Bilingual (French-English) Issue on Samuel Beckett's Theatre. With Jean Valenti.  Université Libre de Bruxelles, Spring 2012.
  • Pasodegato. Revista de Teatro. Special Issue on Samuel Beckett. 25 años sin Beckett. With María Fernanda Arentsen, Translator, Université de St. Boniface. Octubre, Año 13, No. 59, 2014.
  • El teatro de Samuel Beckett bajo la lupa: Catorce miradas. With María Fernanda Arentsen, Translator, Université de St. Boniface. México: Editorial Pasodegato, 2014.
  • Semiotica. Beckett and Post-Structuralism. Special Double Issue on Samuel Beckett's Narrative. With Jean Valenti. University of Toronto, Fall 2017.

Other Academic Activities

  • Co–Editor of the International Monographic Series: Canada–Québec: Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Editorial Galerna: Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first Series of its kind in the Spanish and Luso–Brazilian World, devoted to the study of Canadian–Québec cultures.


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