Ryan Long
Associate Professor

Ryan Long's primary areas of study are Mexican literature and culture, the writing of Roberto Bolaño, and the life and work of Hannes Meyer. He is interested in the intersections of: literature, visual culture, and politics; anti-normative sexuality, temporality, and close reading; transnational cultural production and politics; and architectural theory and textual analysis. His published books are Queer Exposures: Sexuality and Photography in the Fiction and Poetry of Roberto Bolaño (Pittsburgh, 2021) and Fictions of Totality: The Mexican Novel, 1968, and the National-Popular State (Purdue, 2008). He is currently writing a book titled The Poetics of Place and Displacement: Hannes Meyer and Postrevolutionary Mexico. His other publications include studies of: representations of violence and the border in contemporary Mexican literature; mid-twentieth-century Mexican literature; the Taller de Gráfica Popular; the writing of Juan Villoro; and the writing of Álvaro Mutis. He is currently working on a book chapter about women photographers in twentieth-century Mexico and an article about the fiction of Emiliano Monge. He has published interviews with Carlos Montemayor, Juan Villoro, and Bruno Montané Krebs. He also edits the Mexican prose fiction section of the Handbook of Latin American Studies.



2215 C
Jimenez Hall