Lena Retamoso Urbano

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Visiting Faculty

A poet and a scholar of contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, Lena Retamoso Urbano's research and teaching interests include 20th and 21st century Latin American and Spanish poetry, Transnational surrealism, 20th century Latin American narrative, intertextuality, and Queer theory.

Biography

A poet and a scholar of contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, Retamoso Urbano's research includes 20th and 21st century Latin American and Spanish poetry, Transnational surrealism, 20th century Latin American narrative, intertextuality, Queer theory, Latin American Avant-Garde movements, Peruvian poetry, the Generation of ‘27, Transatlantic studies, Modern fiction and poetics, the Poetics of Eros, and Literary and Artistic connections between Latin America and the US.

Retamoso Urbano has published academic articles on the works of Tirso de Molina, César Moro, and Luis Cernuda. In parallel to her scholarly research, she has published two volumes of poetry, Milagros de ausencia (Miracles of Absence) (2002) and Blanco es el sueño de la noche (White is the Dream of the Night) (2008). Her poetry and short stories have also been published in literary journals in the USA, Peru, Brazil, Spain, and France. PhD in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures, The Graduate Center of New York; MA in Spanish, The City University of New York; BA in Linguistics and Literature, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Retamoso Urbano is a visiting faculty member at Bennington for the 2021-2022 academic year.