Gerardo Ruz

Gerardo  Ruz

SP - PhD


Education

PHD -Hispanic literature – University of Alabama (in progress)

MA – Spanish and Curriculum & Instruction – Mississippi State University (2018)

BA – Modern Languages (English & French) – Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida Venezuela (2015)

Presentations

Ruz, Gerardo (2021). La intertextualidad musical en el mundo postmoderno de Si yo fuera Pedro Infante. The University of Alabama Language Conference.

Ruz Gerardo (2021). La construcción del sujeto queer en Eminent maricones de Jaime Manrique. The 24th Spanish Graduate Language Conference, Arizona State University.

Ruz, Gerardo (2021). Los afectos de la música en la construcción del sujeto queer/subalterno en Sirena Selena vestida de pena y Ritos de cabaret. The 55th annual SCOLAS conference.

Ruz, Gerardo (2020). El discurso de resistencia de Jaime Manrique en Eminent Maricones. Paper presented at the 92nd Annual Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, remote.

Ruz, Gerardo (2020) Las voces que gritan desde los bordes en la película Azul y no tan rosa. Paper presented at University of Alabama Language conference, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Ruz, Gerardo (2019) La música popular y la otredad: herramientas del sujeto subalterno. Paper presented at The Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies Theory and Practice conference, Lubbock, TX.

Ruz, Gerardo (2019) Identidad y progreso en el Caribe: La ambigüedad identitaria de Venezuela y Puerto Rico. Paper presented at the 91th Annual Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA.

Publications

Ruz, Gerardo. “Los cachorros (1967) de Mario Vargas Llosa y la reproducción normativa patriarcal en la sociedad peruana.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 98, no.3, 2021, pp. 285-299.

Research Interests

Neo-identities, otherness and popular music as tools of the subaltern subjects in the fin-de-siècle literature. Caribbean expansion and/or Caribbean reinterpretation: Venezuela, Colombia and Panama within Caribbean literature. Popular culture and polyphony in the Caribbean.