Darrell B. Lockhart, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts; Professor, Spanish
Darrell Lockhart

Summary

Darrell B. Lockhart was appointed associate dean for the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2014. He also is a professor of Spanish and formerly served as chair of World Languages and Literatures. He received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 1995 with a specialization in contemporary Latin American literature and Jewish Studies.

His research focuses primarily on Jewish Latin American literature and cultural production, and he has numerous publications in this field. He also has published on Latin American detective literature and science fiction. In addition, Lockhart is an accomplished literary translator. His translation into English of the Argentine author Manuela Fingueret's novel "Daughter of Silence" was chosen by World Literature Today as one of the best translations of 2012. He is the co-president of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association, an international research organization.

He has taught a variety of courses that range from beginning Portuguese and Core Humanities to Translation and contemporary Latin American literature and cinema.

Research interests

  • Contemporary Latin American literature with a focus on the Southern Cone
  • Jewish Latin American literature, film and cultural studies
  • Latin American popular culture

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

International Organizations/Associations

International research interests

  • Latin American Jewish Literature and Culture (Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay)
  • Contemporary literature (narrative and drama) and cinema of the Southern Cone (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay)
  • Gender studies in Latin American literature
  • Literary translation (translated into English the work of Argentine authors: Manuela Fingueret, Marcelo Birmajer, Carlos Chernov, Silvia Plager, Elina Wechsler)

Courses

  • CH 202 - Core Humanities: The Modern World
  • PORT 111 - Beginning Portuguese
  • SPAN 305-306 - Third Year Spanish Composition
  • SPAN 309 - Spanish Conversation
  • SPAN 315 - Intro to Translation
  • SPAN 322 - Spanish American Culture
  • SPAN 350 - Intro to the Study of Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 355 - Masterworks of Spanish American Lit to 1850
  • SPAN 356 - Masterworks of Spanish American Lit since 1850
  • SPAN 422/622 - Spec topic in trans: Literary Translation
  • SPAN 440 - Latin American Popular Culture
  • SPAN 442 - Latin American Cinema
  • SPAN 484/684 - Latin American Drama
  • SPAN 488/688 - Latin American Short Story
  • SPAN 702 - Bibliography, Research Methods, and Lit Theory
  • SPAN 744 - Spanish American Novel
  • SPAN 792 - Spec topics: Latin American Short Story

Publications

Books

  • Critical Approaches to Jewish-Mexican Literature / Aproximaciones críticas a la literatura judeomexicana, editor. Tempe, AZ: Chasqui Monograph Series, 2013.

Articles

  • "Word and Image: La vida espuma by Mirta Kupferminc and Manuela Fingueret." Letras femeninas 40.1 (2014): 195-209.
  • "On the Socioliterary Dimensions of Jewish-Mexican Literature." Critical Approaches to Jewish-Mexican Literature / Aproximaciones críticas a la literatura judeomexicana. Tempe, AZ: Chasqui Monograph Series, 2013. 9-26.
  • "Marcelo Cohen." The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel: Bolaño and After. Ed. Will H. Corral, Juan E. De Castro, and Nicholas Birns. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013. 314-19.
  • "Love and Knishes in Buenos Aires: Silvia Plager's Como papas para varenikes." Letterature d'America: Rivista Tremestrale [Università di Roma] 31.136-137 (2012): 109-26.
  • "Notas sobre la obra crítica de Alicia Galaz." Trilce [Chile] 31 (2011): 56-60.
  • "Leaping Through Exile: Alicia Kozameh's 259 saltos, uno inmortal." Border-Lines: Journal of the Latino Research Center 2 (2007-2008): 23-35.
  • "De prostituta a heroína: Raquel Liberman en la obra de Glickman." Claves en el teatro de Nora Glickman. Ed. Mónica Bausset. Buenos Aires: Nueva Generación, 2007. 77-88.
  • "From Gauchos Judíos to Idishe Mames Posmodernas: Popular Jewish Culture in Buenos Aires." In Memory, Oblivion, and Jewish Culture in Latin America. Ed. Marjorie Agosín. Austin: U of Texas P, 2005. 177-206.

Translations

  • Daughter of Silence. Novel (Hija del silencio) by Manuela Fingueret. Lubbock: Texas Tech UP 2012.
  • "The Tourist." Argentina: A Traveler's Literary Companion. Ed Jill Gibian. Whereabouts Press, 2010. [Short story by Carlos Chernov]. 188-99.
  • "The Last Happy Family." Argentina: A Traveler's Literary Companion. Ed Jill Gibian. Whereabouts Press, 2010. [Short story by Marcelo Birmajer]. 124-66.
  • "For All Eternity." Argentina: A Traveler's Literary Companion. Ed Jill Gibian. Whereabouts Press, 2010. [Short story by Mempo Giardinelli]. 5-11

Education

  • Ph.D., Spanish and Jewish Studies, Arizona State University, 1995
  • M.A., Spanish, Arizona State University, 1990
  • B.S., Medical Radiography, Northern Arizona University, 1986