Néfer Muñoz-Solano, Ph.D.

Dr. Néfer Muñoz-Solano is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American literatures. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a journalist for newspapers and magazines in his native Costa Rica, for international news services, and for the British Broadcasting Corporation in London. He holds a master’s degree in Latin American Studies and Journalism from New York University and a doctorate in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University. Previous to Dallas, he taught literature and communications at University of Costa Rica. He has likewise taught Spanish and Portuguese languages, as well as literary theory, aesthetics, the novel, and Latin American Studies.

Education

  • Ph.D., Harvard University, Romance Languages and Literatures. 2013.
  • M.A., Harvard University, Hispanic Literatures. 2008.
  • M.A., New York University, Latin American Studies and Journalism. 2005.
  • Licenciate, University of Costa Rica, Journalism. 2003.
  • B.A., University of Costa Rica, Mass Communications. 1997.

Recent Courses

  • Spanish Film and Conversation
  • Spanish-American Literary Traditions
  • Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar
  • Intensive First-Year Spanish
  • Intensive Second-Year Spanish
  • First-Year Spanish II
  • Second-Year Spanish I
  • Spanish Abroad Program in Costa Rica

Research Interests

  • Latin American Literatures
  • Latin American Studies
  • Relationship between Latin American literature and journalism
  • Central American Literatures
  • Brazilian culture
  • Media and Journalism

Selected Publications

Forthcoming Book Chapters

  • Muñoz-Solano, Néfer. “Una estética y una historia del sensacionalismo: el caso de José Marín Cañas
 y las imbricaciones entre el periodismo y la literatura en América Latina”. Orígenes y consolidación del sensacionalismo periodístico en Iberoamérica: México, Argentina y Costa Rica. Edited by Francesc A. Martínez Gallego, Madrid, Fragua, 2019, pp. 241-257.
  • Muñoz-Solano, Néfer. “House of Cards y su narrativa: la realidad en la ficción o la ficción en la realidadLocos por las series. Edited by Camilo Retana and María Lourdes Cortés, Costa Rica, Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica, 2019. 

Other Publications

Presentations

  • “Guerra, violencia y paz en la literatura centroamericana contemporánea”. Guest lecturer at the Colloquium Representaciones de la violencia en la literatura centroamericana at University of Costa Rica. Organized by Centro de Investigaciones Históricas de Centroamérica (CIHAC). San José, Costa Rica. June 14, 2019.
  • “Migrando hacia la memoria histórica: tránsitos y dislocaciones en la película guatemalteca Distancia de Sergio Ramírez”. Paper presented at the Conference of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Boston, Massachusetts. May 26, 2019.
  • “Cities and Favelas: The Case of Lima Barreto”. Guest presenter at the Fourth Annual Colloquium: Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México / University of Dallas. The City: Ancient Roots and Contemporary Realities. Irving, Texas. November 1-2, 2018. 
  • "La ficción de la historia y la historia de la ficción: una relectura del clásico de la literatura Mamita Yunai de Carlos Luis Fallas". Guest lecturer at University of Costa Rica. Organized by Casa de las Cátedras Internacionales. San José, Costa Rica. June 15, 2018.
  • "Memoria histórica y literatura en Centroamérica: zigzagueos entre ficción y no ficción". Paper presented at the Conference of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Barcelona, Spain. May, 23 2018.
  • "Cicatrices en la Centroamérica del siglo XXI en la prosa de Miguel Huezo Mixco y Maurice Echeverría". Paper presented at the Conference of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). New York. May 27, 2016.
  • "Violencia y memoria en Centroamérica: la ficción y la no ficción entrelazadas en El material humano de Rodrigo Rey Rosa". Paper presented at the Conference of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Chicago, Illinois. May 22, 2014.
  • "El diarismo mágico o el uso de la hipérbole en el periodismo de García Márquez". Presented during the XII Coloquio Literario de la Feria Internacional del Libro de Monterrey on Gabriel García Márquez, Monterrey, Mexico. October 17, 2014.
  • "El periodismo hiperbólico o el diarismo mágico en Gabriel García Márquez (Hyperbolic journalism or magical journalism in Gabriel García Márquez). Guest speaker at the Post-Graduate Seminary organized by King's College, London, United Kingdom. February 27, 2013.
  • "Perrozompopo: non-conformist migrant music after the Sandinista Revolution". Paper presented at the Conference Narratives of Migration and Exile. King's College, London, United Kingdom. February 21, 2013.
  • "El contrabando literario entre fronteras nebulosas: periodismo y literatura en América Latina" ("Literary contraband between nebulous frontiers: journalism and literature in Latin America".) Guest speaker at the Post-Graduate Seminary organized by King's College, London, United Kingdom. October 24, 2012.
  • "El surgimiento de un nuevo intelectual: periodismo y literatura en América Latina". Paper presented at the Conference of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Rio de Janeiro. June 14, 2009.
  • "El escritor Miguel Ángel Asturias y su hijo el guerrillero Rodrigo Asturias: Hombres de raíz". Paper presented at 32nd Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association. Bahia, Brazil. May 28, 2007.

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