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Elizabeth Hochberg

  • Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
Position: Graduate Student

Elizabeth Hochberg is a fifth year graduate student of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures. Her research interests include twentieth-century Southern Cone and Mexican literature, music, and film, as well as media theory and folklore. Her dissertation, entitled “Mass Media and Cultural Democracy in Chile: from the Popular Front to Popular Unity (1936-1973)” explores the ways in which diverse forms of popular culture, from best-selling proletarian novels to recorded décimas and documentary film, interact with state and party-sponsored cultural initiatives during Chile’s long “road to socialism.” She has published articles on Roberto Bolaño and Enrique Lihn, Efrén Hernández and the Mexican avant-garde, and essayist Julio Torri of the Ateneo de la Juventud. She completed her B.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University and her M.A. in Mexican Literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Recent publications:

“Reflections on Chilean Literary Criticism: Enrique Lihn and Roberto Bolaño Challenge José Miguel Ibáñez Langlois.” Dissidences 5.10 (2014).    

“Efrén Hernández y las preocupaciones interartísticas de la vanguardia mexicana.”   Revista Liberia: Hispanic Journal of Cultural Criticism 1 (2013).