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Ruben Gallo

Department/Program(s):
  • Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
Position: Professor
Title: Walter S. Carpenter, Jr., Professor in Language, Literature, and Civilization of Spain. Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures. Director, Program in Latin American Studies.
Area(s):
  • Modern and Contemporary Spanish America
Office: 337 East Pyne
Phone: 609-258-7759
Office Hours: On leave for the 2014-15 academic year
Ruben Gallo



Profile

Rubén Gallo received his B.A. in English from Yale University, and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He taught at Cornell and the University of Toronto before coming to Princeton in 2002.
At Princeton, he teaches courses on Freud, the avant-garde, and other aspects of twentieth-century culture. He has directed the Program in Latin American Studies since 2008. 
 
Gallo’s Mexican Modernity is a study of the Mexican avant-garde’s fascination with machines. Gallo has taught several courses on this topic at Princeton, and in 2003 he organized an international conference on “Radio and the Sound of Modernity,” one of the topics explored in the book.
 
His most recent publication, Freud’s Mexico, explores the quirky ways in which Mexican writers and artists, from Octavio Paz to Remedios Varo, read psychoanalytic texts -- and also includes a discussion on Freud’s ideas about Mexico. 
 
In 2009, Gallo spent a semester in Vienna as the Fulbright-Freud Scholar of Psychoanalysis. He is on the board of the Freud Museum in Vienna, and has lectured on Freud at the Freud House in London.
 
He is now working on a book on Proust’s Latin Americans -- the first study of Marcel Proust’s friendships and love affairs with Latin Americans.
 
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