Prof. Gilberto Blasini

Gilberto M. Blasini, Associate Professor

email: gblasini@uwm.edu
phone: 414-229-5912
office: Curtin Hall 417

Degrees:

PhD, Critical Studies in Film and Television, University of California, Los Angeles
MA, Critical Studies in Film and Television, University of California, Los Angeles
BA, English Literature, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Research Interests:

Road Movies (particularly in the U.S. and Latin America)
Caribbean Cinema
Post-1980 U.S. Television
Contemporary Puerto Rican Dance and Performance Art
Latin American/Latino Popular Cultures

Teaching Interests:

Latin American and Caribbean Cinemas
Post-1967 U.S. Cinema (Road Movies, Horror Films)
Contemporary Film Theory
Global Auteurs
Queer Cinema
Television Theory and Criticism

Other Relevant Activities:

Director, Film Studies Program
Faculty Advisory Committee, UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Faculty member of the LGBT Studies Advisory Council
Moderator (with Patrice Petro) of the Milwaukee Chapter of The Cinema Club
Monthly columnist for 80 grados, a Puerto Rican Online Cultural Journal of Ideas, Articles and Interviews

Recent Publications:

"Caribbean Cinematic Créolité." Black Camera: An International Film Journal. 1.1 (Fall 2009)

"Brincando el Charco: Hybridizing Puerto Ricanness." Caribbean Studies. 36.1. (January - June 2008)

"La criollización de las imágenes fílmicas o de cómo aprehender el cine caribeño." Miradas al margen: Cine y subalternidad en América Latina y el Caribe. Ed. Luis Duno-Gottberg. Caracas: Centro de Investigaciones de la Cinemateca de Venezuela. (2008)

"¡Bien Gorgeous! The Cultural Work of Eduardo Alegría," in Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. 19.1. (Spring 2007)

An essay on Tomás Gutiérrez Alea's The Last Supper (1976) for Film Analysis: A Norton Reader edited by Jeffrey Geiger and Randy Rutsky. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. (2005)

Entries on Family, Survivor, and The Arsenio Hall Show for Encyclopedia of Television edited by Horace Newcomb. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Press. (2005)

"Islands in the TV Stream: The Caribbean in the U.S. Televisual Imaginary," in Prospero's Isles: The Presence of the Caribbean in the North American Imaginary edited by Diane Accaria and Rodolfo Popelnik. Basingtoke: Macmillan Academic Press. (2004)

"The Performance of Multicultural Identity in U.S. Network Television: Shiny, Happy, Popstars (Holding Hands)," co-authored with L.S. Kim, in British journal Emergences 11.2. (November 2001)

"El mundo según Plaff. Una reevaluación del cine cubano de finales de los 80," in Venezuelan journal Objeto Visual 7. (December 2000)

"The World According to Plaff: Reassessing Cuban Cinema in the 1980s," in Visible Nations: Latin American Cinema and Video edited by Chon Noriega. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. (2000)