Gilberto M. BlasiniGilberto Blasini

Associate Professor of English and Director of Film Studies

Office: Curtin Hall 487
Phone: (414) 229-4540
e-mail: gblasini@uwm.edu
Curriculum Vitae: pdf (201kb)

Education/Degree:

Ph.D., Critical Studies in Film and Television, UCLA
M.A., Critical Studies in Film and Television, UCLA
B.A., English, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Courses Taught:

English 111: Introduction to Film, TV, and the Internet (online)
English 192: First Year Seminar—Identity and U.S. Popular Culture
English 291: Introduction to TV Studies (online)
English 312: Topics in Film Studies—U.S. Cinema, 1967 – 1980
English 312: Topics in Film Studies—U.S. Cinema, 1980 – present
English 316: World Cinema—Latina and Latin American Women Filmmakers
English 316: World Cinema—Latin American Cinema
English 316: World Cinema—Caribbean Cinema
English 320: Studies in Film Authorship—Authorship and New Hollywood
English 320: Studies in Film Authorship—Mexican and Cuban Filmmakers
English 380: Film and Society—Film and Identity in Post-1980 U.S. Cinema
English 383: Cinema and Genre—Road Movies
English 383: Cinema and Genre—Horror Cinema, 1960 – 1985
English 391: Television Criticism and Theory
English 394: Theories of Mass Culture—Latino/Latin American Popular Culture
English 877: Seminar in Film Theory—Colonial and Postcolonial Cinemas
English 877: Seminar in Film Theory—U.S. Cinema, 1967 – 1980
FilmStd 412: Global Cinemas—Global Auteurs
FilmStd 412: Global Cinemas—Global Road Movies
FilmStd 590: Capstone Research Seminar in Contemporary Film Theory
FilmStd 669: Screening Sexuality—Queer Cinema

Research and Teaching Interests:

Latin American and Caribbean Cinemas
Post-1967 US Cinema
Third Cinemas
Horror Cinema
Queer Cinema
Global Road Movies
Television Theory and Criticism
Puerto Rican Performance Art and Contemporary Dance

Representative/Recent Publications:

Nonfiction—Online Journal

Proyectando responsabilidades. 80 grados. 18 October 2013.

Cine de una noche de verano (pos-1975). 80 grados. 9 August 2013.

Una graduación de otro color. 80 grados. 31 May 2013.

Soltería recalcitrante. 80 grados. 26 April 2013.

Cartografías del terror fílmico latinoamericano. 80 grados. 28 March 2013.

No, la alegría ya viene. 80 grados. 8 March 2013.

Rastreando influencias y afinidades. 80 grados. 21 December 2012.

Televisualizando zombis. 80 grados. 22 November 2012.

Automovilidades boricuas. 80 grados. 28 September 2012.

Caminos que se bifurcan. 80 grados. 31st August 2012.

Un encuentro con Mariela Castro. 80 grados. 1st June 2012.

El golpe mortal de Juan de los muertos. 80 grados. 4 May 2012.

El cine caribeño. 80 grados. 6 April 2012.

El legado de Arturo Schomburg en Philadelphia. 80 grados. 9 March 2012.

Releyendo a Fanon. 80 grados. 10 February 2012.

The Artist recupera la magia esplendorosa del cine. 80 grados. 23 December 2011.

Cine de terror. 80 grados. 25 November 2011.

La insoportable carga de la representación. 80 grados. 28 October 2011.

The Help y las batallas de la representación fílmica. 80 grados. 2 September 2011.

Raro. 80 grados. 6 May 2011.

La educación real y virtual. 80 grados. 8 April 2011.

Desde las trincheras heladas de Wisconsin. 80 grados. 11 March 2011.

De mitos y óscares. 80 grados. 10 February 2011.

Biutiful o las encrucijadas de lo emotivo y lo político. 80 grados. 14 January 2011.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Caribbean Cinematic Créolité,” in Black Camera: An International Film Journal. 1.1. (Winter 2009)

Brincando el Charco: Hybridizing Puerto Ricanness,” in Caribbean Studies. 36.1. (January – June 2008)

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

“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)

Book Chapters

“La criollización de las imágenes fílmicas o de cómo aprehender el cine caribeño,” in 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)

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)

“Eduardo Alegría o las tribulaciones de ser un Nice Puerto Rican,” in Saqueos: Antología de producción cultural edited by Dorian Lugo. San Juan: Editorial noexiste. (2002)

“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)

Entries on Reinaldo Arenas’s Before Night Falls, and Luis Rafael Sánchez’s Macho Camacho’s Beat in Latin American Literature and its Times edited by Joyce Moss and Lorraine Valestuck. San Francisco: Gale Research Press. (1999)

Reviews

“Dorcas Román y la danza de lo cotidiano,” dance review of Acotaciones/Notes in the Margin for Puerto Rican weekly Claridad. (July 25-31, 1997)

“Mezclando movimientos bajo las estrellas,” review of performance show by Contardanza group for Puerto Rican weekly Claridad. (August 9-15, 1991)