Graduate Student Directory

Jose Antonio Villaran
  • Title
    • Creative Writing Instructor & PhD Candidate
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Literature Department
    • Creative Writing Program
  • Affiliations Creative Writing Program, Research Center for the Americas, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-4778
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, #234
  • Mail Stop Literature Department
  • Courses LIT-90; Introduction to Creative Writing (Winter 2016), LIT-90; Introduction to Creative Writing (Fall 2016), LIT-179C; Methods and Materials - Writing as Collective Art Making (Spring 2017), LIT-90x; Introducción a la Creación Literaria - Bilingual Workshop (Winter 2018)

Research Interests

Creative Writing / Cross-Genre Writing / Documentary Poetics / Translation(al) Studies / Critical Race and Ethnic Studies / Critical University Studies / Contemporary US Latinx Literature / Environmental History

Biography, Education and Training

Bilingual fluency (English - Spanish) as a writer, scholar, translator and instructor. I’m the author of two books of poetry: la distancia es siempre la misma (2006) & el cerrajero (2012); one book of translation, Album of Fences (2018); and creator of the AMLT project (http://amlt-elcomienzo.blogspot.pe), an exploration of hypertext literature and collective authorship. My third book, titled open pit, is forthcoming from AUB in 2021. Areas of focus include: Creative Writing, Poetry/Poetics, Cross-Genre Literature, Literary Translation, US-Latinx Literature, Critical University Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. I hold an MFA in Writing from UCSD and I’m currently a PhD Candidate in Literature at UCSC with an Designated Emphasis in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. 

 

 

Selected Publications

- la distancia es siempre la misma; Editorial Matalamanga, Perú, 2006.

- el cerrajero; Album del Universo Bakterial, Perú, 2012.

- The Album of Fences; by Omar Pimienta, 2018 (Translation/English) https://cardboardhousepress.org

tajo abierto; Album del Universo Bakterial, Perú, 2021 (forthcoming)

 

Selected Presentations

Reading. Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series; San Francisco State University’s Poetry Center & The Green Arcade (bookstore), San Francisco, November 7-8, 2019.

Reading. Poetic Research Bureau; Los Angeles, October 19, 2019. 

Presentation. Open Pit, A Story about Morococha and Extractivism in the Américas. &Now 2018 & Whenever It’s Needed, A Festival of New Writing. University of Notre Dame, Oct. 5-7, 2018. 

Presentation. Album of Fences, Author Celebration panel; and “La Reta, An Ethnographic Sound Journal archiving pick-up fútbol matches in San Francisco’s Mission District”. Caribbean Studies Association 43rd Annual Conference. Havana, Cuba, June 4-8, 2018. 

Reading. Cardboard House Press Bilingual Poetry Series, Book launch for Album of Fences, Phoenix Art Museum, April 4, 2018.

Presentation. “The AMLT Project, A Case Study in Hypertextuality and Sympoeisis”; Latin American Studies Association 35th Annual Conference. Lima, Peru, April 29 – May 1, 2017.

Presentation. “The AMLT Project, A Case Study in Hypertextuality and Sympoeisis”; Intersections, Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. Stanford Univ., Nov. 6-7, 2015.

Presentation. The Open Pit. &Now 2015, Blast Radius: Writing and the Other Arts. California Institute of the Arts, March 25-28, 2015.

Presentation as Editor of Alchemy, UCSD’s Literary Journal of Student Translation. Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association 111th Annual Conference. San Diego, Nov. 1-3, 2013.

 

Selected Exhibitions

The AMLT Project: Hypertextuality and Collective Authorship

           - La Culpable & Neo Mutatis; Perú 2010.

           - TMDG, Encuentro Internacional de Diseño; Argentina 2010.

           - Colombia Sticker Art Festival; Colombia 2012.