Publications

BOOKS

Public Spectacles of Violence: Sensational Cinema and Journalism in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico and Brazil (Duke University Press, 2017). Introduction.pdf

Co-edited anthology (with Nicolas Poppe): Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America, 1896-1960 (Indiana University Press, 2017). 

ARTICLES

Published online-first: “The Cine Club de Colombia and Postwar Cinephilia in Latin America: Forging Transatlantic Networks, Schooling Local Audiences.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio and TelevisionCine Club de Colombia.pdf

“Early Film Critics and Fanatical Fans: The Reception of the Italian Diva Film and the Making of Modern Spectators in Postrevolutionary Mexico.” Film History 29, no. 1 (2017): 57-83. Early Film Critics and Fanatical Fans.pdf

“‘Ese pequeño arte que tanto amamos’: Remediating Cinema in El Universal Ilustrado.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 50, no. 2 (2016): 293-320. Remediating Cinema in El Universal Ilustrado.pdf

 “Reconsidering the Archive: Digitization and Latin American Film Historiography.” Cinema Journal 54, no. 1 (2014): 122-129. Reconsidering the Archive.pdf

“Spectacles of Violence and Politics: El automóvil gris (1919) and Revolutionary Mexico’s Sensational Visual Culture.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 23, no. 2 (2014): 133-152. Spectacles of Violence and Politics.pdf

“The Last Heist Revisited: Reimagining Hollywood Genre in Contemporary Argentine Crime Film.” Screen 53, no. 4 (2012): 359-380. Last Heist Revisited.pdf

“The Tango on Broadway: Carlos Gardel’s International Stardom and the Transition to Sound in Argentina.” Cinema Journal 51, no. 1 (2011): 26-49. Tango on Broadway.pdf

CHAPTERS IN EDITED COLLECTIONS

“Silent and Early Sound Cinema in Latin America: Local, National, and Transnational Perspectives.” In The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema, edited by Marvin D’Lugo, Ana M. López and Laura Podalsky, 31-43. New York: Routledge, 2017. Invited. Silent and Early Sound Cinema in Latin America.pdf

“Mediating the ‘Conquering and Cosmopolitan Cinema’: US Spanish-Language Film Magazines and Latin American Audiences.” In Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America, 1896-1960, edited by Rielle Navitski and Nicolas Poppe, 112-146. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017. Mediating the Conquering and Cosmopolitan Cinema_0.pdf

“Tango International: Carlos Gardel and the Breaking of Sound Barriers.” In Latin American Icons: Fame Across Borders, edited by Dianna C. Niebylski and Patrick O’Connor, 73-85. Nashville: Vanderbilt UP, 2013. Tango International.pdf

“Asta Nielsen as Import Commodity: International Film Stardom and Local Film Distribution in Brazil, 1911-1915.” In Importing Asta Nielsen: the International Film Star in the Making, 1911-1914, edited by Martin Loiperdinger and Uli Jung, 291-99. New Barnet: John Libbey Publishing, 2013. Invited. Asta Nielsen as Import Commodity.pdf

“The True-Crime Films of Antônio Leal, 1908-1909: From Newspaper Reportage to Filmed Reenactments in Brazil’s ‘Bela Época.’” In The Construction of News in Early Cinema, edited by Àngel Quintana and Jorgi Pons, 217-28. Girona, Spain: Fundació Museu del Cinema, 2012. True-Crime Films of Antonio Leal_0.pdf

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

“The Hypervisibility of Violence in Mexico.” Duke University Press Blog, June 26, 2017. https://dukeupress.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/the-hypervisibility-of-violence-in-mexico/

“‘The Arbiter of Elegance:’ Psilander’s Stardom and Elite-Oriented Film Culture in Rio de Janeiro.” Special issue on Valdemar Psilander, Kosmorama (Danish Film Institute), #267. http://www.kosmorama.org/Artikler/The-Arbiter-of-Elegance.aspx. Refereed.

Editor, audio piece featuring oral histories with founders of the SCMS Latino/a Caucus. Interviews conducted by Camilo González, Mary Beltrán, and Marc Speir and coordinated by Luisela Alvaray and Laura Isabel Serna. Cinema Journal Presents Aca-Media podcast, March 2016. http://www.aca-media.org/.

 “Recovering Early Non-Fiction: Picturesque Brazil (1925) and Online Resources.” In Media Res, November 21, 2014. http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2014/11/21/recovering-early-non-fiction-picturesque-brazil-1925-and-online-resources

“‘The Eclipse of the Screenwriter’?: Reconsidering Gabriel García Márquez’s Life in the Cinema.”  Mediático, April 28, 2014. http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/mediatico/2014/04/28/reconsidering-gabriel-garcia-marquezs-life-in-the-cinema/

REVIEWS

Luis Duno-Gottberg and Michael J. Horswell, Sumergido: Cine alternativo cubano/Submerged: Alternative Cuban Cinema. Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas 14, no. 2 (2017): 267-268. Submerged Alternative Cuban Cinema.pdf

Laura Isabel Serna, Making Cinelandia: American Films and Mexican Film Culture Before the Golden Age. New Mexico Historical Review 90, no. 2 (2015): 277-278. Making Cinelandia_0.pdf

Cynthia Tompkins, Experimental Latin American Cinema. Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas 12, no. 2 (2015): 219-221. Experimental Latin American Cinema_0.pdf

“Under Full Sail: Silent Cinema on the High Seas.” The Moving Image 11, no. 2 (2011): 124-126. Under Full Sail.pdf

BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Co-written with Laura Isabel Serna: “Resources on Mexican Silent Cinema.” Film History 29, no. 1 (2017): 178-196. Resources on Mexican Silent Cinema.pdf

Edited with Andrea Cuarterolo: “Bibliografía sobre precine y cine silente latinoamericano.” Vivomatografías. Revista de estudios sobre precine y cine silente en Latinoamérica 3, no. 3 (2017): 248-415. Bibliografia sobre precine y cine silente latinoamericano.pdf

TRANSLATIONS

Andrea Cuarterolo, “A Gaze Turned Towards Europe: Modernity and Tradition in the Work of Horacio Coppola.” In Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America, 1896-1960, edited by Rielle Navitski and Nicolas Poppe, 180-210. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017.

Gabriel García Márquez, “The Mambo,” El Heraldo (Barranquilla), January 12, 1951. In Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America, 1896-1960, edited by Rielle Navitski and Nicolas Poppe, 267-268. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017.

Felipe de Leiva, “Memoirs of an Extra,” Cinelandia (Hollywood), November/December 1927. In Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America, 1896-1960, edited by Rielle Navitski and Nicolas Poppe, 101-111. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017.

With Diana Norton: “The Lumière Cinematograph,” El Monitor Republicano (Mexico City), August 16, 1896, In Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America, 1896-1960, edited by Rielle Navitski and Nicolas Poppe, 15-17. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017.

Enrique Méndez Calzada, “The Lover of Rudolph Valentino” from And Christ Returned to Buenos Aires (1926). In Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America, 1896-1960, edited by Rielle Navitski and Nicolas Poppe, 66-72. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017.

Thomas E. Sibert, “Fox Film de Cuba, S.A.’s Continuing Competition for Scholarships to Summer School at the Universidad de la Habana” (1956). In Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America, 1896-1960, edited by Rielle Navitski and Nicolas Poppe, 295-297. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017.

D. Juan el Bobo [pseud.], “The Realm of the Ridiculous – Those Who Go to the Movies,” El Universal (Mexico City), June 6, 1920. Film History 29, no. 1 (2017): 142-147. Realm of the Ridiculous.pdf

Jerónimo Coignard [pseud. Francisco Zamora], “On the Silent Art,” El Universal Ilustrado (Mexico City), July 28, 1921. Film History 29, no. 1 (2017): 148-151. On the Silent Art.pdf

Sánchez Filmador [pseud. Gustavo F. Aguilar], “Cinematograph of the Week no. 6,” El Universal Ilustrado (Mexico City), February 19, 1925. Film History 29, no. 1 (2017): 166-170. Cinematograph of the Week.pdf