Dr. Luis Prádanos-García

Luis Prádanos García

Dr. Luis Prádanos-García

Associate Professor

My publications are available on Academia.edu

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • Ecocritical theory and posthumanism
  • Environmental Humanities 
  • Contemporary Spain
  • Post-growth economics
  • Iberian studies
  • Global studies (European and transatlantic)
  • New media and cinema studies
  • Network and systems theory
  • Narratology
  • Ecological economics and political ecology
  • Postcolonial theory

BIO

Originally from Spain, Professor Prádanos did his undergraduate work in Spain and Italy, and completed his MA and Ph.D. in the US. Before coming to Miami University, he was an assistant professor of Hispanic studies at Westminster College in Utah. In his free time he enjoys practicing martial arts and racquetball, as well as reading, cooking, and playing guitar.

COURSES TAUGHT AT MIAMI UNIVERSITY

  • Postcarbon Cultures: European Environmental Perspectives (Luxembourg)
  • Leadership for Sustainability (University of Calabria, Italy)
  • Hispanic Social and Environmental Movements in the XXI Century
  • An Ecocritical Approach to Contemporary Spanish Culture (SPN 420)
  • Cultural History of Spain II (SPN 352)
  • Grammar Review and Introduction to Composition (SPN 311)

Courses and seminars taught previously (2010–2013):

  • The Environmental Impact of Globalization (University of Piura, Peru)
  • Slow Violence and Environmentalism in Latin America
  • Euro-Mediterranean Perspectives on De-Growth and Ecological Economics
  • Hispanic Ecocriticism
  • Peninsular Survey: A Postcanonical Approach
  • Mediterranean Sustainability: Slow Food Movement and De-growth
  • Contemporary Spanish Cinema
  • Contemporary Spanish Culture and Globalization
  • Contemporary Rioplatense Cultural Studies
  • Advanced Grammar and Conversation
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature

PUBLICATIONS

  • Luis I. Prádanos and Mark Anderson. “Transatlantic Iberian, Latin American, and Lusophone African Ecocriticism: An Introduction.” Special issue on South Atlantic Ecocriticism. Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 8.1 (Spring 2017). 1-21.
  • “Ecocrítica en los estudios literarios y culturales españoles contemporáneos: una tendencia emergente desesperadamente necesaria.” Nuevas tendencias literarias: el autor y su crítica (2000-2015). La nueva literatura hispánica 20 (2016): 281-298.
  • “Spanish Cultural and Literary Criticism in the Age of the Anthropocene.” A Polemical Companion to Ethics of Life: Contemporary Iberian Debates.  Hispanic Issues On Line Debates 7 (University of Minnesota, 2016): 24-26.
  • “Exploring the Political Ecology of Iberian Studies.” A Polemical Companion to Ethics of Life: Contemporary Iberian Debates.  Hispanic Issues On Line Debates 7 (University of Minnesota, 2016): 49-54.
  • “Decolonizing the North, Decolonizing the South: De-growth, Post-development, and their Cultural Representations in Spain and Latin America” (book chapter). Transatlantic Landscapes. Environmental Awareness, Literature, and the Arts. Ed. José Manuel Marrero Henríquez (2016).
  • “The Pedagogy of Degrowth: Teaching Hispanic Studies in the Age of Social Inequality and Ecological Collapse.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 19 (2015): 81-96.
  • “Precariedad, crisis ecológica y optimismo cruel: reflexiones para salir del imaginario dominante en la cultura española contemporánea.” La imaginación hipotecada. Aportaciones al debate sobre la precariedad del presente. Eds. Palmar Álvarez-Blanco y Antonio  Gómez L-Quiñones. Madrid: Libros en Acción, 2016.
  • “La enseñanza del español en la era del antropoceno. Hacia la integración de la sostenibilidad en las clases de español como lengua extranjera.” Hispania, 98.2 (2015)
  • "How to Listen to the Pachamama's Testimonio: Lessons from Indigenous Voices." STTFCL 39.2 (2015)
  • "Degrowth and Ecological Economics in 21st Century Spain: Toward a Posthuman Economy.” Special issue edited by kata Beilin and William Viestenz: Ethics of Life; Comtempary Iberian Debates. Hispanic Issues (Vanderbilt UP, 2016).
  • "Global Discourses, Networks, and Digital Media in Recent Spanish Novesl." Ometeca, Journal on Science & Humantities in Hispanic Literature 20 (2016).
  • "Iluminando el lado oscuro de la modrnidad occidental: colonialismo, neocolonialismo y metalepsis en "También la lluvia." Confluencia 30.1 (Fall 2014).
  • "La degradación ecológia y social del espacio urbano en Instrucciones para salvar el mundo de Rosa Montero." Letras Femeninas 39.2 (Invierno 2013).
  • “Toward a Euro-Mediterranean Socioenvironmental Perspective: The Case for a Spanish Ecocriticism.” Special issue edited by Serenella Iovino: Mediterranean Ecocriticism. Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 4.2 (Autumn 2013).
  • “Notas sobre terrorismo postmoderno, sistemas y novela española actual.” L’Érudit franco- espagnol 3 (June 2013)
  • “El multiperspectivismo narrativo de Saer: una lectura sistémica de Cicatrices” (book chapter). Latin American Community: Tradition, Transition, and Identity. Ed. Jeana Paul- Ureña and Juan Carlos Ureña, SFAS UP (2013)
  • “Ecocrítica y epistemología subalterna en Eduardo Galeano.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 36.2 (invierno 2012)
  • “Decrecimiento o barbarie: ecocrítica y capitalismo global en la novela futurista española reciente.” Special issue edited by Ursula K. Heise: The Invention of Eco-Futures. Ecocriticism and Science Fiction. Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment 3.2 (Autumn 2012)
  • “Writing an Engaged Novel in the Network Society: Belén Gopegui, Systemic Narratives, and Globalization” (book chapter). Global Issues in Contemporary Hispanic Women’s Writing: Shaping Gender, the Environment, and Politics. Ed. Estrella Cibreiro and Francisca López. Routledge (November 2012)
  • “La mujer inmigrante latinoamericana en el cine español actual: hacia una identidad cultural relacional en Princesas (2005).” Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 27.2 (Spring 2012)
  • “Constructivismo y redes sociales multiculturales en Cosmofobia y Lo verdadero es un momento de lo falso de Lucía Etxebarria” CiberLetras: Journal of Literary Criticism and Culture 25 (July 2011)
  • “Disfunciones de la memoria en ‘Funes el memorioso’ y Memento: Una lectura neurocultural.” Ometeca, Journal on Science & Humanities in Hispanic Literature 13 (2009): 174-85
  • “Yo también hablo de la rosa y la teoría de sistemas de Luhmann.” Gestos 46 (Noviembre, 2008): 85-96
  • “Narrative multiperspectivism in La conquista del aire by Belén Gopegui: Narrative Construction of Systemic Selves and Postfeminism.” Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica 23 (2007): 106-17
  • “De lo fenomenológico a lo epistemológico: perspectivismo narrativo en Historia de un abrigo de Soledad Puértolas.” Letras Peninsulares 20.2 (Fall 2007): 315-29

OP-ED

https://theconversation.com/an-economy-focused-solely-on-growth-is-environmentally-and-socially-unsustainable-39761

http://www.elsalmoncontracorriente.es/?El-problema-de-la-obsesion-con-el

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “Cultura insurgente,” roundtable ALCESXXI. KFLC, University of Kentucky, 2017.
  • “Disaster Fiction and the Pedagogy of Catastrophe,” Colloque International EcoLitt. Écocritique: nouvelles territorialités, Angers (France), 2016.
  • “Politics and Aesthetics of Garbage in Post-2008 Spanish Culture” (panel organizer: Ecocritical Explorations in Iberian Contemporary Cultures). KFLC, University of Kentucky, 2016.
  • “The Political Ecology of Waste: Non-human Agency in Recent Spanish Cultural Manifestations” (Seminar: Nomadic Waste & Ecological Materiality in Neoliberal Space). ACLA, Harvard University, 2016.
  • Alternative (Eco)Pedagogies” 35th Lilly International Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, 2015.
  • Research Workshop Organizer: “Ecocrítica y cultura española contemporánea en la era del antropoceno.” III Jornadas Internacionales de ALCESXXI, Soria (Spain), 2015.
  • "Los estudios hispánicos en tiempos de cambio climático, extinción masiva y colapso ecológico.” Los límites del Hispanismo. V congreso asociación Beta, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal), 2015.
  • “Los estudios culturales y literarios españoles en la era del antropoceno.” KFLC, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 2015.
  • “The Pedagogy of Unlearning: Successes and Shortfalls of Incorporating Ecological Literacy in Teaching, Research, and Service.” 34th Lilly International Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, 214.
  • “Higher Education, Environmental Humanities, and Ecoliteracy: Teaching Hispanic Studies in the Anthropocene.” 88th SAMLA Sustainability and the Humanities, Atlanta, 2014.
  • “Degrowth and Ecological Economics in 21st-Century Spain: Toward a Posthuman Economy.” MACHL, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014.
  • “Precariedad, crisis ecológica y optimismo cruel: reflexiones para salir del imaginario dominante en la cultura española contemporánea.” Congreso Internacional Literatura y Ecocrítica, Valladolid (Spain), 2014.
  • "El decrecimiento y sus manifestaciones culturales para salir del imaginario dominante," Shattering Iberia: Cultural Responses to an Ongoing Crisis, UC Berkeley, 2014.
  • "Decolonizing the North, Decolonizing the South: De-growth and Post-development," MLA, Chicago, 2014.
  • “Recent Spanish Non-fiction Books on Socioenvironmental Perspectives: Challenging the Mainstream Discourses in European Environmentalism,” ASLE Tenth Biennial Conference. Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits, University of Kansas, 2013.
  • “The Political Ecology of Iberian Studies,” Towards Iberian Studies: A conference, The Ohio State University, 2013.
  • “The Dark Side of Globalization and Decolonial Options in También la lluvia,” 14th Céfiro Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, 2013.
  • “Thinking Sustainability through an Ecology of Knowledge: De-growth, Slow Movement, Post-development, and Andean Indigenous Epistemologies,” Conservation, Restoration,Sustainability. A Call to Stewardship, Brigham Young University, 2012.
  • “Ecocrítica, redes y sistemas en la novela española reciente,” 66th RMMLA Annual Convention, Boulder, 2012.
  • “Colonialismo, neocolonialismo y metalepsis en También la Lluvia,” XV Forum for Iberian Studies, University of Oxford (UK), 2012.
  • “Current Theoretical Articulation of Critiques and Alternatives to the Unsustainable Global Capitalism in Mediterranean Europe,” 2011 Conference of the Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium, University of Utah, 2011.
  • “Global Discourses and Digital Media in Recent Spanish Novels,” 9th International Conference on New Directions on the Humanities, University of Granada (Spain), 2011.
  • “Ecological Justice and Border Thinking in Eduardo Galeano,” Where Have All the Wild Things Gone? Ecocriticism and Comparative Literature, Comparative Literature Symposium, Texas Tech University, 2011.
  • “La ecocrítica de Eduardo Galeano en El libro de los abrazos,” 12th Céfiro Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, 2011.
  • “Multiculturalism and Globalization in Rosa Montero and Lucía Etxebarria,” AILCFH XX Annual Conference, University of Texas, 2010.
  • “Terrorismo e hiperrealidad: la mediatización del terror en el nuevo entorno tecnosocial,” XI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Española Contemporánea, University of A Coruña (Spain), 2010.
  • “Mujeres inmigrantes en el cine español actual,” 11th Céfiro Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, 2010.
  • “La representación del terrorismo postmoderno en la novela española del tercer milenio,” RMMLA 63th Annual Convention, Snowbird, Utah, 2009.
  • “¿Nueva novela española comprometida en el tercer milenio? Belén Gopegui, el yo sistémico y la globalización,” AATSP 91st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, 2009.
  • “Teaching the History of Contemporary Spain through its Cultural Manifestations,” Premier Poster Session, AATSP 91st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, 2009.
  • “Representations of Multiculturalism in Recent Spanish Novels: Systemic Narratives, Globalization, and Migration,” The 2009 Joint Conference on Migration, Border, and the Nation-Sate, The Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Program and the United States Association for Commonwealth Literatures and Languages Studies, Lubbock, 2009.
  • “El multiperspectivismo narrativo de Saer: una lectura sistémica de Cicatrices,” Latin American Studies Conference. Latin American Community: Linking, Moving, Transition, Identity, Stephen F. Austin State University, 2009.
  • “Belén Gopegui: la posibilidad de criticar el fundamentalismo del nuevo capitalismo,” I International Conference on Literature, Culture and Religion in the Hispanic World, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2009.
  • “La deconstrucción del mito del sujeto moderno en El padre de Blancanieves,” IX Congreso Internacional de Literatura Española Contemporánea, University of A Coruña (Spain), 2008.
  • “Carballido y la teoría de sistemas: una interpretación sistémica de Yo también hablo de la rosa,” 9th Céfiro Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, 2008.
  • “Postfeminismo y focalización: La conquista del aire de Belén Gopegui,” SCMLA 64th Annual Meeting, Memphis, 2007.
  • “Disfunciones de la memoria en ‘Funes el memorioso’ y Memento,” Literature and the Arts: Interdisciplinary Convergences within Luso-Hispanic Cultures, UCLA, 2007.
  • “La reconciliación del yo moderno y el yo postmoderno a través de la neurología en La conquista del aire de Belén Gopegui,” 8th Céfiro Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, 2007.
  • “Oralidad y perspectivismo en Klail City y sus alrededores de Rolando Hinojosa-Smith: de la intrahistoria oral a la novela,” 54th Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies, Santa Fe, 2007.
  • “Postmodernidad en la Sonata de estío de Valle-Inclán,” Tierra Tinta Conference on Latin American, Spanish, and Luso-Brazilian Literatures, University of Oklahoma, 2006.
  • “De lo fenomenológico a lo epistemológico: perspectivismo en Historia de un abrigo de Soledad Puértolas,” AATSP 88th Annual Conference in Salamanca (Spain), 2006.
  • “Los silencios fenomenológicos en Soledad Puértolas,” 7th Céfiro Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, 2006.

GUEST SPEAKER

  • “Postgrowth Imaginaries & the Pedagogy of Degrowth” Universität Zürich (ETH), Anthropocene Learning Lab (Switzerland), 2017.
  • “Ecological Economics” Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), 2017.
  • “Ecocrítica, humanidades ambientales y cultura española actual.” Universidad de Cádiz, Spain, 2015.
  • “The Pedagogy of Degrowth: Teaching Hispanic Studies in the Age of Social Inequality and Ecological Collapse” University of Kentucky, Lexington, 2015.
  • “Ecological Thinking in Higher Education and the Pedagogy of Degrowth: Teaching (Hispanic Studies) in the Anthropocene. University of California, Berkeley (department of Spanish & Portuguese) 2015.
  • “Slow Food and Ecological Economics: What Global Capitalism Cannot See” University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley Food Institute) 2015.
  • “Agriculture and Ecological Economics” Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, Miami University 2015.
  • “The Pedagogy of Degrowth” Panel on Alternative Pedagogies, Center for Teaching Excellent, Miami University 2015.
  • “Sustainable De-growth and Andean Indigenous Thinking: Surviving Globalization and Development” Latin American Studies, Miami University 2014.
  • “Change the World with Your Fork: Slow Food, Sustainability, and Social Justice” Geography, Miami University 2014.
  • “Desarrollo, globalización y medioambiente” University of Piura, Peru, 2013.
  • “Eco-arte: hacer visible lo invisible” School of Fine Arts, Piura, Peru, 2013.
  • “Globalization, Violence, and the Food System: Perpetuating Social and Environmental Injustice” Second Annual Food Film Series, Westminster College, Utah, 2012.
  • “Leadership in Sustainability” The Eleventh Annual Conference on Leadership, Westminster College, Utah, 2012.
  • “Slow Food: The Revolution Begins on Your Plate” "Off the Shelf” Series of Library Discussions, Westminster College, Utah, 2012.
  • “Living Better with Less: Slow Food, De-growth Theory, and the Blind Spot of Global Capitalism” The International Education Week, Westminster College, Utah, 2011.