Antonio Isea

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Antonio Isea
Professor of Spanish
(269) 387-3041
(269) 387-3103
512A Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5338
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Department of Spanish
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado

Dr. Antonio Isea is a full professor at Western Michigan University. He specializes in contemporary novelistic discourse of the Spanish-Caribbean. His book, Figuraciones del hinterland (2008), interprets the cultural, social and economic map of the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela’s oil mecca. The book explores notions of modernity and cultural liminality in Venezuela, the nation with the largest oil reserves in the world. He is currently working on the representations of affect, poverty porn, and sport’s masculinities in Latin American cinema and novelistic discourse.  His latest publications are: “La imagen afectada o la piel del cine venezolano del siglo XXI.” Afro- Hispanic Review 37.2 ( Fall 2019): 95-109; “The Unveiling of Pelo Malo: The Naked Truth of Co-Producing Poverty-Porn.” New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film 16.2 (2018): 143–56; “Marcaje al Hombre: Football y Cine en la Venezuela del siglo XXI.” in Fútbol y sociedad en América Latina. Madrid: Iberoamericana Vervuert, 2021. 469-482; "Sobre un des-familiarizado juego cubano: sport cinema e infelicidad queer en La partida." Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies 48.1, (Spring 2022): 157-76.