Faculty & Staff
Emilio Sauri, PhD
Associate Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
Areas of Expertise
American literature, Latin American literature, critical theory, and photography
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
BA, Northwestern University
Professional Publications & Contributions
- Literature and the Global Contemporary. Edited with Sarah Brouillette and Mathias Nilges (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming)
- Forms of Unevenness: Literature and the Ends of Autonomy in the Americas (in progress). Under contract with Northwestern University Press.
- “Borders and Migration.” American Literature in Transition: 2000–Present. Ed. Rachel Greenwald Smith. Cambridge University Press., 2017.
- “The Abstract, the Concrete, and the Labor of the Novel.” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction(Forthcoming, 2018).
- “‘Dickens + MP3 ÷ Balzac + JPEG’ or, Art and the Value of Innovation in the Contemporary Mexican Novel.” Mexican Literature in Theory. Ed. Ignacio Sánchez Prado. Bloomsbury, 2017.
- Literature and the Global Contemporary. Edited with Sarah Brouillette and Mathias Nilges. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
- “Mapping Postmodernism and After.” Postmodern/Postwar—And After. Ed. Jason Gladstone, Andrew Hoberek, and Daniel Worden. University of Iowa Press, 2016.
- “Autonomy after Autonomy, or Novel beyond Nation: Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 and the Ends of Modernization.” Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/ Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée. 42.4 (Dec. 2015) 347–352.
- “‘La furia de la materia’: On the Non-Contemporaneity of Modernism in Latin America.” With Eugenio Di Stefano. The Contemporaneity of Modernism. Ed. Michael D’Arcy and Mathias Nilges. Routledge. Routledge, 2015.
- The Latin American Issue. nonsite #13. Edited with Eugenio Di Stefano. Fall, 2014,
- “Making It Visible: Latin Americanist Criticism, Literature, and the Question of Exploitation Today.” With Eugenio Di Stefano. nonsite #13 (2014).
- Literary Materialisms. Edited with Mathias Nilges. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- “Faulkner and His Brothers.” Studies in American Fiction 40.2 (Fall 2013) 259-283.
- "Cognitive Mapping, Then and Now: Postmodernism, Indecision, and American Literary Globalism," Twentieth-Century Literature 57.3-4 (fall/winter 2011) 472-491.
- "A la pinche modernidad': Literary Form and the End of History in Roberto Bolaño's Los detectives salvajes." MLN 125.2 (March 2010) 406-432.
My research focuses on literature and visual art from Latin America and the United States, and reads these in relation to the development of the global economy from the end of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first. I have coedited two collections of essays, Literature and the Global Contemporary (Palgrave, 2017) and Literary Materialisms (Palgrave, 2013), as well as a special issue of the journal nonsite on Latin American literature and theory. I am currently at work on a monograph on literature and the ends of autonomy in the Americas (under contract with Northwestern University Press).
Forms of Unevenness: Literature and the Ends of Autonomy in the Americas. Manuscript in preparation.
Fulbright Fellow, University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2018.
Undergraduate: Literatures of the Americas; Literature and the Political Imagination; Post-1945 American Literature; Six American Authors
Graduate: Contemporary American Literature; Contemporary Global Literature; Literatures of the Americas; Debates and Keywords in Literary Theory and Criticism; Studies in Criticism: Aesthetics, Politics, and the Novel
Co-faculty sponsor (with Professors Matthew Brown and Scott Maisano): Literary Theory Reading Group
Editorial Board, Mediations (www.mediationsjournal.org)