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Esther Gabara

Professor of Romance Studies
Romance Studies
Box 90257, Department of Romance Studies, Durham, NC 27708-0257
212 Language Center, Department of Romance Studies, Durham, NC 27708-0257
Office hours Thursdays 3-5 pm and by appointment. 212 Languages  

Selected Publications


“Doing unpayable debt”

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · November 1, 2023 This response to Denise Ferreira da Silva’s Unpayable Debt (2022) takes seriously the author’s self-description as a scholar and artist, and so considers the study within a genealogy of contemporary experiments with the book form in the Americas. Unpayable ... Full text Cite

The Bermuda Triangle of Madrid’s Museums: The Prado, the Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Anthropology

Journal Article Art in Translation · January 1, 2020 The Bermuda triangle of the title refers to the magical space between three Madrid museums— El Prado, the Museum of the Americas, and the National Museum of Anthropology—in which the coloniality of Spanish society disappears, in the contemporary moment as ... Full text Open Access Cite

Pop América, 1965-1975

Book · October 4, 2018 Featured Publication This bilingual, fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University's exhibition Pop América, 1965-1975, which presents a vision of Pop art across the Americas as a whole. ... Cite

El signo de la moda/ The Sign of Fashion

Chapter · 2018 This is the first study of the exhibit.00Exhibition: MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico (10.02.-16.09.2018). ... Open Access Link to item Cite

“Missing Body Art: Absent Identity in the Work of Tatiana Parcero.”

Other Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Catrejón, Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero. · January 31, 2017 Cite

“Crossing the Border: Whether Real or Imagined.”

Journal Article What It Means to Be American · May 26, 2015 Link to item Cite

“Crossing the Border: Whether Real or Imagined.”

Other What It Means to Be American · May 26, 2015 Link to item Cite

Fictions of emancipation: Collaborations with and against the law

Journal Article English Language Notes · January 1, 2013 Full text Open Access Cite

El triángulo museológico de las Bermudas: El Prado, el Museo de América y el Museo Nacional de Antropología

Journal Article Revista SUR/versión. Investigación y creación de América Latina y el Caribe · 2013 Cite

El triángulo museológico de las Bermudas: El Prado, el Museo de América y el Museo Nacional de Antropología

Journal Article El D_Efecto Barroco: Políticas De La Imagen Hispana · June 2012 Cite

Review of Errant Modernism

Journal Article Bulletin of Latin American Research · 2012 Cite

Review of Errant Modernism

Journal Article A Contracorriente · 2012 Cite

Relocating Photographies, Histories and Modernisms

Journal Article Art History · January 2011 Cite

“Doing unpayable debt”

Journal Article Cultural Dynamics · November 1, 2023 This response to Denise Ferreira da Silva’s Unpayable Debt (2022) takes seriously the author’s self-description as a scholar and artist, and so considers the study within a genealogy of contemporary experiments with the book form in the Americas. Unpayable ... Full text Cite

The Bermuda Triangle of Madrid’s Museums: The Prado, the Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Anthropology

Journal Article Art in Translation · January 1, 2020 The Bermuda triangle of the title refers to the magical space between three Madrid museums— El Prado, the Museum of the Americas, and the National Museum of Anthropology—in which the coloniality of Spanish society disappears, in the contemporary moment as ... Full text Open Access Cite

Pop América, 1965-1975

Book · October 4, 2018 Featured Publication This bilingual, fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University's exhibition Pop América, 1965-1975, which presents a vision of Pop art across the Americas as a whole. ... Cite

El signo de la moda/ The Sign of Fashion

Chapter · 2018 This is the first study of the exhibit.00Exhibition: MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico (10.02.-16.09.2018). ... Open Access Link to item Cite

“Missing Body Art: Absent Identity in the Work of Tatiana Parcero.”

Other Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Catrejón, Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero. · January 31, 2017 Cite

“Crossing the Border: Whether Real or Imagined.”

Journal Article What It Means to Be American · May 26, 2015 Link to item Cite

“Crossing the Border: Whether Real or Imagined.”

Other What It Means to Be American · May 26, 2015 Link to item Cite

Fictions of emancipation: Collaborations with and against the law

Journal Article English Language Notes · January 1, 2013 Full text Open Access Cite

El triángulo museológico de las Bermudas: El Prado, el Museo de América y el Museo Nacional de Antropología

Journal Article Revista SUR/versión. Investigación y creación de América Latina y el Caribe · 2013 Cite

El triángulo museológico de las Bermudas: El Prado, el Museo de América y el Museo Nacional de Antropología

Journal Article El D_Efecto Barroco: Políticas De La Imagen Hispana · June 2012 Cite

Review of Errant Modernism

Journal Article Bulletin of Latin American Research · 2012 Cite

Review of Errant Modernism

Journal Article A Contracorriente · 2012 Cite

Relocating Photographies, Histories and Modernisms

Journal Article Art History · January 2011 Cite

Review of Errant Modernism

Journal Article MLN · 2011 Cite

Review of Errant Modernism

Journal Article Aztlán. A Journal of Chicano Studies · 2011 Cite

Review of Errant Modernism

Journal Article Modernism/Modernity · 2011 Cite

Review of Errant Modernism

Journal Article Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies · 2011 Cite

Review of Errant Modernism

Journal Article E.I.A.L. · 2011 Cite

Review of Errant Modernism, etc.

Journal Article History of Photography · 2011 Cite

Orientalism Unmoored

Chapter · January 2011 Cite

Review of Errant Modernism and National Camera

Journal Article caa on-line reviews · August 2010 Cite

Errant Moderism: The Ethos of Photography in Mexico and Brazil

Journal Article The Americas · January 2010 Cite

Review of Errant Modernism

Journal Article The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies · 2010 Cite

Review of Errant Modernism

Journal Article E-misférica · 2010 Cite

Errant Modernism: The Ethos of Photography in Mexico and Brazil

Journal Article Luso-Brazilian Review · 2010 Cite

The Errors of the Avant-Garde

Journal Article The Latin American Review of Books · July 2009 Cite

Review of Errant Modernism

Journal Article Chasqui · 2009 Cite

Facing Brazil: The Problem of Portraiture and a Modernist Sublime

Journal Article CR: The New Centennial Review · 2004 Cite

Orit Raff: Inside Drawing

Other · February 2000 Cite

La ciudad loca: An Epistemological Plan

Journal Article Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies · 2000 Cite

Two Strangers in Mexico

Journal Article Stanford Humanities Review · June 1999 Cite

Moving the Avant-Garde

Journal Article Stanford Humanities Review · June 1999 Cite

Two Strangers in Mexico, by Silviano Santiago

Journal Article Stanford Humanities Review · 1999 Cite

“Disquiet in the impasse: Coming from the Latin American Situation,”

Journal Article http://micropolitics.wordpress.com/ Cite