Ph.D., Harvard Univ. (2014)
B.A., Univ. de San Andres (2004)
Rosario Hubert teaches Latin American Literature from the nineteenth century to the present, with a focus on Brazilian cultural history, travel writing, cultural geography and translation. She is working on a book manuscript entitled Disorientations. Latin American Fictions of East Asia, which discusses the epistemological and disciplinary problems of writing across cultural boundaries, and proposes a novel entryway into the study of East Asia and Latin America through the notions of cultural distance, fictional Sinology and critical exoticism.
Before coming to Trinity, she taught Portuguese, Latin American Studies and Literature courses at Harvard University and Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina). As someone educated in the liberal arts model, she values the invitation to think critically beyond one's field of specialty, so whether teaching literature, instructing a language or leading a tutorial, she presents concepts in terms of their social, political and linguistic significance. Her translations of Brazilian narrative (Clarice Lispector, Bernardo Carvalho, Nuno Ramos, Daniel Galera) and the more recent attempts into Chinese fiction (Eileen Chang) helped her develop an approach to world literature that sees linguistic diversity and translation as a fertile ground for comparison rather than a methodological obstacle. She has published and presented talks on the works of Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz and Louis Antoine de Bougainville, and is preparing a future research project about the aesthetics of the inhospitable, particularly in relation to Antarctica and the Global South.