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Carla Manzoni

Department Affiliations


  • contemporary Latin American literature and culture
  • audiovisual narratives of memory (films and videoart). the influence of historical vanguards in the textual production of memory

Educational Background

  • PHD candidate: Spanish and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures, University of Minnesota, 2008-.
  • Maestria (thesis pending): Communication, Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, 1999-2000.
  • BA: Public Relations, Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, Buenos Aires, 1993-1998.
  • MA: Spanish and Portuguese Literatures and Cultures, University of Minnesota, 2008-2010.


  • Tacos entre adoquines: para Kohon Buenos Aires no es Zobeide. Letras Femeninas, Special Edition Mujer y Ciudad, Summer 2013 (Accepted for publication)
  • Decapitaciones poderosas: para-espacios surrealistas y poder de gestión femenina. Peer reviewed publication Ambitos feministas. (Accepted for publication)
  • La “otra“ que mira Haití­: exploración del “ser negro“ según la mirada de Maya Deren, una artista Avant-Garde, y su conexión con la etnografí­a: Manzoni, Carla, Hispanet Journal , 2 (December 2009) , 2009. Link Download
  • New Trends in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema, Bristol-Chicago, Intellect Books, 2011. Cacilda Rêgo y Carolina Rocha Editors. Book Review for Imagofagia. Revista de la Asociación Argentina de Estudios de Cine y Audiovisual. Nro. 4. October, 2011. Download
  • Culture of Class. Radio and Cinema in the Making of a Divided Argentina, 1920-1946. Durham. London, Duke University Press, 2012. Matthew B. Karush, author. Book review In Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (Upcoming)

Research Activities

  • Kinetic Collages of Resistance: Alternative audiovisual tales of memory and agency in Argentina from 1930 to today. Paper presentation in the Panel Media and cultural Memory in contemporary Latin America. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Chicago. March 6-10, 2013.
  • Kinetic Collages of Resistance: Archival issues when dealing with Argentine alternative audiovisual of memory (1930-2011). Research presentation at the Librarian-Faculty Collaborations workshop. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Chicago. March 6-10, 2013.
  • Contemporary Latin American Cinema’s Breakthrough Paradigms for Sustainability. Workshop Coordinated by Prof. Tamara Falicov, University of Kansas and Cinema Tropical’s Film distributor Carlos Gutierrez. Special Invitee Filmmaker Natalia Almada. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Chicago. Atendee. March 6-10, 2013.
  • Kinetic Collages of Resistance: Alternative audiovisual tales of memory and agency in Argentina from 1930 to today. Research presentation at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC), Brown bag Series. University of Minnesota. February 15, 2013.
  • Trance Techniques, Cinema, and Cybernetics Workshop coordinated by Dr. Ute Holl, Professor of Media Studies (University of Basel), University of Minnesota: April 28, 2012.
  • "Deren - Carri: Trance and Eclipse in Daughter's Docu-FIction": Moving Image Studies Workshop, University of Minnesota, January, 27, 2012 - January, 27, 2012
  • Memorabilia in trance: Surrealist gestures in Argentine post-dictatorial docu-fiction by women: Latin American Studies Lecture series sponsored by the Institute of Global Studies, University of Minnesota, November 3, 2011 - November 3, 2011
  • Daughters in trance: docu-fictional narratives in argentine post dictatorial film by young women. Pacific Coast Council of Latin American Studies Conference. Los Angeles: conference presentation, October 27, 2011 - October 29, 2011
  • Decapitated Automatic Woman: Female Agency and Surrealist Gestures in the works of Maya Deren and Lucrecia Martel MMLA Chicago: conference presentaton, November 4, 2010 - November 7, 2010
  • -Decapitated automatic woman: the exploration of 21st Century surrealist female Otherness articulated through the film “The Headless Woman,“ by Argentinean filmmaker Lucrecia Martel. AILCFH, Austin, Texas: conference presentation, October 16, 2010 - October 16, 2010
  • -Framing the Human 14th Graduate Symposium in Romance Studies. Moderator Panel 2: Violence and the Horrific: panel coordinator, March 6, 2010 - March 6, 2010

Creative Activities

  • Octopus/Pulpo video installation, produced by mexican artist Yoshua Okón: Curator (Nash Gallery), August 17, 2012 - August 17, 2012
  • CO(í“)MO ME VEO (?) / HOW (DO) I LOOK (?) : Blogger, since June 26, 2012
  • Mi Machetazo : blogger, since May 23, 2012
  • Soy Mano weekly colaboration: Writer, 2003 - 2007
  • Soy mano : historias de Pilar: Authors: Graciela Nora Labale, Ví­ctor Koprivsek, Carla Manzoni. Ed. Del Tratado, 2005. ISBN: 978-987-22596-0

Professional Activities

  • Writer. El Diario Regional (Argentina)/ FM Plaza (Argentina): Content contributor , 2003 - 2006
  • Cómo Hacer Cine. Online source for the film industry. (Spain/Argentina): Freelance Writer/interviewer , 2002 - 2003
  • “Fiestas Populares Argentinas“ Canal 7 Public Television (Argentina): Content producer , 2003 - 2004

Outreach Activities

  • Minneapolis St.Paul International Film Festival Collaborator: search of Latin American and Spanish titles, 2007 - 2008
  • CO(í“)MO ME VEO (?) / HOW (DO) I LOOK (?): Aquí­ Para Ti/Here for you Summer Audiovisual Workshop, August 2012 - September 2012
  • Rock Argentino: lyrics of resistance during the 1976-1983 Argentine Dictatorship: Presentation (Invited by Prof. Palmar Alvarez Blanco)- Carleton College. Northfield, MN, 2007


  • Sharon L. Doherty Student Leadership Award (nominated).
  • Compton International Fellowship, 2012 - 2013
  • Spanish and Portuguese Departmental Travel Grant, 2011 - 2012
  • Harold Leonard Memorial Fellowship, 2011 - 2012
  • Spanish and Portuguese Departmental Travel Grant, 2010 - 2011
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program. Summer Research Grant in Argentina, 2010 - 2010
  • Spanish and Portuguese Departmental Travel Grant, 2009 - 2010

Courses Taught

  • span 1022, 1003, and 1004
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