Lecturer

Annik BilodeauDepartment of Spanish and Latin American Studies
University of Waterloo
Waterloo ON N2L 3G1

a2bilode@uwaterloo.ca
519 885-4567, ext. 33606

Annik Bilodeau's website

University Degrees

  • PhD University of Ottawa, 2016
  • MA University of Ottawa, 2011
  • BA Université Laval, 2010

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Contemporary Mexican literature and cultures
  • Cosmopolitanism and nationalism
  • Street art studies and visual culture
  • Intellectual history
  • Hybrid learning

Grants

2018 – SSHRC’s Insight Development Grant for the project “El arte como martillo”: Political Street Art in Contemporary Mexico

Selected Publications

Belonging Beyond Borders: Cosmopolitan Affiliations in Contemporary Spanish American Literature, University of Calgary Press, forthcoming January 2021, https://press.ucalgary.ca/books/9781773851594/

El arte como martillo: Political Street Art in Contemporary Mexico. Under contract with McGill-Queens University Press. Expected 2022.

2018 “Mario Vargas Llosa: el intelectual peruano en la era de la globalización.”
Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana (RCLL)

2018 “El grafiti de tema político: La Argentina de Kirchner a Macri.”
Perspectivas Multidisciplinarias sobre la Argentina Contemporánea
Universidad nacional de Río Negro, Universidad nacional de Mar del Plata y Universidad nacional de Córdoba (Joint Edition)

Conference Presentations (most recent)

International Conferences

2019 (June) “El homenaje y la movilización social en el arte callejero político mexicano.” 55th Congress of the Asociación canadiense de hispanistas (ACH). Vancouver, Canada.

2019 (May) “The Representation of Gender and Gender-Based Violence in the Political Street Art of Oaxaca, Mexico.” Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS). Toronto, Canada.

2019 (November) “Commemorating Ayotzinapa: The Faces of the Disappeared in Oaxacan Street Art.” Annual Conference of the Ontario Chapter of the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese Teachers (AATSP-ON). Toronto, Canada.

2019 (May) “El arte como martillo: Political Street Art in Oaxaca, Mexico.” Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Boston, United States.

2019 (March) “Mario Vargas Llosa’s Liberal Rooted Cosmopolitanism.” The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). Washington, United States.

2018 (November). “The Use of Street Art to Spur Conversation in the ELE Classroom (working title).” Annual Conference of the Ontario Chapter of the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese Teachers (AATSP-ON). Waterloo.

2018 (March). “Argentinean Political Street Art: From Kirchner to Macri.” International Conference: “Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Contemporary Argentina.” Ottawa.

2017 (November). “Introducing Hybrid Courses in a Latin American Studies Program”. American Association of Spanish and Portuguese Teachers Annual Ontario Conference. Ottawa.

2017 (March). “Mario Vargas Llosa: the Peruvian Intellectual in the Era of Globalization.” Octavo Congreso Internacional de Peruanistas en el Extranjero: el Perú en su cultura. Ottawa.

2016 (May). “La perspectiva cosmopolita radical en En busca de Klingsor de Jorge Volpi.” Latin American Studies Association (LASA). New York, United States.

National Conferences

2016 (June). “Jorge Volpi’s No será la tierra – The Fate of Cosmopolitanism in the Neoliberal World Order.” Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Calgary.

2015 (June). “El cosmopolitismo como propuesta literaria en la obra de Mario Vargas Llosa.” 50th Congress of the Asociación canadiense de hispanistas. Ottawa.

Professional Activities

2018-2020. President of the Ontario Chapter of American Association of Spanish and Portuguese Teachers.

2018 (November). Main organizer, Annual Conference of the Ontario Chapter of the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese Teachers (AATSP-ON), University of Waterloo.

2018 (March). Co-organizer, International Conference: “Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Contemporary Argentina,” University of Ottawa.

2017 (March). Co-organizer, Octavo Congreso Internacional de Peruanistas en el Extranjero: el Perú en su cultura, University of Ottawa.

Courses taught

  • SPAN 101
  • SPAN 201 A
  • SPAN 201 B
  • SPAN 301 A
  • SPAN 301 B
  • SPAN 401
  • SPAN 150
  • SPAN 387

Curriculum Development

SPAN 301 A and SPAN 301 B: Courses that promote students’ oral and written abilities in Spanish, as well as their critical understanding of the history and culture of the Spanish-speaking regions. I redesigned the course to include literary texts and movies, and an indigenous component. The course is meant as a bridge between the language courses and the literature courses taught in Spanish.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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