Nov. 15, 2012
Patrick Blaine, assistant professor of Spanish at Morningside College, recently had an article published in the journal Latin American Perspectives, and he presented a paper at the Midwest Modern Language Association’s annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Blaine’s article in Latin American Perspectives is "Representing Absences in the Postdictatorial Documentary Cinema of Patricio Guzmán." The peer-reviewed journal focuses on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism and socialism in the Americas.
His paper presentation was about film adaptations of Chilean author Antonio Skármeta's novels. The Midwest Modern Language Association is a nonprofit organization of teachers and scholars of literature, language and culture. It provides a forum for disseminating scholarship and improving teaching in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.
Blaine came to Morningside College in 2010 from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was a pre-doctoral teaching associate and lecturer for seven years. He has a doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Washington. Blaine is active in the field of Latin American studies, and is currently revising a book manuscript titled “Recovering Democracy in Chilean Film and Narrative.”