Latin American Studies

Henry James Morello

Henry James Morello
Senior Lecturer of Spanish and Comparative Literature


PhD, University of Illinois, 2006


I am a senior lecturer at Penn State University, where I have been working since 2002. As a teacher and scholar in both Comparative Literature and Spanish, my work focuses on the literatures and cultures of the Americas, with a particular emphasis on theater, performance, and film. I am especially interested in the relationship between cultural production and political conflict, from a global perspective; my work studies how literary and artistic media at once bear witness to historical events—whether violent, revolutionary or otherwise traumatic— and establishes the conditions of possibility for a political culture.

Some works include

“Fractured Narratives in El secreto de sus ojos and Zulu Love Letter.”

“Voiceless Victims in Sin tetas no hay paraíso.” CLC Web: Comparative Literature and Culture 19.4 (2017).

“Performing Torture in Argentina and Chile” Argus-a: Arts & Humanities. 5 (21) 2016. Web.

“Tangoscapes: NeoTango’s Continued Desire for Community” “Connections: Creating

Community with Disco and Tango,” and “The Contagious Nature of Trauma”

Henry James Morello