About

My research focuses on modern and contemporary Latin American literature, descriptive bibliography, book history, and questions of access and maintenance surrounding both digital and print cultures.

Education


  • Ph.D. Spanish, University of Virginia

  • M.A. Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • B.A. English & Spanish, Loyola University Maryland

Publications

BOOKS

  • Borges and the Literary Marketplace: How Editorial Practices Shaped Cosmopolitan Reading. Yale UP, 2021.

  • The Oxford Handbook of Jorge Luis Borges, co-edited with Daniel Balderston (under contract with Oxford University Press)


PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • “‘Capítulo de una novela en prensa’: Teaser Chapters and Marketing Strategies in Sur” (accepted at Studies in Bibliography)

  • “The Risks and Rewards of Implementing Digital Humanities Methodologies in Modern Language Graduate Research.” Hispania, vol. 104, no. 4, 2021, pp. 571­–82.

  • “MercadoLibre and the Democratization of Books: A Critical Reading of New Material Affordances and Digital Book History.” Book History, vol. 24, no. 1, 2021, pp. 177–208.

  • “The Transcontinental Book Trade: Sylvia Beach’s Shakespeare and Company and Victoria Ocampo’s Sur Enterprise.” Modernism/Modernity, vol. 6, cycle 1, 2021, https://modernismmodernity.org/articles/benedict-transcontinental-book-trade-sylvia-beach-ocampo.

  • “(In)visible Collaborations between los hermanos Borges and los Bioy.” Variaciones Borges, vol, 49, 2020, pp. 89–116.

  • “Los precursores (estéticos) de los Breviarios del Fondo de Cultura Económica.” Revista Bibliographica, vol. 3, no. 1, 2020, pp. 104–132.

  • “Books about Books and Books as Material Artifacts: Metabibliography in Jorge Luis Borges’s El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan (1941).” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, vol. 42, no. 3, 2018, pp. 451–72. [Published in April 2019]

  • “Censorship and Political Allegory in Jorge Luis Borges’s ‘Viejo hábito argentino’.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 96, no. 1, 2019, pp. 89–107.

  • “Digital Approaches to the Archive: Multispectral Imaging and the Recovery of Borges’s Writing Process in ‘El muerto’ and ‘La casa de Asterión’.” Variaciones Borges, vol. 45, 2018, pp. 153–169.

  • “La novela negra en Jorge Luis Borges: una aproximación nueva a ‘El muerto’.” Variaciones Borges, vol. 39, 2015, pp. 143–158.

  • “Los golpes del escoplo: el arte de grabar como metáfora en La desheredada.” Decimonónica, vol. 11, no. 2, 2014, pp. 1–18.


 



CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES

  • “Translating (Argentine) Publishing Networks from Print to Pixel.” Digital Encounters: Narratives and Networks in Latin American Cyberspace, edited by Cecily Raynor and Rhian Lewis, U of Toronto P, 2022. (Forthcoming)

  • “Isorhythmic Motets in the Libro de buen amor: Reading the Archpriest’s Adventures as a Musical Composition.” A New Companion to the Libro de buen amor, edited by Ryan Giles and José Manuel Hidalgo, Brill, 2021.

Blog Posts

    Projects

    Mapping Borges (https://norabenedict.github.io/borges/)

    This project has two distinct elements. The first is an interactive map of the locations of Borges’s publisher, printers, booksellers, and places of employment from 1930 to 1951. The second part of the project is a descriptive bibliography of all of the books that Borges wrote, prologued, translated, or edited during the 1930s and 1940s. In light of the fact that there are virtually no extant publishers’ archives from the Argentine firms I have been studying for my research, I see this DH project as a way to give future scholars access to much of the raw data I created while researching for my first monograph and, hopefully, provide them with a resource to create projects of their own.

    Global Networks of Cultural Production (https://norabenedict.github.io/ocampo/)

    This project seeks to explore the emergence of a transatlantic literary print culture in Argentina during the twentieth century, primarily through the efforts of Victoria Ocampo. Through an interactive map and network graphs, which are fueled by a relational database, this project reveals the intricate circuits of conversation, collaboration, and creation that blossomed in Argentina during this time in addition to providing an archive of metadata about the physical aspects of the letters, magazines, journals, and other ephemera that link all of the involved intellectuals.

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