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, 2017

  • M.A. Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012

  • B.A. English & Spanish, Loyola University Maryland, 2010

Publications

“Censorship and Political Allegory in Jorge Luis Borges’s ‘Viejo hábito argentino’.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. (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. Eds. Ryan Giles and José Manuel Hidalgo. Leiden: Brill. (Forthcoming)

“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 45 (2018): 153-169.

“La novela negra en Jorge Luis Borges: una aproximación nueva a ‘El muerto’.” Variaciones Borges 39 (2015): 143-158.

“Los golpes del escoplo: el arte de grabar como metáfora en La desheredada.” Decimonónica 11.2 (2014): 1-18.

 

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 (in progress)

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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