Juan Antonio Suárez

Juan Antonio Suárez (M. A., Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Film Studies, Indiana University) teaches American Studies at the University of Murcia, Spain. His main academic interests are modernist literature, independent and experimental cinema, contemporary art, and sound studies. He is the author of the books Bike Boys, Drag Queens, and Superstars (Indiana UP 1996), Pop Modernism: Noise and the Reinvention of the Everyday (U of Illinois P 2007), and Jim Jarmusch (U of Illinois P 2007). He is also an associate editor of the “Cinema and Modernism” section of Routledge’s on-line Encyclopedia of Modernism and the co-editor, with David Walton, of the volumes Culture, Space, Politics: Blurred Lines (Lexington / Rowman and Littlefield, 2015) and Borders, Networks, Escape Lines: The Spatial Politics of Contemporary Fiction (forthcoming, P. Lang, 2016). He has published numerous essays on modernist literature and experimental film in Spanish and English. Recent work in English has appeared in journals such as Grey Room, ExitBook, Criticism, and Screen, and in the edited collections Film Analysis, 2nd. Ed., eds. J. Geiger and R. L. Rutsky (W. W. Norton, 2013), Birds of Paradise: Costume as Cinematic Spectacle, ed. Marketa Uhlirova (Walther Koenig, 2014), and The Modernist World, eds. Lindgren and Ross (Routledge, 2015), among others. He has curated film programs for Xcéntric/Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona, Tate Modern-London, Museum Reina Sofía (Madrid), and MOCA-LA-Pacific Film Archive. He is one of the coordinators of the trans-European collaborative research project “Cruising the Seventies: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDs Queer Sexual Cultures,” involving the University of Edinburgh, Humboldt University, University of Warsaw, and University of Murcia, and funded by the European Science Foundation / European Union. He is currently writing a book on experimental film and queer materiality.

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