Modern LanguagesWestern Arts and Humanities

Alena Robin

robinAssociate Professor, Hispanic Visual Art

Ph.D. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico
Extension: 81599
Email: arobin82@uwo.ca

On sabbatical leave July 2015- July 2016

Areas of Interest

Publications

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Book
Las capillas del Vía Crucis de la ciudad de México: arte, patrocinio y sacralización del espacio, Mexico City, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas/ UNAM, 2014, 309 pp., ISBN 978-607-02-6076-6.

Scolarly Journal, co-edition of thematic issue:
Alena Robin in collaboration with Luis de Moura Sobral, Special number on Latin American Art, co-editor with Luis de Moura Sobral, RACAR (Revue d’art canadienne/Canadian Art Review), vol. 38, num. 2, 2013.

Articles Published:
“Vía Crucis de pintura e imágenes de bulto en Nueva España: reflexiones sobre la complementariedad de una devoción,” Atrio, Revista de historia del arte, no. 19, 2013, pp. 107-116. http://issuu.com/atrio.historiadelarte/docs/atrio_19/1

Alena Robin in collaboration with Luz Andrea Ávila Becerril (70%-30%), “Performatividad y teatralidad de Semana Santa en América latina en los relatos de tres viajeros decimonónicos,” Teatro y fiesta popular y religiosa, ed. M. Insúa y M. Vinatea Recoba, Pamplona, Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra, Colección BIADIG (Biblioteca Áurea Digital), 20/Publicaciones Digitales del GRISO, 2013, pp. 325-342. http://dspace.unav.es/dspace/bitstream/10171/35186/1/Robin_Avila.pdf

“Vía Crucis y series pasionarias en los virreinatos latinoamericanos”, Goya, 339, 2012, pp. 130-145.

“La Pasión de Cristo según José de Alcíbar (Museo de Arte Sacro, Chihuahua, México)”, Via Spiritus, Revista de História da Espiritualidade e do Sentimento Religioso, 17, 2010, pp. 197-228. http://ler.letras.up.pt/uploads/ficheiros/9184.pdf

“El “Monte”: noticias de unos grupos escultóricos para la capilla del Calvario de la ciudad de México,” Encrucijada, Boletín del seminario de Escultura del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas/ UNAM, 1, 2008, pp. 14-25. http://www.esteticas.unam.mx/cactividades/actividades/revista/index.html

“Domingo Ferral y el Vía Crucis de la ciudad de México,” Atas do IV Congresso Internacional do Barroco Íbero-Americano, Belo Horizonte, Editora C/Arte, 2008, pp. 1287-1302.
http://www.upo.es/depa/webdhuma/areas/arte/4cb/pdf/Alena%20Robin.pdf

“El Museo nacional de la Muerte,” UIC. Foro multidisciplinario de la Universidad Intercontinental, 7,  2008, pp. 48-53.

“The Wound on Christ’s Back in New Spain,” RACAR (Revue d’art canadienne/Canadian Art Review), XXXII, 1-2, 2007, pp. 79-93.

“El retablo de Xaltocán, las Imágenes de Jerónimo Nadal y la Monja de Ágreda,” Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, 88, 2006, pp. 53-70. http://www.analesiie.unam.mx/pdf/88_53-70.pdf

Projects with students:
Interview with Jorge Uzon with UWO students (in relation to the course Sp 3500, Community Service Learning in the Hispanic World: History, Culture and People in Context), London, March 18, 2014, http://uwo.ca/modlang/guatemala/aboutjorge.html#.

A Whisper in the Ear of the Condemned: Photographing Guatemala after the War, Public lecture given in English by Jorge Uzon, London, March 19, 2014, http://uwo.ca/modlang/guatemala/aboutjorge.html#.

“Guatemala Beyond the Civil War. Through the Lens of Jorge Uzon”, Virtual Exhibit by the students enrolled in the course SP 3500, Community Service Learning in the Hispanic World: History, Culture and People in Context, with the technological support of ITRC (Instructional Technology Resource Centre, UWO), http://uwo.ca/modlang/guatemala/

Interview with Elena Poniatowska with UWO students (in relation to SP 4531/ 9656, Masters and Masterpieces: Elena Poniatowska and Post-Revolution Mexican Art), Mexico City, May 21, 2013, http://youtu.be/HmP13evKyeA
Published in a thematic issue of Diálogo, “Teaching the Works of Elena Poniatowska in 21st Century Frames”, vol. 17, num. 1, spring 2014, pp. 136-144.

Recent Conference Papers
“El Vía Crucis del Museo Regional de Guadalajara y los avatares del tiempo,” Coloquio Interdisciplinario: El Museo Regional de Guadalajara hacia su Centenario1918-2018, Guadalajara (Mexico), November 10, 2014.

“Nicolás Enríquez: rescatando un pintor novohispano del olvido,” Asociación canadiense de Hispanistas, Saint Catherines, May 30, 2014.

“Being a Painter in Mexico City in 1735: Voices from the Archives,” Universities Art Association of Canada, Banff, October 19, 2013.

Alena Robin in collaboration with Maria del Carmen Suescun Pozas, “Latin American and Caribbean Art and Visual Culture in Canada Survey,” Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS), Ottawa, May 5, 2013.

“The Enríquez Passion Imagery and the Portrayal of Pain in Eighteenth Century Mexico,” The Renaissance Society of America, San Diego, California, April 5, 2013.

Alena Robin in collaboration with Luz Andrea Ávila Becerril, “Teatralidad de Semana Santa en América latina en tres viajeros decimonónicos,” Teatro y fiesta popular y religiosa, International conference, Grupo de Investigacion Siglo de Oro, Cusco (Peru), June 6, 2012.

“Al margen de la tradición pictórica novohispana: Los hermanos Enríquez,” Simposio Internacional de Barroco Iberoamericano, Sevilla (Spain), April 16, 2012.

 “El Vía Crucis en la Nueva España de los siglos XVII y XVIII: Entre espectáculo y actuación,” Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Lisbon (Portugal), July 2, 2011.

Performance y Vía Crucis en la Nueva España de los siglos XVII y XVIII,” Contrapuntos Transatlánticos: El Barroco en el Mundo Lusófono e Hispano, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), May 19, 2011.

Conference Session Organizer and/or Chair
“Latin American and Caribbean Made in Canada: Surveying Art and Visual Culture in Canadian Research and Teaching Agendas,” chair and co-organizer with Maria del Carmen Suescun Pozas, Universities Art Association of Canada, Banff, October 18, 2013.

“Research and Teaching on Latin American and Caribbean Art and Visual Culture in Canada,” co-organizer with Maria del Carmen Suescun Pozas, Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Ottawa, May 5, 2013.

“Art in Spain, Portugal and the Iberian America (ca. 1600-1810),” organizer and chair, Universities Art Association of Canada, Montreal, November 3, 2012.

“Latin American Art I,” and “Latin American Art II,” organizer and chair, Universities Art Association of Canada, Ottawa, October, 28-29, 2011.

“Arte Virreinal I: Circulación de ideas y obras,” and “Arte Virreinal II: Temas, personajes y coleccionismo,” organizar and chair, Latin American Studies Association, Toronto, October 6-9, 2010.

“Latin American Art I,” and “Latin American Art II,” organizer and chair, Universities Art Association of Canada, Edmonton, October 23-24, 2009.

Courses
University of Western Ontario
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Undergraduate Courses:
SP 2220, Spanish Conversation
SP3500, Community Service Learning in the Hispanic World: History, Culture and People in Context
SP3501, Hispanic Visual Arts and Texts
SP 4531, Masters and Masterpieces: Elena Poniatowska and Post-Revolution Mexican Art

Graduate Course:
SP 9785 Y – Transatlantic Studies 2013-2014, team taught, coordinator
SP  9656, Masters and Masterpieces: Elena Poniatowska and Post-Revolution Mexican Art
SP9651, Migration and Ethnic Relations in Colonial Latin American Art
SP9653, Historiography of New Spanish Painting
SP9652, Sacred Images and Places of Worship
SP9629, Artistic Literature of the Hispanic Baroque