Portrait of Hector Hoyos

Héctor Hoyos

Instructor, Magical Realism and Globalization

Ph.D., Cornell University, Romance Studies

Héctor Hoyos is Associate Professor of Latin American literature at Stanford University. His book, Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel (Columbia UP, 2015), examines post-1989 Latin American novels of globalization and their relevance for world literature. He edited the special journal issues “Theories of the Contemporary in South America” for Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (2014) and “La cultura material en las literaturas y cultura iberoamericanas de hoy” for Cuadernos de literatura (2016). His current manuscript, for which he has received an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, develops the concept of transculturation as a way of integrating new and historical strands of materialism in the study of narrative.