Hernán Fontanet

Hernán Fontanet

Hernán Fontanet

Degree in Literature from Universidad de Buenos Aires, a degree in Philology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and a PhD in Literature from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He is based in the United States, has worked at Yale University and is a professor at Rider University, in the state of New Jersey. Much of his research focuses on the links between Argentine literature and exile, a relationship that he traces back to foundational writers such as Sarmiento and Esteban Echeverría, to the stories of outlaw gauchos, to Gardel’s tangos and, above all, to the work of several poets of the second half of the twentieth century. Author of Gelman: Un poeta y su vida (Aguilar, 2015) and books published in the United States, like The Unfinished Song of Francisco Urondo (2014), Francisco Urondo y su poesía, un arma cargada de futuro (2012), and Modelo y subversión en la poética de Leónidas Lamborghini (2009).