Roderick Hernandez

Roderick Hernandez

Associate Professor of English
Specialties: Latino/a Literature; American Literature

Contact Information
Office: LaCorte Hall, B-324

Rod Hernandez received his Ph.D. and M.A. in English from Stanford University, and his B.A. in English from UCLA. His areas of expertise are twentieth-century American literature, ethnic and gender studies, and Latinx literatures and cultures. From 2001-03 he was a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in English at UCLA, where he researched transnational and cross-cultural approaches to postwar American poetry. He has published essays in The Américas Review, Callaloo, XCP: Cross-Cultural Poetics, and New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement.

Selected Recent Publications

Exhausted Ecologies: Modernism and Environmental Recovery published in 2020 by Cambridge University Press.

“The Spectacular Anthropocene.” Angelaki 21.4 (Fall 2017): 19–34.

“The Black Sheep: Djuna Barnes’s Dark Pastoral.” Creatural Fictions: Literary Engagements with Species Difference. Ed. David Herman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

“Synge and Synge: Science and Irish Modernism.” Modernist Cultures 10.2 (July 2015): 178– 200.

“Positive Inertia: D. H. Lawrence and the Aesthetics of Generation.” Journal of Modern Literature 38.1 (Fall 2014): 38–55.

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • ENG 230: Graphic Narratives and Cultural Differences
  • ENG 340: American Literature to 1865
  • ENG 345: Latina/o Literature
  • ENG 347: Literature of Ethnicity and Gender
  • ENG 490: Satire in Latinx Literature and Culture

Graduate Seminars Taught:

  • ENG 552: American Fiction and the Historical Romance
  • ENG 555: American Tragedies, Transnational American Imaginary