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Books:

Queer Noir Hispánico. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Isla Negra Editores. (Forthcoming 2018).

The objective of this book is to recognize the literary corpus of queer hardboiled novels in Spain and Latin America, which continues to be marginalized and ignored. Queer Noir explores the manner in which homosexuality is seen across countries and inside a specific country. The methodology for this project is to study the fusion of hardboiled with other genres, analyze the images of queer detectives, murderers, and victims in relation to major contemporary problems in the Hispanic world and explore how it affects the Hispanic homosexual and the global Latin gay population.

Noir Boricua: La novela negra de Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Isla Negra Editores, 2016.

This book studies the proliferation of hardboiled ficition in Puerto Rico. From the literary aspect, it explores the representations of the black detective, female detective, gay detective and novels that carry crime as constant variable, but lack the tradicional image of the detective. Furthermore, the book explores the contemporary social issues that the island faces, such as women and children trafficking, discrimination, violence, corruption, inmigration, relationship with the United States, drug trafficking, poverty, and globalization, among others.

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Negrótico. Madrid: Pliegos, 2015.

This new book focuses on the convergence of hardboiled (novela negra in Spanish) and Gothic literature. In these texts, terror, horror, fear and crime surface as constant aesthetical components of the narrative. Especially in contemporary times, hardboiled and Gothic novels merge homogeneously to transform themselves in “novela negrótica.” This fusion employs the elements inherent to each genre—detective, criminal, crime (in hardboiled) and castles, vampires, ghosts, zombies, labyrinths (in the Gothic novel). At the same time, these two distinct tendencies share similar themes—suspense, notions of good and evil, murderers, terror, violence, danger, victims, supernatural characters, marginality, revenge, decadent spaces, ruins, and double identities—and, in the same text, they emphasize their postmodern union in order to voice the terrors present in contemporary society. In other words, the generic dissolution of hardboiled and Gothic coagulates once more in postmodern negrótico. This mutation (1) accentuates the subterraneous areas that exist behind daily experiences that preoccupied individuals and society in general, (2) questions fears, believes and prejudices that affect the social body, (3) presents a somber aesthetics as a result of an anxious and restless collective experience, (4) awakes morbidity, and (5) eliminates the fear of the “culture of death.”


Gemidos y explosiones apocalípticas poshumanas: la novela negra y de ciencia ficción hispana del siglo XXI. Madrid: Pliegos, 2013. Print.

 

http://eldiablomedijo.blogspot.com.es/2013/11/gemidos-y-explosiones-apocalipticas.html

 http://www.pliegoseditorial.com/

http://www.pliegoseditorial.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=310

 

Cadáveres en el armario: el policial palimpséstico en la literatura argentina contemporánea. Buenos Aires: Teseo, 2011. Print. This book was selected among the top one-hundred Argentine books to promote Argentinian publications in the rest of the world. Only two books from Teseo were chosen to be sponsored overseas. The selection was conducted by the City of Buenos Aires, Book Foundation, Argentine Book Association, Argentine Association of Publications, and Ministry of Economics. Furthermore, Teseo Press was selected as one of three finalist for the International Excellence Award under the category "Academic and Professional Publisher Award", at the London Book Fair in April 2016.

 

 

http://editorialteseo.com/archivos/6201

http://www.booksfromargentina.com/en/content/cadaveres-en-el-armario-corpses-closet

http://editorialteseo.com/archivos/7282

http://criminiscausa.blogspot.com/2012/03/crimenes-reales-en-clave-de-ficcion.html

 

Chapters in Books: 

El discurso del policial. "El humor y el poder en El complot mongol de Rafael Bernal". University of Villa María Press. (Forthcoming 2017). Special Invitation.

"La evidencia de sus crímenes". Special Invitation to contribute with noir short-fiction in a collection of works by popular hardboiled writers. (September 2016).

Telling Tales: The Place of Storytelling in Contemporary Spain."Zombis y detectives en la novela bestia y negrótica española del nuevo milenio". Book chapter for Telling Tales: The Place of Storytelling in Contemporary Spain. ACIS. University of Sydney, Australia. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, 2015.

http://www.cambridgescholars.com/book-of-the-month-march-2015-cambridge-scholars-publishing

Agentes de cambio: Perspectivas cinematográficas de España y Latinoamérica en el siglo XXI. "El negrótico: Nuevas tendencias del cine argentino del nuevo milenio en Malditos sean (2013) de Demián Rugna y Fabián Forte". Book chapter for "La otredad transatlántica: migración, racismo, fusiónde culturas". Agentes de cambio: Perspectivas cinematográficas de España y Latinoamérica en el siglo XXI. Emory University, The Citadel and Salem State University. Madrid: Pliegos, 2014. Print.

http://www.pliegoseditorial.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=32

"Vampiros y detectives: el negrótico costarricense como mutación genérica posmoderna en El laberinto del verdugo de Jorge Méndez Limbrick". Víctimas, novelas y realidad del crimen. Ed. Gustavo Forero Quintero. Universidad de Antioquia. Bogotá: Planeta, 2014. Print.













http://congresoliteraturaudea.blogspot.com/


Estudios hispánicos en el siglo XXI. "La ciencia ficción española del nuevo siglo: poshumanismo apocalíptico en Alaridos de Dios de José Miguel Vilar-Bou”. Ed. University of Belgrado, Serbia. University of Belgrado Press. (2014). Print.

http://www.fil.bg.ac.rs/ehes21/

 http://infoling.org/informacion/PCR82.html

 

13 formas de entender la novela negra: la voz de los escritores y la crítica literaria. El policial palimpséstico en ‘Caminaré en tu sangre’ de Vicente Battista”. Ed. Gustavo Forero Quintero. Universidad de Antioquia. Bogotá: Planeta, 2012. Print.

 

http://bobila.blogspot.com/2012/12/trece-formas-de-entender-la-novela.html

 

El género negro: el fin de la frontera. “Mujeres homicidas y violencia doméstica en ‘Emilia Basil, cocinera’”. Javier Sánchez Zapatero y Álex Martín Escriba (eds.). Santiago de Compostela: Andavira, March 2012 . 501-11. Print.

 

http://bobila.blogspot.com/2012/03/el-genero-negro-el-fin-de-la-frontera.html

 

Essays in Journals:

"El empleo de la novela negra en la enseñanza de la cultura hispanoamericana contemporánea a nivel universitario: Puerto Rico y la trata de personas". Edetania No.49. 107-126. Universidad Católica de Valencia. July 2016. Print. Special Invitation.

http://webdnn.ucv.es/investigacion/publicaciones/catalogo-de-revistas/revista-edetania


"Corruption, Crime and the Urban and Cultural Landscape in Argentina during Carlos Saúl Menem's Administration". The Neopolitical Genre in Latin American Literature: from Hard-Boiled Critique to Detective Series. Caesura: Journal of Philologican & Humanistic Studies. Emanuel University Press. Romania. (July 2016). Print. Special Invitation.


"Images of the Apocalypse in Latin America: Preterist, Futurist, and Postmodern Interpretations”. The Literature of the Apocalypse: from Prophecy to Disaster. Caesura: Journal of Philologican & Humanistic Studies. 85-105. Emanuel University Press. Romania. September 2014. Print.

http://www.emanuel.ro/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Caesura-1.1-2014-Osvaldo-di-Paolo-Images-of-the-Apocalypse-in-Latin-American-Hardboiled.pdf 

 

“Imitación, asimilación, importación y posesión: una lectura cursi de María de Jorge Isaacs". Revista de Estudios Colombianos. 41-42. August 2013. 6-13. Print.

http://www.colombianistas.org/Revista/Revistas/REC4142.aspx

http://www.colombianistas.org/Portals/0/Revista/REC-41/REC_41.10-17.pdf

 

“Satanismo y ‘porno gore’ en Cadáver de ciudad: una novela negra apocalíptica de Juan Hernández de Luna”. Monographic Review: The Occult in Hispanic Literature. November 2012. 51-70. Print.

http://www.monographicreview.org/volume_27.htm

 

 « Le récit policier ‘palimpsestique’ argentin dans Escritos con sangre de Sergio Olguín ”. Université d’Angers/ Association des Langues Néo-Latines/ Centre National du Livre.  Les Langues néo-latines 362. October 2012. Invitation from the University of Angers to contribute an essay for the issue entitled Faits divers, faits littéraires dans la literature latino-américaine contemporaine. The essay was translated into French. Print.

https://sites.google.com/site/leslanguesneolatines/sommaire-du-numero-de-septembre-2012-n-362

 

 “El poshumanismo apocalíptico en la novela negra argentina contemporánea: Ciudad santa y 77”. Universidad Católica de Chile. Literatura y Lingüística 25. July 2012. 9-59. Print.

http://www.scielo.cl/scielo.php?pid=S0716-58112012000100003&script=sci_arttext

 

“La Habana y Medellín: dos mundos poshumanistas y posapocalípticos a través de La neblina del ayer y Rosario Tijeras”. Universidad de Kentucky.  Nomenclatura: aproximaciones a los estudios hispánicos Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 3. 2012. 1-21. Web. Invitation from the University of Kentucky to contribute an essay for the issue entitled Apocalypse and the End Times.

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/naeh/vol2/iss1/3/

 

“El policial autobiográfico en Yiya Murano de Martín Murano”. University of Oklahoma. Pegaso 5. (May 2012). 6-24. Print.

http://www.ou.edu/pegaso/english/home_en.htm

 

Cobra: el barroco, el posestructuralismo, el budismo y la cancelación del sentido”. The University of Texas-Pan American. Hipertexto 15 (February 2012): 51-63. Web.

http://www.utpa.edu/dept/modlang/hipertexto/docs/Hiper15DiPaolo.pdf

 

“El policial palimpséstico en ‘Marta Odera, monja’ de Marisa Grinstein: crónica roja, Cronicuento y serie de televisión”. Romance Quarterly 58.3 (June 2011): 210-30. Print.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/08831157.2011.576926#preview

 

 “Marriage: Power and the Law in Esmeralda Comes by Night.” Disclosure 20 (April 2011): 47-61. Print.

http://www.as.uky.edu/2011

 

 “La rehabilitación de la ciudad en ‘Oda a Walt Whitman’ y otros poemas de Poeta en Nueva York”. Destiempos 29 (April 2011): 39-49.  Web.

http://www.destiempos.com/n29/dipaolo.pdf

 

“La próxima estación de Pino Solanas: un recorrido por el pasado nacional a través de la industria ferroviaria.” Florida Memorial University. Hispanet Journal (January 2011). Web.

http://www.hispanetjournal.com/LaProxima.pdf

 

“El periodismo y el cuento: un estudio del policial argentino basado en hechos reales y en ‘Dos primas’ de Enrique Sdrech.” Grama: Revista de Literatura 13 (Spring 2010): 3-7, Monterrey, Mexico. Print.

 

“La estética del crimen y del humor en La decente de Miguel Mihura.Divergencias 7.1 (May 2009): 18-23. Web.

http://w3.coh.arizona.edu/divergencias/archives/verano2009/bookvol71.pdf

 

"Trescientoscincuenta: una reactivación de la memoria rosarina.” Ciberletras December 2008. Web.

http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ciberletras/v20/dipaolo.html

 

“Review of Course Management Systems.” Hispania 91.2 (May 2008): 412-13. Print.

 

Current Research Projects:

Book Project: Detectives Queer en Hispanoamérica.

Book Project: Noir Caníbal.