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Adam Morris

Ph.D. in Spanish & Portuguese


20th- and 21st-century Latin American literature; comparative literature of the Americas; philosophy and literature; media studies; translation studies; feminist & critical theory; trans-Atlantic Hispanic poetry.

Published work has studied Mario Bellatin, César Aira, Clarice Lispector, João Gilberto Noll, Diamela Eltit, Hilda Hilst, Fernando Pessoa, and others.


Journal articles:

Morris, Adam. "This Product Made From Post-Consumer Content: Narrative Recycling and New Novelistic Economies." Forthcoming in Criticism 57.1 (2015).

——. "Fernando Pessoa's Heteronymic Machine." The Luso-Brazilian Review 51.2 (Winter 2014).

——. "Whoever, Whatever: On Anonymity as Resistance to Empire." parallax 18.4 (October 2012): 106-20.

——. "Micrometanarratives and the Politics of the Possible." CR: The New Centennial Review 11.3 (Winter 2012) 91-117.


Morris, Adam. "The 'System Change' Doctrine" Rev. of Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate. Los Angeles Review of Books. 21 October 2014.

——. "Fallout: The Geopolitics of The Snowden Files." Los Angeles Review of Books. 20 April 2014.

——. "The Apple in the Dark at Noon" Music & Literature, no.4 (April 2014).

——. "Disobedience & Miseducation: Occupy and the Academy." Los Angeles Review of Books. 26 January 2014.

——. "Democracy: What Is It Good For?: David Graeber and Gar Alperovitz." Los Angeles Review of Books. 14 July 2013.

——. "Fair Warning: Julian Assange's Cypherpunks." Los Angeles Review of Books. 28 April 2013.

——. "Drone Warfare: Tiqqun, The Young-Girl and the Imperialism of the Trivial." Los Angeles Review of Books. 30 September 2012.


Morris, Adam. Rev. of Dom Casmurro translated by Helen Caldwell (50th anniversary ed). Times Literary Supplement. 1 May 2015.

——. Rev. of Paulo Scott's Nowhere People. Times Literary Supplement. 12 December 2014.

——. Rev. of Andrés Caicedo's Liveforever. Times Literary Supplement. 13 June 2014.

——. Rev. of Juan Gabriel Vásquez's The Sound of Things Falling. The Quarterly Conversation. 2 December 2013.

——. "A Departure from Reason: César Aira's The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira.The Millions 16 October 2012.

——. "The Brazilian Bird of Prey: Four New Translations of Clarice Lispector." ZYZZYVA 5 June 2012.


Morris, Adam, and Lúcia Rosa. "Recycling Literary Culture: A Conversation with Lúcia Rosa." Public Books 18 June 2012.


Selections from Ravensbread by Nuno Ramos. Trans. Adam Morris. The Buenos Aires Review. December 2014.

With My Dog Eyes by Hilda Hilst. Introduced and translated by Adam Morris. Brooklyn: Melville House, 2014. Reviews have appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Times Literary Supplement, NPR, Music & Literature, The Boston Globe, and elsewhere. Named a Book of the Year by NPR and the Times Literary Supplement. 

"Anatomy of the Dabbler" by Vivian Abenshushan. Your Impossible Voice. Issue 3. March 2014.

"Xerxes' Tears" by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis. Forthcoming in Ex Cathedra: Stories by Machado de Assis. Ed. Glenn Cheney and Luciana Tanure. New London Librarium. 2014.

"With My Dog-Eyes" by Hilda Hilst. Introduced and translated by Adam Morris. Excerpt in BOMB 124 (Summer 2013). 71-73.


BA, English Literature, Swarthmore College.