Max Ubelaker  Andrade is Lecturer in Latin American Studies at UMass Lowell.

Max Ubelaker Andrade, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor in Latin American Studies

College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
World Languages and Cultures Department
O’Leary Library 519

Research Interests

Ubelaker Andrade's research is principally on 20th-century Latin American fiction, with an emphasis on Argentina, though he also writes about Cervantes and other writers from the Early Modern period. Topics of research often involve the presence of visuality and visual culture within literary texts. His latest book, Borges Beyond the Visible, was published by Penn State University Press in 2019.


Max Ubelaker Andrade is a literary critic, essayist, and translator. He is the faculty advisor to the World Passport LLC and the Senior Editor of Canal, the digital, multilingual undergraduate journal of the Department of World Languages & Cultures. More information about Canal can be found in the Canal website.

Selected Publications

  • Ubelaker Andrade, M. (2019). Borges Beyond the Visible (pp. 208). Penn State University Press
  • Ubelaker Andrade, M., Ponce, N. (2017). Disappearance without absence. Waterloo Press
  • Ubelaker Andrade, M. (2014). Witold Gombrowicz: Cosmos y un mundo literario…. La Nación
  • Ubelaker Andrade, M. (2014). Felisberto Hernández: Música, literatura y frutas salvajes. La Nación
  • Ubelaker Andrade, M. (2013). On Coincidence, Collapse, and Textual Bridges (78:Fall). AGNI
  • Ubelaker Andrade, M. (2013). Borges y la frontera difusa entre lo real y lo ficticio. La Nación
  • Ubelaker Andrade, M. (2012). Don Quixote: Pain, Space, and Artifice. Cervantes, 32(2) 81-121.
  • Ubelaker Andrade, M. (2012). The Reader's Erasure in Jorge Luis Borges' 'La otra muerte'. Variaciones Borges, 34(Fall).

Selected Presentations

  • Against Seeing: Jorge Luis Borges’ Literary Imagination - Blind Creations: An International Conference on Blindness and the Arts, 2015
  • Reimagined Trauma, Sex and Intimacy: Borges’ "Emma Zunz." - NeMLA Conference, 2014 - Susquehanna University
  • Islam and ‘El Aleph’: An Obscured Literary Theology, 2013 - Boston University
  • Risking Death While Reading Borges: An Encounter with ‘La otra muerte.’, 2012 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Anatomical Charts and Sor Juana’s Primero sueño: Gender, Mapping, and Knowledge - Reflections in the Margins: Representations of the Marginalized in Iberian and Latin American Literatures Conference, 2009 - University of Chicago
  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Illusion of Anatomical Universality - The Body in History and Histories of the Body Conference, 2009 - University of Montreal
  • The Limit of the Fractal Curve in José Donoso’s El obsceno pájaro de la noche - Charles F. Fraker [De]facing Limits Conference, 2008 - University of Michigan

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Programa SUR Translation Grant (2017), Grant - Argentina's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Culture
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