articles & book chapters

(2017) Altered states of unconscious: a question of elf and safety. Breaking Convention book 3 (forthcoming – please don’t cite yet) link

(2016) Explainer: the long, complicated history of the US at Guantánamo Bay. The Conversation 20/03/16 link

(2015) Asthma and its symbolism: the respiratory aesthetics of José Lezama Lima. in: Patricia Novillo-Corvalán ed. Latin American and Iberian Perspectives on Literature and Medicine (Routledge, 183-202) pdf

(2015) Ayahuasca, ecology and indigeneity. in: Adams, C. et al. eds. Neurotransmissions: Essays on Psychedelics from Breaking Convention. (Strange Attractor Press, 161-173) pdf

(2013) Musings on Good, Evil and the Conquest of Mexico: An Interview with Graham Hancock. Paranthropology 4:69-78 pdf

(2013) The Anaesthetic Revelation: Psychedelia and Mysticism. in: Adams, C. et al. eds. Breaking Conventions: Essays on Psychedelic Consciousness. (Strange Attractor Press 229-241) pdf

(2013) ‘Can You See the Picture of Borges?’ The Haunting Presence of Borges in Donald Cammell’s 1970 Film Performance. Forum for Modern Language Studies 49:332-346 pdf

(2013) with Angela Voss, Introduction. in: Rowlandson, W. and Voss, A. eds. Daimonic Imagination: Uncanny Intelligence. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 1-5) pdf

(2013) Necessary Monsters: Borges Book of Imaginary Beings and the Ontology of the Daimonic. in: Rowlandson, W. and Voss, A. eds. Daimonic Imagination: Uncanny Intelligence. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing203-227) pdf

(2012) Nourished by Dreams, Visions and William James: The Radical Philosophies of Borges and Terence McKenna. Paranthropology 3:46-60 pdf

(2012) Confronting the Shadow: The Hero’s Journey in Borges ‘El Etnógrafo’. Journal of Romance Studies 12:17-32 pdf

(2012) Cimarrón, testimonio y la Revolución. in: Barnet, M. ed. Biografía De Un Cimarrón. Estudios y Ensayos. (Venezuela: Fundación Biblioteca Ayacucho, 1-78)

(2011) Borges’s Reading of Dante and Swedenborg: Mysticism and the Real. Variaciones Borges 32:59-85 pdf

(2011) Hero, Lover, Demon, Fool: Fictional Appropriations of Che Guevara. Journal of Romance Studies 11:61-74

(2011) Crop formations as psychoid manifestation. Borrowing Jungs Analysis of UFOs to Approach the Phenomenon of the Crop Circle. Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal (Vol. 2 No. 4: 42-59) pdf

(2010) Understanding Guantánamo through its Parallels with Slavery. International Journal of Cuban Studies 2:217-231 pdf

(2010) ‘Un mito es una imagen participada’: Che Guevara in Lezama Lima’s La expresión americana. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 87:71-88 pdf

(2010) La revolución como era imaginaria. Lezama y la política mito-poética. Revista Letral 4:108-130 pdf

(2007) Dismantling Political Mythologies: Cabrera Infante’s Essays of Mea Cuba. Bulletin of Spanish Studies 84:497-515 pdf

(2006) The Journey into the Text: Reading Rulfo in Carlos Reygadas’s 2002 film Japón. Modern Language Review 101:1025-1034

(2005) Borges y Lezama: dos acercamientos a la epifanía y al arquetipo. in: Archer, R. et al. eds. Antes y Después del Quijote. (Valencia: Biblioteca Valenciana, 713-723) pdf

(2003) Cabrera Infante and Parody: Tracking Hemingway in Tres Tristes Tigres. Modern Language Review 98:620-633


(2015). Review of Juan P. Lupi, ‘Reading Anew: José Lezama Lima’s Rhetorical Investigations’. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 49.3:593-595. Link

(2015). Review of Margret Randall, ‘Che on My Mind’. Bulletin of Latin American Research [Online] 35.1:127-129. Link

(2014). Review of Jack Hunter and David Luke, eds., ‘Talking with the Spirits: Ethnographies from between the Worlds’ Paranthropology 5:44-45. Link (Fiona Bowie’s blog)

(2013). Review of Olivier Besancenot and Michael Lowy, ‘Che Guevara: His Revolutionary Legacy’. Bulletin of Latin American Research [Online] 32:115-117. Link

(2013). Review of Richard L. Harris, ‘Che Guevara: A Biography’. Bulletin of Latin American Research [Online] 32:365-367. Link

(2012). Review of Gillian McGillivray, ‘Blazing Cane: Sugar Communities, Class, and State Formation in Cuba, 1868-1959’. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 89:215-216. Link

(2012). Review of Kenneth Routon, ‘Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination’. Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America [Online] 89:975-977. Link

(2011). Review of Christopher Warnes, ‘Magical Realism and the Postcolonial Novel: Between Faith and Irreverence’. Modern Language Review 106:216-217.

(2010). Review of Will Fowler and Peter Lambert, ‘Political Violence and the Construction of National Identity in Latin America’. Bulletin of Spanish Studies [Online] 87:429-430. Link

(2009). Review of Araceli Tinajero, ‘El lector de tabaquería: historia de una tradición cubana’. Bulletin of Spanish Studies [Online] 86:715-716. Link

(2008). Review of Samuel Farber, ‘The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered’. Bulletin of Spanish Studies [Online] 85:402-403. Link

(2008). Review of Ana Cairo, ‘José Martí y la novela de la cultura cubana’. Bulletin of Spanish Studies [Online] 85:263-265. Link

(2005). Review of Carmen Teresa Hartman, ‘Cabrera Infante’s `Tres tristes tigres’: The Trapping Effect of the Signifier over Subject and Text’. Modern Language Review 100:240-242.