Ryan Rashotte

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Assistant Professor of General Studies


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Miscellaneous Information:


  Writing Workshop
  Composition I
  Composition II

Ryan Rashotte received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Guelph, Canada, where he taught undergraduate courses on literary theory, travel writing, and contemporary American literature.

He has published essays and spoken at international conferences on subjects ranging from Surrealist architecture to the biopolitics of tourism, though he is particularly interested in borderlands culture, global migrations, and the contemporary novel. His first book, Narco Cinema: Sex, Drugs, and Banda Music in Mexico’s B-Filmography (2015), has been called “engaging, inviting, funny, and smart,” and earned him the distinction “a critic ahead of his time.”

When he isn’t writing—or teaching writing at Lakeland—he enjoys roaming semi-purposefully around Tokyo with his family.

Selected Publications


Narco Cinema: Sex, Drugs and Banda Music in Mexico’s B-Filmography. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.


“Narco Cultura.” The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture. Ed. Frederick Luis Aldama. Routledge, 2016.

“Placing Agency in the Cultural Landscapes of La Mordida.” Malcolm Lowry’s Poetics of Space. Eds. Richard Lane and Miguel Mota. University of Ottawa Press, 2016.

“Good Gringos, Bad Hombres: The Postlapsarian Films of Mel Gibson.” The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex, and Pop Culture in Latin America. Ed. Frederick Luis Aldama. Routledge, forthcoming.

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