Ryan Rashotte

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Assistant Professor of English and Composition


Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information:


 ENG260: The Art of Film
 GEN110: Composition I
 GEN112: Composition II

Ryan Rashotte received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Guelph, Canada, where his dissertation examined the biopolitics of Mexican tourism in post-war literature and film.

His first book, Narco Cinema: Sex, Drugs, and Banda Music in Mexico’s B-Filmography, has been acclaimed by peer reviewers as “engaging, inviting, funny, and smart,” and earned him the distinction “a critic ahead of his time.”

Though primarily interested in Latinx cinema, he is also at work on a new monograph about sexuality and sovereignty in Canadian exploitation films.

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

Research Interests

Latinx Cinema; Transnational Exploitation Cinema; Celebrity Studies; Contemporary North American Literature; British Romanticism 

Selected Publications


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


“Good Gringos, Bad Hombres: The Postlapsarian Films of Mel Gibson.” The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex, and Latin American Culture. Ed. Frederick Luis Aldama. Routledge, 2018.

“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. 

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

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