Jorge Ruffinelli

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Jorge Enrique Ruffinelli Altesor
Born (1943-12-16) December 16, 1943 (age 71)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Occupation

writer, literary critic, researcher, college professor

  • Associate Professor at the University of Buenos Aires (1973 )
  • Professor at the University Vearcruzana (1974)
  • Full Professor at Stanford University (1986)
Nationality Uruguay
Alma mater Facultad de Letras de la UDELAR (Uruguay)
Notable works La sonrisa de Gardel, Montevideo: Trilce (2004) ;
Víctor Gaviria, los márgenes al centro, Madrid: Turner / Casa de América, 2ª edición (2005), Universidad de Guadalajara (2009) ;
Sueños de realidad. Fernando Pérez: tres décadas de cine, Alcalá: Universidad de Alcalá/FNCL (2005) ;
El cine de Patricio Guzmán, en busca de las imágenes verdaderas, Santiago de Chile: Uqbar Editores (2008) ;
América Latina en 130 películas. Santiago de Chile, Uqbar Editores (2010) ;
América Latina en 130 documentales. Santiago de Chile, Uqbar Editores (2012).
Notable awards 1980: Premio Nacional de Ensayo, Instituto de Bellas Artes/Casa de la Cultura Gómez Palacio, por su libro Literatura e ideología: el primer Mariano Azuela ; 2008: Premio Salon Rouge, Asociación de Críticos Cinematográficos de Uruguay - FIPRESCI.
Spouse Cristina Meneghetti
Children Alvaro, Andrea, Gerardo, Paula
Relatives Parents: Augustine Ruffinellis, Selika Altesor

Jorge Enrique Ruffinelli Altesor (born 1943 in Uruguay) is a Uruguayan academic and critic.[1]

Biography[edit]

In his youth he was a disciple of Ángel Rama and a contributor to the weekly Marcha. Later he was professor of Latin American Literature at the Universidad Veracruzana and Stanford University.[2]

He is considered an expert in Latin American cinema and has participated as a jury in several international festivals.

Works[edit]

  • La sonrisa de Gardel (Trilce, 2004)[3]
  • América Latina en 130 películas (Uqbar, 2010)
  • Encyclopaedia of Latin American Cinema (work in progress)

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.