José Luis Gómez Vázquez
José Luis Gómez Vázquez was born at Mexico City (1984). He studied Literature at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, where he now teaches Portuguese Literature and Literary Theory. He is interested in 19th- and 20th- century literature from Portugal and Brazil, Travel Literature, Comparative Literature, Literary Theory and Translation. He was a participant in the Banff (Canada) International Literary Translation Program (BILTC). The publication of his translation of Flusser’s Vampyroteuthis Infernalis from Portuguese to Spanish is currently in process.
Articles of José Luis Gómez Vázquez
“Documentar algo que no existe”: los modelos discursivos como apparatus en Vampyroteuthis Infernalis
The concept of “apparatus”, proposed by Vilém Flusser in his Towards a Philosophy of Photography, implies an analysis of the “production logic” of the artistic work, which Flusser proposed thinking about photography. However, this concept also offers a possibility of reading his Vamyproteuhis Infernalis as a rebellion against the discursive rules that themselves work as an “apparatus” . By questioning the rules of scientific, philosophical, didactic and literary discourses, Flusser plays with the mechanisms of the discourse and deactivates their automatisms. This leads to questions like the boundaries of art, creation as a form of knowledge, or imitation and scientific study of reality as a need in artistic, literary creation, and methodologies of “scientific creation”.