Henck, Nicholas

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Affiliation

Faculty of Law (Hiyoshi)

Position

Professor (Keio Gijuku University)

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Historical studies in general (Subcommander Marcos Studies)

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • Subcommander Marcos

  • Constantius II

 

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  • ‘“Curiouser and Curiouser!” Lewis Carroll’s Appearance in the Jungles of South-east Mexico: Subcomandante Marcos and Charles Dodgson'

    Nick Henck

    The Carrollian: The Lewis Carroll Journal (The Lewis Carroll Society)  37 & 38   58 - 70 2022.12

    Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution), Lead author, Accepted

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    The subject of the piece is basically the appearance of references to Lewis Carroll’s works and characters in the political discourse of Mexican guerrilla leader and global rebel icon, Subcommander Marcos. The article makes four main points: (1) Lewis Carroll turns up in what is a most unexpected place – in the discourse of a left-wing guerrilla writing at the end of the twentieth century from the jungles of south-east Mexico; (2) Marcos makes not one, but several (a dozen in fact!) references to Lewis Carrol’s 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass', or to characters from them; (3) Marcos’ acquaintance with these works is not casual but in fact first-hand and profound since he not only refers to, but also quotes from, these two works, and that he does so both from the Spanish translation and the original English; and (4) Marcos is not only aware of Carroll’s real name, but also his work 'Euclid and His Modern Rivals'.

  • Subcommander Marcos and Detective Fiction: The Case of Mexico’s Mysterious Masked Man

    Nick Henck

    Crime Fiction Studies (Edinburgh University press)  3 ( 2 ) 194 - 214 2022.09

    Research paper (scientific journal), Lead author, Accepted,  ISSN  2517-7982

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    The paper focuses on Mexican guerrilla leader and global rebel icon Subcommander Marcos, and in particular on his acquaintance with and affinity for detective fiction. More specifically, it explores his exposure to the genre and the influence it had upon him; his references to it in his communiqués; and his relationship with the detective novelists Manuel Vázquez Montalbán from Spain and Paco Ignacio Taibo II from Mexico. This study examines numerous communiqués and oral presentations by the Subcommander that mention Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories as well as Marcos and Taibo II’s co-authored highly-political crime novel, The Uncomfortable Dead. This novel, which represents Marcos’s longest piece of unified prose-writing and features his literary creation, the indigenous detective Elías Contreras, exhibits certain shared preoccupations on the part of Marcos, Montalbán and Taibo: namely, the detrimental impact of neoliberal globalisation, and the importance of historical memory in combatting it. Finally, the paper explores the factors that led Marcos to employ a crime novel as a major vehicle for conveying his socially inclusive, pro-indigenous, pro-ecology, pro-democracy, pro-female empowerment, pro-LGBTQ, anti-capitalist and anti-neoliberal globalisation political philosophy.

  • History from Below: Japan’s Junior High School History Textbooks and the colonisation of Hokkaidō

    Nick Henck

    Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies 15 ( 2 )  2015.08

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work

  • ‘Adiós Marcos: A Fond Farewell to the Subcommander Who Simply Ceased to Exist.’

    Nick Henck

    A Contracorriente Vol. 12 ( No. 2 ) 401 - 421 2015

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Accepted

  • ‘Subcomandante Marcos: The Latest Reader.’

    Nick Henck

    The Latin Americanist Vol. 58 (June ): ( Issue 2 ) 49 - 73 2014

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Accepted

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Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • ADVANCED STUDY OF HUMANITIES 2

    2024

  • ADVANCED STUDY OF HUMANITIES 1

    2024

  • ADVANCED ENGLISH(2)

    2024

  • ADVANCED ENGLISH(1)

    2024

  • ADVANCE FOREIGN LANGUAGE (ENGLISH)

    2024

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