COURSES (Fall 2010)
I spent the formative years of my childhood in Córdoba, Argentina and I have lived in Spain, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, and Chile. My wife, Marcia, our two daughters, and I return to Chile as often as we can. I received my B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Northern Iowa (1980, 1982) and my Ph D from the University of Washington (1990). I teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels on Latin American literature in general and poetry in particular. I also teach literary theory at the graduate level. My books include Aesthetics and Revolution: Nicaraguan Poetry, 1979-1990 (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993), Verses Against the Darkness: Pablo Neruda’s Poetry and Politics (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2006), (Editor and contributor) Mario Benedetti, escritor uruguayo contemporáneo: estudios sobre su compromiso literario y político / Mario Benedetti, Contemporary Uruguayan Author: Studies on His Literary and Political Commitments (Lewiston / Queenston / Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008), and Poetas ante la modernidad: las ideas estéticas y políticas de Huidobro, Vallejo, Neruda y Paz (Madrid: Editorial Fundamentos, 2009). I have also published articles on Mario Benedetti, Ernesto Cardenal, Vicente Huidobro, César Vallejo, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, and on cultural theory. I am currently working on a book on Pablo Neruda's poetry and politics from 1956 to 1973.
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