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Dr. Carlos Abreu Mendoza

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Office: Centennial 137
Phone: 512.245.1983

Biography: Carlos Abreu Mendoza was born in Huelva, Spain and earned a B.A. in Spanish Philology from the University of Seville. He holds an M.A. in Hispanic Literature and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Research Interests:

Dr. Abreu Mendoza’s research interests include nineteenth century and contemporary Latin American literature, postcolonial studies, sound studies, aesthetics, the genealogy of the sublime, and Andean studies. He co-edited the volume Crítica de la razón andina with anthropologist Denise Y. Arnold (Editorial A Contracorriente-UNC Press, 2018). This book aims to rethink the historical and disciplinary complexity of “lo andino” and the way in which this concept shapes key debates concerning politics, identity and territory in Latin America. Alongside his theoretical interest in Andean Studies, he continues to pursue his long-standing research in Southern Cone contemporary fiction, especially the work of Horacio Quiroga, Jorge Luis Borges, and Juan José Saer.

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Courses Taught:

Graduate Courses at Texas State University

- Span 5314: Studies in Central American and Caribbean Literatures

- Span 5313: Studies in South American Literatures

Undergraduate Courses at Texas State University

- Span 4380H: Nature and Nation in Latin American Literature

- Span 3371: Spanish-American Civilization

- Span 3309: Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Literary Analysis

- Span 3308: Advanced Composition

- Span 3306: Survey of Spanish-American Literature

- Span 2320: Intermediate Spanish II-Honors

- Span 2320: Intermediate Spanish II