Jorge Téllez

Office Location: 
504 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Spring 2017: W 1-2pm
(215) 898-6029
(215) 898-0933
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages

My research focuses on Colonial Spanish American and Mexican literature.

My first book, Poéticas del nuevo mundo (Siglo XXI Editores, 2012) studies poetics, praises of poetry and works of literary criticism in the XVI, XVII, and XVIII centuries. My current book project explores the afterlives of the picaresque novel in Mexico. Drawing from a multidisciplinary approach that involves anthropology, sociology, literary theory and intellectual history, the book aims to analyze the development of the Mexican literary field through picaresque narratives from 1690 to 2013.

A second project consists of a series of articles on reading and readers in Colonial Spanish America.


Research Interests:

-Colonial Spanish American literature and culture

-Mexican literature

-Poetics and literary criticism

-History of reading and book history

-Intellectual history

- Cultural markets and cultural policy in Mexico