AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
XIX C. Argentinean Literature
Science in Literature
Philosophy in Literature
Professional Spanish / Politics and the Economy in the Hispanic World
Spanish Thought / Philosophy
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS. (REFEREED)
October 2006. Hofstra University, Darío Celebratory Conference: Rubén Darío: 90 years later. “Función del Pitagorismo en Darío y los modernistas: hacia una nueva percepción”
March 2010. University of Texas, El Paso, Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA) Biennial Conference. “Human Migration and the Dissemination of Ideas: Lugones and the Influence of European Science in the Development of 19th-Century Narrative Discourse”
April 2010. New Orleans, Louisiana, American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting: Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms. “Ameghino and the fall of Argentinean Scientific Paradigms in the 19th-Century”
October 2010. University of Texas, Austin, XX Congreso anual de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH).“Schopenhauer, Cambaceres, and the Metaphysical Justification of Violence against Women”
March 2011, San Francisco, California, Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA). Transformations: 2011 HERA Conference. Scientific Paradigms, Their Structuration, Their Influence in the Development of Literature, and Their Role in the teaching of the Humanities: a Case Study
October 2011, Florida International University, 1st International Hispanic Conference of the Day of the Dead: “Monsters, Ghosts, Devils, & Orishas in Latin America & Peninsular Literature, Film, and, Music. Of Science and other Monsters: Leopoldo Lugones and “Las fuerzas extrañas”
March 2012. Brown University, Providence, RI, American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting: Collapse, Catastrophe, Change. “The Role of the Literary Essay in the Dissemination of the Theory of Relativity in Early 20th C. Argentina”
March 2012. Salt Lake City, UT, Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA). 2012 HERA Conference: Crossroads. “The Dialectics of Nationhood: Science, Literature and the Forging of National Identities in Early 19th C. Latin America”
March 2013. Houston, Texas, Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA), 2013 HERA Conference: Sacred Sites, Secular Spaces: Scenes, Sounds, and Signs in Humanistic, Artistic, and Technological Culture. “A breeze of aether wind: The Michelson-Morley Experiments and the Role of Literature in the Laboratory”
March 2010. Outstanding Professor, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and Multicultural Greek Council of the University of Pennsylvania.
March 2011. Outstanding Professor, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and Multicultural Greek Council of the University of Pennsylvania.
ARTICLES IN PROGRESS
“The Interests of Reason: Kantian Topics in Dario’s Poetry”
“The Lyric Explosion of Scientific Discourse: Lugones and the Gedanken Experiment”
“Of Science and other monsters: Lugones and “Las fuerzas extrañas”
TEACHING EXPERIENCE (UPENN)
SPAN 396 Theoretical and Aesthetic Attitudes Towards Science in Spanish American Literature
SPAN 386 Three Readings of El Quijote
SPAN 215 Spanish for the Professions: Politics and the Economy in Latin America and Spain
SPAN 219 Texts and Contexts of Hispanic Civilization
SPAN 202 AdvancedSpanish Syntaxand Grammar
SPAN 202 Advanced Conversational Spanish
SPAN 130 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 135 Intermediate Medical Spanish I
SPAN 140 Intermediate Spanish II
Ph. D. in XIX C. Spanish-American Literature. Temple University, Philadelphia.
ABD in Philosophy of Science. Temple University, Philadelphia.
M.A. in Spanish-American Literature. Temple University, Philadelphia
B.A. in Philosophy. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.
B.A. in Comparative Literature. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.