Emeritus Faculty

hugo achugarDr. Hugo Achugar
Professor Emeritus
Contemporary Latin American literature and culture

A native of Uruguay, Professor Hugo Achugar has had a long anddistinguished career as a literary and cultural critic and a prize-winning essayist and poet. He studied literature and linguistics at the university level in Uruguay, Venezuela, and France before receiving his Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. He has held teaching posts in Latin America and the United States, including the Universidad de la República, Uruguay; Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela; and the Universidad Católica, Venezuela. He taught in the Comparative Literature Department and the Department of Hispanic Studies atNorthwestern University from 1983 to 1992 as Associate Professor and as Full Professor. He was invited to teach as a distinguished visiting professor at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain; the Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; University of California, Irvine; and Dartmouth University.
 
Dr. Achugar’s many publications range from his monograph of José Donoso, Ideologías y estructuras narrativas en José Donoso, 1950-1970 (1979), to various studies of Uruguayan literature, Poesía y sociedad- Uruguay, 1880-1911 (1986); La balsa de la medusa: ensayos sobre identidad, cultura y fin de siglo en Uruguay (1992); Como el Uruguay no hay (2000); and essays on cultural studies, such as La biblioteca en ruinas. Reflexiones culturales desde la periferia, Montevideo, 1994; and Planetas sin boca. Escritos efímeros sobre arte, cultura y literatura (2004). He has edited over fifteen anthologies on Latin American culture; most recently, he has finished a ground-breaking report on the cultural consumption of the Uruguayan middle class, based on his poll-taking team supported by the Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship (1999-2001, extended 2002-2003). This is the first of several studies that will focus on cultural taste, activities, and the consumption of cultural capital in various cities, including Miami.

A creative writer of distinction, Dr. Achugar has been awarded several prizes from Uruguay’s Ministry of Culture for both his poetry and essays. Among his eight collections of poems are Textos para decir María (1976); Las mariposas tropicales (1986); Todo lo que es sólido se disuelve en el aire (1989); Orfeo en el salon de la memoria (1992). He has served on numerous literary juries, including the prestigious Rómulo Gallegos Prize (Venezuela) and the Casa de las Américas (Cuba); and is on the board of numerous scholarly journals (Revista Iberoamericana, Venue, Triquarterly, Cuadernos de Marcha, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos).
 
Dr. Achugar is frequently invited to lecture at universities and foundations throughoutLatin America and Europe. He has been keynote speaker at conferences and symposia in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, France, Germany, Spain, and Sweden, as well as at many universities in the United States. At the University of Miami, Dr. Achugar organized the international conference “Latin American Agendas for the 21st Century,” which brought many international scholars to the campus.

profileDr. Jane Connolly
Professor Emerita
Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature, Romance Philology

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Degrees

  • PhD Princeton University
  • BA University of California at Berkeley

Research Interests

  • Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture
  • Hagiography
  • Historiography
  • Poetry

Selected Publications

  • A Reading of the ‘Memorias’ by Leonor López de Córdoba, Papers of the Hispanic Research Seminar (London: Queen Mary College, University of London), forthcoming.
  • Leonor López de Córdoba and her Critics, Papers of the Hispanic Research Seminar 40 (London: Queen Mary College, University of London), forthcoming.
  • Los miraglos de Santiago: Estudio y edición.  Textos Recuperados, 5. Salamanca: Universidad de Salamanca, 1991.
  • With Alan Deyermond, Brian Dutton, eds.  Saints and their Authors: Studies in Medieval Hispanic Hagiography in Honor of John K. Walsh.  Madison: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1990
  • Jane E. Connolly, Translation and Poetization in the 'Quaderna Vía': 'Libro de miseria d'omne'. Madison: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 1987.

Courses Taught  

  • Women in Medieval Literature
  • Medieval Poetry
  • Critical Approaches to the Middle Age

Course descriptions

anne-cruzAnne J. Cruz
Professor of Spanish and Cooper Fellow in the Humanities, Emerita

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Degrees:

  • PhD, Stanford University 1982                                               
  • AM, Stanford University 1977
  • AB, Stanford University 1975

Research Interests:

  • Early Modern Literature and Culture
  • Gender and Women’s Studies  
  • Translation

Selected Publications:

  •  Espacios de la nobleza en la Monarquía Hispánica (1450-1715). Ed. Anne J. Cruz, Carmen Sanz Ayán, Alejandra Franganillo. Madrid: Hidalguía, 2021.
  • Las escritoras españolas de la edad moderna, (1500-1700). Historia y guía para la investigación. Ed. Anne J. Cruz, Nieves Baranda Leturio. Madrid: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia Press, 2018.

2019 Award for Best Collaborative Project, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

  • The Life and Writings of Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza. The Other Voice. Toronto: Iter-Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Nominated by publisher for Best Book Award, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

  • “On the Picaresque and Its Origins.” In A Companion to the Spanish Picaresque Novel. Ed. Edward H. Friedman. Woodbridge, UK: Tamesis, 2022. 7-19.
  • “The Affective Turn: Material and Immaterial Bodies in Don Quixote.” In “La vida como obra de arte”: Essays in Memory of John Jay Allen. Ed. Moisés Castillo. Newark, DL: Juan de la Cuesta, 2021. 126-143.
  • “Counter/Acting the Body Politic: Leonor de la Cueva’s La firmeza en la ausencia.” Ed. Emre Ozmen, “Sujeto literario en la Monarquía Hispánica.” Theory Now: Journal of Literature (2019): 121-34.

profileDr. David R. Ellison
Professor Emeritus
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century French Studies, Critical Theory, Philosophy, German Studies

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Degrees

  • Ph.D.  Yale University 1975
  • A.B. Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, 1971

Research Interests

  • French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Marcel Proust
  • Narrative theory
  • Franco-German literary relations

Selected Publications

  • Proust et la tradition littéraire européenne. Classiques Garnier, 2013.
  • A Reader’s Guide to Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time.’  Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Ethics and Aesthetics in European Modernist Literature:  From the Sublime to the Uncanny. Cambridge University Press (paperback 2006; hardback 2001).
  • Les Afriques de Rimbaud (With Ralph Heyndels, co-editor).  Schena Editore and Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2006.
  • Les Modernités de Victor Hugo (With Ralph Heyndels, co-editor).  Schena Editore and Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2004.
  • Of Words and the World:  Referential Anxiety in Contemporary French Fiction.  Princeton University Press, 1993.
  • Understanding Albert Camus. University of South Carolina Press, 1990.
  • The Reading of Proust.  The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984.

Courses Taught

  • Eighteenth-Century French Literature:  « Raison, déraisonnement, égarement:  le sujet pensant face à son monde au 18e siècle »
  • The Contemporary French Novel:  “Makine, Darrieussecq, Houellebecq, Angot, Echenoz, Sijie, Taïa, Le Clézio”
  • Contemporary French Thought:  “La question des origines:  Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Rousseau, Derrida”
  • Nineteenth-Century French Literature :  « Baudelaire et ses effets »
  • Twentieth-Century French Literature:  “L’héritage de Proust”

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ralph heyndelsRalph Heyndels
Professor Emeritus

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Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Docteur en Philosophie et Lettres, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • M.A. Romance Philology, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • B.A. Romanice Philology, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Bio:

Prior to joining the University of Miami, Ralph Heyndels taught a several universities in Europe, Canada, and the United States. He was Director of the Center for Sociology of Literature at the University of Brussels Institute of Sociology, and Director of the Comparative Literature Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. His teaching and research is in French and Comparative Literature, Queer and Franco-Arabic Studies, and Decolonial Studies as applied to contemporary France. His interdisciplinary approach involves negative dialectic esthetics (including the visual arts and cinema) and hermeneutics, sociology of literature and cultural studies.

Research Interests:

French classical, modern and contemporary literature | Comparative literature | Franco – Maghrebi literature and cinema | Immigration, decolonial and queer studies | Critical theory, esthetics, sociology of literature and culture

Recent Publications:

  • Ralph Heyndels, ed. , Autour de / Around Abdellah Taia. Poétique et politique du désir engagé. Poetics and Politics of Engaged Desire (Caen: Passages, 2020; with Amine Zidouh)
  • Nuit politique du désir : l’engagement amoureux de Jean Genet (accepted)
  • Modernité, chagrin d’enfance. Mélancolie, nostalgie et représentation du désir chez Rimbaud. (Paris : Alain Baudry & Cie; Fasano : Biblioteca della Ricerca / Schena Editore, 2021)

barbara woshinskyDr. Barbara Woshinsky
Professor Emerita

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