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José Antonio Moreno, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua
M.A., University of Texas at El Paso
Ph.D., The University of Kansas
215-A Hines Hall
email@example.com | 800-345-4973 x6457
Antonio Moreno is an assistant professor of Spanish at Barton College. He received his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Kansas and his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso, where he taught two courses in the spring semester of 2008: Spanish American Literature to Modernism (undergraduate level), and Golden Age Drama (graduate level).
At Barton, Moreno teaches Spanish, Latin American Literature, Latin American Culture, Film, and Peninsular Literature at the undergraduate level. He has created a Latin American Cinema Club and has founded a Latin American Writers Series. In 2010, he invited the Cuban writer José Prats Sariol, who spoke about the influence of Mark Twain and William Faulkner on Latin American literature. In 2011, he hosted Mexican author Mauricio Montiel Figueiras, who gave a presentation about the work of Leonora Carrington and her contribution to the Surrealist Movement in Mexico. In 2012, the Mexican writer Geney Beltrán Félix spoke about the presence of American literature and culture in the work of Mexican novelists. In addition, Moreno organizes and recruits students for the Study Abroad Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Chiapas, México.
Moreno edited a series of critical essays about the writings of contemporary Mexican author Luis Arturo Ramos (Acercamientos a la narrativa de Luis Arturo Ramos, 2006). From 2000 to 2008, he worked in the publishing house of the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez as co-editor of the book series In Extenso.
His first book of essay (Deseos de comunidad) is slated to be published by Ediciones Eón in 2012 or 2013. In his project, he proposes an analysis of the “interstitial character” from a literary and cultural studies perspective. This approach allows him to establish a theoretical framework through which to observe a concept that he describes as “malestar cultural” (cultural discomfort) during the age of globalization in Mexico. Furthermore, he is the editor, contributor, and author of the epilogue of the book of chronicles about Ciudad Juárez. The book Avenida Juárez (Crónicas de una frontera…donde todo empieza is scheduled for publication by Ficticia/Ichicult in 2012 or 2013.
Moreno is currently working on two books. In the first book, he is exploring the importance of the child as a character in the early writings of Mexican authors Juan Vicente Melo, Jorge López Páez, Sergio Galindo, and Sergio Pitol. The child as a character offers a subversive, dynamic, and transformative view of his or her surroundings by means of child-like wisdom that allows them to recreate individual and collective realities. The second project is about ecocriticism in recent Mexican literature and film.
Moreno’s interests include contemporary Mexican literature with particular attention to narrative, film, and popular culture; Latin American literature from the 19th century to the present; and cultural and Latino studies.
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