Professor of Hispanic Studies

Modern & Contemporary Hispanic Literature

Department of Romance Languages & Literatures

St. Augustine Center for the Liberal Arts 303

Villanova University

Phone: (610) 519-7478

Fax: (610) 5l9-6695



                                                    ACADEMIC BACKGROUND                                                      



Ph. D. Romance Languages & Literatures, June l987.Director of Dissertation: Ricardo Gullón

•Master of Arts. Romance Languages & Literatures, June l980.

Bachelor of Arts in Analysis of Ideas & Study of Methods, June l978. Director of Dissertation: Charles Wegener.



Courses toward Bachelor of Arts, l972- l973.



English and Art courses, l970-l97l.


                                                      TEACHING EXPERIENCE                                                        



Fall 2000- Professor.

Fall 1991- 2000- Associate Professor.

Fall l987- l991- Assistant Professor.



Spring 2001- Visiting Professor. Bryn MawrCollege, Department of Spanish.

Fall 2000 -Visiting Professor. Graduate Program. University of Pennsylvania, Department of

Romance Languages & Literatures.

Fall l999 - Visiting Professor. Graduate Program. University of Pennsylvania, Department of

Romance Languages & Literatures.

•l984- l987- Lecturer, University of Chicago.


                                               ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE                                                 


Fall 2007-2015, Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Villanova


•2001-Spring 2008. Founder and Director of the Spanish Internship Program, A community- based program to help the Philadelphia Hispanic Community, in conjunction with Villanova Law School Clinics.


Fall l998- 2001, Chair of the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, Villanova University.


•1990-1998, Director of the Spanish Graduate Program, Villanova University.


•l989 to l994, & l998, Founder & Director of the Villanova Summer Program in Cádiz, Spain. A summer program for undergraduate students, now in its twenty fifth year.


•2012-to Present, Founder and Director of the Villanova Semester Program with the University of Cádiz, Spain.  A semester program for undergraduate students with different concentrations.




•May, 2010- Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, San

Dionisio, Spain.


•2009- Prize of Excellence, Jerez 2009- Awarded to Mercedes Juliá for her research on the poetry of Juan Ramón Jiménez.


•2009- College of Liberal & Science Grant- Exhibit and Mini-Symposium on Juan Ramón

Jiménez, March 2009.


•2005- Vital Grant for the design of The Faces of Modernity Course, using technology.


•2004- Vital Grant (Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning), for the design of three

Cultural Studies courses for the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures.


•2003- Villanova Summer Research Fellowship.


•2000 - Vital Grant (Villanova Institute for Teaching & Learning) to organize two workshops on teaching and technology at the Department of Classical & Modern Languages of Villanova University.


• l999 - Vital Grant (Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning) to learn new technologies for the teaching of foreign languages.


•1995 - Summer Research Grant, College Liberal Arts & Sciences, Villanova University.


•1992- Villanova Grant to organize a Symposium on Spain and the Americas.


•l991-92 One year research grant by the Ministry of Education in Spain.

•l986 - Summer Research Grant, The Mellon Foundation.


•l984 - Summer Research Grant, Tinker Foundation.







Madrid: Ediciones de la Torre, l989. Monograph that studies one of the greatest poems of

20th Century Spain.


-Reviewed by:

-Howard Young, Hispanic Review, 60.3(Summer l992):374-375.

-Juan Liébana, Aldeeu, 7(1991):264-266.

-Carlos Murciano, Valor de la palabra, Vol. 23, Madrid, octubre 1990.

-Fernando Quiñones, Gaceta gaditana, No. l, l990.

-Nieves Vázquez, Draco.  Vol. 2(1990):345-347.


   This book constitutes an in-depth study of the poem Espacio by Juan Ramón Jiménez, 1956 Nobel Laureate. It analyses the relation of this poem to JRJ's entire corpus and the poetry of his contemporaries in Spain, and the Western world.

   This book inspired actor Ramón Rivero of the theater Company El Mentidero to adapt the poem Espacio

to the theater. It was shown in different capitals of the Iberian Peninsula (2007-2008).


Reviewed by:

-García Posadas, ginas culturales de El País, Agosto 2001.

-Emilio Ríos, Ateneu, No. 25 (2002): XXII. 

2005. Vol IV, Pages 1313-1366. (Espasa-Calpe is a major editorial house of Spain and I

was paid a stipend for preparing this edition).

   Book Presentation at the Ateneo  of Madrid by Professors Francisco Caudet and Ignacio Javier López, from Universidad Complutense and U of Pennsylvania, respectively, March 2007.

   Presentation of book by Mercedes Juliá at Falvey Library, September, 2007.

   Reviewed by Professor Emilia Cortés Ibáñez in Garoza. Revista de la sociedad española de estudios literarios, No. 7 (September 2007): 353-358.

   Reviewed by Professor Nuria Morgado. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies

Vol. 11 (2007):251-252.

   Reviewed by Professor David Herzberger. Hispanic Review (University of Pennsylvania).

Vol 76.3 (2008): 324-326.


The volume includes ten articles by specialists in Contemporary Hispanic literature, including an Introductory chapter by Spanish renown writer Antonio Muñoz Molina. Cádiz: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Cádiz, 2010. Chosen for publication  by a peer reviewed board.

   Book Presentation, University of Cádiz, November 30th, 2010.



   Book Presentation  at the Diputación de Huelva, Spain. May 7th, 2010.

   Book presentation at Villanova Falvey Library, September 23rd, 2010

   Article by Alexandra Edwards

   Reviewed by Jonathan Mayhew, University of Kansas.  Hispanic Review (spring 2012), pp. 329-331.

   Reviewed by John C. Wilcox, University of Illinois Champaign Urbana. Bulletin of

Spanish Studies 89.2 (2012): 315-16.

        Pre-Texxtos, Colección Clásicos Contemponeos, March 2014. 884 pages.

          (Ands Trapiello is a renowned Spanish writer and critic who published his review in El País the day before the book appeared in            bookstores, announcing the book).



    Vida is being reviewed by many scholars throughout Spain and Latin America. It was a literary break-through in Spain and Latin America because Juan Ramón Jiménez happens to be one of the major poets of Spanish modernism and his autobiography was published for the first time, posthumously




"Time by Juan Ramón Jiménez: A Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man." Letras hispanas. Vol.

5, Issue 2 (Fall 2008):2-14. (Refereed online journal, sole author).


"Juan Ramón Jiménez y la "novela" posmoderna: Ventanas de Manhattan de Antonio Muñoz Molina." Letras de Deusto. Vol. 37, Nº 114, 2007, pp. 185-204. (Doble blind refereed journal, sole author).


•"Los marginados a ambos lados del Estrecho: Mohamed Chukri y Montero Glez."  Letras

Hispanas.  Vol. 2, May 2005. (Refereed online journal, sole author).


"Juan Ramón Jiménez en los espacios del tiempo." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. University of Puerto Rico XXVIII, Nos. 1&2 (2001):  65-74. (Refereed journal, sole author).


"Ámbitos americanos en el simbolismo del último Juan Ramón Jiménez. Hispanic Review. University of Pennsylvania. 68.1 (200l): 53-7l. (Double blind refereed journal, top journal in the profession. Sole author).


"Feminismo, historia y postmodernidad: La novela Urraca de Lourdes Ortiz." Revista Hispánica Moderna.  LI (December l998): 376-390. (Double blind refereed journal. Top journal in the profession. Sole author).

"La fábula en Así que pasen cinco años, de Federico García Lorca." Revista de Estudios

Hispánicos.  University of Puerto Rico  XXIV. 2 (1997): 57-65. (Refereed journal, sole author).


"Refugio en el vacío: La voz lírica de En las orillas del Sar." Siglo diecinueve, University of

Valladolid. No. 3 (l997): 121-136. (Refereed journal, sole author).


"Nuevas propuestas para la historia: la fantasía 'ucrónica' de Raúl Ruiz." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. University of Liverpool, LXXIII.4 (October, l996): 415-26. (Double blind refereed journal. Top journal in the profession, sole author).


"El símbolo del espacio en la obra de Juan Ramón Jiménez en América." Cuadernos de ALDEEU. 12(l996):l5l-60. (Double blind refereed journal. Top journal in the profession. Sole author).


"Amantes  en las novelas actuales escritas por mujeres," Revista de literatura hispánica

Ojáncano.  ll.2 (April,l996):67-75. (Double blind refereed journal. Sole author).


"Cosmovisión en el poema 'Espacio' de Juan Ramón Jiménez. " La Torre, University of Puerto

Rico.  V: l8 (April-June, l992): 225-237. (Double blind refereed journal. Sole author).


"Morsamor, novela modernista." Draco, Revista de literatura hispánica. University of Cádiz 2 (l990): 133-139. (Refereed journal, sole author).


•"La supernovela de Fernando Quiñones." Cuadernos hispanoamericanos. Iberoamerican Institute  468 ( June, l989):149-157. (Double blind refereed journal. Top journal in the profession. Sole author).


"César Vallejo y Edward Munch." Cuadernos hispanoamericanos. Iberoamerican Institute 454-

455  (April-May,  l988): 97-l04. (Double blind refereed journal. Top journal in the profession. Sole author).




"Juegos seductores en los relatos "reales" de Javier Cercas (Soldados de Salamina, La velocidad de la luz y Anatomía de un instante). En La novela histórica española contemporánea: novedades y transformaciones. Del 98 al nuevo milenio. Carmen García de la Rasilla, Editor. Valladolid: Verdelis. Forthcoming.


El exilio interior de Juan Ramón en Moguer. Onceudigital. Universidad de San Pablo en Madrid. 27 de diciembre, 2014. Ram%C3%B3n-en-Moguer (Sole author).


El exilio particular de Zenobia Camprubí.”  Escritoras andaluzas y exilio. Córdoba: Diputación y Editorial de la Universidad de rdoba, 2010, pp. 105-122. (Sole author).

Reflexiones sobre el exilio de Juan Ramón Jiménez: Hacia otra desnudez.” Contra el olvido.El exilio español en Estados Unidos. Eds Sebastian Faber y Cristina Martínez Carazo. Alcade Henares: Instituto Franklin, 2009, pp. 81-99. (Sole author).


San Juan de la Cruz y Juan Ramón Jiménez: Dos poetas místicos.” Entre Ríos. Special issue in honor of Juan Ramón Jiménez. No. 9 otoño-invierno Año IV (2008): 28-35. (Sole author).


Juan Ramón Jiménez y las sucesivas configuraciones de su yo lírico.” Catálogo andaluz de las

Letras.  Editor general, Profesor Javier Blasco, Universidad de Málaga. August 2008, pp. 237-

256. (Sole author).


•"Zenobia maestra de Juan Ramón: La mujer y el amor en la vida y en la poesía última de Juan Ramón Jiménez." Zenobia Camprubí: mujer y escritura autobiográfica. Emilia Cortés Ibáñez, editor.  Huelva: Diputación Provincial -Libros del trienio, 2008, pp. 399-425. (Sole author).


"Francisco Ayala en su centenario." Revista Campo de Agramante. Vol. 6 (otoño 2006): 5-17. (Sole author).


"Juan Ramón Jiménez y la inmanencia modernista."  Unidad  (Journal dedicated to JRJ studies)Moguer,  Fundación Juan Ramón Jiménez, Vol. III.  (Winter, 2001): 61-81. (Sole author).


"Autoficción e historia en El Coro a dos voces de Fernando Quiñones."Homenaje a Fernando Quiñones. Revista de literatura Draco. Número especial. Spring 2000, pp. 167-179. (Sole author).


"Estudio preliminar de Tiempo. Juan Ramón Jiménez, Prosista. Blasco Pascual & Gómez

Trueba, eds. Fundación Juan Ramón Jiménez, Huelva, Spain, 2000, pp. 314-334. (Sole author).


"Entre la modernidad y la posmodernidad: Los usurpadores de Francisco Ayala." Historicidad en la novela española contemporánea. Mercedes Juliá, ed. Cádiz: University of Cádiz Publications, l997, pp. 15-26. (Sole author).


"El protagonista en las novelas de Eduardo Mendoza: Un ajuste de cuentas con el lector." A Ricardo Gullón: sus discípulos (Studies in Honor of Ricardo Gullón). Erie, Pennsylvania: Aldeeu Publications (l995):121-131. (Sole author).


"El poema Espacio de Juan Ramón Jiménez : Nueva etapa poética." En el texto de Juan Ramón Jiménez. San Roque/Cádiz: Publications of the University of Cádiz, l994, pp. 61-74. (Sole author).




“Francisco Ayala.”  Dictionary of Literary Biography. Twentieth-Century Spanish Fiction Writers. Vol 322. Edited by Marta Altisent and Cristina Martínez-Carazo, University of California, Davis. Michigan: Bruccoli Clark Layman Book, 2006, pp. 12-20. (Sole author).



Organization and writing of entire content of Web Page on Juan Ramón Jiménez for the Cervantes Institute, as part of the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of the Nobel Prize:   (I was paid for writing this web page in honor of Juan Ramón Jiménezanniversary of the Nobel Prize. (Sole author).




"Juan Ramón Jiménez y su exilio en las Américas." Selected Proceedings.Congreso Juan

Ramón Jiménez e Hispanoarica.Universidad de Huelva, Huelva, 2008. (Sole author).


El poder de la poesía en Una sombra donde sueña Camila O´Gorman. Jaén: cruce de caminos, encuentro de culturas, (Actas de la XXIII Asamblea de Aldeeu) Jn: Universidad de Jn, 2006, pp. 173-182. (Sole author).


"Tarde taurina y mitos profundos: ¿Confusión en José María Arguedas?" España en las

Américas. Villanova/Toledo: Beresit, l994, pp. l50-l57. (Sole author).


•"Importancia literaria e histórica del Inca Garcilaso de la Vega." Lengua y literatura  hispánicas entre los siglos XV y XVII. Publications of the Ministry of Science and Education. Madrid, l993. (Sole author).


"Ficción y realidad en Don Quijote." III International Symposiun of Cervantine

Studies.Barcelona: Anthropos, l993, pp. 275-279. (Sole author).


"Cosmovisión en el último  Juan Ramón Jiménez."Juan Ramón Jiménez obra en marcha.

Cristobal Cuevas, ed. Barcelona: Anthropos, l99l, pp. 367-373. (Sole author).


"Rasgos gallegos en la Sonata de otoño  de Valle-Inclán." II Galician Studies. Brown University

Publications, l99l, pp. 235-240. (Sole author).




•"Los distintos narradores de Fernando Quiñones."Correo de Andalucía. Páginas culturales dedicated to Fernando Quiñones. July l0, l999. (Sole author).


"Juan Ramón Jiménez, místico moderno." Papeles de la Alacena dedicated to JRJ. Vol. 5, University of Seville, l995. (Sole author).


"Ricardo Gullón, maestro inolvidable." Homenage a la muerte del crítico. Páginas culturales del

Diario de Jerez, February 16, l991. (Sole author).


"Gonzalo Rojas contra la muerte," Cádiz e iberoamérica, 8 (December  l990): 25-27. (Sole author).

"The Departure of the Gentleman Scholar: A farewell to Ricardo Gullón." Chicago Literary

Review, June, l983. (Sole author).




•E.C.Riley, "Cervantes: una cuestión de género." El Quijote de Cervantes, George Haley, Ed. Madrid: Taurus, l984. (Sole author).


•Ruth El Saffar: "La función del narrador ficticio en D. Quijote." El Quijote de Cervantes,

George Haley, Ed. Madrid: Taurus, l984. (Sole author).




"Pilar Moyano, Fernando Villalón. El poeta y su obra. Maryland: Scripta Humanística, l990."Hispanic Review. 6l.2 (Spring , l993): 304-306.


"Alberto González Troyano, El torero, héroe literario.  Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, l988." Hispanic

Review. 61.1 (Winter, l993):87-88.


"Gonzalo Corona Marzol, Realidad vital y realidad poética (Poesía y poética deJosé Hierro), Zaragoza: U of Zaragoza Press, l99l." Hispanic Review, 62.2 (Spring l994):292-293.


•"Zenobia Camprubí, Diario l.  Cuba (l937-l939), Int. y notas de Graciela Palau de Nemes, Madrid:  Alianza, l99l." Hispanic Review. 62.2 (Spring l994):293-295.


"José Luis Cano, Los cuadernos de Adrián Dale. Madrid: Orígenes, l99l." Hispanic Review.

62.4 (Summer l994): 562-64.


"Timothy Mitchell, Flamenco Deep Song. Yale University Press, l994." Hispanic Review. 64.2 (Spring l996): 264-66.


•"Ignacio Javier López, Ed. Emilio Prados, Jardín Cerrado. Málaga: El dormido en la yerba, l995. " Hispanic Review . 65.3 (Summer l997):353-55.


"Javier Blasco Pascual y Teresa Trueba. Prosa poética de Juan Ramón Jiménez. Valladolid: Gramalea, l994." Hispanic Review . 65.4 (Autumn l997): 471-72.


"Elisa Rosales, Comportamiento ético de la poesía de Antonio Machado. Soria: Ediciones de la

Excma. Diputación de Soria, l995." Hispanic Review 66.3 (Summer l998):357-58.


•"Luis García Montero, La palabra de Ícaro.Estudios literarios sobre García Lorca y Alberti.Cátedra Federico García Lorca: Universidad de Granada, l996." Hispanic Review  66.4 (Autumn l998): 491-92.


"Luis Rosales poeta y crítico. Sultana Wahnón y José Carlos Rosales, eds. Granada: Diputación provincial, l997." Hispanic Review  66.4 (Autumn 1998): 491-92.

Juan Ramón Jiménez, Con la rosa del mundo. Edición Emilio Ríos & Emilio Ríos, Guía para leer Con la rosa del mundo.  Barcelona: La poesía Sr. Hidalgo, 2002.Hispanic Review.72.1(Winter 2004): 200-203.


Miguel Ángel Lozano, Imágenes del pesimismo. Literatura y arte en España 1898-1930. Alicante: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante, 2000.” Hispanic Review. 71.4(Autumn

2003): 618-620.


" Ángeles Sanz Manzano, La prosa autobiográfica de Juan Ramón Jiménez. Estudios de sus autobiografías, autorretratos y diarios. Alcalá de Henares: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, 2003." Hispanic Review. Vol.74.2 (Spring 2006): 214-216.


"Rafael Alarcón Sierra, Juan Ramón Jiménez. Pasión perfecta. Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, 2003." Hispanic Review. Vol. 75.2 (Spring 2007):213-215.


"Aurora de Albornoz, El Juan Ramón Jiménez de Aurora de Albornoz. Edición de Fanny Rubio. Madrid: Devenir Ensayo, 2008. 312 pp." Bulletin of Spanish Studies. University of Glasgow. Volume LXXXVIII, No. 3 (2011): 430-431.


"Julio Jensen: The Poetry of Juan Ramón Jiménez: An Example of Modern Subjectivity. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, University of Copenhagen, 2012. 211 Pages. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, University of Glasgow,Vol. 128, No. 2, (Hispanic Issue), March 201, pp.







Platero and I and Vida Homage to the Centenary of Platero and I. University of Maryland,

Spanish and Portuguese Department. December 5, 2014.



Platero y yo y las vanguardias literarias. International Symposium to Celebrate the Centenary of the Publication of Platero and I, by JRJ. Universidad de Huelva, November 24-28, 2014.


"Vida: posibles formas de un libro inacabado." Seminario Juan Ramón Jinez y los borradores inéditos de sus archivos. Universidad de Valladolid, 22 y 23 de marzo de 2011.


•"Zenobia y la Sucesión en la poesía de Juan Ramón Jiménez." Academia de las Letras de San

Dionisio. Jerez de la Frontera. 12 de mayo, 2010.


George Santayana y Juan Ramón Jiménez.” Key-note speaker. Congreso Internacional JRJ (Nueva York-Huelva).  25-27 de septiembre, 2008.


La experiencia americana de Juan Ramón Jiménez.” Key-note speaker in Urueña, Valladolid, at an homage to Juan Ramón Jiménez.  October 20, 2007.

El exilio particular de Zenobia Camprubí.” Internacional Symposium Escritoras andaluzas y exilio.” rdoba, Spain. April 24-26, 2007.


Transformaciones de la estética juanramoniana.” Conference presented in La Sorbone, Paris, as part of the celebrations to declare 2007 a year dedicated to Juan Ramón Jiménez in Paris. March 17, 2007.


Zenobia maestra de Juan Ramón: El amor y la mujer en la poesía última de Juan Ramón Jiménez.” Closing key-note address at the Internacional SymposiumZenobia Camprubí: mujer y escritura autobiográfica,” La Rábida, Huelva, Spain, November, 9, 10 and 11, 2006.


"On the annotated critical edition of Juan Ramón's unfinished text, Time." Hispanic Heritage

Month. Falvey Library. Villanova University, Septermber 28, 2006.


Time, A Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man." From Maryland to the Nobel. Symposium dedicated to Juan Ramón Jiménez on the 50th Anniversary of the Nobel Prize. University of Maryland, College Park, October 10, 11 and 12, 2006.


•"Los marginados a ambos lados del Estrecho: Mohamed Chukri y Montero Glez." Key-note speaker. Lecture dedicated to Morrocan and Spanish Literature. Instituto Cervantes, Tetouan, Morroco. December 3,  2004.


"Urraca reina, cronista y amante." Bryn Mawr College, Department of Spanish. March 22,



"Juan Ramón Jiménez en los espacios del tiempo." Invited by the University of Puerto Rico, as part of a series of four lectures dedicated to Jiménez' Studies  (Palau, Alegre, Acevedo & Jul).November l4-17, 2000.


"Historia y poder: La novela Urraca  de Lourdes Ortiz." Lecture invited to present at University

Autónoma of Puebla, México, May 26, l999.


"El dios modernista de Juan Ramón Jiménez." Lecture invited to present at the International

Symposium on "Juan Ramón Jiménez y el modernismo" Moguer, Spain, October 24, l998.


"El modernismo español"  Lecture invited to present at University of the Aricas. Symposium on the Humanities. Puebla, México, March 3, l998.


"Un primer acercamiento al  poema 'Tiempo' de Juan Ramón Jiménez." Lecture invited to present at Universidad de la Rábida. International Conference on the Prose works of Juan Ramón Jiménez. Palos de la Frontera (Huelva) Dec. l6-20, l996.


"Amantes fantasmas en la narrativa actual escrita por mujeres." Lecture invited to present at

Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla xico. November 2l, l995.

"The Theater of Federico García Lorca, Precursor to Modern Theater." Lecture invited to

present at Centennial  Celebration of People's Light & Theater Company, Malvern, PA., October

24, l994.


"Técnicas narrativas en la novelística de José María  Arguedas." Lecture invited to present at

University of Cádiz, Department of Education, January l2, l993.


•"Los poemas  'Espacio'  y 'Tiempo:' Nueva trayectoria en la poesía de Juan Ramón Jiménez." Lecture invited to present at University of Cádiz, Summer Program for doctoral students. San Roque, July l6, l993.


"Queen Isabella, a model and inspiration to all." Lecture invited to present on the occasion of

Queen Isabella's 539th birthday. City of Philadelphia, April 23, l990.


"Una lectura del teatro experimental de Federico García Lorca." Lecture invited to present at

University of Cádiz, Summer Program. August l6, l990.


"El poema 'Espacio' de Juan Ramón Jiménez." Lecture invited to present at University of Cádiz, Summmer Program for foreign students, July l8, l989.




El exilio interior de Juan Ramón Jiménez en Moguer.” Falvey Memorial Library, Hispanic

Month. October 2014.


"Platero y yo, estampa interior de Moguer". Congreso sobre Platero y yo. Jerez, Spain. May 27-

29, 2014.


"Vida: Aportaciones a la autobiografía moderna". Encuentro sobre la Obra inédita de Juan

Ramón Jiménez. Real Academia de San Dionisio, May, 23-25, 2013.


Vida: Proyecto inacabado de Juan Ramón JiménezWednesday, October 30, 1:30 pm Falvey, Room 205.


El exilio de Juan Ramón Jiménez.” Congreso Internacional sobre Juan Ramón Jiménez e

Hispanoarica.  Universidad de Huelva, Noviembre 20, 21 y 22, 2008.


"Antonio Muñoz Molina y la memoria histórica." NEMLA, Boston, 2 de abril, 2005.


•"Los secretos de la narrativa de Antonio Muñoz Molina." Congreso de Aldeeu, Murcia, 7-9 de julio, 2004.


"Aproximaciones a la novela histórica postmoderna." Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, Louisville, Kentucky. February 28, 2004.

"Aportaciones líricas a la historia: Una sombra donde sueña Camila O´Gorman." Congreso de

Aldeeu, Jn, 9-11 de julio, 2003.


"Autoficción en El coro a dos voces de Fernando Quiñones." La Chispa International

Conference of Hispanic Studies. Tulane University, New Orleans. February 25-27, l999.


"Rosalía de Castro, precursora de la poesía contemporánea," NEMLA, Baltimore, April l7, l998.


"Trends in the Spanish Contemporary Novel." Twentieth Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville, Kentucky. February 28, l998.


•"La poesía anónima y la poesía autobiográfica."  XVII Symposium of Aldeeu, New York, CUNY, June 5, l997.


"El espacio como símbolo en la poesía de Juan Ramón Jiménez." La Chispa International

Conference of Hispanic Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans. February 27-March 1, l997.


"Sobre el misterio de la existencia: Así que pasen cinco años  de García Lorca." La Chispa

International Conference of Hispanic Studies,Tulane University, New Orleans, April, l995.


"Feminismo y posmodernismo: La novela Urraca de Lourdes Ortiz." II International

Symposium on Spanish Contemporary Literature. Fundación Luis Goytisolo, Spain. November

24, l994


"Tarde taurina y mitos profundos: ¿Confusión en José María Arguedas?" International

Symposium on Spain and the Americas, Villanova University, October 9, l992.


"Abraham Flexner's Revolution: Towards Solving the Problems of Liberal Education." Congreso Internacional de Universidades, Madrid, l5 de julio, l992.


"Pío Baroja y su influencia en la novelística española de la segunda mitad del siglo XX." XI Asamblea General de Aldeeu, Pittsburgh, PA., l9 de abril, l99l.


"Ficción y realidad en D. Quijote." III Coloquio Internacional de la Asociación de cervantistas, Alcalá de Henares, Spain, November l2, l990.


•"La Cosmovisión del último  Juan Ramón Jiménez." IV Congreso de Literatura española contemponea dedicado a Juan Ramón Jiménez, University of Málaga, November l5, l990.


"San Juan de la Cruz y Juan Ramón Jiménez." Congreso internacional dedicado a San Juan de

la Cruz y San Ignacio de Loyola, Pastrana, Spain, July 4, l990.


"Gonzalo Rojas contra la muerte." Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA), Wilmington, Pa. April 11, l989.

"Spanish American Literature and Society." Greater Philadelphia Collaborative for

International Education, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pa. April  25, l989.


"Rasgos gallegos en la Sonata de otoño de Valle-Inclán." Second Galician Studies Conference, Brown University, November l2, l988.


"Reflections on the Concept of Reality in D. Quixote."Patristic, Mediaeval & Renaissance

Studies, Villanova University, September 25, l988.


"Gonzalo Rojas, poeta necesario". Presentation of the poet at the Diputación Provincial. Cádiz, Spain, Aug. 22, l988.


•"Importancia literaria e histórica del Inca Garcilaso de la Vega." International Conference on

Spanish Language & Literature (XV-XVII Centuries), Pastrana, Spain, July 4, l988.


"The Poetry of Gonzalo Rojas." Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages & Literatures,

Orlando, Florida, Feb. 25, l988.




                                                            HONOR SOCIETIES                                                             


•l999, Phi Belta Delta International Scholars Society.


•1996, Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society for Scholarly Accomplishments).


•l989, Honorary Member of Sigma Delta Pi, and founder of the Villanova Chapter Rho Pi

(National Hispanic Honor Society).




"Teaching Spanish as a Second Language."Workshop to the University of Cádiz Faculty teaching in the Summer Program and open to teachers in general. Three intensive days:  July 20-

22,23,  l993, University of Cádiz, Spain. This Workshop was part of the University Faculty In- training Program.


"Technology in the Humanities Classroom." Workshop to the Faculty of Villanova University,

as part of the Program Teaching and Learning Strategies at Villanova University 2006.Organized by VITAL. Thursday, May l8th, 2006 Bartley Hall.




•The 42nd International Conference on Educational Exchange, November l-3rd, l989. Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

II International Conference on Language & Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, D. C., March l4-l7, l990.


Workshop on Language Proficiency.  Professor Seichi Machino of Princeton University. Two day workshop at Villanova University.  Fall l999.


Wake Forest University.  Three day workshop on the teaching of languages using the latest

technology. October l999.


Seminar on "teaching foreign languages with technology" by Dr. Stanley Whitley from Wake

Forest University. Villanova, November 10, 2000.


Seminar on "teaching literature with technology" by Dr Candelas Gala from Wake Forest

University. Villanova University, November 10, 2000.


Workshop on ACTFL Proficiency an Update two day workshop organized by the Department

of Romance Languages and Literatures. Dr. Mildred Rivera, National Tester of ACTFL. October





In charge of organizing an International Symposium to commemorate the 100 years of the

publication of Platero y yo. Academia de San Dionisio, Jerez, May 27-29, 2014.


•Organized  an  International  Symposium: "Encuentros  sobre  la  obra  inédita  de  Juan  Ramón Jiménez". Royal Academy of San Dionisio, Jerez, Spain. Seven specialists from different parts of Spain participated, including Mercedes Juliá. Sponsored by the Royal Academy of San Dionisio, Villanova University and co-sponsored by: University of Cádiz, Centro Andaluz de las Letras, Junta de Andalucía and City Hall of Jerez. May 23-25, 2013.


• Organized a Symposium and an Exhibit to honor the Legacy of Juan Ramón Jiménez in the

United States. In conjunction with Falvey Library, Villanova University, March 2009.


•Helped organize a Conference to Celebrate Cervantes´s 400 Anniversary of the publication of Don Quijote.  Villanova University, March 17-19, 2005. Introduced key-note speaker, Antonio Muñoz Molina and chaired two sections of the Conference.


•Organized a Symposium at Villanova University, entitled "Spain and the Americas: A Convergence of Cultures," Villanova, October 8-l0, l992. Over 100 scholars from US Institutions and from Spain and Latin America attended.


                                            COURSES DESIGNED AND TAUGHT                                                 


   All levels of Spanish language (Beginning, Intermediate, Conversation & Composition)

   Spanish Culture & Civilization

   Love, Death and Desire (XX Century Spanish Poetry)

   The Romantic Period Revisited

   New Readings in Spanish Modernism

   Postmodernity and the Spanish Novel

   Latin American Novel of the XX Century

   Spanish Short Story

   Latin American Short Story

   Contemporary Novels by Women Writers

   Translation Skills

   Spanish Internship in conjunction with Law School

   Research Seminar (Introduction to Research Methodology)

   Core Humanities Seminar:  From Enlightment to Present (Course taught outside of the

Department of Modern Languages, required for incoming freshmen)




   Contemporary Spanish Poetry

   Contemporary Spanish American Novel


   Internship in the Teaching of Spanish, University of Cádiz, Spain

   Spanish Women Writers of the XX Century

   Poetic Prose of the Twentieth Century

   The Contemporary Short Story

   Postmodernity and the Spanish Novel

   The Faces of Modernity

   New Readings in Spanish Modernism

   The Dream of Reason: The Romantic Period Revisited

   The Historical Novel from Romanticism to Postmodernism

   Great Books in Western Literature  (Liberal Studies Program). Team-teaching with Dr.

Michael Berthold from Villanova English Department.



                                                          ACADEMIC SERVICE                                                             


• Organized the Visit and Performance of Renowned Spanish Theater Group La Zaranda in the Villanova Theater, in conjunction with the Theater Department of Villanova University. September 2-3, 2013.


•Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. College of A&S, 2008 to 2011.


•Member of the Strategic Planning Committee of the College of A&S, 1998-2001 and again

2007 to present.

•Member of the A & S College Committee on Distance Learning, 2006 to 2010.


Board of Trustees of Villanova University, Academic Affairs Committee, 2004 to 2007.


•CMLL Technology Committee, 2003 to 2005.


International Studies Committee, l988-1994 & 1997.


•University Committee on International Affiliations, l996-l998.


•Member of the Villanova Faculty Senate, l989-l992


•University Sesquicentennial Committee on Lectures & Symposia, l990-l993.


•College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Strategic Planning Committee, l999 to 2001. And again,

2007 to present


•College Committee on Majors and Concentrations, l995-l998.


International Studies Committee, College of A&S, l996- l997.


•Chair of the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literature, l998-2001. And again,

2007 to present


•Director, Spanish Graduate Program, l990 to l998.


Founder & Director of the Villanova Summer Program at the University of Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain,

l989 to l994;  and again in l998.


Founder and Director of the Spanish Internship with the Law School. 2001-2007.


•CML Curriculum Committee (Chair) , l988-l990 & l995 to l998.


•CML Lecture Committee, l988 to l998 (Chair).


•CML Library Committee, l988-l995.


Foreign Language Exam Committee, l988-l989.


Latin American Committee, l988-89.


•Ad-Hoc Committee to write Goals & Objectives for the  Department of Modern Languages, l988-l993 and l997-98.


Lecture Series Organizer in the CMML Department. In charge of the organization of seventeen lectures from l992 to present.

•Coordinator of Introductory & Intermediate Spanish, l990-l99l.


Installation of National Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi at Villanova University, and

Advisor of Chapter Rho Pi, l990-1995.




•Outside Evaluator of Manmouth University, Department of Foreign languages. May 2011.


•Outside Evaluator of Rowan University Department of Modern Languages and Literature. In charge of writing their 10 year Department evaluation. May 2010.


•Member of the Scientific Committee in charge of organizing the celebrations of Juan Ramón Jiménez´ 50th Anniversary of the Nobel Prize and of his Death (2006-208). Universidad Internacional de Huelva y Diputación de Huelva, Spain.


•Member of Editorial Board of Letras Hispanas. 2005 to present.


•Outside reviewer of tenure and promotion cases at Loyola University, Smith College, Bryn

Mawr College, Pace University, University of Miami, Ohio, l998-2001.


•Outside reviewer of articles for Mosaic, a Canadian Journal dedicated to Literature and the Arts. (Double blind refereed journal). On going.


•Outside reviewer of articles for Hispanic Review, (double blind refereed journal). University of

Pennsylvania. On going.


•Outside reviewer of articles for Letras femeninas, (double blind refereed journal). University of

Arizona. On going.


•Outside Examiner for Temple University Dissertation Committee (Department of Spanish & Portuguese), November l992.


•Regional Delegate for the Modern Language Association of America, Chosen by national ballot; three year term from l992 to l995.


Selected by the University of Valladolid, Spain, the Juan Ramón Jiménez Foundation and the Heirs of the poet to research the unedited prose work by Juan Ramón Jiménez. (In charge of an edition of Tiempo and an annotated critical edition of Vida, a book that Juan Ramón Jiménez left unpublished upon his death).


•Advisor to the Committee on Programs Abroad of the University of Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain, l987 to



•Chair of Spanish American Poetry Section at NEMLA, Dedicated to César Vallejo, Buffalo,

N.Y., l992.

Secretary of Section of Golden Age Literature, NEMLA, Philadelphia, Spring, l993


•Chair of Section on Golden Age Poetry, NEMLA, Pittsburgh, PA., Spring l994.


•Chair of Section on XIX Century Narrative.  NEMLA, Pittsburgh, PA., Spring l999.


•Member of Latin American Guild for the Arts (LAGA), l988-l989.


•Member of the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Collaborative for International Education

(GPCIE), l989-l990.


•Member of the Círculo español, Philadelphia, PA. l99l to 2000.


•Member of the International Council of Radnor High School (designed and created an exchange program with Puebla, Mexico for Radnor High School students).




   Modern Language Association of America (MLA).

   Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA).

   Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH).

   Asociación de Licenciados y Doctores Españoles en los Estados Unidos (ALDEEU).