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Alvaro Torres-Calderon, Ph.D.

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Title: Associate Professor, Spanish
Phone: 706-867-2170
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Office: Dunlap Hall 319A, Dahlonega
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Areas of Expertise: Spanish and Latin American Literature

Overview

Alvaro Torres-Calderón, Ph.D., is from Lima, Perú. He received his degree in Law and Political Sciences at the Universidad de Lima. He went on to earn a M.A. degree in Romance Languages from The University of Memphis and a Doctorate in Spanish from Florida State University. His specialization is 19th and 20th Century Latin American Literature. He serves as Associate Professor of Spanish at University of North Georgia. His publications include: "Alejo Carpentier y el Hombre Fronterizo: Una Constante en el Reino de Este Mundo" for the book Alejo Carpentier ante la crítica. Caracas, Monte Avila. 2005. He has contributed for the Peruvian Literary Journal Tinta Expresa with the article "Nación, Identidad y Frontera en la Prosa de Clorinda Matto de Turner". He published in the U.S. several poems for the Stonepile Writers’ Anthologies Volumes 1, 2 and 3 from the University Press of North Georgia in November 2010, 2011 and 2013. His book of poems is Claroscuro published in Lima, Línea Andina. 2010. He is a guest writer for the digital literary and art journal Sub-Urbano since August 2013 and has contributed with several poems or guest readings for the blogs Arcos de Reflejos, Con Tinta and The Cossack Review respectively. His interests include Translations, Music, Film, Theater, Cuisine, Integration Law, Latin-American and Spanish female writers, José Martí, and Latin American civilization.

Courses Taught

Spanish at all levels, including Latin American Literature I, Commercial Spanish, Culture and Civilization of Latin America, and Women Writers from Spain and Latin America.

Education

  • Ph.D. , Spanish. Concentration in Latin American Literature XIX and XX Century , Florida State University , 2006
  • M.A. , Romance Languages , University of Memphis , 2002
  • Juris Prudence Doctor and Political Sciences , School of Law, Universidad de Lima , 1997

Research/Special Interests

XIX and XX Century Latin America. The Building of the Nation, Women, Identity and Progress in Latin America XIX Century

Work Experience

  • University of North Georgia. Associate Professor of Spanish 2006-present.
  • Florida State University. Teaching Assistant. 2003-2006
  • University of Memphis. Teaching Assistant. 2001-2002.

Personal Information

Memberships:

  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association
  • Feministas Unidas
  • ACTFL (American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • Stonepile Writers Group of North Georgia.
  • The Law School/Bar of Lima
  • Circolo Sportivo Italiano Societta Canottieri “Italia”
  • Lima Country Club

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