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Gordon McNeer, Ph.D.

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Title: Professor, Spanish
Phone: 706-864-1788
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Office: Dunlap Hall 319B, Dahlonega

Overview

Dr. Gordon E. McNeer is of Mexican-American descent. His mother was born in Mexico in the year of the Mexican Revolution. He earned his B.A. and M.A. in Spanish and his Ph.D. in Romance Languages from Princeton University. He has taught on the faculties of Princeton University, the University of Florida, the University of California at Berkeley, Georgia State University and Agnes Scott College. During his stay at North Georgia he has been Director of the International Institute in Madrid, Director of study abroad programs for North Georgia students in Spain from 1996 to 2008 and author of bilingual translations of the Cervantes Prize poet José Hierro. In 2012 he translated and edited an anthology of eleven Hispano-American poets: Poetry Facing Uncertainty in collaboration with the University Press of North Georgia and VISOR LIBROS.  In 2013 he translated and edited Shelter from the Storm by Benjamín Prado for publication in the University Press of North Georgia. In 2013 he also translated and edited Eyes of the Pelican by Fernando Valverde (UPNG). At present, he is working on a bilingual edition of Words Spoken Softly by Daniel Rodríguez Moya.  This spring, a book of his own poetry, Mira lo que has hecho, will be presented at the International Festival of Poetry in Granada, Spain.  His area of specialization is the Spanish lyrical tradition, with a concentration in contemporary Spanish poetry.

Courses Taught

  • Elementary / Beginning Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish Culture and Civilization
  • Spanish Literature of the Golden Age
  • Contemporary Literature

Education

  • Ph.D. , Romance Languages , Princeton University , 1976

Publications

          Hierro, José.  Cuaderno de Nueva York / New York Notebook, trans. by Gordon E. McNeer.  San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid.

          Hierro, José.  Agenda / Agenda, trans. by Gordon E. McNeer. San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid.

          Hierro, José.  Libro de las alucinaciones / Book of Hallucinations, trans. by Gordon E. McNeer.  San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid.

          Prado, Benjamín.  Zoo, trans. by Gordon E. McNeer. The Dirty Goat, vol. 20, Host Publications, Austin, Texas.

          Poetry Facing Uncertainty (anthology), trans. by Gordon E. McNeer. University Press of North Georgia, Dahlonega.

          Prado, Benjamín. Shelter From the Storm, trans. by Gordon E. McNeer.  University Press of North Georgia, Dahlonega.

          Fernando Valverde.  Eyes of the Pelican, trans. by Gordon E. McNeer.  University Press of North Georgia, Dahlonega.

Work Experience

Professor of Spanish at UNG (1995 to present)

Also:  Princeton University, University of Florida, University of California (Berkeley), Georgia State University, Agnes Scott College.
Also: Director of International Institute in Madrid (1999-2000)

Personal Information

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