Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Víctor Figueroa was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After completing his B.A. at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, he obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Harvard University. In addition to journal articles, he is the author of three poetry collections, El regicida y su sombra (Terranova Editores, 2011) and Devenir de los arcanos (Casa de los Poetas, 2013), and Alquimia del desasosiego (Casa de los Poetas, 2016); and two critical books on Caribbean literature: Not at Home in One’s Home: Caribbean Self-Fashioning in the Poetry of Luis Palés Matos, Aimé Césaire, and Derek Walcott (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009), and Prophetic Visions of the Past: Pan-Caribbean Representations of the Haitian Revolution (Ohio State University Press, 2015).
Scholarly Books Published:
SPA 3200: Spanish Conversation
SPA 4620: Survey of Spanish American Lit. I
SPA 4640: Survey of Spanish American Lit. II
2. Undergraduate and Graduate:
SPA 5100: Advanced Composition
SPA 5300: Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPA 6620: Facing the Other: Difference and Negotiation in Latin American Fiction.
SPA 6690: History and Literature in the Hispanic Caribbean
SPA 5560: Latin American Cultures and their Traditions
SPA 6630: 20th Century Spanish American Poetry
SPA 6670: Spanish American novel until 1900
SPA. 7770: Postcolonial theories, Latin American Perspectives
SPA 8610: Graduate Seminar in Latin American Literature