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Eduardo Espina


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Eduardo Espina (Ph.D. Washington University-in-St. Louis) was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He has published the books of poetry: Valores Personales (1982), La caza nupcial (1993; 1997), El oro y la liviandad del brillo (1994), Coto de casa (1995), Lee un poco más despacio (1999), Mínimo de mundo visible (2003), and El cutis patrio (2006; 2009). He is also the author of the books of essays: El disfraz de la modernidad (1992), Las ruinas de lo imaginario (1996), La condición Milli Vanilli. Ensayos de dos siglos (2003), Historia Universal del Uruguay (2008), and Julio Herrera y Reissig. Prohibida la entrada a los uruguayos (2010). He has won the Premio Nacional de Ensayo of Uruguay twice (1996 and 2000), and the Premio Municipal de Poesía (1998), the most important award in poetry in his country. Doctoral theses and books of criticism have been written about his poetic works and his poetry has been partially translated to French, Italian, English, Portuguese, Croatian and Albanian. He is included in more than 30 anthologies of international poetry. In 1980 he was the first Uruguayan writer invited to the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Since then he resides in the US. He is professor of Latin American literature at Texas A&M University. In November 2009 he was named Distinguished Professor by Sigma Delta Pi, the National Hispanic Honor Society, in recognition of "dedicated efforts, leadership and inspiration to the students".



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SPAN 6505 - Adv Academic Writing      

The course aims at developing students academic writing skills through the understanding of key concepts of discourse analysis such as reference, cohesion, and coherence. A variety of text types will be analyzed in class. Rhetoric devices such as argumentation, hypothesis, and exposition will be presented and practiced through writing tasks, with group work integrated into the course. Special attention will be given to the articulation of class activities with the requirements of other courses at the same level. (1 unit).

Required text: Electronic material provided at Middlebury.

Language & Stylistics

Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013

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SPAN 6560 - Literary Analysis      

This course will introduce the graduate student to the techniques of literary analysis, critical thinking, reading, and interpreting Hispanic literary texts. It is divided into three segments, each of which is devoted to the analytic strategies pertinent to one major genre: narrative, poetry, and drama. Each student will write several papers and actively participate in class discussions. (1 unit)

Required texts: Antonio Sobejano-Morán, Tornasol (Panda Publications, newest edition); Lope de Vega, La dama boba (Madrid: Cátedra, newest edition).


Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013

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