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Alvaro Enrigue

Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures


Degrees

PHD, 2012, Univ Maryland Coll Park; MA, 2000, Univ Maryland Coll Park


Bio

Álvaro Enrigue was a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library and a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores of Mexico. His work, written in Spanish or English, has appeared in The New York TimesEl PaísThe BelieverLetras Libres, and The New York and London Review of Books, among others.  He is the author of five novels, three books of short stories, and one of literary criticism, published by Anagrama in Spanish and Dalkey Archive and Riverhead in English. His novel Sudden Death, first published in Spain as Muerte Súbita in 2013, was awarded the prestigious Herralde Prize in Spain, the Elena Poniatowska International Novel Award in Mexico, and the Barcelona Prize for Fiction. Enrigue was born in Mexico and lives in New York City.


photo by Jaime Toussaint

Teaching Interests

Professor Enrigue is specialized in Baroque Literature. He teaches monographic courses on Miguel de Cervantes and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. He teaches Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture too, with a focus on the region's political processes after the Cuban Revolution.

Research Interests

Professor Enrigue's research focuses in the relationship between material and intelectual history in the early modern period.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
LACS 015M (CC, IS) SOCCER IS A FINE ART Undergraduate
SPAN 002 ELEMENTARY SPANISH 2 Undergraduate
SPAN 003 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH 1 Undergraduate
SPAN 112 ADVANCED SPANISH WRITING Undergraduate
SPAN 116 READINGS IN SPANISH Undergraduate
SPAN 171 (LT) CERVANTES' DON QUIXOTE Undergraduate
SPAN 180G (LT)BOOM! LATIN AMERICAN NOVEL Undergraduate
SPAN 180H (LT)SP TPC: SOR JUANA, LA GIGN Undergraduate
SPLT 050I SP TPC: SOCCER IS A FINE ART Undergraduate
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