• Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest
Geoff Guevara-Geer

Geoff Guevara-Geer

Associate Professor of Spanish, Chair of Foreign Languages and Cultures Department

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Office: West 312

Basic Information


  • Postdoctoral work: Northwestern University
  • Ph.D., M.A. – Pennsylvania State University (major: Spanish, minor: aesthetics and literary theory)
  • B.A. – Ripon College (majors: philosophy, French, Spanish)

Courses Taught

  • Julio Cortázar and His Pursuers 435 (for Spring 2010, in Spanish)
  • Cuba: Its Revolution and Its Arts 425 (in Spanish)
  • Magical Realism and other Eccentric Realisms 420 (in Spanish)
  • A Theoretical Panorama (There Are Others) 450 (in Spanish)
  • The Spanish American Short Story 410 (in Spanish)
  • The Fiction of Gabriel García Márquez 415 (in Spanish)
  • Spanish American Voices: Survey of Span-Am Literature 333 (in Spanish)
  • Spanish American Voices I: From the Pre-Colombian to modernismo 332 (in Spanish)
  • Spanish American Voices II: From modernismo through the Post-Modern (in Spanish)
  • FYS – Identity and a Sense of Place 175 (in English)
  • FYS – The Ethics of Representation 175 (in English)
  • Advanced Spanish Composition 320 (in Spanish)
  • The Hispanophone World 222 (in Spanish)
  • Elementary/Intermediate Spanish Program 111, 112, 211 (on-going rotation)

Awards & Honors

  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University, 1999-2001
  • Sparks Dissertation Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, 1998-1999
  • Tuition Scholarship, The Pennsylvania State University, 1993-1999


  • “Lazarillo de Tormes and the Little Tramp of Modern Times: Two Modern Pícaros Find Their Way.” “Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée.” 24,2 (19: 235-45)
  • Review of Stephanie Merrim’s “Early Modern Women’s Writing and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz” for “Latin American Literary Review”
  • “The Final Silence of Sor Juana: The Abysmal Remove of Her Closing Night” in Approaches to Teaching Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz in MLA Publication, 2007
  • “The Rumba of the Flying Buttresses.” Essay published in playbill for musical production “Cambio” at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, 2008
  • “Better Dead then Read: The Risk of the Passive Reader in Julio Cortázar's Narrative" in Latin American Literary Review, #81, Spring 2013.

Areas of Interest

  • Spanish American literature
  • Literary theory and aesthetics
  • Spanish colonial literature
  • Spanish American civilization in and arts
  • Topics in world/comparative literature
  • Spanish language: grammar, composition and conversation
  • French language: grammar and conversation