Texas Tech University

Spanish Faculty

Dr. Genaro J. Perez

Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., Tulane, 1976

Co-editor of Monographic Review







Courses Commonly Taught

  • Latin American Literature
  • Chicano Literature
  • Contemporary Mexican Narrative
  • Hispanic Detective Fiction
  • Post-war Peninsular Narrative
  • Hispanic Children’s Literature


  • Graduate Advisor
  • Convener for the Division of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Chair of Department of Foreign Languages (UTPB)

Offices Held

  • Representative at Large: South Central Modern Language Association (2013-2015)

Areas of Research

  • Contemporary novel, both Peninsular and Latin American, teaching these fields as well as courses in the Mexican novel and the Hispanic novel in the United States, Hispanic Children's literature and Chicano literature. He is currently completing a monograph on the Spanish novelist Rosa Montero. He is also preparing a book elucidating the typology of intertextuality in selected post-modern Hispanic writers. Research interests include the twentieth-century English and American novel in relation to their counterparts in Spanish, as well as the areas of oral literature, Hispanic children's literature.

Selected Publications

  • Rabelais, Bajtin y formalismo en la narrativa de Sergio Pitol, 2011.
  • Formalist Elements in the Novels of Juan Goytisolo
  • La novelística de J. Leyva
  • La novela como burla/juego: siete experimentos novelescos de Gonzalo Torrente Ballester
  • La narrativa de Concha Alós: texto, pretexto y contexto
  • Ortodoxia y Heterodoxia de la novela policiaca hispana: Variaciones sobre el género negro
  • More than 150 articles and papers on the foregoing and on other novelists such as Carlos Fuentes, Camilo José Cela, Julio Cortázar, Teresa Pamies, Gustavo Sainz, Juan García Ponce, Sergio Pitol, Rosa Montero, Carmen Riera, and Manuel Puig, as well as studies on García Lorca and Chicano literature.

Awards and Honors

  • Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award (2013)
  • Texas Tech University President's Faculty Book Award (2012)
  • Executive Council, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (2007-2009)
  • Appointed to the State of Texas Textbook Review Panel for Proclamation 2010 (2009)
  • South Central Modern Language Association Research Award (1997)
  • Executive Council of SCOLAS (1991-95)
  • President of Southwest Council of Latin American Studies (1991)
  • Modern Language Association, Delegate Assembly (1989-91)
  • Chair, Division of Ethnic Studies in Literature, Modern Language Association of America (1988)
  • Executive Committee, Division of Ethnic Studies in Literature, Modern Language Association of America (1985-89)
  • Who's Who in the South and Southwest (1986-87)
  • South Central Modern Language Association Grant (1986)
  • American Philosophical Society Summer Research Grant to Spain (1986)
  • American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant to attend the meeting of the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas in Berlin (1986)

Creative Writing Interests

  • Poetry
    • Prosapoemas
    • Spanish Quarter Notes
    • French Quarter Cantos
    • Ten Lepers and Other Poems: Exorcising Academic Demons
  • Fiction
    • The Memoirs of John Conde
    • French Quarter Tales


  • Co-editor, Monographic Review/Revista monográfica (monographicreview.org)
  • Book Review Editor, Hispania (1996-2004)
  • Executive Council, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (2007-2009)