Texas Tech University

Spanish Faculty

Dr. Genaro J. Perez

Genaro Perez

Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., Tulane, 1976

Co-editor of Monographic Review

genaro.perez@ttu.edu

Website

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Courses Commonly Taught

  • Latin American Literature
  • Chicano Literature
  • Contemporary Mexican Narrative
  • Hispanic Detective Fiction
  • Post-war Peninsular Narrative
  • Hispanic Fairytales
  • The Boom in Latin American Literature

Offices Held

  • Representative at Large: South Central Modern Language Association (2013-2015).
  • Executive Council, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (2007-2009).
  • Executive Council of Southwest Council of Latin American Studies (1991-95).
  • Co-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).

Administrative Experience

  • Recruiter, Graduate program of Spanish, Texas Tech, 2011-2014.
  • Graduate Advisor for Spanish, Texas Tech, 2001—2007.
  • Director/Convener, Division of Spanish and Portuguese, CMLL, TTU, 2001-2005.
  • Developed and Directed Granada Summer Program—TTU—1997-98.
  • Chair of Foreign Languages, 1992-95, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
  • Coordinator for Spanish, 1978-1995, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

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 Fairytales, and Chicano literature.

Professor Pérez specializes in contemporary narrative, 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 Fairytales, and Chicano literature. He is also preparing a monograph on the typology of misogyny and sexism in selected post-modern hard-boiled fiction writers.

Research interests include the twentieth-century English and American novel and their related counterparts in Spanish, in addition to Hispanic Detective fiction, as well as the areas of oral literature, and Hispanic Fairytales.

Selected Publications

  • Subversión y de(s)construcción de subgéneros en la narrativa de Rosa Montero (2019)
  • 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 Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, Camilo José Cela, Julio Cortázar, Teresa Pamies, Gustavo Sainz, Juan García Ponce, Sergio Pitol, Rosa Montero, Carmen Riera, Manuel Puig, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Lucha Corpi, and others, 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)
  • Appointed to the State of Texas Textbook Review Panel for Proclamation 2010 (2009)
  • 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 Publications

Poetry

  • Estelas en la mar: Cantos sentimentales
  • Prosapoemas
  • Spanish Quarter Notes
  • French Quarter Cantos
  • Ten Lepers and Other Poems: Exorcising Academic Demons

Fiction

  • The Memoirs of John Conde
  • French Quarter Tales

Editorial

  • Co-publisher and Co-editor, Monographic Review/Revista monográfica
  • Book Review Editor, Hispania (1996-2004)