Jose Luis Venegas

José Luis Venegas Caro

Associate Professor of Romance Languages

Office: Greene Hall 547
Phone: (336) 758-4805

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José Luis Venegas is Assistant Professor of Romance Languages. His teaching and research focus on Transatlantic Studies, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary Spanish and Spanish American narrative. He is the author of Decolonizing Modernism: James Joyce and the Development of Spanish American Fiction (Oxford: Legenda, 2010). He has also published articles on various aspects of Hispanic literature and culture in MLN, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Latin American Literary Review, Romance Notes, Hispanic Journal, and Symposium, among other venues.

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2007
M.A. Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2004
Licenciatura. Universidad de Sevilla, 2002


Transatlantic Correspondence: Modernity, Epistolarity, and Literature in Spain and Spanish America, 1898-1992 (Columbus: Ohio State UP; under contract)

Decolonizing Modernism: James Joyce and the Development of Spanish American Fiction. Oxford: Legenda (Modern Humanities Research Association), 2010.

Articles and Book Chapters
“The Genre of Treason: Epistolarity in Ricardo Piglia’s Respiración Artificial.” Revista Hispánica Moderna (Forthcoming).

“Postal Insurgency: Letter Writing and the Limits of Mexican Nationalism in Gustavo Sainz’s Fiction.” Hispanic Review (Forthcoming).

“Borges’s Aesthetic Revenge.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 19.2 (2010): 169-185.

“Octavio Paz y la Guerra Civil española: lírica personal y visión histórica.” Letras Peninsulares 21.2-3 (2009): 527-537.

“Unamuno, Epistolarity, and the Rhetoric of Transatlantic Hispanism.” MLN 124.2 (2009): 438-459.

“Exile, Photography, and the Politics of Style in Guillermo Cabrera Infante’s Tres tristes tigres.” Latin American Literary Review 36.72 (2008): 107-133.

“Writing Absence: History and Death in Borges’s ‘Tema del traidor y del héroe’. Romance Notes 47.3 (2008): 281-289.

“El ‘Principio de Incertidumbre’ de Heisenberg y la narración intersticial de ‘Axolotl’ de Julio Cortázar.” Hispanic Journal 28.2 (2007): 79-93.

“Eliot, Borges, Tradition, and Irony.” Symposium 59.4 (2006): 237-255.

“Erratic Encyclopedias: Ulysses and the Analytical Language of John Wilkins.” Papers on Joyce 9 (2005): 82-96.

“Figuring Modernity: James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Juan Ramón Jiménez’s Diario de un poetareciencasado.” Silverpowdered Olivetrees: Reading Joyce in Spain. Eds. Jefferey Simons et al. Sevilla: Universidad de Sevilla, 2003. 102-113.

“Berkeley’s Mental Monism and James Joyce’s Conception of Authorship: The Narrator-Character from A Portrait to ‘Proteus’.” Papers on Joyce 6 (2002): 67-79.

Review of Jorge Luis Borges, by Jason Wilson. Hispanófila 158 (2010): 113-14.

Review of A Universal Argentine: Jorge Luis Borges and English Literature, edited by Estela Valverde. Hispanófila (Forthcoming)

SPA 213: Hispanic Literature and Culture
SPA 317: Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies
SPA 359: Transatlantic Transitions: Postdictatorship in Spain and the Southern Cone
SPA 359: The Transatlantic Civil War
SPA 359: The Challenge of Modernity: Culture and Identity in Spain and Spanish America

HUM 213: Studies in European Literature: Fictions of a New Old World