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WENDY B. FARIS

English Department                     
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas  76019
817: 272-2692 or 272-2389



Education

1967      B.A.   Stanford University     
			Field:  Spanish Literature
1970      M.A.   Harvard University      
			Field:  Comparative Literature
1975      Ph.D.  Harvard University     
			Field:  Comparative Literature


Fellowships and Awards

1965      Stanford Junior Year Honors Grant, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1967      Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University
1967-68   Fulbright Fellowship, University of Toulouse, France
1969-71   NDEA Title IV Fellowship, Harvard University
1971-72   Fulbright Advanced Teaching Fellowship, University of Paris-X, 
                    Nanterre, France
1978-79   Organized Research Grant, University of Texas at Dallas
1979      National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend;  
	                 Project:  "A Literary Odyssey:  The Influence of Joyce's Ulysses on 
                  Recent Latin American Fiction"
1981      NEH Summer Seminar:  "Literary Townscape: Images of the City in 
                 19th and 20th Century English Literature"; Johns Hopkins University
1982-83   Crawshaw Chair of Literature, Colgate University
1984      NEH Summer Seminar:  "The Relations between Literature and Painting"; 
                 University of Pennsylvania
1985      American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant to the International 
                 Comparative Literature Association in Paris
1986-87   NEH Fellowship 
1988      Summer Research Grant, University of Texas at Arlington
1991      Faculty Development Leave (Spring semester), University of Texas at Arlington
1994-95   Robert O. Schulz Chair for Interdisciplinary Studies, 
                   University of Northern Colorado
2002      Faculty Development Leave, University of Texas at Arlington


Principal Publications

Books:

Carlos Fuentes.  New York:  Frederick Ungar, 1983. 

Labyrinths of Language:  Symbolic Landscape and Narrative 
Design in Modern Fiction.   Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins 
University Press, 1988.  

Ordinary Enchantments: Magical Realism and the Remystification of Narrative.
Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2004. Edited, with Lois Parkinson Zamora, Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community. Durham: Duke University Press, 1995. Articles: "'Laberintos, retruecanos, emblemas': Borges' Dissatisfaction with Labyrinths." Studies in Short Fiction, 12 (1975), 351-60. "Butor and Barth in the Labyrinth." The French-American Review, 3 (1978-79), 23-39. "Alejo Carpentier a la recherche du temps perdu." Comparative Literature Studies, 17 (1980), 133-54. "The Poetics of Marriage: Language of Flowers and Gutter Speech in Joyce's Letters to Nora." CEA Critic, 43, i (1980), 9-14. "El arpa y la sombra by Alejo Carpentier: Prima della rivoluzione." Revista/Review Interamericana, 10, ii (1981), 200-204. "'Desyoizacion': Joyce/Cixous/Fuentes and the Multi-Vocal Text." Latin American Literary Review, 19 (1981), 31-39. "The Labyrinth: A Symbolic Structure in Modern Fiction." In Evolution of the Modern Novel: Proceedings of the IX Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Vol. IV. Eva Kushner and Bela Kopeczi, eds. 1982. 249-253. "1001 Words: Fiction Against Death" (On The Thousand and One Nights, Proust, Borges, Barth, and Nabokov). Georgia Review, 36, iv (1982), 811-30. "Ulysses in Mexico: Carlos Fuentes." Comparative Literature Studies, 19, ii (1982), 236-53. (James Joyce Centennial Issue, ed. Bernard Benstock.) "Pasos Perdidos, Temps Perdu: Carpentier and Proust." Journal of Romance Literary Relations, (1982), 20-31. "The Poetics of Pleasure: Expansive Images in Swann's Way." Kentucky Romance Quarterly, 30, iv (1983), 359-72. "The Return of the Past: Chiasmus in the Texts of Carlos Fuentes." World Literature Today, 57, iv (1983), 578-84 (Special Carlos Fuentes Issue). "The Squirrel's Heart Beat and the Death of a Moth." In Virginia Woolf: Centennial Essays. Ed. Elaine Ginsberg and Laura Gottlieb. Troy, NY: Whitston Publishing Co., 1983. 81-91. "Magic and Violence in Macondo and San Lorenzo." Latin American Literary Review, 13 (1985) (Special Issue on Gabriel Garcia Marquez). "Cities and Towns: The Development of a Collective Voice." Proceedings of the X Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Vol. III: Inter- American Literary Relations, ed. Mario J. Valdes. New York: Garland Publishing Company, 1985, 3-13. "' Proustitucion'?: Una familia lejana de Carlos Fuentes." In De la cronica a la nueva narrativa mexicana: Coloquio sobre literatura mexicana. Eds. Merlin H. Forster and Julio Ortega. Mexico City: Editorial Oasis, 1986. 369-82. "'Without Sin and With Pleasure': The Erotic Dimensions of Fuentes' Fiction." Novel, 20, i (1986), 62-77. "Desire and Power, Love and Revolution: Fuentes and Kundera." The Review of Contemporary Fiction. 8, ii (1988), 273- 84. "Labyrinth" in the Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs, ed. Jean-Charles Seigneuret. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. Vol. 2, 691-97. "The 'Dehumanization' of the Arts: J. M. W. Turner, Joseph Conrad, and the Advent of Modernism." Comparative Literature, 41, iv (1989), 305-326. "Marking Space, Charting Time: Text and Territory in Faulkner's "The Bear" and Carpentier's The Lost Steps." Do the Americas Have a Common Literature? Ed. Gustavo Perez Firmat. Durham: Duke University Press, 1990. 243-265. "Writing in/of/on the New World: Metafictional Dimensions of Land Use in North and South American Fiction." Proceedings of the XII Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Roger Bauer, Douwe Fokkema, eds. Volume 2: Space and Boundaries. Iudicum, 1990. 151-58. "The Labyrinth: Sign of City, Text, and Thought." City Images: Perspectives from Literature, Philosophy, and Film, ed. Mary Ann Caws. Gordon and Breach, 1991. 33-41. "Devastation and Replenishment: New World Narratives of Love and Nature." Studies in the Humanities, 19, ii (1992), 171-182. "Love in the Times of Proust and Garcia Marquez." (Special volume on Love, Sex, and Eroticism in Contemporary Latin American Literature, ed. Alun Kenwood. Madrid and Melbourne: Voz Hispanica, 1992, 129-42. "Life Lines: Ribbons On and Off the Page." Confluencia: Revista Hispanica de Cultura y Literatura, 10, ii (1995), 3-10. "Scheherazade's Children: Magical Realism and Postmodern Fiction." In Zamora and Faris, eds. Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community. Durham: Duke University Press, 1995. "Daiquiri Birds and Flaubertian Parrot(ie)s" (introduction to above collection, with Lois Zamora). "Gold and Citron: The Exotic Primitivisms of Baudelaire and Gauguin, Gide and Matisse." Proceedings of the XIII Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Ziva Ben-Porat and Hana Wirth-Nesher, eds. The Force of Vision, Volume 1: Dramas of Desire. Roseann Runte and Hans R. Runte, eds., 420-25. Tokyo, Japan, n.d. (very late publication of 1991 congress). "Andre Gide's Theseus," in Short Story Criticism, ed. (New York: Gale Research Inc, 1994), 111-14 (rptd. from chapter 6 of my Labyrinths of Language). "Imaginary Visual Memories: Francoise Sagan Prewrites Fernando Botero." In Manfred Schmeling and Monika Schmitz-Emans, eds., Das visuelle Gedachtnis der Literatur. Wurzburg: Konigshausen & Neumann, 1999, 178-87. "The Primitivist Construction of Identity in the Works of Frida Kahlo." In Primitivist Constructions of Identity in Latin America. Ed. Erik Camayd-Freixas and Jose Eduardo Gonzalez. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2000, 221-40. "Larger than Life: The Hyperbolic Realities of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Fernando Botero." Word & Image, 17, iv (2001), 339-59. "The Question of the Other: Cultural Critiques of Magical Realism."
Janus Head, 5, ii (2002), 101-119. "Southern Economies of Excess: Narrative Expenditure in Faulkner and Fuentes."
In Look Away, eds. Deborah Cohen and Jonathan Smith. Duke University Press,
2004, 333-54. "Portia as Primavera: Cultural Memory in The Death of the Heart"
Poligrafias, 4 (2003), 179-94. Translations: "Magical Realism: Postexpressionism. by Franz Roh. In Faris and Zamora, eds. Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community. Durham: Duke University Press, 1995. "Magical Realism in Spanish American Fiction" by Luis Leal. Ibid. Bibliography Bibliography on magical realism, to accompany the above volume. Reviews and Notes "Alejo Carpentier, Reasons of State" (review). Translation Review, No. 1 (1978), 31-35. "The Poetics of Pleasure: Expansive Images in Swann's Way" (abstract of paper given at the 1977 MLA Convention). Proust Research Association Newsletter, 19 (1978), 20-22. "Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Sand" (review). Translation Review, No. 3 (1979), 26-33. "Painted Waves" (note). Virginia Woolf Miscellany, No. 12 (1979), 5-6. "Margaret Mein, A Foretaste of Proust: A Study of Proust and His Predecessors" (review). Comparative Literature, 31 (1979), 316-18. "Joint Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association and the Canadian Comparative Literature Association, Montreal, 1978" (conference report). Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature, 28 (1979), 89-90. "Carlos Fuentes, Burnt Water" (review essay). Review: Latin American Literature and Arts, No. 29 (1981), 80-82. "Ana Maria Hernandez del Castillo, Keats, Poe, and the Shaping of Cortazar's Mythopoesis" (review). Comparative Literature, 36, iii (1984), 285-87. "Yulan M. Washburn, Juan Jose Arreola" (review). World Literature Today (Winter 1985). "Emil Volek, Cuatro claves para la modernidad: Analisis semiotico de textos hispanicos" (Aleixandre, Borges, Carpentier, Cabrera Infante) (review). World Literature Today (Spring, 1985). "Sergio Galindo. Los dos angeles" (review). _World Literature Today (Autumn 1985). "Alfredo Bryce Echenique. El hombre que hablaba de Octavia de Cadiz" (review). World Literature Today. (Winter 1987). "Demetrio Aguilera Malta. Babelandia" (review) Review, No. 37 (1987), 71-73. "Adolfo Bioy Casares. Historias desaforadas" (review). World Literature Today. (Spring 1987). "Carlos Fuentes. The Old Gringo" (review). Southern Humanities Review. 21, ii (1987), 193-95. "El mito en la obra narrativa de Carlos Fuentes. By Francisco Javier Ordiz." Hispanic Review, 57 (1989), 407-409. "Carlos Fuentes. Christopher Unborn." Review, 42 (1990), 68- 70. "Mario Vargas Llosa. The Storyteller." Review, No. 43 (1990), 76-78. "Bruce Chatwin. What am I Doing Here." Textual Practice, 5, i (1991), 140-42. "James Clifford. The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art." Comparative Literature,44, ii (1992). 221-222. "Herbert Lindenberger. The History in Literature. The Comparatist, 16 (1992), 140-141. "Marianna Torgovnik. Gone Primitive: Savage Intellects, Modern Lives." Comparative Literature, 46, ii (1994), 85-88. "Robert Wallace. Melville and Turner: Spheres of Love and Fright." Comparative Literature 49 , ii (1997): 220-22. Review of the Journal Poligrafias. The Comparatist, 22 (1998), 213-14. "Carlos Fuentes, Crystal Frontier" (review). Review, 58 (1999), 82-3. "Deborah Cohn. History and Memory in the Two Souths: Recent Southern and Spanish American Fiction. Comparative Literature Studies. Forthcoming. "Carlos Fuentes, The Years with Laura Diaz." Review.
63 (Fall, 2001), 86-9. Review of Text and Visuality, eds. Martin Heusser, Michele Hannoosh, Leo Hoek,
Charlotte Schoell-Glass and David Scott. The Comparatist, 26 (2002), 154-6. Participation in Professional Conferences, Lectures 1977 MLA: Conference of the Modern Language Association, Chicago. Delivered paper: "The Poetics of Pleasure: Expansive Images in Swann's Way." 1978 ACLA/CCLA: Joint Meeting of the American and Canadian Comparative Literature Associations, Montreal. Delivered paper: "Ariadne's Disappearance, or Labyrinths are not for Lovers: A Comparative Analysis of Michel Butor's L'Emploi du temps and John Barth's 'Lost in the Funhouse.'" 1979 Conference on Twentieth Century Literature, Lexington, Kentucky. Chaired session on Modern British Fiction. Conference of the Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, Pittsburgh. Delivered paper: "Paisaje simbolico y diseno narrativo: Los Carduos laberintos de Cortazar y Donoso." ICLA: Triennial Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Innsbruck, Austria. Delivered paper: "The Labyrinth: A Symbolic Structure in Modern Fiction." SCMLA: Convention of the South Central MLA, New Orleans. Delivered paper: "The Squirrel's Heart Beat and the Death of a Moth." MLA, San Francisco. Delivered paper: "Pasos perdidos, Temps perdu: Carpentier and Proust." MLA, San Francisco. Organized and chaired session on "Transatlantic Intertextuality: The Presence of European Texts in Recent Latin American Fiction." 1980 ACLA: Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Delivered paper: "Desyoizacion: Joyce/Cixous/Fuentes and the Multi-Vocal Text." Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City. Seminar presentation for graduate students in Comparative Literature on James Joyce and Latin American Literature. Conference on "Modern Literature in the United States and Hispanic America: Comparative Explorations," S.U.N.Y., Purchase, New York. Delivered paper: "Icy Solitude: Magic and Violence in Macondo and San Lorenzo." PAPC: Meeting of the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, Berkeley. Delivered paper: "1001 Words: Fiction Against Death." 1981 SCMLA: Convention of the South Central MLA, Austin. Organized and chaired the Comparative Literature Division. New Mexico James Joyce Symposium, Albuquerque. Delivered invited paper: "Ulysses in Mexico: Carlos Fuentes." Congress of the Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, Austin. Delivered paper: " Proustitucion? Una familia lejana de Carlos Fuentes." MLA, New York. Delivered paper: "Chiastic Design in the Works of Carlos Fuentes." MLA, New York. Organized and chaired session on "The Art of the Essay: Non-Fictional Worlds of Contemporary Latin American Novelists." 1982 Virginia Woolf Centenary Conference, West Virginia University, Morgantown. Delivered paper: "The Squirrel's Heart Beat and the Death of a Moth." ICLA: Triennial Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, New York. Delivered paper: "Cities and Towns: The Development of a Collective Voice" (on North American and Latin American fiction). PAPC: Meeting of the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, Eugene, Oregon. Organized and chaired session of the Comparative Literature Division. Rutgers University, New Jersey. Delivered guest lecture: "1001 Words: Fiction Against Death." MLA, Los Angeles. Scheduled to deliver two papers: "The City of Memory: Carlos Fuentes' Where the Air Is Clear" and "The Labyrinth Motif as Narrative Structure." Unable to attend convention because of illness. 1983 9th Puterbaugh Conference [on Carlos Fuentes], the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Delivered invited paper: "The Return of the Past: Chiasmus in the Works of Carlos Fuentes." ACLA: Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association, Santa Barbara. Delivered paper: "Minotaurs and Mazes: The Labyrinth Myth and Modern Literature." MLA, New York. Organized and chaired session on "The Mimetic Quotient of Magical Realism." 1984 Austin College, Sherman, Texas. Delivered invited lecture: "The Labyrinth Myth and Modern Literature." University of Houston. Delivered invited Lecture: "Joseph Conrad and Impressionism." MLA, Washington, D.C. Delivered paper: "The Shattered Mirror and the Guillotine: Alejo Carpentier and French Literature." 1985 University of California at San Diego. Delivered invited lecture: "Without Sin and with Pleasure: The Erotic Dimensions of Fuentes' Fiction." IAPL: International Association of Philosophy and Literature, New York. Delivered paper on "The Labyrinth: Sign of City, Text, and Thought." ICLA: Triennial Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Paris. Delivered paper: "Magical Realism and Emergent Literatures." MLA, Chicago. Delivered paper: "The Dehumanization of the Arts: J. M. W. Turner, Joseph Conrad, and the Advent of Modernism." 20th Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Delivered paper: "The Arts of Abstraction: J. M. W. Turner and Joseph Conrad." ACLA: Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Delivered paper: "Cultural Contexts: Georges Bataille and Carlos Fuentes." SCMLA, New Orleans. Delivered paper on "Desire and Power, Love and Revolution: Carlos Fuentes and Milan Kundera." 1986 Conference on Alienation, University of San Francisco: Invited response to paper on Robbe-Grillet. 1987 ACLA: Conference of the American Comparative Literature association, Atlanta, Georgia. Delivered paper: "Marking Space, Surveying Time: The Territorial Imperative in Faulkner's 'The Bear' and Carpentier's The Lost Steps." MLA, San Francisco. Delivered paper on "Landed Literary Relations: Text and Territory in the New World." 1988 ICLA: International Comparative Literature Association, Munich. Delivered paper on "Writing in/of/on the New World: Metafictional Dimensions of Land Use in North and South American Fiction." SCMLA: Delivered paper "About Borderlands" on The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes MLA, New Orleans: Delivered paper on "Larger than Life: The Inflated Realities of Fernando Botero and Gabriel Garcia Marquez." 1990 Conference on Hispanic Culture on the Pacific Coast of the Americas after World War II: From Chilenos to Chicanos, at California State University Long Beach: Delivered paper on "Pacifica/Utopia: Carlos Fuentes's Western American Dream." Invited leader of Faculty Development Seminar for Tarrant County Junior Colleges on Magical Realism and Minority Literature. 1991 Invited lecture on the festival of St. Efisio, Cagliari, Sardinia. Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York. ICLA: International Comparative Literature Association, Tokyo. Delivered paper on "Gold and Citron: The Exotic Primitivisms of Baudelaire and Gauguin, Gide and Matisse." Invited lecture on Carlos Fuentes; visiting scholar. Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. MLA, San Francisco: Delivered two papers: "Postmodern Primitivists: Postcolonial and Contemporary Narrative," and "A Ruthless Streak in European Modernism: The Immoralist, Nietzsche and Matisse as Fauves." 1992 International Society for the Study of Narrative: Delivered paper on "Postmodern Primitivists: Magical Realism as Shamanistic Narrative." ACLA: Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association, New York. Chaired session on painting and literature. 1993 ACLA: Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association, Bloomington, Indiana. Presented paper on Ecstatic Flights: Magical Realism as Shamanistic Narrative" and chaired a session on literature and the visual arts. La Chispa: Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures: chaired session on the recent work of Carlos Fuentes. Invited leader of faculty development seminar on the labyrinth in modern literature, Tarrant County Junior College, Northwest Campus. 1994 ACLA: Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association, Claremont, California. Presented paper on "The Politics of Pseudoshamanism: Magical Realism and the Postcolonial Dynamics of Alterity." Lecture to inaugurate the Robert O. Schulze Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. "Magical Realism in One Hundred Years of Solitude and the Paintings of Fernando Botero." The New Novel and its Extensions, Literary and Visual. Conference in Elmira, New York. Presented paper on "Larger than Life: The Hyperbolic Realities of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Fernando Botero." Chaired session on visual and verbal texts. Invited participant on panel concerning the interrelations of the novel and painting. Attended meetings of the editorial board for New Novel Review. 1995 Lecture to close the Robert O. Schulze Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. "Magical Realism: The Remystification of Narrative in the West." MLA, Chicago: Delivered two papers, on "Magical Realism and Postmodernism," and "Magical Realism and Primitivism." 1996 ACLA, Notre Dame, Indiana. Delivered paper on "Theories of Magical Realism: Between Philosophy and Cultural Studies." 1997 ACLA, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Delivered paper on "Giverny Tea: Proust's Containment of Monet's Waterlilies." Latin American Studies Ass'n, Guadalajara, Mexico. Delivered paper on "Teaching Primitivism." 1998 Washington Univeristy, St. Louis. Invited Lectures (on Proust and Monet and interarts comparisons) to inaugurate the William H. Mattheson Seminar in Comparative Arts. 1999 Delivered joint lecture on "Latent Icons: The Compensatory Presence of the Sacred in Modernist Literature and Painting." Lancaster University, Lancaster, England. MLA, Chicago. Delivered paper on "Energetic Economies: Narrative Expenditure in Faulkner and Fuentes." Dallas Museum of Art. Talk on "Carlos Fuentes, Post-Revolutionary" in conjunction with exhibit of Post-Revolutionary Art in Mexico. 2000 Modernist Studies Association, Philadelphia. Delivered paper on "Ecstatic Flights: From Modernism to Magical Realism." 2001 American Comparative Literature Association, Boulder.
Presented paper on "The Labyrinth: Topos and Chronos." 2002 American Comparative Literature Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Presented paper on "Magical Realism: A Discourse for the Diaspora ... Or Not??"
and chaired all sessions for the Latin American Literature section. 2004 Modernist Studies Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Presented another version of paper on "Southern Economies of Excess:
Narrative Expenditure in Faulkner and Fuentes." Memberships in Professional Organizations/Elected Offices/Service ACLA: American Comparative Literature Association Member, National Advisory Board (1986-88) ICLA: International Comparative Literature Association MLA: Modern Language Association Executive Committee, Division of European Literary Relations (1986-91) PAPC: Philological Association of the Pacific Coast Secretary (1981) and President (1982) of the Comparative Literature Division SCMLA: South Central MLA Secretary (1980) and President (1982) of the Comparative Literature Division Contributor to the Bibliography on Literature and the Other Arts, published in the Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature, Indiana University (1985-present) Member, editorial board, New Novel Review and The Comparatist Exhibitions 1971 Serigraphs. Boylston Hall, Harvard University 1975 Batik Quilts and Wall Hangings. Hilles Library, Harvard University 1976 Batiks. McDermott Library, University of Texas at Dallas 1976 Set Design. Production of Paul Claudel's Break of Noon, University of Texas at Dallas 1993 Spirit Houses and Other Ribbonpaintings. Bishop Arts Cafe. Dallas, Texas. 1994 Spirit House Ribbonpaintings in exhibition The New Novel and its Extensions, Literary and Visual. Arnot Art Museum. Elmira, New York. 1995 Ribbonpaintings. Madison and Main Gallery. Greeley, Colorado. Teaching Experience 1989- University of Texas at Arlington: Professor of English; British, American, World, and Comparative Literature 1985-89 University of Texas at Arlington: Associate Professor of English; British, American, World, and Comparative Literature 1984-85 UT Arlington: Visiting Assistant Professor and Lecturer, World Literature 1982-84 Colgate University: Assistant Professor of Romance Languages; Spanish Language, Latin American Literature 1975-82 University of Texas at Dallas: Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature; English, French, American, Latin American and Comparative Literature 1972-75 Harvard University: Teaching Fellow in History and Literature; English, French, and Latin American Literature 1971-72 University of Paris-X, Nanterre, France: Advanced Teaching Fellow; American Literature 1970-71 Harvard University: Teaching Fellow in Latin American Culture Courses Taught At UT Arlington Undergraduate Courses Introduction to World Literature Coming of Age in America: Novels of Youthful Education The Modern Period (European Literature) Literature Now: Magical Realism London Theater (in London for Semester Abroad Program) Difficult Loves: Love in 20th Century Fiction Modern British Literature The Bloomsbury Group Vision Quest Primitivism in Modern Culture Graduate Courses Introduction to Comparative Literature 20th Century Narrative: From Conrad to Garcia Marquez Myth and Modern Literature: Minotaurs and Mazes The American Experience in Literature: North and South The Bloomsbury Group Literature Now: Magical Realism Conceptual Bases of the Humanities Primitivism in 20th Century Art and Literature Literature and Painting The Modern Period in Europe Le Desir de l'autre: L'Exotisme et le primitivisme dans la culture francaise moderne At Colgate University Undergraduate Courses (No graduate program) Intermediate Spanish Language Introduccion a la literatura hispanoamericana La literatura hispanoamericana: 1492-1920 At UT Dallas Undergraduate Courses Literary Analysis The American Experience in Literature: North and South American Authors The Modern Period 20th Century British Literature Modern American Literature James Joyce Virginia Woolf The American Family: Image and Reality The Dehumanization of Art: 20th Century Painting and Literature Graduate Courses Studies in Prose Narrative: 20th Century The Bloomsbury Group and Modern English Culture The American Experience in Literature: The United States and Latin America Proseminar in Comparative Literature Advanced Workshop in French The Persistence of Myth in Western Culture Advisory and Administrative Positions, Service 2004- Chair, English Department, UT Arlington 1985- UT Arlington (selected examples): Faculty Senate, English Department Advisory Committee (Chairman), Katherine Anne Porter Lecture Series Committee (Chairman), CCTE Local Arrangements Committee, Comparative Literature Division Chairman, English Department Committee on Graduate Studies Chairman, Committee on Graduate Studies in the Humanities, Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Studies in the Humanities; Committee for the Evaluation of the Center for Research in Contemporary Art; organizer of Humanities Colloquium; University Committee on Admission to the Graduate Faculty; chair, Ad Hoc Curriculum Committee for Comparative Literature; Search Committee for the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School; chair, Departmental Research Committee; College Research Committee. 1996- Graduate Advisor, Humanities Program. 1975-82 UT Dallas: College of Arts and Humanities Steering Committee. Brought Carlos Fuentes to Dallas for a lecture. Organized artistic and cultural activities, including a panel on career opportunities for arts and humanities graduates. Coordinator of Community College Liaison. 1972-75 Harvard University: Non-resident Tutor, Dunster House. Head Resident and Assistant Senior Tutor, South House. 1965-67 Stanford University: President, Art Board.