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Dr. Pedro José Vizoso

Phone: 
402.461.7350
Office: 
McCormick, 07a

Education

  • The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    PhD in Hispanic Literature – Fall 2006-Spring 2010
    Dissertation: “Madrid modernista: El espacio urbano madrileño en la literatura bohemia del Modernismo español.” Director, Dr. Malcolm A. Compitello. Defended on Thursday, July 15th, 2010. Recommended for a Summa Cum Laude distinction.
  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
    MA in Spanish, honors – Fall 2004-Spring 2006
    MA thesis: “El jardín de las estatuas: Una aproximación a la poesía de Delmira Agustini.”
  • Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid, Spain
    Diploma de Estudios Avanzados (DEA) – 2004
    Licenciatura en Filología Hispánica – 2002
  • Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain
    Certificado de Aptitud Pedagógica – 2003

Teaching

  • Hastings Colllege, Hastings, NE
    Asssistant Professor of Spanish – Fall 2010-Present
    • Spring 2011
      Spanish 103 – Elementary Spanish II
      Spanish 203 – Intermediate Spanish II
      Spanish 314 – Cont Hisp. Cult. Iss (Intro. to Hispanic Literary Studies)
    • January Term 2011
      Spanish 213/313 – Contemporary Spanish Cinema   
    • Fall 2010
      Spanish 101 – Elementary Spanish I
      Spanish 201 – Intermediate Spanish I
      Spanish 304 – Advanced Conversation and Composition
  • The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    Graduate Associate in Teaching – Fall 2006-Spring 2010
    • Spanish 350 – Reading Literary Genres – 2010
    • Spanish 330 – Intermediate Conversation – 2009-2010
    • Spanish 102 – Second Semester Spanish Language (10 Sections) – 2006-09
  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
    Teaching Assistant – Fall 2004-Spring 2006
    • Spanish 211 – Intermediate Spanish I (5 Sections) – 2005-2006
    • Spanish 112 – Elementary Spanish II (3 Sections) – 2005
    • Spanish 111 – Elementary Spanish I (2 Sections) – 2004

Editorial Position

  • The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    Assistant Editor for Production – July 2010-Present
    Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies
    Department of Spanish & Portuguese. Project Muse web page.

Other Editorial Activities

  • The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    Assistant Editor – January 2008-June 2010
    Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies
    Department of Spanish & Portuguese. Project Muse web page.
  • The University of Texas, Austin, TX
    Graphic Design and Production – Summer 2007
    Pterodáctilo 5 (2006)
    Department of Spanish & Portuguese
    Design of the artwork and production of volume 5.
    http://www.pterodactilo.com
  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
    Editor, Graphic Design and Production – Fall 2004-Fall 2005
    Arenas Blancas
    Literary journal of the Department of Languages and Linguistics.
    Issues 2 and 3 (Spring and Fall 2005)
    http://www.nmsu.edu/~arenas/
  • Centro Cultural Generación del 27, Málaga, Spain
    Managing Editor – 1997-1999
    Calas: Revista de literatura del Centro Cultural Generación del 27 (5 vols.)

Other Professional Activities

  • Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, A Coruña, Spain
    Translation of lyrics and librettos from French to Spanish – 2007-2009
    • Trois petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine, by Olivier Messiaen, performed at A Coruña in October 31, 2008. Print program brochure. 
    • Jules Massenet’s classic Werther, performed in June 13, 2009 by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia at A Coruña, conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez, in a musical and theatrical production arranged and designed by Graham Vick. (For on-stage subtitle displays)

Publications

  • Literary Criticism (book)
    El andamio: Artículos literarios (1993-2004). Tucson: Arkadia, 2009. Print.

Articles

  • “De Paulina a La vorágine: La forja de la expresión americana.” Selected Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture 2008. Tucson: Department of Spanish and Portuguese of The University of Arizona, 2009. 41-49. Print.
  • “Hacia una definición del Premodernismo español.” Divergencias: Revista de Estudios Lingüísticos y Literarios 6.2 (2008): 38-47. Web. 25 Aug. 2009.
  • “Modernismo frente a 98: Una oposición infundada.” Divergencias: Revista de Estudios Lingüísticos y Literarios 6.1 (2008): 51-64. Web. 25 Aug. 2009.
  • “El ‘interior’ modernista en la poesía de Delmira Agustini.” Selected Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture 2006. Tucson: Hispanic Society of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of The University of Arizona, 2006. 111-17. Print.

Prefaces

  • “La poesía diferente de Fernando de Villena.” Preface. Poesía (1990-2000). By Fernando de Villena. Granada: Dauro, 2004. 7-35. Print.
  • “Baudelaire.” Preface. Las flores del mal. By Charles Baudelaire. Trans. Ignacio Caparrós. Salobreña, Granada: Alhulia, 2001. 15-55. Print.

Book Reviews

  • Review of The Shattered Screen: Myth and Demythification in the Art of Carlos Fuentes and Billy Wilder, by Lanin A. Gyurko. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 14 (2010): 388-90. Print.
  • Review of Mujer pública y vida privada: Del arte eunuco a la novela lupanaria, by Pura Fernández. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 13 (2009): 230-31. Print

Translations from French to Spanish (books)

  • Georges Schehadé. Las poesías. Trans. Pedro José Vizoso and Stephen Marsh Planchart. Mérida, Venezuela: Gitanjali, 2003. Print.
  • Gérard de Nerval. Obra poética. Trans. and ed. Pedro José Vizoso. Málaga: Centro Cultural Generación del 27, 1999. Print.

Creative Writing (books of poetry)

  • La doble vida. Tucson: Arkadia, 2009. Print.
  • Ases: Antología súbita. Málaga: MegaMultimedia, 1995. Print.
  • Cuaderno de bosque. Málaga: Delegación de Cultura, 1995. Print.
  • La ventana. Málaga: Ateneo, 1994. Print.
  • Lo real y su sombra. Málaga: Dardo, 1993. Print.

Conference Papers

  • “From Tuberculosis to Syphilis: Female Representations of Madrid in Turn of the Century Spanish Bohemian Poetry.” Twentieth Annual Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture. The University of Arizona, February 6, 2010.
  • “La bohemia madrileña: ¿Literatura o realidad?” Nineteenth Annual Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture. The University of Arizona, February 6, 2009.
  • “From the Built to the Imaginary: Paris in Pío Baroja’s Fiction.” Fifth Annual Multidisciplinary Conference of the Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium. The University of Arizona, October 11, 2008.
  • “De Paulina a La vorágine: La forja de la expresión americana.” Eighteenth Annual Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture. The University of Arizona, February 9, 2008.
  • Las memorias de Mamá Blanca: ¿Escritura femenina, escritura feminista o escritura a secas?” Seventeenth Annual Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture. The University of Arizona, February 15, 2007.
  • “Borges y el cuento policial.” Graduate Research & Arts Symposium, New Mexico State University, April 13, 2006.
  • “El ‘interior’ modernista en la poesía de Delmira Agustini.” Sixteenth Annual Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture. The University of Arizona, February 17, 2006.
  • “Tiempo e historia: Octavio paz y Juan Ramón Jiménez.” Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium (GRAPHSY). Georgetown University, Washington DC, October 29, 2005. 
  • “Octavio Paz y el surrealismo.” Encuentro ICSA 2005. Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Administración, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, April 18, 2005
  • “El japonesismo de José Juan Tablada.” Graduate Research & Arts Symposium. New Mexico State University, April 15, 2005.
  • “Autobiografía y géneros literarios en la narrativa de Aguilar Melantzón.” Fifteenth Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Romance Linguistics. The University of Texas at Austin, April 2, 2005.
  • “Roberto de las Carreras por él mismo.” Segundo Congreso Nacional de Estudiantes de Literatura, “Letras: el vasto horizonte humano,” Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Administración, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, September 28, 2004.
  • “La traducción poética.” Jornadas de Traductología, Departamento de Traducción e Interpretación, Universidad de Málaga, Spain, April 25, 2002.
  • “El simbolismo francés.” Lecture given in the series “Simbolismos” sponsored by the Ayuntamiento de Granada, Spain, February 20, 2002.

Honors and Grants

  • Graduate College Fellowship for meritorious academic achievements, The University of Arizona, four academic years: 2006-2010
  • Several travel grants, 2005-2006

Academic and Community Service

  • The Spanish Club at the Blue Moon, Hastings, NE. Informal gatherings of students and special guests held every Friday at Cafeteria Blue Moon.
  • Thanksgiving Food Give Away: Catholic Social Services, North Shore Assembly of God, Mid-Nebraska Food Bank, and Food Rescue Feeding America Food Rescue Program. Students of Spanish at Hastings College and their instructor worked together during this day packing food and interacting and helping Hispanic families to get their food boxes. Hastings, NE, Friday 19th, 2010.
  • Kids Against Hunger. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The Spanish Club at Hastings College was held at this event, on Friday, November 12th, 2010, helping to package highly nutritious food that is sent to malnourished children in third-world countries as well as the United States.
  • Judge, Southern Arizona Language Fair, two years: April 4, 2009, and April 12, 2008. Competitions in Drama and Poetry.
  • Program Designer, Nineteenth Annual Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture. The University of Arizona, February 5-7, 2009. 
  • Consulted Designer, Divergencias: Revista de Estudios Lingüísticos y Literarios, Volume 6. Winter 2008.
  • Editorial Assistant, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, 2007. Reviewing and proofreading typeset articles.
  • Session Moderator, Seventeenth Annual Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture, The University of Arizona, February 16, 2007.
  • Support Staff, 11th Conference on Teaching Spanish to Native Speakers, The Institute of Spanish for Native Speakers, Las Cruces, New Mexico, July 22-23, 2005.

Languages

  • Spanish and Galician: Native speaker
  • English and French: Near-native proficiency
  • Portuguese: Good reading and speaking knowledge
  • Catalan and Italian: Reading knowledge
  • Studies on Latin and Classical Greek at High School and College levels

Memberships

  • Modern Language Association
  • Sigma Delta Pi International Hispanic Honor Society
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