Alejandro Cortazar

 
 
Alejandro  Cortazar 
Associate Professor
Ph.D. The University of Iowa, 1997
Phone: 225-578-5169
E-mail: acorta1@lsu.edu
Office: 310 Hodges Hall

 

Area of Interest

Literature and culture of Mexico; nation building and cultural identity formation in nineteenth-century Spanish America; Hispanic women writers.

Recent Teaching

“Romanticismo y literatura en el contexto nacional mexicano”, “Outlaws, heroes, and the nation in 19th-century Spanish America”

Awards & Honors

Juarez’s Torch and Medal of Honor, awarded by the Organización Internacional para los Festejos del Bicentenario de Juárez for contributing to the analysis and interpretation of Benito Juarez’s legacy in Mexican politics, history, literature, and culture with my book Reforma, novela y nación...(June 19 to June 29, 2006); Manship Manship Research Fellowship, awarded in recognition of outstanding research in the humanities and social sciences. College of Arts & Sciences, LSU, for travel and research in Mexico City for the project “Discourse of Desire and Rebellion: Nationalism and the Novels of Juan Diaz Covarrubias,” summer 2005.

Selected Publications

Reforma, novela y nación: México en el siglo XIX (Book), “Priests and Caudillos in the novel of the Mexican nation” (book chapter), “Nicolás Pizarro Suárez y la coqueta metáfora de la nación” (book article)

Notable Activities

Hispanic Studies Graduate Advisor (08/2001 to 05/2003); Invited by the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) to teach the short course “La Reforma y la segunda fase del romanticismo en México”, June 19 to June 29, 2006.