Associate Professor, Spanish
Office: Faner 2023
Alejandro Cáceres received his Ph.D from Indiana University. A native of Montevideo, Uruguay, Dr. Cáceres specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American literature and culture, with a special emphasis on Latin American poetry (modernismo). The first to translate the poems of the Uruguayan poet Delmira Agustini into English in his Selected Poetry of Delmira: Poetics of Eros Foreword by Willis Barnstone (Southern Illinois UP, 2003 paper back 2008). His most recent publication is Delmira Agustini, Poesías completas (Ediciones de la Plaza, 2014), which includes a biography of the author, literary analysis of the poems, and artwork by Agustini never before published. This publication appeared on the 100th anniversary of the poet’s death. He is a member of the Academia Uruguaya de Letras, and has offered lectures at both the Library of Congress and National Library of Uruguay. Here at SIU, Dr. Cáceres teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Spanish language, and modern and contemporary Latin American literature, film, and culture, as well as a course on his native country Uruguay. He also holds degrees both in Piano performance and Choral conducting earned also at Indiana University Music School.
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