Latinoamerica: Presente y pasado

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Introduces readers to 15th century Europe and Columbus's life and first voyage. Covers the main pre-Columbian civilizations of the New World, the Spanish enterprise of exploration and conquest, and the colonial period of Spanish America. Describes the independence period of Spanish America and the emergence of the new Spanish American nations. Discusses the main intellectual, artistic and literary trends of 20th century Spanish America. Supplements readings with exercises that emphasize language acquisition of cultural material, test comprehension, and elicit readers' reactions to issues raised.

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Written in straightforward, accessible Spanish, this well-organized cultural reader presents a thorough overview of Latin America's development from pre-Columbian times to the present, providing data to support and illustrate the presence of historical and cultural trends and structures. Introduces readers to 15th century Europe and Columbus's life and first voyage. Covers the main pre-Columbian civilizations of the New World, the Spanish enterprise of exploration and conquest, and the colonial period of Spanish America. Describes the independence period of Spanish America and the emergence of the new Spanish American nations. Discusses the main intellectual, artistic and literary trends of 20th century Spanish America. Supplements readings with exercises that emphasize language acquisition of cultural material, test comprehension, and elicit readers' reactions to issues raised.For professors in Foreign Language; also for Latin American historians.

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Arturo Fox was born in Cuba in 1935. Moved to the U.S. in 1962. U.S. citizen.

 

Degrees: Doctor of Laws, Univ. of Havana, 1960; Ph.D. in Spanish with supporting program in Latin American Studies, Univ. of Minnesota at Minneapolis, 1971.

 

Academic positions: Instructor of Spanish, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1963-66; Assistant Professor of Spanish, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA,1966-72; Assoc. Prof, 1972-79; Prof., 1979-98. Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages, 1972-74; Chair, Dept. of Spanish and Italian, 1978-79; Chair, Dept. of Spanish, 1981-84, 1990-93; Coordinator, Latin American Studies Program, Central PA Consortium, 1968-77; Director, Colombia Semester Program, Central PA Consortium, 1977-78; Director, Dickinson in Málaga, Spain, , 1985-86, 1988-90, 1993-95.

 

Recongnitions: recipient of the Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award, 1981; appointed William W. Edel Professor of Humanities ( honorary chair), 1992; biographical entry in Marquis “Who’s Who in America.

 

Publications: Tree college textbooks: Otras gentes, otros modos, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967; España: ida y vuelta, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1981; Latinoamérica: presente y pasado, Prentice Hall, 1998; 2003; Anecdotario del comandante, a novel, Ediciones Universal, 1976; El Edipo en Unamuno y el espejo de Lacan (literary criticism), The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001. I have also published numerous articles on Spanish and Spanish American authors which have appeared in U.S. and Spanish literary journals.

 

Travels: all countries of Western Europe, Hungary, Croatia, Servia-Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Thailand, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and five years of residence in Spain as director of Dickinson’s Malaga Program.

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