Steven Sloan

Associate Professor and Chair of Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Scharbauer Hall 3115 | 817-257-5188

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Ph.D. Spanish and Portuguese. Tulane University. 2003.
MA Spanish and Portuguese. University of Iowa. 1996.
BA Spanish and History. University of Nevada, Reno. 1993.

Courses Taught

Senior Seminar (topic varies)
Luso-Brazilian and Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
Senior Seminar
Seminar in Latin American Literature
Senior Honors Thesis
Cinema of Latin America
Culture of Latin America

Advanced Grammar
Reading and Composition
Intermediate Spanish
Beginning Spanish
Beginning Portuguese

Summer Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010, 2012, 2013, 2016)

Areas of Focus

20th-21st Century Brazilian literature.
20th-21st Century Southern Cone literature.
Latin American Culture
Latin American Film

“Racial Identity in the 1930s Urban Landscape in the Novels of Jorge Amado, José Lins do Rego and Lúcio Cardoso.” African, Lusophone, and Afro-Hispanic Cultural Dialogue, edited by Y. Agawu-Kakraba and K. Aggor, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, pp. 59 – 77.

“Federico Gauffin’s En tierras de Magu Pela (1932): A Modernist Bildungsroman, an Intertextual Dialogue with Guiraldes and Arlt, and a Reaction to the Nationalist Project.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 95, no. 10, 2018, pp. 1123–1138.

“Work, Art, and Bourgeois Myths in Roberto Arlt’s Aguafuertes porteñas.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal, and Latin America 86 (2009): 809-27.

“Roberto Arlt’s Alter-travelogue against the Backdrop of Rio de Janeiro.” A Contracorriente: A Journal on Social History and Literature in Latin America 6.2 (2009): 122-43.

“Writing, Public Opinion, and National Identity in the Crônicas of Olavo Bilac,” Hispanófila 153 (2008): 79-95.

“Peace and Anarchy in the Crônicas of Lima Barreto.” Brasil/Brazil: Revista de Literatura Brasileira 33 (2006): 47-68.

“Crônicas and Crónicas: Machado de Assis, José Martí, and the Origins of the Latin American Chronicle.” Lucero: A Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies 17 (2006): 130-37.

“Modern Perspectives in José A. Ferreyra’s Puente Alsina and Roberto Arlt’s Los siete locos.” Inti: Revista de Literatura Hispánica 61-62 (2005): 77-90.

“Fragments, Patterns, and the Modernization of the City through the Crônicas of João do Rio.” Mester 34 (2005): 35-54.

“Reflections on the early twentieth-century Latin American chronicle in the age of hypercommunication.” Keynote Speaker for Céfiro: Enlace Hispano Cultural y Literario. Texas Tech University. Lubbock, TX. February 28-March 2, 2019.

“The Portrayal of Race in Brazilian Urban Novels of the 1930s.” ICALLAS (International Conference on Afro-Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and Latin American Studies). Accra, Ghana.3-5 August 2016.

“Federico Gauffin’s En tierras de Magú Pelá: a modernist bildungsroman and inter-textual dialogue with Güiraldes and Arlt.” LASA (Latin American Studies Association) conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 27-30 May 2015.

“Travel and aesthetics in Ricardo Güiraldes’ Xaimaca.” International Conference on Caribbean Literature (ICCL). Willemstad, Curaçao. 5-7 November 2014.

“From the fringes of the metropolis: Sylvio Foreal in the wake of the Brazilian Modern Art Week of 1922.” Céfiro: Enlace Hispano Cultural y Literario. Texas Tech University. Lubbock, TX. 4-6 April 2013.

“Racial identity in the urban landscape in the novels of José Lins do Rego and Lúcio Cardoso.” BRASA (Brazilian Studies Association) X conference. Brasília, Brazil. 22-24 July 2010.

“La crónica como anti-literatura de viaje: Roberto Arlt en el Brasil.” SCOLAS (Southwest Council of Latin American Studies) conference. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 11-14 March 2009.

“Machado de Assis and the limits of the Crônica.” BRASA (Brazilian Studies Association) conference. New Orleans. 27-29 March 2008.

“La relación ambigua del Brasil a ‘Nuestra América’ de José Martí.” III Coloquio Internacional “José Martí y las Letras Hispánicas”, Centro de Estudios Martianos. La Havana, Cuba. May 2007.

  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)
  • Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA)
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
  • External reviewer for Letras Hispanas. Revista de Literatura y Cultura. March 2016.
  • External reviewer for Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. October 2010.
  • Chair of Search committee for tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty searches. Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies. Fall 2015 to present.