Faculty & Staff

Frederick Luciani

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures

B.A., Rutgers University
M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

Office: 207 Lawrence
Phone: 315-228-7293
Email: fluciani@mail.colgate.edu

Courses Taught:

Elementary, Intermediate Spanish; Latin American Literature:  Illusion, Fantasy, Magical Realism; Colonial Latin American Literature; Nineteenth-Century Latin American Literature; Western Traditions.

Professional and Administrative Activities:

Chair of the Department of Romance Languages (1992-1998); Director of Vassar-Wesleyan-Colgate Program in Spain (fall 1994); Chair, Roots of Western Traditions (spring 1995); Member, Modern Language Association Committee on Professional employment (1996-1997); Associate Editor of Colonial Latin American Review.

Areas of Expertise: Latin American literature of the colonial period, and nineteenth and twentieth centuries


"The Man in the Car/in the Trees/behind the Fence: From Cortázar's 'Blow-Up' to Stone's JFK," in Julio Cortázar:  New Readings, ed. Carlos J. Alonso (Cambridge University Press, 1997); "Spanish American Theatre of the Colonial Period" and "Spanish American Theatre of the Eighteenth Century," in The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature, vol. 1, ed. Roberto González Echevarría and Enrique Pupo-Walker (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996); other articles on colonial Latin American Literature in Colonial Latin American Review, Discurso Literario, Latin American Literary Review, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Romance Quarterly, Revista Iberoamericana, Hispanic Journal, Texto Crítico; book reviews in New York Times Book Review, Review, Hispanófila, Colonial Latin American Review, Revista Iberoamericana, Boletín de la Biblioteca Menéndez Pelayo, etc.

Awards and Other Distinctions:

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1995
Research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, 1984
Summer research fellowship from Cornell University Latin American Studies Program, 1987
Picker Research Fellowship, Colgate University, 1988
Research Associate, Center for Latin American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1991

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