School of the Humanities: Spanish
Professor Velásquez was born in El Salvador but spent most of his life in Canada where he was educated. He has an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and has worked at several Canadian universities, including U of T., McMaster and Guelph. He specializes in Latin American Narrative Fiction with emphasis on Central America. However, his teaching experience goes beyond his area of specialization. He has taught in both streams, Latin American and Spanish Peninsular Literatures and Cultures. At FDU, he teaches all levels of Spanish, Literature and Culture. He also teaches LANG courses in English with cross cultural content. Professor Velásquez is the author of Las novelas de Claribel Alegría and of the first Canadian edition of Intercambios: Spanish for Global Communication co-authored with Canadian writer and scholar Stephen Henighan.
Dr. Velásquez is currently working on an anthology, a groundbreaking work on sexual diversity writing in Central America. Several of his academic articles and short stories have been published in journals in Spain, Latin America and the United States.
Some of my courses at FDU:
- LANG 2201 Language and Cultural Awareness
- SPAN 4437 Advanced Composition in Spanish
- SPAN 1101 and 1102 Elementary Spanish I & II
- SPAN 2103 and 2104 Intermediate Spanish I & II
- LANG 3319 Short Story: Reflection of Language & Cult.
- SPAN 4253 and 4254 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature I & II
- LANG 3322 Latin American Women Authors
- LANG 3324 The Latin American Short Story
- SPAN 3305 Hispanic Civilization I
- SPAN 4235 Latin American Media
- SPAN 3439 Latin American Civilization and Culture
“Miradas sobre la representación de la homosexualidad en la literatura centroamericana y el caso de Trágame tierra de Lizandro Chávez Alfaro.” The Latin Americanist 59.2 (June 2015): 51-66.
“El silencio del escondite.” The Acentos Review: A Quaterly Literary and Arts Journal. Vol. 4 (November, 2014). http://www.acentosreview.com/November2014/antonio-velasquez.html
Compiler. Introducción a la literatura hispanoamericana: selecciones literarias. Toronto: Nelson/Thomson, 2007.
“Juan Felipe Toruño, capitán sin barco o el buceador de las letras salvadoreñas y universales”. Juan Felipe Toruño en dos mundos: análisis crítico de sus obras. Edited by Ardis Nelson and Rhina Toruño. Lawrence, MA: Cambridge BrickHouse Inc., 2006. (255-270)
Intercambios: Spanish for Global Communication. 1st Canadian Edition. Toronto: Nelson / Thomson Canada Ltd, 2006. (Co-authored with Canadian writer and scholar Stephen Henighan).
Workbook / Laboratory Manual for Intercambios: Spanish for Global Communication. 1st Canadian Edition. Toronto: Nelson / Thomson Canada Ltd, 2006. (Co-authored with Canadian writer and scholar Stephen Henighan).
Las novelas de Claribel Alegría: historia, sociedad y (re)visión de la estética literaria centroamericana. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 2002.
“Apply yourself to the study of the Spanish language with
all the assiduity you can. It and the English covering
nearly the whole face of America, they should be well
known to every inhabitant, who means to look beyond the
limits of his farm”
Thomas Jefferson, “Letter to Peter Carr” (1788)
20th century narrative
Language learning with technology
Sexual diversity literature
Cross cultural perspectives
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