Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Mahmoud Amer
Acting Chair 2016-2017
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048

Marcos Campillo-Fenoll

Associate Professor of Languages
Director, Latin American and Latino/a Studies

M.A.,Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Universidad de Murcia

Research interests:

Spanish-American literature; Nineteenth-Century Spanish America; Southern Cone narrative and poetry; Cultural production; Anthologies and Canon; Literary Historiography; Translation.

Recent Publications:

  • Tu mundo: Instructor´s Resource Kit. Accompanying Book for Tu mundo. Campillo-Fenoll, Marcos, and María J. Cabrera. Beginning Spanish Language Textbook (Eds. Andrade, Egasse, Muñoz, and Cabrera-Puche) (Forthcoming May 2013).
  • "Imagining Male Subjects: Representing Argentinean Masculinities in Nineteenth-Century Poetry Anthologies. In Modern Argentine Masculinities. Ed. Carolina Rocha. London: Intellect (Forthcoming September, 2013).
  • La ansiedad de la influencia: La renovada presencia de Ernest Hemingway en la escritura de Gabriel García Márquez." Revista de Estudios Colombianos 41 (2013): 38-48 .
  • "Teorías de la hermandad poético-musical en el contorno nacional: la generación argentina de 1837." Revista Hispánica Moderna 62.1 (2009): 1-23.
  • Encyclopedia Entries:
    "Miguel Cané," "Juan María Gutiérrez," "Vicente Fidel López," "José Mármol," and "Bartolomé Mitre." In World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia. Eds. Salvador Oropesa and Maureen Ihrie. Greenwood Press, 2011.
  • Educational Media:
    Filmmaker, editor and participant in supplementary educational videos included in the Companion website for Spanish language textbook, Comunidades: más allá del aula (Prentice Hall, 2009). First complete curriculum for Spanish community based learning course by Professor Ann Abbott. Fall 2009.

Most Recent Conference Presentations:

  • 2014 “A University Campus Gone Glocal: From the Global Exchange to the Experiences of the Local.” With Dr. Linda Stevenson. Knowledge Crossing Borders. International Conference on Higher Education. Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica. October 6-10.
  • 2014 “Contra la ‘república prosaica.’ Bartolomé Mitre y la lucha de los géneros en Argentina.”LASA. International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association. Chicago, IL. May 21-24.
  • 2014 “Abogados del género poético: La ‘defensa’ de la poesía como retórica literaria en Hispanoamérica.”Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Cartagena, Colombia. March 12-14.
  • 2013 "Literary Historiography from the Margins: Erased Memories of a Chilean Canon in the Nineteenth Century.” Utah State University. March 27, 2013 (Invited talk).
  • 2013 “El "fenómeno extraño, acaso ridículo" de la mujer literata: el catálogo decimonónico como herramienta de contestación historiográfica.” Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. March 13-15. > 
  • 2012 “Collected Poetry and Imagined Male Subjects: Representing Argentinean Masculinities in National Poetry Anthologies.” LASA. International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association. San Francisco, CA. May 23-26.
  • 2011 "'A girl must, a man may if he chooses': between morality and social environment in Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth and Eugenio Cambaceres' En La Sangre." AIZEN/International Conference on Worldwide Naturalism in Literature and Film. Pusan National University, Pusan, South Korea. October 6-8.
  • 2011 "Forging a Poetic Canon: The Work of José Domingo Cortés and the Debates on the Foundation of a National Literature in Chile." Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. April 14-16.
  • 2010 "Memory, Diaspora and Collective Utopias: Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá and the Places of Historiographical Discourse." ACLA. merican Comparative Literature Conference. New Orleans, LA. April 1-4.
  • 2010 "The Economy of Poetry: Nation-Building and Literary Market in Nineteenth Century Latin American Anthologies." Anthologies: A Conference. Trinity College, Hartford, CT. March 12-14.

Classes regularly taught:

Undergraduate: SPA 101, 102, 202, 301, 302, 321, 331, 405, 472
Graduate: SPA 535, 556