Faculty Profile

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Prof. Carlos Miguel-Pueyo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish
Meier Hall 109
219.464.5398
Carlos.Miguel-Pueyo@valpo.edu

 

Biography

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago (2006).
Dissertation: “Lenguaje insuficiente, colores suficientes: el ‘azul’ en Bécquer y Novalis.”
Specialization: Modern Peninsular literature.
Secondary Fields: Modern Latin American literature, 19th Century French literature, Spanish Golden Age.


European Doctorate in Spanish Literature, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain. (1998-2001).
The dissertation focuses on the concept of “nation” and “nationalism” in the Spanish theater between the years of 1750 and 1850 (in progress).
Secondary Fields: Spanish Golden Age, Contemporary Theatre, and Cinema.


B.A. (5-year) “Licenciatura en Filología Hispánica, Literatura española”, Universidad de Zaragoza (1993-1998).


COURSES

Over the last decade, Prof. Miguel-Pueyo, has taught both at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and here at Valparaiso University a wide variety of courses, such as:

FLS 101: “First Semester of Spanish”

FLS 102: “Second Semester Spanish”

FLS 103: “High Beginners Spanish”

FLS 204: “Spanish Conversation and Composition”

FLS 220: “Selection of Readings in Hispanic Literature”

FLS 307: “Professional Spanish”

FLS 321: “History of Spanish Literature”

FLS 341: “Introduction to the History of Spanish Language and Phonetics”

FLS 390: “Topics Seminar”:

-- El humor en el teatro español: desde la Edad Media hasta nuestros días

-- Re-Visiones artístico-literarias de la Guerra Civil Española.

FLS 493: “Senior Seminar”:

-- Lecturas literarias y artísticas de la Guerra Civil Española

-- Lecturas de género y símbolos en las tragedias lorquiana


ADVISING

Prof. Miguel-Pueyo currently advises to all Spanish majors.


SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES AT VALPO

Prof. Miguel-Pueyo serves in different ways at VU:

• Scholarship & Advising Committee, College of Arts & Sciences (2010-2012).

• Subcommittee on Long-Term International and Domestic Opportunities/ACE International Laboratory

• General Education Committee, Valparaiso University (2009-present).

• Campus Community Policy Committee, Valparaiso Univeristy (2009-2011).

• University Judicial Board, Valparaiso University (2009-present).

• YMCA-Valparaiso (IN) & Chile Summer Program Committee, Spanish faculty advisor.

• MLK Day organization committee, Focus sessions sub-committee (2007-2009).

World Language Village committee (Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures).

Bridges to World Languages Program Spanish faculty collaborator (2007-present).

Club de español [Spanish Club] faculty advisor (2007-present).

La casa española [Spanish House] coordinator (2009-present).

• Coordinator of the creation of the study abroad program of Spanish with Universidad de  Zaragoza (Spain).

• Editor of the literary magazine Letras (space for upper-level students to publish poems in Spanish).

• Student Teachers observation in coordination with the Dept. of Education (2007-08).

Focus on Europe organizing committee (2007, 2008).

Sigma Delta Phi induction ceremony coordinator (2007-08).


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Prof. Miguel-Pueyo is interested mainly in Spanish Modern literature of 19th-century, and its relationship with other European literatures and fines arts. He studies the meaning of color and its relationship between painting, music and literature in Romantic European writers.

He also studies the theater of the 18th-century, analyzing the concepts of “nation” and “nationalism” as a way of construction of Spanish “identities”.


BOOKS

• El color del romanticismo: en busca de un arte total [The Color of Romanticism: in Search of a Total Art]. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.

 This book focuses on the relationship and meaning of the “blue” color, in Romantic writers such as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer and Novalis. He explores how the Romantic writers, mainly in Spain, Germany, and France, use painting techniques to express what they cannot with the mere language made of words. 

• Oyendo a Bécquer: el color de la música en de los ‘cuadros sinfónicos’ del poeta romántico. [Listening to Bécquer: the Color of the Music in the Romantic ‘Symphonic Paintings] (near completion, forthcoming).


PUBLICATIONS

“Las 'locuras' del alma romántica” [The ‘Madnesses’ of the Romantic Soul”]. El individuo y la sociedad en la literatura española del siglo XIX. III International Conference of the Instituto Cántabro del Estudio de la Literatura del Siglo XIX, Universidad de Cantabria, (forthcoming).

 

“El fragmento como estética romántica de un arte total” [The Fragment as Romantic Esthetics of Total Art]. Sociedad Internacional de la Literatura Española del Siglo XIX, VI Colloquium, Universitat de Barcelona, (forthcoming).

 

Imaginar la música en Bécquer”. Homenaje al Profesor Leonardo Romero Tobar. Eds. A. Ezama, R. Pellicer , J. Rubio, J. E. Serrano, y M. Marina. Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza. 2012.

 

“Los inefables silencios de los cuadros sinfónicos de G. A. Bécquer”. Congreso XVII de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Università de la Sapienza, Rome (Italy), (forthcoming).

 

“’La luz y el tono que todo lo une y enlaza’ en los ‘cuadros sinfónicos’ de Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer”. Relaciones entre literatura e imagen a lo largo del siglo XIX. Instituto cántabro de estudios e investigaciones literarias del siglo XIX, Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), (forthcoming in 2011).

 

 “Un puente pictórico entre España y Alemania: valor de los colores en Bécquer y Novalis”, Actas del V Coloquio sobre la Literatura española del siglo XIX: La literatura española y las literaturas europeas del siglo XIX, 2011, (forthcoming).

 

 “Entre sueño y realidad: significado del color en la obra de Bécquer. Nuevas aportaciones”. Actas del XVI Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas. Nuevos caminos del hispanismo. Eds. Civil, Pierre; Crémoux, Françoise. Madrid / Frankfurt: Iberoamericana / Vervuert, 2010. 378-384.

 

“De Verlaine a Darío: en torno a los sentidos. Nuevas consideraciones”. Actas del XV Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas “Las dos orillas”. Monterrey (México, Colegio de México), 2007. 573-584.

 

“El Quijote: entre lectura colectiva y lectura silenciosa”. El Quijote en Buenos Aires. Lecturas cervantinas en el cuarto centenario. Alicia Parodi, Julia D’Onofrio y Juan Diego Vila (ed). Buenos Aires: Inst. de Filología y Literaturas Hispánicas “Dr. Amado Alonso”, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires y Asociación de Cervantistas, 2006. 469-476.

 

“Entre sueño y vigilia: la semiótica en Viaje a la luna, de Federico García Lorca”, Bulletin Hispanique. 108.2 décembre (2006). 475-486.

 

“Álbumes románticos poéticos”. Pliegos de Bibliofilia (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) 22 (2003): 49-58.

 

Book Reviews

Volume 29/30 of the Bulletin of the Foundation Federico García Lorca, dedicated to Baltasar Gracián on the Fourth Centenary of his Birth. Coord. Aurora Egido, Madrid. In Archivo de Filología Aragonesa LVII-LVIII (2001): 367-374.

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND LECTURES

“Las 'locuras' del alma romántica” [The ‘Madnesses’ of the Romantic Soul”]. III International Conference of the Instituto Cántabro del Estudio de la Literatura del Siglo XIX. Universidad de Cantabria in Santander (Spain), November, 22-25, 2011.


“El fragmento como estética romántica de un arte total” [The Fragment as Romantic Esthetics of Total Art]. Sociedad Internacional de la Literatura Española del Siglo XIX, VI Colloquium, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), November, 2-4, 2011.


“’La luz y el tono que todo lo une y enlaza’  en los ‘cuadros sinfónicos’  de Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer”.  Congreso Relaciones entre literatura e Imagen a lo largo del siglo XIX [“The Light and Tone that Ties and Surrounds Everything in Bécquer’s Symphonic Paintings”. Conference on the Relationship between Literature and Image thorough the 19th Century], Instituto cántabro de estudios e investigaciones literarias del siglo XIX, Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), October 20-22, 2010.


“Los inefables silencios de los ‘cuadros sinfónicos’ de G. A. Bécquer”. Congreso XVII de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas [“The Ineffable Silences in Bécquer’s ‘Symphonic Paintings’”], Università de la Sapienza, Rome (Italy), July, 2010.

 

“De la tierra a la tierra: un asedio telúrico a Bodas de sangre, de F. G. Lorca” [From the Earth to the Earth: a Telluric Siege to F.G. Lorca’s Bloody Weddings]. 62nd Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, April 16-18, 2009.

 

“Un puente pictórico entre España y Alemania: valor de los colores en Bécquer y Novalis” [“A Pictorial Bridge Between Spain and Germany: the Value of Colors in Bécquer and Novalis”], V Colloquium of the Society of Spanish Literature of the 19th-Century, La literatura española y las literaturas europeas del siglo XIX [Spanish Literature and European Literatures in the 10th Century]. Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), October 22-24, 2008.

 

“El pecado de nacer músico: el color de la música en ‘El Miserere’ de Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer”. VII Coloquio Internacional de Literatura Fantástica Desde los orígenes de lo fantástico [“The Sin of Being Born Musician: the Color of the Music in Bécquer’s ‘El Miserere’”, VII International Colloquium of Literature of the Phantastic Since the Origins of the Phantastic]. Otto-Friedrich-Universität, Bamberg (Germany), September 3-6, 2008.

 

“Entre sueño y realidad: significado del color en la obra de Bécquer. Nuevas aportaciones”. XVI Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas [“Between Dream and Reality: the Meaning of Color in Bécquer’s Work”. XVI Conference of the International Association of Hispanists]. Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, July 8–13, 2007.

 

“El Quijote: entre lectura colectiva y lectura silenciosa”. Congreso Internacional El Quijote en Buenos Aires [The Quijote: Bewteen Colective Reading and Silent Reading”, International Conference The Quijote in Buenos Aires], Buenos Aires, September 20-23, 2005.

 

“De Verlaine a Darío: en torno a los sentidos. Nuevas consideraciones.” Las dos orillas. XV Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas [“From Verlaine to Darío: About the Senses. New Considerations”. The Two Sides, XV Conference of the International Association of Hispanists], Monterrey (México), July 19-24, 2004.

 

Session Chair, “Autobiografía” [Autobiography], XV Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas [XV Conference of the International Association of Hispanists], Monterrey (México), July 19-24, 2004.


INVITED LECTURES

Presented my book El color del romanticismo: en busca de un arte total (2009) at the Università Pontificia Gregoriana in Rome (July 2010), in the context of a 18th and 19th centuries Spanish literature researchers encounter.


“Spanish Architecture in its History”. VOLTS Group (Valparaiso Organization for Learning and Teaching Seniors. December 3rd, 2009.

 

Presentation of my book El color del romanticismo: en busca de un arte total, at Instituto Cervantes-Chicago. Lecture titled “El color del romanticismo: en busca de un arte total” [The Color of Romaticism: in Search of a Total Art], October 29, 2009.

 

“Hispanic Art Show at Valparaiso University”, Student Coffee Hour at Brauer Museum. Presented Spanish painters’ works (Dalí, Picasso, among others) represented at VU Brauer Museum, October 1st, 2008.

 

“30 Years of Democracy with Juan Carlos I”. VOLTS Group (Valparaiso Organization for Learning and Teaching Seniors”, February 2nd, 2005.

 

Poniente: a Boat Trip to the Promised Land”. Introduction to the movie Poniente, focusing on the immigration situation in Spain, within the series Focus on Europe. 2007.

 

“Poetics on Blue: How Painting Solves the Romantic ‘Linguistic Insufficiency’ in Novalis and Bécquer”. Faculty Colloquium, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Valparaiso University, November 13, 2006.

 

“De la oralidad y sus consecuencias en la Segunda Parte del Quijote” [“About Orality and its Consequences in the Second Part of the Quijote]. Third Annual Cervantes Symposium, Newberry Library, Center for Renaissance Studies, Chicago, April 25-26, 2003. Invited by its organizers Frederick De Armas, Prof. of Spanish at the University of Chicago, and Anne Cruz, Prof. of Spanish at the University of Illinois-Chicago.


CURRENT WORK

Prof. Miguel-Pueyo is finishing his book titled Oyendo a Bécquer, that focuses on the color of music in the complete works of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, and Novalis, analyzing the different types of music that they show in their works.

He is also working on a textbook to teach Spanish Civilization and Culture, through architecture.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH).

  [International Association of Hispanists]

Modern Language Association (MLA).

Sociedad de Literatura Española del Siglo XIX (SLESXIX).

  [19th Century Spanish Literature Society]

Centro de Estudios Hispánicos Romanticismo (Universidad de Murcia).

  [Romanticismo, Romantic Hispanic Studies Center, University of Murcia, Spain]

Asociación Internacional de Galdosistas.

  [International Association of Researchers on Benito Pérez Galdós (19th century)]

Sociedad Española de Literatura General y Comparada.

  [Spanish Society of General and Comparative Literature]


FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Summer Research Fellowship, Creative Writing and Research Committee, Summer 2011. 

Travel Grant, VU Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching (2010).

Faculty Development Award, VU Alumni Association (2010).

Travel Grant, VU Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching (2008).

Faculty Development Award, VU Alumni Association (2007).

Teaching / Learning Grant, Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching (2007).

Honorary Member, Spanish Honor Society, VU Chapter Sigma Delta Phi (2006).

Teaching Excellence Award, Dept. of Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese, University of Illinois-Chicago (spring 2004, fall 2004).

Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi, University of Illinois-Chicago, (2004-present).

Travel Award from Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain (2004).

Student Travel Award, Graduate College, University of Illinois-Chicago (2004).

Ruth El-Saffar Award for the Best Graduate Essay in Hispanic Literatures, Dept. of Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese, University of Illinois-Chicago (2003).