Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures

ASB 256
219.464.5398
carlos.miguel-pueyo@valpo.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy and Letters, Spanish Literature (2013), Sobresaliente cum laude, Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado de la Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain).
    Dissertation: “Oyendo a Bécquer: el ‘color’ de la música en el poeta romántico”
    [Listening to Bécquer: The ‘Color’ of Music in the Romantic Poet].
    Specialization: Modern and Contemporary Spanish Peninsular Literature.
    Secondary Fields: Spanish Golden Age, Film Studies.
  • Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies (2006), University of Illinois-Chicago.
    Dissertation: “Lenguaje insuficiente, colores suficientes: el ‘azul’ en Bécquer y Novalis” [Insufficient Language, Sufficient Colors: “Blue” in Bécquer and Novalis].
    Specialization: Modern and Contemporary Spanish Peninsular Literature.
    Secondary Fields: Modern Latin American Literature, 19th-Century French Literature.
  • Licenciatura en Filosofía y Letras, Literatura Española (1993-1998). Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain). Degree equivalent to the American Bachelor of Arts.

Curriculum Vitae


Biography

Prof. Miguel-Pueyo came to Valpo in 2005, and over these years he has taught all levels of Spanish courses. He enjoys very much teaching all kinds of courses, on language, literature, culture, and civilization. He also values the opportunities that the university gives faculty to work on other areas, as important in education as academics, such as diversity, equality, and human respect.

Professor Miguel-Pueyo likes to write about Spanish literature from Golden Age to the 20th-century, seeing how the poetic language has changed according to the perception of times. Particularly, he is very interested in the shared expressive ways of literature, and the arts, especially, painting, music, and architecture. Some of his major interests are comparative literature(s), transatlantic studies, and the presence and voice of Nature in the literary text.

Prof. Miguel-Pueyo has dedicated his two Doctoral dissertations to the first Modern poet in Spanish language, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836-1870). In the first one, published as a book with the title El color del romanticismo: en busca de un arte total (New York: Peter Lang, 2009), he studied the meaning of the use of the “blue” color in a comparative study of Bécquer and the German Romantic author Novalis. In his second dissertation, completed at the Universidad de Zaragoza, and graded Sobresaliente cum laude, and awarded one of the few and prestigious Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado de la U. de Zaragoza, had the title “Oyendo a Bécquer: el “color” de la música del poeta romántico”. This study focused on the color of the music that the poetic text of the Romantic poet suggests. Following a comparative approach, also between Bécquer and Novalis, in this occasion, Prof. Miguel-Pueyo proposes a psychological phenomenon that takes place while listening to music, and that presents great similarities with the multidimensional experience that the reader of Romantic authors experiences. After this study, a book titled Oyendo a Bécquer: el “color” del poeta romantico, is coming out soon. He is working on his third book that will be titled El color del Modernismo Hispanico, which focuses on the presence and use of color in some of the main Modernist authors, both in Spain and Latin America.

His other publications have focused on authors like Baltasar Gracián, Cervantes, Lorca, Rubén Darío, and mainly Bécquer, as the beginner of a new poetry in Spanish. In the near future, Prof. Miguel-Pueyo intends to continue studying how the “modernity” that Bécquer introduced has developed and changed its “identity” through the 20th-century, both in Europe and America.

Contributions

BOOKS
El color del romanticismo: en busca de un arte total. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.

Oyendo a Bécquer: el “color” de la música en el poeta romántico [Listening to Bécquer: The “Color” of Music in the Romantic Poet] (submitted).

El color del Modernismo Hispánico [The Color of Hispanic Modernism] (in progress).

ARTICLES & CHAPTERS
“El pintor Martín Bernat (1440-1505) y Alfajarín” (painter known as ‘Master of Alfajarín’, my home town) (in progress).

“El romanticismo de Enrique Gil y Carrasco: un diálogo poético con lo sublime, Enrique Gil y Carrasco y el romanticismo. Ed. V. Carrera: El Bierzo, Andavira, 2016. 55-72.

“La Historia como Viaje” [History as a Journey], Visión de la Historia en la Literatura española del siglo XIX, Eds. M. Sotelo, V. Trueba, M. Cristina, B. Ripoll. Publicacions de la Universitat de Barcelona, 2015 (forthcoming).

“El fragmento como estética romántica de un arte total” [The Fragment as Romantic Esthetics of Total Art]. Estéticas y estilos en la literatura española del siglo XIX. Eds. M. Sotelo, V. Trueba, M. Cristina, B. Ripoll. Barcelona: Publicacions de la Universitat de Barcelona, 2014. 269-281.

“La ciencia en la literatura española del siglo XIX” [Science in 19th-Century Spanish Literature], Signa 23 (2013): 67-90.

“¿Y por qué no romantizar el mundo? Hacia una tecno-ciencia humanista” [And Why Not Romanticize the World?: Toward a Humanist Techno-Science], Nueva Revista de Política, Cultura y Sociedad, Madrid: CSIC, 2013. 85-96.

“El Hispanismo en cincuenta años: la Lengua tiene la palabra” [Hispanism in Fifty Years: The Language Has the Last Word], Cincuentenario de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas. Rocío Barros Roel (ed.). A Coruña: Universidade Da Coruña Servizo de Publicacións, 2014. 347-354.

“Las ‘locuras’ del alma romántica” [The ‘Madness’ of the Romantic Soul”]. Individuo y sociedad en la literatura del XIX. Ed. B. Rodríguez. Santander: Tremontorio Ediciones, 2013. 111-131.

“Imaginar la música en Bécquer” [Imagining the Music in Bécquer’s Works], Aún aprendo. Estudios de Literatura Española. Eds. A. Ezama, M. Marina, A. Martín, R. Pellicer, J. Rubio, E. Serrano. Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, 2012. 179-188.

“Los inefables silencios de los ‘cuadros sinfónicos’ de G. A. Bécquer” [The Ineffable Silences in G.A. Bécquer’s ‘Symphonic Paintings’], Rumbos del hispanismo en el umbral del Cincuentenario de la AIH. Eds. Laura Silvestri, Loretta Frattale, Matteo Lefèvre. Roma: Bagatto Libro, 2012. 92-97.

“‘La luz y el tono que todo lo une y enlaza’ en los ‘cuadros sinfónicos’ de Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer” [“‘The Light and Tone that Ties Everything Together’ in Bécquer’s ‘Symphonic Paintings’”], Literatura ilustrada decimonónica. 57 perspectivas. Eds. B. Rodríguez Gutiérrez y R. Gutiérrez Sebastián. Santander: Universidad de Cantabria, 2011. 453-461.

“Un puente pictórico entre España y Alemania: valor de los colores en Bécquer y Novalis” [A Pictorial Bridge Between Spain and Germany: Meaning of Colors in Bécquer and Novalis], La Literatura Española del Siglo XIX y las literaturas europeas. Eds. E. Rubio et al. Barcelona: Universidad de Barcelona, 2011. 403-414.

“Entre sueño y realidad: significado del color en la obra de Bécquer. Nuevas aportaciones” [Between Sleep and Vigil: Meaning of Color in Bécquer’s Works], 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” [From Verlaine to Darío: Around the Senses. New Considerations], 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: Between Public Reading and Silent Reading], 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” [Between Sleep and Vigil: Semiotics in Lorca’s Trip to the Moon], Bulletin Hispanique. 108.2 décembre (2006). 475-486.

“Álbumes románticos poéticos” [Romantic Poetic Albums], 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 & LECTURES
“De lo local a lo universal: hacia una teoría global de los romanticismos transatlánticos” [From Local to Universal: Towards a Global Theory of Transatlantic Romanticisms], XLI Congreso Internacional del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, La Literatura Latinoamericana – Escrituras Locales en Contextos Globales, Friedrich-Shiller-Universität, Jena, Germany, July 19th – 22nd, 2016.

“‘Cuadros sinfónicos’ en cuerpo de letra: una lectura neuro-estética de la literatura romántica” [Symphonic Paintings in Letters: A Neuro-Esthetic Reading of Poetry], at the 19th Conference of the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany, July 11th-17th, 2016.

“El romanticismo de Enrique Gil y Carrasco: un diálogo poético con lo sublime” [Gil y Carrasco’s Romanticism: A Poetic Dialogue With The Sublime], International Conference Enrique Gil y Carrasco y el Romanticismo, El Bierzo (Spain), July 15th -18th, 2015.

“Alonso Quijano, un “viajero romántico” avant garde creador de sí mismo”, Don Quixote in the American West: A Fourth Centenary Celebration (1615-2015), University of Colorado-Denver, and University of Wyoming, April 23rd-26th, 2015.

“La Historia como Viaje” [History as a Journey], Visión de la Historia en la Literatura española del siglo XIX, VII Colloquium, Sociedad Internacional de la Literatura Española del Siglo XIX, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Nov. 2014.

I Jornada Internacional sobre Neuroestetica. El entendimiento cerebral de la belleza [I International Conference on Neuroesthetics. How the Human Brain Understands Artistic Beauty], Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, April, 24th -25th, 2014.

“¿Y por qué no romantizar el mundo? Hacia una tecno-ciencia humanista” [Why Not Romanticize the World? Toward a Humanist Techno-Science], World Conference on the Western Library in a Hispanic Context, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid-Logroño, June 17th -22nd, 2013.

“El Hispanismo en cincuenta años: reto entre conceptos” [Hispanism in Fifty Years: Challenge Among Concepts], International Colloquium to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Intermational Association of Hispanists, Universidade da Coruña, (Spain), Dec. 11th -13th, 2012.

“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), Nov. 22nd -25th, 2011.

“El fragmento como estética romántica de un arte total” [The Fragment as Romantic Esthetics of a Total Art]. Estéticas y estilos en la literatura española del siglo XIX. Sociedad Internacional de la Literatura Española del Siglo XIX, VI Colloquium, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Nov. 2nd- 4th, 2011.

“’La luz y el tono que todo lo une y enlaza’ en los ‘cuadros sinfónicos’ de Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer” [“The Light and Tone that Everything Ties Together” in Bécquer’s ‘Symphonic Paintings”]. Congreso 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), Oct. 20th -22nd, 2010.

“Los inefables silencios de los ‘cuadros sinfónicos’ de G. A. Bécquer” [The Ineffable Silences in G.A. Bécquer’s ‘Symphonic Paintings’”]. Congreso XVII de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, 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 Land to Land: A Telluric Siege to Lorca’s Bloody Weddings]. 62nd Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, April 16th -18th, 2009.
“Un puente pictórico entre España y Alemania: valor de los colores en Bécquer y Novalis” [A Pictorial Bridge Between Spain and Germany: Meaning 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. Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Oct. 22nd -24th, 2008.

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

“Entre sueño y realidad: significado del color en la obra de Bécquer. Nuevas aportaciones” [Between Sleep and Vigil: Meaning of Color in Bécquer’s Works] Congreso XVI de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas. Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, July 8th –13th, 2007.

“El Quijote: entre lectura colectiva y lectura silenciosa” [El Quijote: Between Public Reading and Silent Reading], Congreso Internacional El Quijote en Buenos Aires, Universidad de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Sept. 20th -23rd, 2005.

“De Verlaine a Darío: en torno a los sentidos. Nuevas consideraciones” [From Verlaine to Darío: Around the Senses. New Considerations], XV Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Las dos orillas, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (México), July 19th -24th, 2004.

CONFERENCE SESSION/PANEL CHAIR
“Relaciones transatlánticas”, XLI Congreso Internacional del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, La Literatura Latinoamericana – Escrituras Locales en Contextos Globales, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany, July 19th – 22nd, 2016.

“El orden de los géneros”, Sección XVIII- XIX, 19th Conference of the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany, July 11th -17th, 2016.

“Autobiografía”, XV Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Las dos orillas, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, (México), July 19th -24th, 2004.

INVITED LECTURES
Discussion leader of the screening of El viaje de Carol [Carol’s Journey], film by Imanol Uribe, Spain (2002), within the Valparaiso University World Cinema Series, Oct. 18th, 2013.

“In Search of the Ideal: Madness in Literature, Painting, and Music”, 2013 Valparaiso University Faculty Seminar Series, Feb. 20th, 2013.

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). Dec. 3rd, 2009.

Presentation of my book El color del romanticismo: en busca de un arte total, at Instituto Cervantes-Chicago, with a lecture titled “[The Color of Romanticism: In Search of a Total Art”, Oct. 29th, 2009.

“Hispanic Art Show at Valparaiso University”, Student Coffee Hour at Brauer Museum. Presented Spanish painters’ works (Dalí, Picasso, among others) represented at Valpo Brauer Museum. Oct.1st, 2008.
“30 Years of Democracy with King Juan Carlos I”. VOLTS Group (Valparaiso Organization for Learning and Teaching Seniors”. Feb. 2nd, 2005.

Discussion leader of the screening of La lengua de las mariposas [Butterfly], film by J.L. Cuerda, Spain (1999), within the Valparaiso University World Cinema Series, Sept. 5th, 2009.

Discussion leader of the screening of Poniente: un viaje en barco a la tierra prometida [Poniente: a Boat Trip to the Promised Land], film by Chus Gutiérrez, Spain (2002), within the series Focus on Europe, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Valparaiso University, 2006.

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

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

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON TEACHING & TECHNOLOGY
“Teaching Spanish Civilization in a Communicative Approach: Language Comes to Life with Virtual Reality”, Journal of Modern Education Review (invited to publish by the journal, forthcoming).

“Teaching Spanish Civilization in a Communicative Approach: Language Comes to Life with Virtual Reality”, 2016 Calico / IALLT Conference Evolving Interactions in Digital Language Learning, Michigan State University, May 10th-14th, 2016.

“When Content Comes to Life: Using Virtual Reality Teaching Spanish Civilization”, at the 2015 Midwest Association for Language Learning & Technology. Theme: “Relevant Technologies for Language Learning: Methods and Spaces for Transfer of Knowledge, Practical Application, and Collaboration”. Valparaiso University, IN, Oct. 10th, 2015.

Courses Taught

Prof. Miguel-Pueyo has taught the following courses:

  • FLS 493: “Senior Seminar”:
  • “(Re)-escribiendo la Historia: poéticas de la memoria en la literatura española” (F14).
  • “Literatura y cine en España” (F12).
  • “Lecturas de género y símbolos en las tragedias lorquianas” (S11).
  • “Lecturas literarias y artísticas de la Guerra Civil Española” (S08).

FLS 390: “Topics Seminar”:

  • “Espíritus y misterio en la literatura española” (F13).
  • “Literatura y artes en la España del siglo XXI” (S13).
  • “Visiones artístico-literarias de la Guerra Civil Española” (F09).
  • “El humor en el teatro español: desde la Edad Media hasta nuestros días” (F08).

FLS 341: “Introducción a la Historia y la Fonética de la lengua española” (F09)
FLS 321: “Historia de la literatura española” (S10, S12, S16).
FLS 307: “Professional Spanish” (S07, S09, S11).
FLS 230: “Spanish Civilization and Culture” (S06, 08, 10, 12).
FLS 220: “Introduction to Hispanic Literature” (F06, S06, F07, F11, F13, S15, S16, F16).
FLS 203: “Advance Spanish” (F14).
FLS 204: “Spanish Conversation and Composition” (F07, S10, SF11, F12, S13, S15).
FLS 103: “High Beginners Spanish” (F09).
FLS 102: “Second Semester Spanish” (S2006, SM06, S09, F15).
FLS 101: “First Semester of Spanish” (F06, F08, S15).

Memberships

  • Asociación Internacional de Galdosistas (AIG).
    • [International Association of Researchers on Benito Pérez Galdós]
  • Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH).
    • [International Association of Hispanists]
  • Centro Internacional de Estudios sobre el Romanticismo Hispánico Ermanno Caldera
    • [Hispanic Romanticism International Study Center]
  • International Association of Language Learning and Technology (IALLT).
  • Modern Language Association (MLA).
  • Sociedad de Literatura Española del Siglo XIX (SLESXIX).
    • [19th Century Spanish Literature Society]
  • Sociedad Española de Literatura General y Comparada.
    • [Spanish Society of General and Comparative Literature]

Recognitions

  • 2016-2017 Valparaiso University Research Professor.
  • 2016 Valparaiso University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration co-chair.
  • Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado, Universidad de Zaragoza (2013-2014), recognizing best Ph.D. dissertations of the academic year across the university.
  • Valpo Committee on Creative Work and Research Expense Grant (2015).
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Alumni Member of Valpo’s Chapter, Kappa Sigma, elected by Valpo Music students (since 2013).
  • Faculty Development Award, Valpo Alumni Association (2013).
  • Valpo Committee on Creative Work and Research Expense Grant (2013).
  • Summer Research Grant, Creative Work and Research Committee (2011).
  • Travel Grant, Valpo Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching (2010).
  • Faculty Development Award, Valpo Alumni Association (2010).
  • Travel Grant, Valpo Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching (2008).
  • Faculty Development Award, Valpo Alumni Association (2007).
  • Teaching / Learning Grant, Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching (2007).
  • Honorary Member, Spanish Honor Society, Valpo 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).

Interests

Prof. Miguel-Pueyo’s professional interests consist on the following areas:

  1. As an educator, he is extremely interested in making his teaching space a very comfortable one where everybody has their own respected space and time. Therefore, he is very much invested in studying how can his classroom be truly inclusive for all. As a result, equity and inclusion of all is an area of research, not only as an educator, but also as a human being. He tries to combine this interest with his service at the university in different capacities.
  2. As a researcher, his interests are:
    • Literature(s) in Spanish, and the Transatlantic dialogue between Spain and Latin America.
    • Spanish Peninsular literature (17th – 21st centuries).
    • Comparative approach to authors, works, languages, and literature(s).
    • Dialogue with the Iberian languages -including Hebrew and Arabic- and European languages.
    • Common artistic expressions between literature and Fine Arts –including Film.
  3. As a Second Language instructor, he is fascinated by the learner’s (L2) reception and learning of the Second Language and L2-content-based courses, and also in relationship with technology and how it can improve learning.

Hobbies

Prof. Miguel-Pueyo’s main hobby is singing, and he does so for two groups in Chicago, where he has the chance to sing a very diverse repertoire of pieces, from Renaissance Italian and Spanish music, such as Allegri or Tomas Luis de Victoria, to Beethoven, Mozart, Faure, Brahms or Mendelssohn, among many others. Even though he is not a professional singer, he believes and enjoys very much the power of communicating in a total language that music is.

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