Carols L. Orihuela. Professor of Spanish
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Humanities Building 411
(205) 934-8908

Research and Teaching Interests: Latin American Contemporary Literature (since Romanticism and Modernism), Indigenous Cultures (especially Andean) and Literatures. Afro-Hispanic Literatures, Latin American Poetry, Literary Theory

Office Hours: By appointment

Education:
  • BA, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Literature
  • MA, University of Pittsburgh, Hispanic Literatures
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Hispanic Literatures

Carlos Orihuela's area of specialization is Latin American literature with an emphasis in Latin American Contemporary Literature, Indigenous Cultures and Literatures, and Afro-Hispanic Literatures. He is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. His most recent book, Valle de entonces, is a selection of stories that illustrate Andean traditions and allegorize the cultural heterogeneity of Latin America. The stories show the turmoil and violence of our times, but also contain humorous vignettes, emotion, and poetry. He has also published collections of poetry including Nube Gris (Gray Cloud) and Abordar la bestia (Chasing the Beast). Three of his poems, translated by Lynda Jentsch, have appeared in The MacGuffin: “My father,” “Gray cloud,” and “Long distance.” The December 2009 issue of the Canadian journal Alter Vox. Literatura y Arte includes his poem “Los músicos chinos en las calles de Santiago.”

Another book, Abordajes y Aproximaciones. Ensayos sobre Literatura Peruana del Siglo XX (1950-2001), is a collection of essays analyzing those authors who reveal most profoundly the social and cultural complexity of contemporary Peru.

In addition to his professional work, Professor Orihuela spends a great deal of time painting and creating artistic photography.

  • SPA 210: Conversation and Culture
  • SPA 311: Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature
  • SPA 312: Survey of Latin American Literature
  • SPA 402/502: Discourse of Colonial Latin America
  • SPA 464/564: Latin American Short Story
  • SPA 405/505: US Latino Writers
  • SPA 407/507: Indigenous & Indigenist Latin America
  • SPA 409/509: Spanish-Speaking Nobel Laureates
  • SPA 412/512: Voices of Contemporary Latin America, 1920-Present
  • SPA 412/512: Discourse of Contemporary Latin America, 1920-Present
  • SPA 416/516: Narrative of Mexican Revolution
  • SPA 416/516: Latin American Magic Realism
  • Orihuela, Carlos L. "Rasgos diferenciales de la poesía de Raúl Bueno en el contexto de los 60." Argos Arequipensis. Libro de Homenaje a Raúl Bueno Chávez. Compilación y edición de José Antonio Mazzotti. Boston: RCLL y Latinoamericana Editores, 2014. 179-93.
  • Orihuela, Carlos L. “Eleodoro Vargas Vicuña en el contexto de la conquista de los ‘realismos imaginarios.’” Yuyaykusun, Revista del Departamento Académico de Humanidades de la Universidad Ricardo Palma 7 (November 2014): 211-19.
  • Orihuela, Carlos L. “‘Los ermitaños’ y ‘Monólogo desde las tinieblas’: Momentos cruciales en la narrativa de Gálvez Ronceros.” Martín 26, Revista de Artes & Letras/ Universidad Particular San Martín de Porres XIII.26 (2013): 67-75.
  • Orihuela, Carlos L. Valle de entonces. Lima: Hipocampo Editores, 2012.
  • Orihuela, Carlos L. “Vilma Victoria Arguedas Ponce: una verdad en la vida de José María Arguedas y un epistolario revelador.” Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana XXXVIII.75 (2012): 217-28.
  • Orihuela, Carlos L. “Aportes de Tomás G. Escajadillo a la nueva crítica literaria peruana y latinoamericana.” Tomás G. Escajadillo. Aportes a la Crítica y a los Estudios Literarios (2011).
  • Orihuela, Carlos L. “La literatura afroperuana: Una jornada firme contra la corriente.” CALLALOO: Journal of African Diaspora (2011).
  • Orihuela, Carlos L. Abordajes y Aproximaciones. Ensayos sobre Literatura Peruana del Siglo XX (1950-2001). Lima: Hipocampo Editores y Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 2009.
  • Orihuela, Carlos L. “La representación del negro en la poesía de Nicomedes Santa Cruz.” “Escribir” la identidad: Creación cultural y negritud en el Perú (2008).
  • Advisor of the Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi.