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Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty — Fernando Iturburu

Associate Professor of Spanish

Education

  • 1998: Ph.D., University of Oregon: Romance Languages.
  • 1992: M.A., University of Oregon: Comparative Literature.
  • 1986: M.A., Université de, Paris-VIII St. Denis-Langue Vivante Etrangere, Mention: Espagnol.
  • 1986: DESU, Université de Paris-VIII St. Denis: Etudes Latino-Américaines et Caraibes.
  • 1984: LIC, Universidad Católica, Guayaquil: Spanish Language and Literature.

Languages read & spoken

  • Spanish (native).
  • English.
  • French (near native).
  • Portuguese (reading and basic conversation).
  • Italian (reading and basic conversation).

Teaching Areas

  • Latin American colonial and 20th century literatures.
  • Cultural studies.
  • Women’s studies.
  • Creative writing.

Teaching experience

  • 2005-present: Associate Professor- Department of Foreign Languages and Literature: SUNY Plattsburgh.
  • 1998-2005: Asssistan Professor- Department of Foreign Languages and Literature: SUNY Plattsburgh.
  • 2006: Masters’ Program at the University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB). Summer Program-Hispanic Institute.
  • 1995-1998: Teaching Assistant-Latin American Literature, 300 level: U of Oregon.
  • 1993-1995: Visiting Professor of Literature and Literary Theory: U Católica of Guayaquil.
  • 1990-1993: Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Department of Romance Languages (Spanish classes, 100-200-300 levels) U of Oregon.
  • 1988: Professor of XIXc French Literature (Symbolism): U Católica of Guayaquil.
  • 1987-1989: Instructor of French (beginning to lower intermediate levels): Alliance Française of Guayaquil.

Special Seminars

  • 2009: ¿Cómo escribir un ensayo? (How to write a paper?). For the Horizontes Program. CEN-American Consulate. March.
  • 2009: Consejería Académica Universitaria (Academic Advising in College). U Católica, Guayaquil. March.
  • 2008: ¿Cómo escribir una tesis? (How to write a dissertation?) at School of Graduate Studies, Catholic University. Guayaquil, August 8-21.
  • 2008: España: Arte y Cultura (SUNY Plattsburgh)
  • 2007: Great Hispanic Writers (SUNY Plattsburgh)
  • 2007: Latin American Detective Literature (SUNY Plattsburgh)
  • 2007: Escritura de ensayo y tesis doctoral (Casa Grande-Guayaquil, Ecuador)
  • 2006: Cervantes and Borges (SUNY Plattsburgh)
  • 2005: Translating Spanish Workshop (SUNY Plattsburgh)
  • 2004: Hispanic Women Writers (SUNY Plattsburgh)
  • 2002: Graduate Level: Escritura del margen: escritores negros y gays (U Católica of Guayaquil).
  • 2002: Música, Cultura e Identidad (SUNY Plattsburgh).
  • 2002: Spanish for Social Workers (SUNY Plattsburgh).
  • 2001: Black Hispanic Writers (SUNY Plattsburgh).
  • 2000: Latin American Popular Culture (SUNY Plattsburgh).
  • 1996: Intensive Readings for New Writers (U Católica of Guayaquil).
  • 1994: La tradición del Siglo de Oro en la salsa y el bolero (The tradition of the Spanish Golden Age in bolero and salsa music lyrics. (U Católica of Guayaquil).

Literary Workshops

  • 2004-2005: Creative Writing for Public High School Students (Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano: Guayaquil-Ecuador).
  • 1997: ¿Cómo escribir un cuento detectivesco latinoamericano? (How to Write a Latin American Detective Story? U Católica of Guayaquil).
  • 1995: Creative Writing for Returning Students (U Católica of Guayaquil).
  • 1994: Creative Writing: Imitation and Innovation (U Católica of Guayaquil).
  • 1987-1988: Creative Writing (Casa de la Cultura and Central Bank of Ecuador).

Conference Presentations

  • 2006: De la retórica del Siglo de Oro a la retórica de la música “salsa” (Summer Program-Hispanic Institute-U of California at Santa Barbara).
  • 2003: On my book of Essays Forbidden Readings of Ecuadorian Literature. Museo Antropológico del Banco Central. Guayaquil. July 16.
  • 2001: “Descripción, Narración y Ensayo” (U Católica of Guayaquil, January 16).
  • 1999-present: “Colonial Literature in Latin America” (SUNY Plattsburgh, Latin American Studies -LAS- Seminar).
  • 1999: “Borges en Guayaquil,” in Borges at the Millennium (Long Island University,  Brooklyn-NY, December 3).
  • 1999: “Madre Mariana de Santa Pazis: Editora de la ‘Relación’ sobre Madre Antonia Lucía Maldonado,” in Women Writers of Medieval and Early Modern Spain and Colonial Period (University of Arizona, Tucson, September 16-18).
  • 1999: “The books I read and how I grew up in Ecuador” LAS Colloquium (SUNY Plattsburgh).
  • 1997: “Santa Teresa de Avila en el Nuevo Mundo: la Creación de un Canon Alternativo,” in Women Writers of Early Modern Spain, Golden Age and Colonial Period (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, October 29-November 1).
  • 1997: “Female Baroque in the Viceroyalty of Peru: Gender, Writing and Religion in Madre Josefa de la Providencia’s Relacion,” in Global Baroque. (University of Oregon,  Eugene, October 24-26).
  • 1996: “Representación de la Mujer en la Poesía Afro-Ecuatoriana,” in The Powers of Poetry in Spanish, Latin-American and Latino/a Cultures (University of Oregon, October 23-26).
  • 1996: “Catalina de Jesús Herrera: Autobiografía y Misticismo en la Real Audiencia de Quito,” in Women Writers of the Spanish Golden Age and the Colonial Period (Texas Tech University at Lubbock, October 19-21).
  • 1996: “Literatura femenina religiosa en la Real Audiencia de Quito,” invited Lectures at the Casa de la Cultura-Núcleo del Guayas (Guayaquil-Ecuador). December.
  • 1987: “Anotaciones sobre el habla Guayaquileña,” in Jornadas de Identidad Nacional-Casa de la Cultura: Guayaquil-Ecuador (Revised version published in my La Palabra Invadida, 79-93). July.

Grants and Scholarships:

  • 2009: Sabbatical Leave (spring 2009).
  • 2006: Winkel Humanities Fund (SUNY Plattsburgh).
  • 2004: Winkel Humanities Fund (SUNY Plattsburgh).
  • 2002: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
  • 1999: Plattsburgh State: Foreign Languages Travel Founding.
  • 1997: Department Dissertation Scholarship: U of Oregon.
  • 1997: University of Oregon Stickels Scholarship.
  • 1990-1993: Fulbright-LASPAU Scholarship.
  • 1987: National Award of Essay: Guayaquil-Ecuador.
  • 1984: National Award of Poetry: Guayaquil-Ecuador.
  • 1978-84: Scholarship for best high-school graduate: U Católica of Guayaquil.

Professional Membership:

  • 2008: Corresponsal for Ecuadorian newspaper El Nuevo Empresario.
  • 2004-present: Asociación de Ecuatorianistas.
  • 2003-present: Reader for Fronteras de la Historia. Colonial Latin American Review. Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 2004-2005: Organization of American Historians.
  • 2000-2004: Instituto Cervantes. New York, New York.
  • 1999-2004: Africana/Organization for the Studies of Africans in the Americas.
  • 1998-present: Latin American Program (SUNY Plattsburgh).
  • 1997-2000: Modern Languages Association (MLA).
  • 1995-2004: Editorial Board/Consejo de Redacción Revista de Cultura Latinoamericana Guaraguao: University of Barcelona-Spain.
  • 1988-1990: Editorial Board/Consejo de Redacción Revista de Literatura Catedral Salvaje: Guayaquil.
  • 1984-present: Casa de la Cultura del Ecuador, Sección Literatura.

Academic Refereed Books

  • 2009: 2nd edition of (Auto) Biografía y Misticismo Femeninos en la Colonia: La ‘Relación’ escrita por Madre Josefa de la Providencia sobre Madre Antonia Lucía Maldonado. Guayaquil: Consulate of Perú. (200 pages).
  • 2002: Lecturas prohibidas de la literatura ecuatoriana. Guayaquil: Universidad Católica. 195 pages.
  • 2001: (Auto) Biografía y Misticismo Femeninos en la Colonia: La ‘Relación’ escrita por Madre Josefa de la Providencia sobre Madre Antonia Lucía Maldonado. New Orleans: UP of the South. 200 pages.
  • 1988: La Palabra Invadida. Ensayos de Literatura Ecuatoriana.  Guayaquil: FEDESO. 98 pages.

Translations of Poetry

 2009: Tapestry of the Sun. A Bilingual Anthology of Ecuadorian Poets. 350 pages. Translations with Alexis Levitin. California. San Francisco: Coimbra.

Translations in Magazines

  • 2008-2009: Translations with Alexis Levitin of Ecuadorian poets Fernando Cazón, Carlos E. Jaramillo, Maritza Cino, Hipólito Alvarado, Edwin Madrid, Eduardo Morán, Hernán Zúñiga, Sonia Manzano, Antonio Preciado, Augusto Rodríguez, Siomara España, Sonia manzano, Ana Minga, Carolina Patiño in Per Contra (on-line magazine of poetry).
  • (forthcoming): Translations with Alexis Levitin of poems by Carlos E. Jaramillo, Sonia Manzano in World Literature Today.
  • (forthcoming): Translations with Alexis Levitin of poems by Hernán Zúñiga and Hipólito Alvarado, in Pusteblume.
  • (forthcoming): Translations with Alexis Levitin of three poems by David Ledesma in Spoon River Poetry Review.
  • (forthcoming): Translations with Alexis Levitin of two poems by David Ledesma in Great River Review.
  • (forthcoming): Translations with Alexis Levitin of a poem by Edwin Madrid in Controlled Burn.
  • (forthcoming): Translations with Alexis Levitin of four poems by Antonio Preciado in Afro-Hispanic Review.
  • (forthcoming): Translations with Alexis Levitin of five poems by Roy Siguenza in Onthebus.
  • (forthcoming): Translations with Alexis Levitin of four poems by Augusto Rodríguez in Zoland Poetry.
  • (forthcoming): Translations with Alexis Levitin of one poem by Augusto Rodrígez in Evansville Review.
  • (forthcoming): Translations with Alexis Levitin of one poem by Augusto Rodrígez in Boulevard.
  • (forthcoming): Translations with Alexis Levitin of one poem by Carolina Patiño in Home Planet News.

Academic Refereed Articles

  • (forthcoming): Ecuadorian Poetry. The Princeton Encylopedia of Poetics. Roland Greene, editor.
  • 2008: Review of Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador by Kim Clark, Marc Becker, eds. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007. H-LatAm.
  • 2008: Review of Noé Jitrik Reader: Selected Essays on Latin American Literature. Translated by Susan Benner. Durham: Duke University Press, July. In H-LatAm.
  • 2008: “Marianita de Jesus, Saint” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History (4 volumes). Bonnie G. Smith, editor. Oxford UP.
  • 2007: Review of Kim Clark and Marc Becker, eds. Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, October. InH-LatAm.
  • 2007: “Heterosexualidad y problemas generacionales en la literatura ecuatoriana” (Iberoamericana Pittsburgh. July-September)
  • 2007: “Jóvenes poetas ecuatorianos: en busca de un nuevo compromiso literario. Litterae International. Universidad de Concepción-Chile
  • 2007: Interview to salsa piano player and composer Larry Harlow, in El Quirófano, a Cultural magazine. April. Vol 1, No 2. Guayaquil-Ecuador.
  • 2007: Interview to salsa trumpet player and composer Luis “Perico” Ortiz in El Quirófano, a Cultural Magazine. January. Vol 1, No l. Guayaquil-Ecuador.
  • 2006: “Gertrudis de San Ildefonso, La Perla Mística.” (Introduction and anthology of her biography) in Diálogos espirituales. Manuscritos femeninos hispanoeamericanos. Siglos XVI-XIX. .Asunción Lavrin y Rosalva Loreto, editoras. Puebla: UNA de Puebla/U de las Américas. (202-224). 
  • 2006: “El Eco de un Tambor: Interview to Ecuadorian Writer Miguel Donoso Pareja.” Catedral, Literary Magazine of  Newspaper Síntesis. April 15. Puebla, Mexico.
  • 2003: Ultima canción del exiliado (On Donoso Pareja’s writing). Tempo 2. UNAM. Abril.
  • 2003: Estructura de emociones y poética del tiempo en Fernando Nieto Cadena. Alternativas. Review of the Catholic University of Guayaquil. Vol 4, Número 6. 10 pages.
  • 2003: Thomas Merton, Thomas Wolfe y el amor por nuestra tierra. Alternativas. Review of the Catholic University of Guayaquil. Vol 4, Número 5. 10 pages
  • 2003: Ultima Canción del Exiliado. (Fragments). Tiempo. Mexico. Abril. (see www.uam.mx/difucion/revista/abr2003/iturburu)
  • 2003: “GUAYAQUIL": Judíos, argentinos y el fin del nacionalismo criollo” in Jorge Luis Borges at the Millennium. Gary Gracz, ed. Mellen Press. 16 pages.
  • 2002: “Juan Bautista Aguirre: Actualidad política del ‘Breve diseño de las ciudades de Guayaquil y Quito,’” in Alternativas 4, Review of the Catholic University of Guayaquil. 62-64. July.
  • 2000: “¿Quién es el ’verdadero guayaquileño’?” in El Universo (Ecuadorian newspaper). July 21.
  • 1998: Relación de Madre Antonia Lucía Maldonado. Guaraguao (a Cultural magazine). Barcelona-Spain.
  • 1998: “Los tópicos de la tradición en la música popular latinoamericana: salsa y bolero.” Cultura, Banco Central del Ecuador, April. 15 pages.
  • 1995: “Reconstruyendo la Figura del Conquistador: Un estudio de la imagen de Francisco de Orellana.” Guaraguao. Revista de Cultura Latinoamericana (University of Barcelona-Spain)17-24.
  • 1984-1987: Cultural Chronicles as Correspondant for the Literary Review of Newspaper Expreso (Guayaquil-Ecuador and Paris-France

Creative Writing Publications

  • (forthcoming): El Aguila bajo el sol. Entrevistas a cinco ecuatorianistas de Estados Unidos (The Eagle Under The Sun. Interviews to Five Ecuadorianists from the US).
  • 2009 El libro del barrio. Various texts on Popular Culture (150 pages). Guayaquil: Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano.
  • 2008: Rumor de inventario (Antología personal) (200 pages). Guayaquil: Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano.
  • 2006: El eco de un tambor. An anthology and interviews to six Ecuadorian writers (150 pages). Guayaquil: Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano.
  • 2006: Los patriotas del sur. Chronical and autobiographical writings (1960-1990) (100 pages). Guayaquil: Centro Ecuatorianao Norteamericano.
  • 2006: Habana nocturna, and Rosa Primavera (Salsa lyrics). Salsa Picante Orq., in Siempre Salsa, CD by Rick Davies, Emlyn Music.
  • 2004: Si es que te queda cariño. (If you still love me) A novel. Guayaquil: Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano/ Imaginaria.
  • 2004: Contra sí mismo y otros poemas prosaicos (Against Oneself and Other Prose poems). Colección Línea Imaginaria. Quito: Casa de la Cultura.
  • 2003: Indignados tus hijos del yugo. (Rebel Children of Slavery. Anthology of Poetry. Several authors). Guayaquil: Imaginaria.
  • 2002: El cholo Cepeda, detective privado (Detective short stories). Guayaquil: Imaginaria.
  • 2002: “Fiesta en el Bronx” (Salsa lyrics) in Fiesta en el Bronx. Salsa Picante Orchestra. CD Produced by Wayne Gorbea. Sanachie Entertainment Corp.
  • 1997: El Camino Tomado (Poetry). Guayaquil: Casa de la Cultura.
  • 1995: Editor, Entre el Cero y la Unidad. Guayaquil: Universidad Católica P. Works produced in the Literary Workshops I directed at the Universidad Católica.
  • 1990: Vástagos (Poetry). Guayaquil:  Casa de la Cultura.
  • 1988: De Maitines y Laudes (Poetry).  Zacatecas-Mexico: U of Zacatecas P.
  • 1984: Posta Poética (Variuos authors).  Quito: El Conejo, 1984.
  • 1980: Colectivo (Various Authors). Poems. Jorge Velasco, ed. Guayaquil: Grafec.
  • 1978: Cambio (Cultural Magazine). Poems. Vol 4/III. México DF.
  • 1978: Donde Crecen las Arañas. (Short Stories). Guayaquil: De los negritos.

Manuscript in preparation

  • Guayaquil: Barroco popular, humor y conservadurismo politico (criticism)

Reviews on El Cholo Cepeda

  • 2008: “De Sherlock Holmes al Cholo Cepeda". Diario Extra. Guayaquil. Agosto 27.
  • 2006: “El Eco de un tambor negro-andino” by Juan de Jesús López. Milenio. 12 de Diciembre.Villahermosa-Mexico
  • 2005: On Fernando Iturburu prose and poetry: Fernando Nieto Cadena in Alternativas, Review of Cathotic University of Guayaquil.
  • 2002: “Presentación de ‘El Cholo Cepeda, Investigador Privado’” by Carolina Andrade in Alternativas 4 (A Cultural magazine). Cathotic University of Guayaquil. Julio. Pages 84-85.
  • 2002: Nuevo realismo ecuatoriano. Miguel Donoso Pareja (Quito: Eskeletra). Pages 180, 243.
  • 2002: “Guayaquil según Iturburu” by Xavier Michelena in El Comercio (Ecuadorian newspaper). May 3.
  • 2002: “El Guayaquil sensible de Fernando Iturburu” by Lola Márquez in Vistazo (Magazine). January 24. Pages 76-77.
  • 2002: “El Guayaquil del Cholo Cepeda” by Clara Medina in El Universo. January 6. Page 9.   
  • 1997: “Fernando Iturburu y el cuento policíaco” by Jorge Martillo in El Universo. June 26.

Interviews and Profiles

  • 2008: American Consulate in Guayaquil: Bulletin on Launching of Rumor de inventario, in http://guayaquil.usconsulate.gov/pr_08.13.08
  • 2008: Interview. El Universo (newspaper). Guayaquil, August 17.
  • 2008: Interview. Vistazo (magazine). Guayaquil, August 14.
  • 2008: “El suspenso de Highsmith” (Patricia Highsmith’s suspense). Expreso (newspaper): Guayaquil, April 20.
  • 2008: Ecuadorian poets translated into English, with Alexis Levitin. Per Contra (on-line literary magazine). Winter/Spring.
  • 2007: Ecuadorian poets translated into English, with Alexis Levitin. Per Contra (on-line literary magazine). Summer/Fall.
  • 2006: Los patriotas del sur de Fernando Iturburu. Otón Chávez. El Universo (newspaper): Guayaquil, December 24.
  • 2006: Iturburu: Sería mucho más felíz en Guayaquil. Guayaquil: El Universo (newspaper). Guayaquil: October 17.
  • 2006: Fernando Iturburu, un autor que disfruta de la disciplina. Expreso (newspaper). Guayaquil, October 17.
  • 2006: Crónicas y remembreanzas de Fernando Iturburu. Meridiano (newspaper). Guayaquil, October 17.
  • 2005: La noción del sujeto en la actual poesía ecuatoriana: el caso de tres autores. Angel Emilio Hidalgo. http://www.edufuturo.com/imageBDE/EF/79028.nocion.pdf
  • 2004: Historical Bibliography of Ecuador by Rodolfo Pérez Pimentel.
  • 2004: Poetry Reading. Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano. Guayaquil. El Universo. Newspaper information. 01/ 8.
  • 2002: “¿Qué ofra famosa de la literatura ecuatoriana no hubiera escrito y por qué? in El Universo (Ecuadorian newspaper). August 14.
  • 2002: “Entre lo policial y la picaresca” Interview by Fernando Cazón Vera in Expreso (Ecuadorian newspaper). January Page 13.
  • 2002: “Profs Become Students of Diverse Latin Women” in The Arizona Republic (Phoenix). July.
  • 2001: “Literatura Colonial para entender América” by Clara Medina in El Telégrafo (Ecuadorian newspaper). March 1.
  • 2001: “Iturburu: La palabra está burocratizada.” Interview by Sofía Guerrero in El Universo. January 17.
  • 1998: “El camino tomado” by Jorge Martillo in El Universo. January 20.
  • 1995: Los libros de mi vida. La historia que nunca se contó. Interviews by Edgar Freire. Quito: Círculo de Lectores. Pages 160-161.
  • 1995: “Los discutidos talleres. Nueva opinión sobre una vieja polémica” in El Telégrafo. April 13.
  • 1995: Biography published by Rodolfo Pérez Pimentel in Diccionario Biográfico Ecuatoriano Vol VI (U on Guayaquil P: Guayaquil, Ecuador).
  • 1991: “Vástagos: La madrugada de una conciencia” by Marcelo Baez in Expreso. January 9.
  • 1988: “Escribir bien es mi único deber” in El Universo. September 11.
  • 1983: “¿Qué es escribir poesía?” Expreso. July 24.

College Service:

  • 2005-present: Assessment Advisory Committee
  • 2006: Attending Training Workshop on Oral Proficiency Interview by the American Council on Teaching a Foreign Language at SUNY Plattsburgh. April 24-27
  • 2005: Co-Coordinator of the Conference The Tango Project. SUNY Plattsburgh. March 17
  • 2005: Advisor for Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. A Latina Sorority (SUNY Plattsburgh).
  • 2004-2006: Advisor for El Pueblo, a Hispanic Student Organization (SUNY Plattsburgh).
  • 2004-present: Peer Review Group (PRG) for the Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literature (SUNY Plattsburgh).
  • 2004-present: Winkel Endowment Fund Committee
  • 2002-present: Professional Education Unit (SUNY Plattsburgh)
  • 2001-present: Faculty of Arts and Sciences Faculty Affairs Committee
  • 2001: Co-Coordinator of the Conference Africa and Latin America: Forging New Identities. SUNY Plattsburgh. October 5.
  • 2000-present: Search Committee for Spanish and French Positions.
  • 2000: Search Committee for English as Second Language.

Community Service:

  • 2006-present: Undergraduate Spanish Lecture (end of each semester)
  • 2004-present: General Coordination of Spanish Conversation Groups.
  • 1998-2004: Coordinator of Spanish Conversation (SUNY Plattsburgh).
  • 1998-2004: Coordinator of Culture and Poetry Series (SUNY Plattsburgh).
  • 1998-2002: Council on the Arts of Clinton County, Plattsburgh, NY.

Contact Fernando Itururu

Office: Champlain Valley Hall 312
Phone: (518) 564-3832
Fax: (518) 564-2140
Email: fernando.iturburu@plattsburgh.edu