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Luis C. Cano

Associate Professor
606A McClung Tower
Phone: (865) 974-7004

Luis C. Cano, from Colombia, is an Associate Professor of Spanish. He received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999. Dr. Cano specializes in contemporary Latin American Literatures, with an emphasis on popular genres such as science fiction, detective fiction and the fantastic. His book Intermitente recurrencia: La ciencia ficción y el canon literario en Hispanoamérica explores the different traditions that participate in the formation and development of the genre-in particular the British and American traditions, the main traits that distance Spanish American Sci-Fi from its more popular relatives in the United States and Europe, its peculiar position in the Latin American debate on regional identity, and the transition it has experienced from the modern to the postmodern arenas. He is currently working on a manuscript on the representation of violence in the fiction produced in Colombia in the past 30 years. His articles have appeared in journals such as Hispania, Revista Iberoamericana, Co-Herencia: Revista de Humanidades, Con-textos: Revista de Semiótica Literaria, MIFLC Review, Revista Universidad EAFIT.

Dr. Cano's teaching and service have been recognized with the 2003-2004 Junior Faculty Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences, the 2004-2005 Chancellor's Outstanding Teacher Award, and the 2009 - 2010 Faculty Advising Service Award, College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State

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