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MemberEnrique Rodrigues-Moura

Enrique Rodrigues-Moura is Full Professor at the Department of Romance Languages (“Institut für Romanistik”) at the University of Bamberg since 2012. He received 2007 his PhD in Romanic Philology at the Complutense University of Madrid (Extraordinary Doctorate Award) and 2009 a Post-Doc-Award from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to research at the University of Lisbon. He has worked as Lecturer at the Universities of Bratislava, Graz and Wien and as Assistant Professor at the Universities of Innsbruck and Göttingen. He was Visiting Professor at the Department of Romance Languages of the University of Graz (2012-2017). He works also as a Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Studies (C.IAS) of the University of Graz since the summer semester 2017.   The main aspects of his research are the Literatures and Cultures in Spanish and Portuguese of the XVI and XVII centuries (e.g. Manoel Botelho de Oliveira, Miguel de Cervantes, A. Vieira, Saavedra Fajardo); the formation of cultural national identities in Latin America (e.g. Euclides da Cunha, Olavo Bilac); the relationship between fiction, historiography and politics and between fictional and factual narratives (e.g. Sarmiento, Eduardo Labarca, Roberto Bolaño), and the theory and practice of textual criticism (e.g. Fénix Renascida, Miguel de Cervantes, Camilo Castelo Branco).   He is a member of the advisory board of international journals in Spain, Brazil, Portugal, and the Czech Republic. Furthermore he is evaluator of the “Humboldt Stiftung”, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” (DFG; German Research Foundation) among other institutions.   Head of Department of Romance Languages (2012-2020) at the University of Bamberg.   Romance Literatures and Cultures; Iberian Studies; Hispanism; Luso-Brasilian Studies

MemberKevin Sedeño-Guillén

Dr. Kevin Sedeño-Guillén is a visiting assistant professor in the Spanish and Portuguese department at Colorado College. He is a Latin Americanist with an emphasis in colonial Latin America and a comparative focus in the Caribbean and Andean regions. His main area of expertise is the historiography of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American literary criticism. He has experience teaching Spanish Language at all levels, but he has a special concentration on academic and creative writing coaching. He has widely published on Reinaldo Arenas, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, Pedro Blas Julio, Rómulo Bustos Aguirre, Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, José Lezama Lima, Dulce María Loynaz, Rafael María Merchán, Manuel del Socorro Rodríguez, and María Zambrano, among other authors. He co-edited the collection of essays La narrativa de Mayra Montero: hacia una literatura transnacional caribeña (2008). Sedeño-Guillén’s research has been generously supported by the Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia, Cuban Heritage Collection of University of Miami, University of Kentucky Graduate School and Ibero-American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies. He is currently working to transform his dissertation, Modernidades contra-natura: crítica ilustrada, prensa periódica y cultura manuscrita en el siglo XVIII americano, into a book.