Mark Couture

Department of Modern Foreign Languages
Associate Professor of Spanish

Mark Couture

Phone: 828-227-3973
Office Address: McKee 131C


  • Ph.D., Spanish, Duke University, 1995
  • M.A., Spanish, Michigan State University, 1988
  • B.A., Interdisciplinary Humanities, 1986

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Latin American literature; Mexican popular culture; popular music.

Personal Statement:

I made the right career choice when I decided to become a Spanish teacher.  While I truly enjoy teaching Spanish, I also find teaching Hispanic culture and literature to be very rewarding. As a scholar, I have published articles on Jorge Luis Borges, José Lezama Lima, and songwriter Agustín Lara. Currently, I am working on a book-length project on Mexican popular culture in which I will discuss music, film, comic books, and other popular media. For five years I chaired the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and currently I am happy to have returned to full-time teaching.


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