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Santiago Garcia-Castanon

Santiago Garcia-Castanon

Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

World Languages

Contact Information

Email: sgarcia@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3500
Office: 127 McKee Building

Biography

Dr. Santiago García-Castañón is a native of Avilés (Asturias, Spain). He received his undergraduate degree in Anglo-Germanic Philology from the University of Oviedo and his Master’s and PhD in Spanish Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He has taught at various universities in the US and Spain and is currently Professor of Spanish at WCU. He is an avid opera listener and fountain pen collector. In addition to his academic responsibilities he is an award-winning poet and a novelist.

Education

  • Ph D, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BA, Foreign Institution

Teaching Interests

Spanish literature, history and culture (all periods) Post-Civil War poetry, culture and politics

Research Interests

Early Modern Spanish poetry, theater and prose fiction. Codicology and ecdotics Post-Civil War poetry, culture and politics

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