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Theodore Walker

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Part-time Instructor of Spanish

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Curriculum Vitae


Education

PhD, University of New Mexico, 2008

MA, Concentration in Hispanic Literature, 1997

BA, University of New Mexico, 1990


Biography

I had the great fortune to study with the poets Ángel González and Luis García Montero as a UNM undergraduate in Granada.  As a graduate student at UNM, the opportunity to live in Granada as a Fulbright Scholar was also fundamental toward a fuller appreciation of Spanish literature, history, and culture.  I have had the great privilege of knowing and translating the poet Fernando Garavito.  The weekly, then twice-monthly column by Fernando Garavito in The Santa Fe New Mexican that I translated during spring 2005  to fall 2006 resulted in the book of collected columns entitled Práctica y ambigüedad del enemigo/Praxis and Ambiguity of the Enemy, Gaon Press, 2007, which won the New Mexico Book Awards for “Best Political Writing of 2007.”  I have also had the pleasure of translating Cantando naranjas y limones/Singing Oranges and Lemons by María Nieves de Abajo. Ilustrations by Azita Golarai. Albuquerque: Centro Español de Recursos. Consejería de Educación de la Embajada de España en los Estados Unidos, 2009.  I have written the following Spanish-English bilingual books:  
  • El Camino Real: Greguerías & Sketches with Peter Pabisch. 2012. 
  • Invitation to the Imagination/Invitación a la imaginación. Original greguerías. 2012. 
  • Once Upon a Time You Called Me Black Boots / Érase una vez cuando me llamabas Botines Negros. A children’s story. 2011.

Research Interests

  • Bakhtin's theory of menippean satire and Carnival humor in relation to Spanish literature
  • Most recently in "The Poet as Comedian: Angel Gonzalez and the Shades of Aristophanes"

Contact


Phone: 505-277-5907
Fax: 505-277-3885


Physical Address

Room 310
Ortega Hall
Building # 79 on the UNM map


Mailing Address

MSC03-2100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070