A/Prof Leonel Alvarado

Adjunct Associate Professor in Spanish - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Leonel Alvarado

Biography

Growing up in the Mayan region of Honduran has been an essential part of my life, more so now that I live in Australasia, since our cultures share a colonial past and an indigenous heritage. Before moving here, in 2002, I spent eight years as a postgraduate student and teacher of Spanish language and Latin American literature and culture in the US. My teaching career began in Honduras, in April of 1989 - I don't remember the day, only the time (my first class was at 7am!) and the fact that I was so excited and nervous that I didn't follow my lesson plan; the moral of the story is that I have been confusing students ever since!

Qualifications

BA (Honduras), MA (Maryland), PhD (Maryland)

Teaching Areas

SPAN101 Introductory Spanish I
SPAN102 Introductory Spanish II
SPAN303 Travellers' Tales: The Invention of Latin America
SPAN305 Latin American Voices
SPAN306 Latin American Rhythms and Politics: From Tango to Rock
SPAN401H Spanish Hons Coursework
SPAN402H Spanish Hons Dissertation

Research Interests

I am currently conducting research on issues of nationalism, music, immigration and identity through the national anthems of Central America. I am also interested in exploring how Latin America has been seen and invented by European, North American and Australasian travel writers. My scholarly research feeds into my poetry –in my most recent books I have written about the impact of displacement, immigration and violence from biblical, historical and contemporary points of views.

Publications

Recent Publications

Books

Alvarado, L.(2018). El lirismo patriótico centroamericano: himnos, nacionalismo e identidad. San José, CR; Panamá: SEDUCA.

Alvarado, L.(2018). El futuro que no fuimos. Tegucigalpa: Editorial Universitaria.

Alvarado, L. (2017). Estos dias se llaman Blanca/These Days are Called Blanca. Bilingual edition. : National University of Honduras Press.

Alvarado, L. (2014). Driving with Neruda to the Fish 'n' Chips. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Haunui Press.

Alvarado, L. (2014). Xibalbá, Texas. Panama: Technological University of Panama.

Alvarado, L. (2014). Retratos mal hablados. La Habana, Cuba: Casa de las Americas & Haunui Press.

Alvarado, L. (2007). Vida y obra de Bulnes, el memorioso. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, C.A.: Universitaria.

Refereed Articles

Alvarado, L. (2018). La astucia de los mitos: la poesía de Rosalba Campra. Revista Casa de las Americas. 291(abril-junio), 107-112.

Alvarado, L. (2018). Los poetas de Hispamérica cumplen 45 años. Estudios de Teoría Literaria. 7(14), 21-29.

Alvarado, L. (2018). From Positivism to YouTube: Music and Nationalism in Central America. Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies, Fall 2017 – Winter 2018, 42-49. https://clas.berkeley.edu/research/central-america-positivism-youtube-music-and-nationalism

Alvarado, L. (2018). Memoria, sin tu equipaje no alces el vuelo: Las geografías panamadas de Rómulo Castro. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 23:3, 313-324. https://doi.org/10.1080/13260219.2017.1452682

Alvarado, L. (2017). Barroco, católico y homosexual: Edilberto Cardona Bulnes en sus Honduras. Chasqui. 46(1), 57-69.

Alvarado, L. (2017). Poesia de las Honduras. Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos. 799(Enero 2017), 6-21.

Alvarado, L. (2016). Mrs. Howe in Havana: Activismo político y exploraciones sociales en A Trip to Cuba. South Atlantic Review. 81(3), 21-35.

Alvarado, L. (2014). Muestra de nueva poesia hondureña. Hispamérica. XLIII(128), 77-92.

Alvarado, L. (2014). Centroamericano 4ever: el nacionalismo musical en YouTube. Revista Casa de las Americas. 274(enero-marzo), 8-17.

Alvarado, L. (2011). Bello y Sarmiento: dos modos de estudiar la historia. Hipertexto. 13, 120-131.

Alvarado, L. (2009). La invención lírica de la nación: Los himnos nacionales de Centroamérica. Cuadernos Americanos: nueva epoca. 129, 109-136.

Alvarado, L. (2008). Lezama in Xibalbá: The Mesoamerican Expression in Paradiso. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. 85(5), 717-732.

Alvarado, L. (2008). Lezama in Xibalba: Mesoamerican expression in 'Paradiso'. BULLETIN OF HISPANIC STUDIES. 85(5), 717-732.

Alvarado, L. (2007). Bolero: Sentimental Utopias, modernity, and mestizaje. Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 32(63), 147-166.

Alvarado, L. (2006). De Mallarme a Jimenez: los dados de Dios en el jardin de la pureza. Hipertexto. 4, 3-18.

Alvarado, L. (2006). Espacios privados y proyectos publicos en el romanticismo hondureno. La Torre. 11(40), 115-132.

Alvarado, L. (2004). Una estetica de las cosas viejas: Modernismo, barroco y marxismo en la literatura centroamericana. Kipus: Revista Andina de Letras. , 33-44.

Alvarado, L. (2004). Sirenas, bananos y Sandino: Modernismo y modernizacion en Centroamerica. Cuadernos Americanos. 105(3), 77-96.