Dan Russek, University of Victoria

Assistant Professor Victoria, British Columbia drussek@uvic.ca Office: (250) 472-5455

Bio/Research

Prof. Dan Russek, a native of Mexico, has taught at UVic since 2004 (as Lecturer, from 2005 as assistant professor). He earned a B.A. (Philosophy) and an M.A. (Comparative Literature) from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the ...

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Bio/Research

Prof. Dan Russek, a native of Mexico, has taught at UVic since 2004 (as Lecturer, from 2005 as assistant professor). He earned a B.A. (Philosophy) and an M.A. (Comparative Literature) from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago, specializing in modern and contemporary Latin American literature and visual arts. His fields of research include the links between literature and the visual arts and media, urban studies and aesthetics.

He is currently finishing a book manuscript that explores the relations between 20th century Latin American literature and photography. His new research project explores the relations between modern technology, culture and literature, and centers on the notion of epiphany and the phenomenon of light.

Prof. Russek regularly teaches a survey course on modern and contemporary Latin American literature (SPAN 385) and a course on Latin American film (SPAN 485B). He has taught courses on Latin American literature and the visual arts, and monographic courses on Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar and Octavio Paz.

Prof. Russek was Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Hispanists (2008-2011) and has coordinated the Department’s annual Latin American and Spanish Film Week (http://web.uvic.ca/hispanital/latin/film_series_2011.htm).



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