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Stephen Clark

Professor, Spanish

Contact Information

Education

Ph.D. Latin American Literature, University of Colorado, 1996
M.A. Spanish, Middlebury College-Madrid, 1990
B.A. Spanish, Summa Cum Laude, St. Mary's College of California, 1988

Biography

Stephen Clark received his Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of Colorado, where he completed his dissertation on the autobiographical writings of Cuban exiles. He has lived in Spain, where he finished his master's degree, and has traveled to many countries of Latin America, his favorite being Ecuador. His publications include criticism, literary translations, interviews of major Cuban writers, and book reviews.

Prior to joining CSU Channel Islands in the fall of 2007, Professor Clark taught at Northern Arizona University and Indiana State University, where he served in a variety of roles such as Spanish Section Head and Coordinator of Lower Division Spanish courses. Prior to completing his doctorate, he taught Spanish for three years at the high school level.

In addition to Spanish language courses, Professor Clark greatly enjoys teaching Latin American literature, literary translation, and Latin American culture and civilization. He also enjoys creating Special Topics courses such as "Film in the Hispanic World" and "Creative Writing in Spanish."

In his free time, Professor Clark enjoys playing sports, reading, traveling, and spending time with Chiquita, his bilingual Golden Retriever, and his wife Elma.

Representative Courses Taught

  • SPAN 461 Masterpieces of Latin American Literature
  • SPAN 450 Introduction to Literary Translation
  • SPAN 462 Modern Mexican Literature
  • SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

Scholarship

Keywords

Translation, Cuban Literature, Latin American Literature, Latin American Culture