Associate Professor of Spanish

Expertise: Spanish; Latin American Literature & Culture; Latin American Poetry & Narrative Poetry of Pablo Neruda Post-coup Chilean Poetry

Dr. Anderson has taught all levels of Spanish at John Carroll University since 1987. He served as chair of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures from 1997 to 2005, and as interim chair for 2008-2009. His special interests are the areas of contemporary Latin American literature and culture. Dr. Anderson is the author of On Elevating the Commonplace: Internal Structure and Intertextuality in the “Odas” of Pablo Neruda (1987), and several articles on twentieth century Latin American poetry.

Chair of Department, 1997 - 2005,
Interim Chair of Department, 2008 – 2009

Language Section:  Spanish
Languages Taught:  Spanish
Other Languages Read or Spoken:  French, Portuguese

Honors & Awards:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar for College Teachers,
    “Modern Poetry and Poetics in Latin America, 1880-1980,”  Georgetown University, 1990
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • George E. Grauel Faculty Fellowship, John Carroll University, Spring, 1997

Areas of Specialization in Teaching:

  • Latin American Literature & Culture

Areas of Specialization in Scholarship & Research:

  • Latin American Poetry & Narrative
  • Poetry of Pablo Neruda
  • Post-coup Chilean Poetry

 

Community Service / Organizations
Civic, Cultural, Ethnic Organization Affiliation or Membership:

  • Cleveland Association of Phi Beta Kappa