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Jesus Rosales

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Assoc Professor, Spanish
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography: 

Jesús Rosales is an associate professor of Spanish in the School of International Letter and Cultures at Arizona State University. He was born in Durango, Mexico and raised in Santa Barbara, California. He has lived and worked throughout the Southwest, including California, New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. His field of specialty is Chicano literary history and Chicano literature written in Spanish. He is fortunate to have worked at different academic levels: high school, community college, and university.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Stanford University 1995
  • M.A. Stanford University 1981
  • B.A. University of California-Los Angeles 1980
Research Interests: 

Professor Rosales' research focuses on Chicano literature and culture with an emphasis on Chicano literary history and Chicano narrative written in Spanish. He also studies the impact that Mexican popular culture has on Chicano literature and Mexico on the Chicano imaginary; these themes will be the focus of future book projects. A project in the works is to delve on how Chicano literature and culture is seen outside of the United States. With the aid of former and current ASU Ph.D. students, he is currently collecting essays from international critics that we plan to publish in four volumes: "Spanish Perspectives on Chicano literature"; "European Perspectives on Chicano literature"; "Latin American Perspectives on Chicano literature"; and "Mexican Perspectives on Chicano literature."

Besides these research interests, Rosales also enjoys creative writing. His short stories and fictional testimonies have been published in a number of journals. Currently, he is working on a collection of short stories titled, "Play In Dreams and Other testimonios"

Rosales is the founder and editor of Puentes: Revista méxico-chicana de literatura, cultura y arte. The journal, founded in 2003, publishes essays, poetry, narrative, interviews, testimonies and art as a way to promote Chicano literature and culture on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. He is also the founder of the Premio Nacional de Narrativa Chicana Escrita en Español in an effort to promote Chicano literature in Spanish.

Publications: 

Selected Publications Include:

Books:

1) Marco Solis El hombre de arena. Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico: ALJA Ediciones, 2020.

2) Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature: Literary and Cultural Essays. (Edited with Dr. Vanessa Fonseca) Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2017.

3) Thinking en español: Interviews with Critics of Chicana/o Literature. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2014.

4) Alejandro Morales: Encuentro, historia y compromiso social. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 1999.

Book Chapters:

1) "Community and Exile in Norma E. Cantú's Canícula," in Word  Images: A Norma Cantú Reader. Ed. Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. March 2017.

2) "Literatura méxico-americana de urgencia y compromiso social de las primeras décadas del siglo XX: José de la Luz Sáenz." Chican@s y Mexican@s norteñ@s: Bi-Borderlands Dialogues on Literary and Cultural Productions. Graciela Silva Rodríguez and Manuel de Jesús Hernández-Gutiérrez (Editors). México: Ediciones Eón, 2012, pages 242-266.

3) “El cronotopo del encuentro en Reto en el paraíso de Alejandro Morales,” Bilingual Review: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Vol. 20, No. 3, 1996, pages 61-75.

Articles:

1) "The Literary Works of José Agapito Olivas: Interrogating Early New Mexico Folklore y Lo Mexicano" (in collaboration with Carlos G. Vélez-Ibánez, et. al). Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. UCLA Chicano Research Center, Los Angeles, CA. Fall 2019.

2) "The Spanish Language: Chicano Literature." Oxford Encyclopedia/Latino. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.

3) "Literatura chicana, una nueva perspectiva histórica." RANLE: Revista de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española. New York, Vol. VI - No. 12, 2017.

4) "Presencia de íconos culturales mexicanos en La otra frontera de Alfonso Rodríguez." Ventana Abierta: Revista Latina de Literatura, Arte y Cultura, Santa Barbara, CA, 2016.

5) “La literatura chicana en español: La otra frontera de Alfonso Rodríguez.” Parcours Interculturels: Entre er devenir. Maia Morel (coord.). Cote-Saint-Luc, Québec, Canada: Éditions Peisaj, 2010, pages 90-99.

6) “José de la Luz Sáenz: Precursor de la literatura del Movimiento Chicano.” Camino Real: Estudios de las Hispanidades Norteamericanas, Madrid, España, Número 0, 2009, pages 153-173.

7) “Los cuentos de Rosaura Sánchez: ¿narrativa chicana o mexicana?” Casa de las Américas, La Habana, Cuba, Número 252, julio-septiembre, 2008, pages 71-75.

8) “El Sur: Chicano/a Visions of Mexico in ‘El corrido de Rito García’ and ‘Oaxaca, 1974.’” Cien años de lealtad en honor a Luis Leal. One Hundred Years of Loyalty in Honor of Luis Leal, Volumen II. Mexico: UC-Mexicanistas, 2007, pages 1171-1181.

9) “La frontera como falso refugio chicano, el caso de Oscar Zeta Acosta: The Brown Buffalo.” Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, Spring 2004, pages 50-57.

10) “A Sojourn of Desire: Cuando lleguemos (Chicano Literature: A Historical Reflection).” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Los Angeles, CA, Volume 26, No.2, Fall 2001, pages 125-151.

11) “En busca de la verdadera Tierra Amarilla.” Cuadernos Americanos: Nueva Época. Universidad Autónoma de México, México, 55 enero-febrero, 1996, pages 141-163.

Creative Works:

1) Short Story: "Ecos: entre arena y cemento." Hostos Review/Revista Hostosiana. Hostos Community College/CUNY, Bronx, New York, Número/Issue 15, Fall 2019.

2) Short Story: "Bendígame, Padre." Confluencia, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, Vol. 27. No. 1, Fall 2011.

3) Testimony: "La casa Leal." Ventana Abierta: Revista Latina de Literatura, Arte y Cultura, Santa Barbara, CA, Vol. VIII, número 29 y 30, Fall 2010.

4) Short story: “Cartas a Enrique,” Al corriente: curso intermedio de español,” McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, N.Y., Fourth Edition, 2003 (also appeared in the Second Edition, 1993 and the Third Edition, 1998).

5) Short story: “El camino,” Ventana Abierta: Revista Latina de Literatura, Arte y Cultura, Center for Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA,Vol. 1, número 3, Fall, 1997.

6) Short story: “El retrovisor,” San Quintín 106, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, Año II, número 8, septiembre-octubre, 1997.

7) Short story: “Historia de un camino,” Saguaro, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Vol. 9, 1994.

8) Short Story: “Parte del proceso,”  First Prize, Cenzontle Seventh Chicano Literary Prize. 1980-1981, University of California, Irvine, 1981.

Editor:

1) "El estado de Arizona" Puentes: Revista méxico-chicana de literatura, cultura y arte, Tempe, Arizona, Número 12, 2017. Forthcoming Fall 2017.

2) Verde. Saúl Cuevas (Novel: winner of the Premio Nacional de Narrativa Chicana Escrita en Español). San Luis Río Colorado, México: Editorial Letras del Norte, 2016.

3) “Yucatán: Baktún 14” Puentes: Revista méxico-chicana de literatura, cultura y arte, Tempe, Arizona, Número 11, Spring 2014.

4) "The Rolando Hinojosa/Miguel Méndez Literary Symposium: Vida y Honor/Life and Honor" Puentes: Revista méxico-chicana de literatura, cultura y arte, Tempe, Arizona, Número 9, Fall 2011.

5) "La literatura mexicana y chicana: Cien años de Revolución." Puentes: Revista méxico-chicana de literatura, cultura y arte, Tempe, Arizona, Número 8, Fall 2010.

6) "La mujer chicana y mexicana del siglo XXI: Ellas tiene la palabra," Puentes: Revista méxico-chicana de literatura, cultura y arte, Tempe, Arizona, Número 7, Fall 2009.

7) “Puro tejano,” Puentes: Revista méxico-chicana de literatura, cultura y arte, Corpus Christi, TX, Número 6, Fall 2008.

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 429Writing Mexico: Major Texts
SPA 464Jaiton Works in Chicano/a Lit
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 471Indohispanomexicano Civilizatn
SPA 538Chicana Writers
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 429Writing Mexico: Major Texts
SPA 464Jaiton Works in Chicano/a Lit
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 486Chicano/a Novel:Ultima,Rafa
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 471Indohispanomexicano Civilizatn
SPA 598Special Topics
SPA 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 429Writing Mexico: Major Texts
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 486Chicano/a Novel:Ultima,Rafa
SPA 552Chicano/a Film
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 325Intro to Hispanic Literature
SPA 429Writing Mexico: Major Texts
SPA 492Honors Directed Study
SPA 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 429Writing Mexico: Major Texts
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 493Honors Thesis
SPA 520Preparing Professional Careers
SPA 598Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 429Writing Mexico: Major Texts
SPA 464Jaiton Works in Chicano/a Lit
SPA 492Honors Directed Study
SPA 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 474Revolutnr Mexico&Postmdrn Revs
SPA 587Chicano/a Drama
Presentations: 

Selected Presentations:

1) "México en la imaginación del chicano: Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa de Rigoberto González"                    XIX Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica                                                                                                                     Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 8-10, 2017.

2) "El laberinto borgiano en A Chicano in China de Rudolfo Anaya"                                                                                                   30 Years After Borges: Argentina, Politics and Culture Conference                                                                                             Beijing, China, July 16, 2016.

3) “Los cuentos pre-chicanos de Mario Suárez”                                                                                                                               XXV Jornadas: Binacionales de Literatura Abigael Bohórquez                                                                                                       San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, México April 20-23, 2016

4) “Presencia de íconos culturales mexicanos en La otra frontera de Alfonso Rodríguez”                                                           National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies                                                                                                                 Denver, Colorado, April 6-9, 2016

5) “Revistas literarias chicanas en español: el caso de Puentes: Revista méxico-chicana de literatura, cultura y arte”                    II Festival Cultural Internacional El Gran México: Las culturas mexicanas más allá de las fronteras                                               El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Baja California, September 11, 2014

6) "Perspectivas españolas en la literatura chicana”                                                                                                                         9th International Conference on Chicano Literature and Latino Studies                                                                                   Oviedo, Spain, May 28-30, 2014

7) "La carpa y el laberinto en Ensueños de Saúl Cuevas”                                                                                                          National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies                                                                                                                  Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2014

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History: 

Director of current Ph.D. students:

1) Nancy Gómez

Director of current MA students:

1) Román Soto

Committee member of current Ph.D. students:

1) Miriam Carpenter

2) Alfredo Hernández

3) Mariana Ruiz González

4) Bruno Nowendsztern

Director/Member of previous Ph.D. and MA students:

1) Director: Concetta M. L. Bondi Ph.D. (Def. Summer 2020) Dissertation title: "Urban Chicanx/Latinx Art and Cultural Production in Phoenix, Arizona 'Mujeres del desierto': Cultural Identity, Eco-somaesthetics, and Urban Space in the Work of Stella Pope Duarte, La Morena, and Annie Lopez

2) Director: José Juan Gómez Ph.D. (Def. Summer 2018) Dissertation title: "In/justicia espacial en el teatro chicano/a: La (re)creación, toma y lucha por un espacio propio ante el desplazamiento y la gentrificación"

3) Director: José Flores, Ph.D. (Def. Fall 2017) Dissertation title: “Remezcla: reimaginando el discurso racial en la narrativa mexicoamericana (1970-2010)" (Dr. Flores is currently a Visiting Assisting Professor of Spanish and Latino Studies at Whittier College, Whittier, California, fall 2017)

4) Director: Laura Belmonte, Ph.D. (Def. Fall 2016) Dissertation title: "La lucha por la dignidad: espiritualidades y expresiones religiosas en la producción cultural chicana, 1960-2014 (Dr. Belmonte is currently an Assisting Professor of Chicano Studies at the University of New Mexico)

5) Member: Rosita Scerbo, Ph.D. (Def. Spring 2020) Dissertation title: "QueerARTivismo político y reinvindicación social: nuevas aproximaciones interdisciplinarias y transculturales a la autobiografía visual femenina"

6) Member: Xiomara Núñez-R Ph.D. (Def. Spr. 2019)

7) Member: Katie Brown, Ph.D. (Def. Spr. 2016) Dissertation title: “Traduttori Traditori: The Tasks of the Creative “Traitor” and the Problematic of Translation (Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, José Martí, César Vallejo, José Lezama Lima, and Octavio Paz)” (Dr. Brown is currently a Visiting Professor of Spanish at the University of Southern Colorado)

8) Member: Beatriz Rodríguez, Ph.D. (Def. Spr. 2019)

9) Member: Solem Minjares, Ph.D. (Def. Spr. 2018

10) Member: Indira García, M.A. (Def. Spr. 2016) (Miss García is currently a doctoral student at the University of Kansas)

11) Member: Tomás Ramos, Ph.D. (Def. Spr. 2015)

12) Member: Daniel Vargas, Ph.D. (Def. Spr. 2015)

13) Member: Edith Mansiglia, Ph.D. (Def. Spr. 2015)

14) Member: Arturo Jiménez, Ph.D. (Def. Spr. 2015)

15) Member: Elizabeth Atencia, M.A. (Def. Spr. 2015)

16) Co-Director): Jorge Mancillas, M.A. (Def. Spr. 2014)

17) Member: Rachel Newman, M.A. (Def. Spr. 2014)

18) Member: Norma López, M.A. (Def. Spr. 2014)

19) Member: Aurora Muñoz, M.A. (Def. Spr. 2014)

20) Director: Ana Sifuentes, M.A. (Def. Fall 2013)

21) Member: David Durán, M.A. (Def. Fall 2013)

22) Member: Vanessa Fonseca, Ph.D. (Def. Spr. 2013)

23) Member: Ileana Baeza, Ph.D. (Def. Spr. 2013)

24) Member: Mario Escobar, M.A. (Def. Spr. 2010)

25) Member: Rebecca Baker, M.A. (Def. Spr. 2010)

26) Member: John LeDeux, Ph.D. (Def. Spr. 2009)

27) Member: Martha E. Serpas-Alvarado, MA (Def. Spr. 2009)