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Luis Fernando Restrepo

Luis Fernando Restrepo

Professor

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(WLLC)-World Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Phone: 479-575-7580

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Luis Fernando Restrepo (B.A. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia, 1988; M.A. University of Maryland, 1992; Ph.D. University of Maryland, 1996), joined the Department in the Fall of 1995 as a professor of Spanish specialized in colonial Latin American literature and culture.  Other teaching and research interest include indigenous literatures, literature and human rights, service learning, and Latino education.  He has been visiting professor at the Universidad Javeriana with a Fulbright Scholarship, and also at the Universidad de Antioquia and Universidad Eafit in Medellin, Colombia. He serves in the editorial boards of Confluencia (Colorado), Revista Estudios de Literatura Colombiana (Universidad de Antioquia), and Perifrasis (Universidad de los Andes).  His current research project focuses on early modern humanitarianism.  He is the current director of the Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Program. In 2011 he established Sin Limites, The Latino Youth Biliteracy Project, a service learning initiative involving upper level Spanish students mentoring elementary and middle school Spanish heritage speakers.  He has also served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community and the founding director of La Oficina Latina—The Office of Latino Academic Advancement and Community Relations.    

 

 

SELECT PUBLICATIONS:

Books

  • El Estado impostor. Apropiaciones literarias y culturales de la memoria muisca y de la América indígena   
    Editorial de la Universidad de Antioquia, 2013.   
  • Antología crítica de Juan de Castellanos.  Bogotá: Centro Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. 2004. 456 pages.  Contains a 50-page introduction and annotated text. Reviewed in Bulletin of Spanish Studies 
  • Un nuevo reino imaginado: Las Elegías de varones ilustres de Indias de Juan deCastellanos. Instituto Colombiano de Cultura Hispánica, 1999: 233 pp.  Finalist. Colombian National History Award, 1997. Reviews in Estudios de Literatura Colombiana [Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia] 8 enero-junio (2001): 107-9; and Fronteras de la Historia 5 (2000) 152-56. 
  • First Encounters: Native Americans and Europeans in the Mississippi Valley.
    CD-Rom co-produced with George Sabo and Linda Jones. Arkansas Archeological Survey. 
    National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching  with Technology Project.    

Book Chapters

  • “Narrativas humanitarias y colonialidad” in Narrativas en vilo entre la estética y la política.  Clemencia Ardila, Luis Feranando Restrepo and Sergio Villalobos, eds.  Medellin: Editorial Universidad Eafit, 2016 pp. 87-102.
  • “Hispanismo e inmigración.  Nuevas agendas por trazar” In Intolerancia y globalización.  Edison Neira and Sophie von Werder, eds.  Frankfort: Peter Lang, 2014. 51-59.
  • A dos palmos del suelo” seis consideraciones sobre los estudios neogranadinos desde un plano etico-politico. Estudios coloniales latinoamericanos en el siglo XXI: nuevos itinerarios . Editado por Stephanie Kirk.  Pittsburgh, PA : Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana,2011. 315-329. 
  • “Memory and Justice” Native American Studies Across Time and Space”.
    Edited by Oliver Scheiding. Heidelberg: Heidelberg Universitätsverlag, 2010. 91-104. 
  • “Creole Politics of Memory: The Ambivalent Nativism of Lucas Fernández de Piedrahita’s Historia 
    general de las conquistas del Nuevo Reyno de Granada.” In Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas.  
    Ralph Bauer and José Antonio Mazzotti, eds. Univ. of North Carolina Press and the Omohundro Instituteof Early American History. Chapell Hill: 2009.  334-354. 
  • “Colonial Thought”  A Companion to Latin American Philosophy.
    Edited by Susana Nuccetelli , Ofelia Schutte, and Otávio Bueno. New York: Blackwell, 2009. 36-52. 
  • "El parque humano y la ciencia criolla ilustrada: la Fauna cundinamarquense (1806), de Jorge Tadeo Lozano" Poéticas de lo criollo. La transformación del concepto ‘criollo’ en las letras hispanoamericanas (siglos XVI al XIX).Co-editado por David Solidcow y Juan Vitulli. Buenos Aires: Corregidor, 2009. 
  • “Imperial Reason, War Theory, and Human Rights in Las Casas’s Apologia and the Valladolid Debate”. Co written with Carlos Jauregui . In Approaches to Teaching the Writings of Bartolome de las Casas
    Edited by Santa Arias and Eyda Merediz. New York: MLA, 2008. 106-16. 
  • “Entre el recuerdo y el imposible olvido: La épica y el trauma de la conquista” in Epica y Colonia.
     Edited by Paul Firbas. Lima: Universidad Mayor de San Marcos, 2008. 41-59.