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Òscar O. Santos-Sopena, Ph.D.

Òscar O. Santos-Sopena, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Office: Classroom Center, Suite 320E
Email: osantos-sopena@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2462
Home Page: http://about.me/oscarsantossopena

Professional Profile

Dr. Santos-Sopena joined the Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages in 2013. He holds a B.A. and M.A., in Foreign Languages and Literatures (English) from Universidad Complutense (Spain), an M.A., in Spanish Language and Literature from The Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.), a Ph.D., Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture - Comparative and Cultural Studies from University of Maryland - College Park, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University (NYU).

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Santos-Sopena teaches a diverse variety of Cultural Studies courses. He teaches seminars about film, art, music, history, composition, and literature for Spanish as a Second Language and Heritage Speakers as well. He is interested in topics such as dream, city, literary theory, and journalism. He has taught a variety of courses about Catalan language, literature, and culture.

As an educator, he holds a very active research agenda in using technology in language, culture, history, film, and literature higher education courses. He is interested in Online, Blended-Hybrid, and e-Learning courses.

Dr. Santos-Sopena is an Official Member, Contributor, and WEB Commission Coordinator of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (A.N.L.E.). He is an Advisory Board member and Associate Editor of several international academic journals, such as Quaderni Ibero Americani, Transfer, or Puente Atlántico.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Santos-Sopena’s research interests include Medieval and Classical culture, history, and literature at the Mediterranean and Transatlantic thought. His research specialization is the language, culture, history, and literature of XIV - XVII centuries Iberian Peninsula, especially European Humanism, Renaissance, and Baroque.

Dr. Santos-Sopena is the author of several articles and media projects, such as:

"Llibre de l’Orde de Cavalleria. Libro de la orden de caballería. The book of the Order of Chivalry." LOS MUNDOS DE RAMÓN LLULL EN LAS LENGUAS DE HOY. Coordinator: Julia Butinyà. Ed. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED, Madrid (Spain)

"Soñadores Literarios: una (re)lectura de Los sueños de Quevedo a través del humanismo peninsular." Actas VI Congreso de la Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades (AHH): Literatura y cine: el Bicentenario de la Independencia Iberoamericana y de la Constitución de Cádiz. Madrid (Spain).

"Diálogo y encuentro cultural Mediterráneo: el Humanismo de Bernat Metge." ESCRIBIR Y PERSISTIR. ESTUDIOS SOBRE LITERATURA EN CATALÁN DE LA EDAD MEDIA A LA RENAIXENÇA. Coordinator: Vincent Josep Escartí. (3 volumes) Ed. Argus-a. Artes & Humanidades. Arts & Humanities. (Argentina and US)

"Descubriendo técnicas y motivos narrativos en Lo somni de Bernat Metge." Bernat Metge humanista i poliglota. eHumanista / IVITRA. California (US)

"Hombres, hombres y más hombres: creando la figura del caballero español desde la Edad Media hasta fines del Barroco." Asociación de Licenciados y Doctores Español en los Estados Unidos (Spanish Professionals in America - ALDEEU). International and Intercontinental Congress. XXXIX Asamblea General de ALDEEU. Instituto Universitario de Investigación y Estudios Norteamericanos de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid (Spain)

"Monzón como emblema cultural: la ciudad que impactó en la formacion de Jaime I el conquistador." Centro de Estudios de Monzón y Cinca Medio - CEHIMO. Documentary short-film and study guide. (Spain) http://monzonjaimeconquistador.tumlr.com/