Charles Hatfield

Associate Professor - Arts And Humanities
Latin American Studies

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Romance Languages and Literatures
Johns Hopkins University - 2007
B.A. - Spanish
University of Toronto - 2000

Publications

"Universalism." Forthcoming in Iberian Postcolonialities: A Metahistory of Material Practices of Power. Eds. Alberto Moreiras and José Luis Villacañas. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. 2013 - Publication
"Nuestroamericanism." Forthcoming in Iberian Postcolonialities: A Metahistory of Material Practices of Power. Eds. Alberto Moreiras and José Luis Villacañas. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. 2013 - Publication
"The Memory Turn in Latin America." Forthcoming, Política Común (2012). 2012 - Publication
"At Home in the Hotel." By Amir Hamed. Hotel Lautréamont: Contemporary Poetry from Uruguay. Eds. Kent Johnson and Roberto Echavarren. London: Shearsman, 2011. 2011 - Publication
"Men Alone," "Diatribe of the Poor Poet," "Against the Desertion of Artifacts," "Catiline Oration Delivered in the Municipal Dining Room in Cerro Chato." By Gustavo Espinosa. Hotel Lautréamont: Contemporary Poetry from Uruguay. Eds. Kent Johnson and Roberto Echavarren. London: Shearsman, 2011. 2011 - Publication
"The Limits of 'Nuestra América.'" Revista Hispánica Moderna 63.2 (December 2010): 193-202.  2010 - Publication

Appointments

Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2014–Present]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2007–2014]
Visiting Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University [2006–2007]

Additional Information

Courses Taught
  • Graduate
    • Introduction to Latin American Studies, UTD, Fall 2009
    • The Art and Craft of Translation, UTD, Fall 2008
    • Vallejo, Neruda, and Guillén, UTD, Spring 2008
    • Latin American Social, Cultural, and Political Thought, UTD, Fall 2007
  • Undergraduate
    • Exploration of the Humanities, UTD, Fall 2008, 2009
    • Western Literary Tradition, UTD, Spring 2009
    • Latin American Poetry, UTD, Fall 2008
    • The Latin American Short Story, UTD, Spring 2008
    • Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry, UTD, Fall 2007
    • Spanish-American Modernismo and Its Critics, JHU, Fall 2006
    • Modern Central American and Hispanic Caribbean Literature and Culture, JHU, Fall 2006
    • Literature of the Cuban Revolution, JHU, Fall 2006
    • Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies, JHU, Spring 2005, Spring 2007
    • Advanced Spanish, JHU, Fall 2004
    • Intermediate Spanish, JHU, Fall 2003, Spring 2004
    • Spanish Elements, JHU, Fall 2000-Spring 2003
Personal Statement

Charles Hatfield specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin American literature and intellectual history. His book manuscript, Latin America and Anti-Universalism explores the intellectual underpinnings and political consequences of the politics of identity and difference associated with Latinoamericanismo. A former fellow of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), Hatfield is the editor and translator of two books of Latin American poetry: Little Stones at My Window: Selected Poems by Mario Benedetti (Curbstone, 2003) and When Night is Darkest: Selected Poems by Miguel Barnet (José Martí, 2002). He is currently Associate Editor of the journal Translation Review. 

Professional Memberships
  • Modern Language Association
  • South Central Modern Language Association
  • PEN American Center
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • American Literary Translators Association