Dr. Raúl Carrillo Arciniega

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Department of Hispanic Studies

School of Language, Cultures and World Affairs

Dr. Raúl Carrillo Arciniega was born in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. He studied the Licenciatura in Hispanic Literatures at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, where he received a Magna cum Laude for his thesis about José Carlos Becerra’s poetry. Dr. Carrillo Arciniega studied a Ph.D. in Romance Languages at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with emphasis in Latin American and Francophone Literatures. His research focuses on the Theory of Poetry, Discourse of Hero, Power, and all types of written language that reveal poetic thinking. He is the author of three books, Huellas y oquedades (literature criticism),En la tierra de Op (novel),  Nauta herido (poetry collection), and  more of a dozen of articles about Latin American Literature. Lately Dr. Carrillo Arciniega has devoted to study the conformation of Mexican identity in popular and elite culture. As a result he has encountered a lot of material to complete a book entitled De héroes, amoríos y sufrimientos: La condición (melo)dramática del mexicano, which will be published in Mexico this year.  His most recent novel Los indomables (2011) is now available at Editorial Eón. Since 2006 he maintains a blog at calidafornia.blogspot.com. Dr. Carrillo Arciniega currently is working in a new novel and a book about Mexican Theory of Poetry from 1960 to 2010. He is in sabbatical leave this Fall semester of 2012. 


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