Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Claudio Palomares Salas      

Assistant Professor

Research interests: Hispanic avant-garde movements (1919-1927); spatiality & literary geography; twentieth-century Spanish and Latin American literature, music, and film; transatlantic studies; political song in the Hispanic world (1960-1990).

E-mail: cps1@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-2112
Office: Kingston Hall 413
Office hours: Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pm

Education

Ph.D. in Spanish,  University of Toronto, 2013
M.A. in Hispanic Studies,  McGill University, 2009
B.A. in Hispanic Studies & Cultural Studies, McGill University, 2007, First Class Joint Honours

About          

Claudio Palomares Salas holds a PhD in Spanish from the University of Toronto. He has taught Hispanic literature, culture, cinema, language and translation courses at McGill University, the University of Toronto, and Trent University. Since 2014, he is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at Queen’s University.

His work has been published in Graffylia (2014), Letras Hispanas (2015), The International Yearbook of Futurism Studies (2017), The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (2017), and Music & Politics (2018). He has been invited to talk at several universities including the University of Helsinki (Finland, 2017); the State University of California (Sacramento, 2017); Converse College (South Carolina, 2017); Concordia University (Montreal, 2015); De Paul University (Chicago, 2014); Western University (London, 2014), among others.

In his present book project, Spaces of Crossing: Spatiality & the Hispanic Avant-Garde, he examines the Hispanic avant-garde movements from a transatlantic and interdisciplinary perspective focusing on the relationship between art, space, and power. Through the study of poems, paintings, photographs, magazines, and architecture, he pays attention to the ways in which spatial configurations affect cultural production and contends that an aestheticized anxiety of crossing is at the core of the vanguard’s works. He is also on the early stages of writing an edited volume on the Nueva Canción movement in Mexico and a chapter-long essay on his father, Gabino Palomares, a leading figure of this movement.

Claudio has toured and recorded with various award-winning artists worldwide as drummer and percussionist. At Queen’s, he has developed a very popular course called: Hips don’t Lie? Music and Culture in Latin America (LLCU 244, offered in the winter) in which students approach Latin American history and culture through the study of its musical production.

As a fiction writer, he has published the novel El lugar más triste para soñar (2014) and the short-story El mapa (2016).

His recent publications (2017) include: Palomares Salas, Claudio. “Sketching Futurism: Güiraldes, Marinetti, and Buenos Aires, 1926.” International Yearbook of Futurism Studies. Vol. 7: 359-363. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2017.Print
https://www.degruyter.com/view/books/9783110527834/9783110527834-020/9783110527834-020.xml, Palomares Salas, Claudio. “Stridentism Revisited?” International Yearbook of Futurism Studies. Vol. 7: 409-418. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2017. Print. https://www.degruyter.com/view/books/9783110527834/9783110527834-030/9783110527834-030.xml, Palomares Salas, Claudio. "Sefardismo y ficción fundacional: La Hija del Judío de Justo Sierra O’Reilly." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. 94.2: 215-228. Liverpool: University of Liverpool Press, 2017. Print.http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/doi/abs/10.3828/bhs.2017.14 2016: Palomares Salas, Claudio. “El mapa”. Historias de Toronto. Ottawa: Ed. Lugar Común:147-163. Print. https://www.evensi.ca/historias-de-toronto-en-ottawa-unam-canada/199664662 2015: Palomares Salas, Claudio, Carla Zurián de la Fuente. “El Café de Nadie: aproximaciones al mito”. Letras Hispanas 11.1: 19-29. Print.http://www.modlang.txstate.edu/letrashispanas/previousvolumes/vol11.html 2014: Palomares Salas, Claudio. “Hélices y Urbe: la narrativa visual de la vanguardia”. Graffylia: Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, BUAP. 19 Julio-Dic: 27-41. Print.http://cmas.siu.buap.mx/portal_pprd/wb/filosofia/019 2013: Palomares Salas, Claudio. El lugar más triste para soñar. Preface by Luis Eduardo Aute. Ottawa: Ed. Lugar Común, 2013. Print. https://www.amazon.ca/lugar-más-triste-para-soñar/dp/0992028213

 

Teaching

Hips don’t Lie? Music and Culture in Latin America: LLCU 244 (Winter 2018)
Survey of Spanish Literature II: SPAN 381 (Winter 2018)
Latin Lovers: Love, Sex and Popular Culture (Online Course): LLCU 244 (Winter 2018)
Hips don’t Lie? Music and Culture in Latin America: LLCU 244 (Winter 2017)
Survey of Spanish Literature II: SPAN 381 (Winter 2017)
Latin Lovers: Love, Sex and Popular Culture (Online Course): LLCU 244 (Winter 2017)
Hispanic Culture through Music: LLCU 495 (Winter 2016)
Survey of Latin American Literature II: SPAN 352 (Winter 2016)
Survey of Spanish Literature II: SPAN 381 (Winter 2016)
Advanced Grammar through Translation: SPAN 401 (Fall 2015)
The Films of Pedro Almodóvar: LLCU 309 (Fall 2015)
Spanish Culture Through Film: SPAN 344 (Winter 2015)
Survey of Spanish Literature II: SPAN 381 (Winter 2015)
Artistic Representations of the Spanish Civil War: SPAN 310 (Fall 2014)
Advanced Grammar through Translation: SPAN 401 (Fall 2014)