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 (1910-1927); spatiality & literary geography; twentieth-century Latin American and Spanish literature, music, and film; transatlantic studies; political song in the Hispanic world (1960-1990).

E-mail: cps1@queensu.ca
Phone: TBA
Office: Kingston Hall 110
Office hours: Mondays 2:30-4:00 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 joined the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in 2014. He holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Toronto and has taught Latin American and Spanish literature, culture, and cinema courses, as well as Spanish language and translation courses, at McGill University, the University of Toronto, Trent University and Queen’s. His areas of specialization are the Hispanic avant-garde movements (1910-1927); spatiality and literary geography; twentieth-century Spanish and Latin American literature, film, music and visual culture; and the New Song movements (1960-1990) in Latin America, particularly Mexico.

His work has been published in Letras Hispanas, Graffylia, The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, The International Yearbook of Futurism Studies, and Music and Politics. He is the author of The Spatiality of the Hispanic Avant-Garde: Ultraísmo and Estridentismo, 1918-1927 (Brill, 2020), a monograph in which he examines the conflicting relationship between space and place in the cultural production of avant-garde groups in Madrid and Mexico City. He is also currently working on a research project on the Mexican Canto Nuevo movement. 

Prof. Palomares has been invited to talk at several universities including the University of Helsinki (Finland, 2017); the State University of California (Sacramento, 2017); Converse College (Spartanburg, South Carolina, 2017); Concordia University (Montreal, 2015); De Paul University (Chicago, 2014); Western University (London, 2014), among others.

As a musician, he has toured and recorded with several Canadian and Latin American artists as drummer and percussionist. At Queen’s, he developed a popular course called Hips don’t Lie?: Music and Culture in Latin America (LLCU 244) in which students approach Latin American history and culture through the study of its musical production.

He also has published the novel El lugar más triste para soñar (2014) and the short stories El mapa (2016) and Igor (2019).

Recent publications:

2020
• Palomares Salas, Claudio. The Spatiality of the Hispanic Avant-Garde: Ultraísmo and Etridentismo, 1918-1927. Leiden-Boston: Brill (Avant Garde Critical Studies Series), 2020. (Forthcoming)

2019
• Palomares Salas, Claudio. “Ultraism and the Historical Avant-Garde.” International Yearbook of Futurism Studies. Vol. 9 (2019). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2019: 418-425.
• Palomares Salas, Claudio. “Igor”. Historias de Montreal. Ottawa: Ed. Lugar Común, 2019.

2018
• Palomares Salas, Claudio. “Gabino Palomares: A History of Canto Nuevo in Mexico”. Music & Politics. Winter 2018. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2018.

2017
• 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.
• Palomares Salas, Claudio. “Stridentism Revisited?” International Yearbook of Futurism Studies. Vol. 7: 409-418. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter,2017. 
• 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.

2016
• Palomares Salas, Claudio. “El mapa”. Historias de Toronto. Ottawa: Ed. Lugar Común, 2016.

2015
• Palomares Salas, Claudio and Carla Zurián de la Fuente. “El Café de Nadie: aproximaciones al mito.” Letras Hispanas 11.1 (2015):19-29

2014
• Palomares Salas, Claudio. “Hélices y Urbe: la narrativa visual de la vanguardia.” Graffylia. Puebla: BUAP. 19 Julio-Dic (2014): 27-41

2013
• Palomares Salas, Claudio. El lugar más triste para soñar. Preface by Luis Eduardo Aute. Ottawa: Ed.  Lugar Común, 2013.

 

Teaching 

The Cultures of a Nation (Mexico): LLCU 205 (Winter 2020)
Hips don’t Lie?: Music and Culture in Latin America: LLCU 244 (Fall 2019)
Latin Lovers: Love, Sex and Popular Culture: LLCU 249 (Fall 2019)
Beginning Spanish: SPAN 111 (Summer 2019)
The Films of Pedro Almodóvar: LLCU 309 (Winter 2019)                     
Spanish American Cultural Contexts: LLCU 248 (Winter 2019)
Hips don’t Lie? Music and Culture in Latin America: LLCU 244 (Fall 2018)
Beginning Spanish: SPAN 111 (Fall 2018)
Latin Lovers: Love, Sex and Popular Culture (Online Course): LLCU 249 (Summer 2018)
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)

 

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Updated July 2019