Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Daniel Chamberlain

Associated with Cultural Studies

Research interests: 20th- century Spanish American narrative, Mexican corrido, Literary History and oral narrative traditions, contemporary literary theory, narrative perspective,

Phone: 613-533-2079
Office: Kingston Hall 418
Office hours: TBA


Ph. D. Comparative Literature, University of Toronto (1987)
M.A. Comparative Literature, University of Toronto (1983)
Licenciatura en Lengua y Literaturas Hispánicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1981)


Daniel F. Chamberlain is a Professor of Spanish. He offers courses on 20th- century Spanish American narrative, oral narrative tradition and Literary History, contemporary literary theory and narrative perspective, as well as advanced Spanish language courses. He has published Narrative Perspective in Fiction: A Phenomenological Mediation of Reader, Text, and World with the University of Toronto Press as well as an edition focusing on literature and the development of cultural identity. He also has numerous articles and chapters in Canadian, Mexican and European journals and editions that focus on Spanish American and European narrative and oral storytelling. Currently he is engaged in research on how to best accommodate oral literary traditions in works of literary history.

In 2009 – 2010, Professor Chamberlain lectured at the Universities of Saint Andrews, Santiago de Compostela, and Perpignan as an Erasmus, Mundus Masters Visiting Scholar to the European Union. From January 2011 until January 2014, he acted as a regional delegate for New England and Eastern Canada to the Modern Language Association of America’s Delegate Assembly.

Professor Chamberlain has acted as President of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association, as Secretary, Treasurer, and as Vice President of the Coordinating Committee for Comparative Histories of Literatures in European Languages of the International Comparative Literature Association. He has also acted as a member of editorial boards of Canadian and Mexican journals dedicated to the fields of Hispanic and Comparative Literature.


Professor Chamberlain teaches following courses:

LLCU 301: Oral Tradition and Innovation in Cultural Transmission
LLCU 316: Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory and Analysis
LLCU 248: Spanish American Cultural Contexts
SPAN 306  La narrativa hispanoamericana del siglo 20  
SPAN 351 Panorama literario latinoamericano I                                                     
SPAN 352: Panorama literario latinoaméricano II