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M/W/F: 11:30 - 12:30 and by appointment



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Joaquín Gómez

Associate Professor of


Welles 212A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Joaquín Gómez has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1991.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Spanish Literature - The Catholic University of America, 1994
  • M.A., Spanish Literature - University of Maryland, 1988
  • Licenciatura, Filología inglesa - Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 1981

Research Interests

Spanish Literature of the 19th and 20th centuries

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Las tres últimas novelas de Emilia Pardo Bazán: Un estudio narratológico. Madrid: Ed. Pliegos, 1996.
  • "La sonrisa etrusca o la reconciliación de los opuestos." Selected Proceedings of the 17th Pennsylvania Foreign Languages Conference. September, 2005.
  • Vernon A. Chamberlin. "The Perils of Interpreting Fortunata's Dream" and Other Studies in Galdós: 1961-2002. Pittsburgh: Crítica Hispánica, 2006. Book Review.
  • "Marcela Maritornes: Dos visions del 'yo' femenino". Rondas literarias de Pittsburgh 2005, 2006.
My Classes

Span 202:
Intermediate Spanish II

    A continuation of SPAN 201. Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or its equivalent.

Span 301:
Written Communication

    Offers practice in expository writing with emphasis on clarity, structure and idiomatic expression, focusing on a variety of topial issues. Students are introduced to practical applications andprovided a review of selected grammar topics. Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent.

Span 304:
Survey ofSpanish Literature II

    Survey of major Spanish literary works, movements and genres from the 18th through the 21st centuries. Prerequisites: SPAN 302. Offered fall, odd years

Span 362:
18th&19th Century Spanish Lit

    Close reading of major works of Spanish literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. Prerequisites: SPAN 302. Offered spring, even years

Span 372:
Contemporary Spanish Lit

    Close reading of representative Spanish works and literary movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Prerequisites: SPAN 302. Offered fall, even years

Span 382:
Sel Top-Hispanic Lit&Culture:

    Study of a period, a genre, or a specific writer or culture topic. Offerings may inlude: Theater of the Golden Age, Latin American Literature of the "Boom," The Spanish Detective Story, Spanish-American Women Writers, Borges, Perez Galdos, Vargas Llosa, Spanish/Latin American Civilization through Film. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Prerequisites: SPAN 301 and permission of Department. Offered at least once every two years