Office Hours

Spring 2014

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30–12:30


  • Mexico
  • Music
  • Cycling
  • Cooking
  • Philosophy

Kyle J. Matthews

Assistant Professor of


Welles 209B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Kyle James Matthews has been a faculty member at Geneseo since 2012.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D. Hispanic Studies, Brown University, 2013
  • AM Hispanic Studies, Brown University, 2008
  • BSOF Music and Spanish, Indiana University, 2003

Research Interests

Professor Kyle Matthews' research interests broadly include 20th and 21st-century Latin American narrative, with a particular eye for Mexican narrative and essay from all historical eras. These interests also encompass the intersection of history and memory in the historiographical enterprise, Jewish Latin American authors, and modern critical theory. His present dissertation research focuses on the ways bodies are deployed to formulate and question conceptions of the nation in recent Mexican historiographic metafiction

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Matthews, Kyle James. “La muerte de Artemio Cruz: Otras voces.” La región más transparente en el siglo XXI: Homenaje a Carlos Fuentes. México, D.F.: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2012. 453-64. Print.
  • Assistant Editor: Fuentes, Carlos. Obras reunidas III. Ed. Julio Ortega. México D.F.: Fondo de Cultura Económica. 2008. Print.
  • “From Providence by Juan Francisco Ferré.” The Quarterly Conversation (25): np. Web.
My Classes

SPAN 305:
Survey of Latin American Lit I

    Survey of major literary works, movements, and genres from the pre-Columbian era to the late 19th century. Prerequisites: SPAN 302. Offered spring, odd years

Span 318:
Grammar & Composition

    Review and development of advanced grammatical structures and their application to written communication. Prerequisites: SPAN 301. Offered fall, odd years

Span 353:
Early Latin American Lit:

    Study of the development of Latin American literature through close reading of major works, including chronicles, memoirs, and essays, from pre-Columbian times through the early 19th century. Focus will alternate between indigenous texts and those by Spanish criollo and Latin American authours. May be repeated under different focus. Prerequisites: SPAN 302. Offered fall, even years

Span 363:
19th Century Latin Amer Lit

    Close reading of major works representative of the literary and cultural movements of the 19th century, from Independence to Modernismo. Prerequisites: SPAN 302. Offered spring, odd years

Span 373:
Contemporary Latin-AmericanLit

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

Span 201:
L/Intermediate Spanish I

    Reviews the fundamentals of structure and continues to develop the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Oral and written exercises are included. Reading materials emphasize cultural and contemporary topics. Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or its equivalent.