Office Hours

Spring 2015

  • Tuesday 11:00–12:00
    Thursday 10:00–12:00
    and by appointment


  • 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.


  • Faculty Advisor, Sigma Delta Pi Spanish, the National Spanish Honor Society
  • Member, Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Member, Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
  • Member, American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
  • New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS)
Fall 2015 Classes

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.
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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 andprovid
    ed a review of selected grammar topics. Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent.
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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 573:
Contemporary Latin-Amer Lit

    A study of representative writers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Offered: when demand is sufficient Prerequisites: SPAN 305 and SPAN 306 or equivalent.