Alberto del Pozo Martinez | Assistant Professor
Office: 202A Palmer Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3754 | Email:


Professor del Pozo Martínez’s research interests include exploring the relationships between literature and ideology, and between creative writing and literary criticism. He specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century Spanish American novel and short story. He also dabbles in essay and testimony, theory and history of the novel and short story, the philosophy of History, structural Marxism, and Psychoanalysis. He is the author of several articles on modern and postmodern Latin American and Spanish literature, and he is currently preparing a manuscript on the works of the Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño.

A.B., Hispanic Philology, University of Zaragoza.
M.A., Spanish American Literature, Vanderbilt University.
Ph.D., Spanish American Literature, Vanderbilt University.
Spanish 201. Intermediate Spanish
Spanish 202. Intermediate Spanish
Spanish 302. Advanced Language and Civilization
Spanish 306. Introduction to Latin American Literature.
Spanish 330. Spanish American Poetry.
Spanish 365. Literary Genres of the Modernista Period.
Spanish 406. Contemporary Spanish American Novel: Identity and the Problem of the Homeland.
Spanish 486. Senior Seminar: With Borges in the Labyrinth of Culture.
Selected Publications
"La identidad en flujo: Locura y muerte de Nadie como novela contraidelógica." Dissidences 4-5 (2009). Electronic source:
“Epílogo. Hacia una ciencia literaria.” Riff Raff  37 (2008): 108-113.

“Actualidad del Hermetismo.” Hermetismo, Simbolismo y Modernidad. Zaragoza: University of Zaragoza Press, 2007 (67-79).

“Borges y las escrituras del yo.” Vanderbilt e-journal. 3 (2007): 95-104.