Faculty

Esteban Mayorga, Ph.D

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Esteban Mayorga, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Spanish. Latin American Studies Director

Phone:
716.286.8217
Office Location:
Dunleavy 349

Bio

Dr. Mayorga's research areas are Latin-American novel and travel writing, contemporary transatlantic fiction, and comparative literature. He is the author of the short-story collections Un cuento violento (2007) and Musculosamente (2012), as well as the novella Vita Frunis (2010) and the novel Moscow, Idaho (2015)

For his doctorate he wrote on travel writing and the Galápagos Islands.

Every year Dr. Mayorga teaches a course on Latin American travel literature (LAS300) and takes students to the Galápagos for two weeks. 

Educational background

  • Ph.D. Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Boston College
  • M.A. Spanish Literatures and Cultures, Washington State University
  • M.P.A. Master in Public Administration, University of Idaho
  • B.A. International Business, French and English, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

 

Recent publications (selected)

“Morfologías del desplazado: hacia una interpretación de la migración y su narrativa particular” in Me fui a volver. Narrativas, autorías y lecturas teorizadas de las migraciones ecuatorianas. Falconí Trávez, Ed. Corporación Editora Nacional. Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador. (2014): 271-8.

“Difficult” Winks, Christopher trans. Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas 46.2 (2013): 249-53. 

Foreword. El Pirata del Guayas. By Manuel Bilbao. Quito: Colección Luna de Bolsillo, Campaña Nacional Eugenio Espejo (2012): 9-15.

Recent presentations (selected)

“Journey to the Galápagos: the Rhetorical Genesis of Paradise” in Rethinking Space and Agency in the Crónica de Indias. Latin American Studies Association – LASA. New York May 2016. 

“Melville en Galápagos, el paisaje transcendental”. Por el camino del sol, la equinoccialidad en mapas, literatura y cine ecuatorianos. Latin American Studies Association – LASA. Chicago. May 2014.

“Difícil”. Launch of Review 87: Mario Vargas Llosa's Legacy/Contemporary Andean Fiction & Arts. Americas Society, New York, NY. November 2013.

“Identidad en las islas Galápagos”. Cartografías Equinocciales, Narrativas de Viaje en la Literatura y Cine Ecuatorianos. Latin American Studies Association – LASA. May 2013.

“Haikus en Ecuador: La occidentalización de la poesía japonesa (1970) de Alfonso Barrera Valverde”. 44th Annual NeMLA Convention. March 2013.