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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Jeff Barnett

Professor of Spanish

Program Head, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Tucker 203
(540) 458-8950

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Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Program Head


  • Latin American Narrative and Cultural Studies, with regional emphasis on Mexican, Central American, and Pan-Caribbean cultures
  • Cuban Literature and Film


  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Spanish-American Narrative: the Boom Generation
  • Spanish-American Civilization and Culture
  • Trans-American Literature in Translation
  • Seminar: "Re-Inventing History: The Artistic Rendering of Spanish-America's Past"

Selected Publications

  •  "Vengeance is Mine: The Role of the Fantastic in Carlos Fuentes' Los días enmascarados," Short Story Criticism, Vol. 125 (2009). Forthcoming.
  • "The Magical as Mundane in Barnet's Biography of a Runaway Slave," Negritud: Journal for Afro Caribbean - Afro Latin American Studies, número 1 (noviembre 2007), pp. 65-76.
  • "Prospero's Orphans in Uva de Aragón's ‘Not the Truth, Not a Lie,'" Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2007).