Name:Enrique Salas-Durazo
Title:Assistant Professor of Spanish
Department:Foreign Languages and Literatures
Location:Newnham 30
Phone:573.592.5257
E-mail:Assistant Professor of Spanish
   
Biography

Scholarly/Professional Highlights
Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. University of California, Riverside, 2011
  • President of the Committee for the 5th and 6th Annual Hispanic Studies Graduate Conferences. University of California, Riverside, 2010-2012
  • The Tara Molloy Service and Leadership Award in Spanish. Whittier College, 2006
  • The Sigma Delta Pi Scholarship for Summer Studies. Universidad Internacional / the Center for Bilingual Multicultural Studies, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2006
  • Outstanding Student in Music Award. Whittier College, 2006
  • Pace Family Foundation Scholarship. Whittier College, 2005
  • John Greenleaf Whittier Merit Scholarship. Whittier College, 2004
  • Mill-Gobar Endowment Award. Whittier College, 2004

Publications and Conferences
Articles

  • “Ficción Urbana, tecnología y naturaleza: Una lectura ecocrítica de la novella latinoamericana desde el Boom hasta 2666 de Roberto Bolaño.” Raymond L. Williams and Enrique Salas-Durazo. (Submitted and to be published in 2014).
  • “En búsqueda de la oración infinita: la fabricación de oraciones extensas como procedimiento poético en las novelas 2666 y Los sinsabores del verdadero policía de -Roberto Bolaño” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 66.3 (2012): 107-122. Print.

Conferences

  • “Roberto Bolaño: the Creation of a Myth in Contemporary Latin America Literature.”
    Simposium Series, Fall 2012. November 5th, 2012. Pacific Lutheran University
  • “El detective infrarrealista y la narrativa indicial: Apariencia y realidad en 2666 de RobertoBolaño.” En Route to la Nueva Movida. April 2nd, 2011. University of California, Riverside.
  • “El uso de la parodia como forma de evaluación de arquetipos en El Quijote.” Azusa Pacific University, April 17th, 2010. Azusa, CA.
  • “El abismo en 2666 de Roberto Bolaño.” 4th Annual Hispanic Studies Graduate Conference, November 2009. University of California, Riverside.
  • “El peso secreto de la isla de Cuba a través de dos visiones poéticas: el mito lezamiano de la insularidad en contraposición a la visión de La isla en peso de Virgilio Piñera.” 3rd Annual Hispanic Studies Graduate Conference November 8, 2008. University of California, Riverside.


Education

  • Phd, Spanish, University of California, Riverside (2012)
  • MA, Spanish, University of California, Riverside (2009)
  • BA, Music and Spanish, Whittier College (Whittier CA)
  • Professional Degree in music performance, Universidad de Guadalajara, (Guadalajara, México)

Background
Previous Teaching Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Pacific Lutheran University (2012-2013)
  • Research Assistant, University of California, Riverside (2010-2012)
  • Spanish Teaching Assistant, University of California, Riverside (2007-2012)
  • Profesor de Asignatura  (instructor), Centro de Enseñanza Técnica Industrial (CETI), Guadalajara, México (1998-2003)

Personal Information
Enrique Salas-Durazo was born and raised in Mexico. After competing his studies in music performance and Latin-American literature, he moved to California in order to continue his graduate studies. Besides literature, he is an avid music lover and he enjoys traveling.