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Armando Romero

Title: Charles Phelps Taft Professor, Romance Languages & Literatures
Office: 709D Old Chemistry Building
Tel: 513-556-1831
Email: armando.romero@uc.edu

Armando Romero obtained his Ph.D. (1983) and his M.A. (1981) in Latin American Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. A scholar and a writer, Professor Romero has dedicated his life to the study and practice of literature. Although he has written numerous articles on contemporary Latin American fiction, his field of concentration has been Latin America poetry. His book, Las palabras están en situación, was considered by the Colombian critics to be one of the most important books published in the XX Century on this subject. This book, and the following book, El Nadaismo o la búsqueda de una vanguardia, have been adopted as text books in Colombian universities. As an author, Professor Romero has written poetry, novels and short stories. All of them have been acclaimed by the critics. The academic journal, Hispanic Poetry Review (Texas A&M University), recently published an extensive interview on his work. Also, in the year 2004 he was invited to read his poetry at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Currently, thanks to a Taft Research Competitive Fellowship, Professor Romero is working on an ambitious project that deals with the inner life of contemporary Latin American poetry. The result of this research will be the publication of a book. Furthermore, Professor Romero is working, with the editor Luis F. Macias, from the Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia, on an edition of his collected poems, and he is also researching for a novel dealing with the Afro-Colombian communities in the Pacific Coast of Colombia.

Education

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1983.

Publications

Books

  • Romero, Armando. Ritratti di un civilizato in Cina. Venice, Italy: Sinopia Libri, 2007.

Book Chapter

  • "Apólo de los árboles, homenaje a Eugenio Montejo." Buenos Aires: Revista Proa, 2009.
  • "Pedro Lastro: Poeta extranjero." Arte de vivir: acercamientos críticos a la poesía de Pedro Lastra. Santiago de Chile: DIBAM, Biblioteca NAcional/RLL Editores, 2007.
  • "La prosa que no vendra. Los escritores y la creación en Hispanoamérica, Madrid: Editorial Castalia, 2004.
  • "Años de aprendizaje y años de olvido." Poesía latinoamericana contemporáneas, University of Puebla, 2004.
  • Esa cosa abominable del Nadaismo, in Elmo Valencia, Bodas sin oro (Cincuenta años del nadaísmo), Editorial Rocca, 2010, Bogotá, Colombia. pp.198-213

Book of Poems

  • Romero, Armando. Antología del Nadasísmo. Sevilla, Spain: Billioteca Sibilia, 2009.
  • Romero, Armando. Una gravedad alegre. Valladolid, Spain: Editorial Difacil, 2007.
  • Romero, Armando. El nadaismo o la búsqueda de una vanguardia perdida  Bogotá: Tercer mundo editores, 1988.
  • Romero, Armando. Las palabras están en situación. Bogatá: Editorial Procultura, 1985.
  • Romero, Armando. El árbol digital y otros poemas. Bogotá, Universidad Externado de Colombia Press, 2009.
  • Romero, Armando. A vista del tiempo. Medellín, Colombia: Universidad de Antioquia Press, 2005.
  • Romero, Armando. De noche el sol. Medellín, Colombia: Eafit Publishing House, 2004.
  • Romero, Armando. Hagion Oros: El Monte Santo. Caracas: Editores Pegueña Venecia, 2002.
  • Romero, Armando. Hagion Oros. (Italian translation) Venice, Italy: Sinopia Libri, 2006.
  • Romero, Armando. Cuatro Líneas. Jalapa, Mexico: Graffiti Editores, 2002.
  • Romero, Armando. Cuatro Líneas. Universidad del Valle, Colombia, 2005. 2nd ed
  • Romero, Armando. Cuatro Líneas. (Italian translation) Venice: Sinopia Cuaderni, 2008
  • Romero, Armando with introduction by Gonzalo Rojas. A rienda suelta. Buenos Aires: Ultimo Reino, 1991.
  • Romero, Armando. Las combinaciones debidas. Buenos Aires: Ultimo Reino, 1989.
  • Romero, Armando with introduction by Alvaro Mutis. Del aire a la mano. Bogotá: Colcultura-ABC, 1983.
  • Romero, Armando. El poeta de vidrio.  Caracas: Editorial Fundarte, 1979.
  • Romero, Armando. Los móviles del sueño. Mérida: Ediciones de la gobernación del estado Méridia, 1976.
  • Eroticá Tetrágrama, Trans, Agathi Dimitrouka of the book Cuatro Lineas.
    Published in compete form in the literary magazine Poetiki, Spring-Summer, 2010. Pataki publishers, Athens, Greece.
  • Versi Liberi per Venezia. Poems. Bilingual Edition in Italian and Spanish (Sinopia Libri, Venice, Italy, 2010), 88 p.

Fiction

  • Romero, Armando. La rueda de Chicago. Bogota: Villegas Editores, 2004
  • Romero, Armando. La Piel por la Piel. Caracas: Tercer Mundo Editores, 1993.
  • Romero, Armando. Un día entre las cruces. Bogotá: Tercer Mundo Editores, 1993.
  • Romero, Armando. Un día entre las cruces.  2nd ed. Cali: Universidad del Valle, 2003.

In Press

  • Presencia y ausencia de Juan Ramón Jiménez en la poesía colombiana (Accepted for publication, proceedings Simposium on JRJ,
    Universidad de Huelva, 2010)

Introductions

  • "Un intero paese nel cuore del poeta."  Mappe Colombiane by Alessio Brandolini, Rome: Lito Colle Editors, 2008. 
  • Alerta de  Juan Ramón Jiménez, introduction to the book  Alerta by Juan Ramón Jimenez (Visor Publishing House, Madrid, 2010)

Invited Publication

  • Un caballero andante por America, Revista Aleph, oct.-dic, 2010, no. 155, Colombia
  • El surrealismo mientras camina por las calles (with Floriano Martins), Agulha Hispanica, Ed. 6, nov. 2010. Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Poems in: Miniantologia della poesia Latino-american d'oggi, Proa, literary journal, Universita di Foggia, Italy, No. 3, 2010

Poem

  • Selected poems published in Sibila, Sevilla, Spain, 2009
  • Selected poems published in Revista Aurora Boreal, Madrid/Amsterdam, 2009
  • Selected poems published in Revista Casa Silva de Poesia, No. 22, 2009
  • Selected poems published in Revista Aurora Boreal, Madrid/Amsterdam, 2008
  • "Poeta de río" published in chapbook, Pen Press, New York, 2007
  • Selected poems published in Sibila, Sevilla, Spain, 2007
  • Selected poems published in Colectivo R, No.1/2, 2006
  • Selected poems published in Hofstra Hispanic Review, No.1, 2005
  • Selected poems published in Il gallo silvestre, Italy, 2005
  • Selected poems published in Sibila, Sevilla, Spain, 2005
  • Selected poems in Miniantologia della poesia Latino-America d'oggi. Italy: Proa, 2010. (Translated by Emilio Coco)
  • Slected poems in Poetas del Mundo Latino. México D.F.: Universidad Intercontinental, 2009.
  • Selected poems in Antologia de la poesia colombiana 1958-2008. Ed: Ivan Beltran Castillo, Caracas: Editorial El perro y la rana, 2008.
  • Selected poems in Un nuevo continente - Antologa del surrealismo en la poesia de nuestra América. Editor: Floriano MArtins, Caracas: Monte Avila Editores, 2008.
  • Selected poems published in Transatlantic Steamer/Vapor Trasatlántico, Bilingual Edition. Ed. Miguel Angle Zapata, Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2008.
  • Selected poems published in Mundo Mágico: Colombia - Poesia colombiana no seculo XXI. Brasil: Edicoes Bagaco, Recif, 2007.
  • Selected poems published in VERSschmuggel - Festival del Poesia de Berlin, Spain, 2007.
  • Selected poems published in La casa sin sosiego (La violencia  y los poetas colombianos del siglo XX. Antología). Ed. Juan Manuel Roca, bogotá: Taller de Edición, 2006.
  • Selected poems published in Boca que busca boca (Antologia de la poesia erótica colombiana del siglo XX). Ed. Juan Manuel Roca, Bogotá: Taller de Edición, 2006.
  • Selected poems in Poetry International. colombia.poetryinternationalweb.org
  • Selected poems in Lyrikline. lyrikline.org
  • Selected poems in Sibilia (Revista de poesía). Sevilla, Spain, January 2009.

Short Stories

  • La radicce delle bestie. (Italian translation of La raíz de las bestias) Venice, Italy, Sinopia Libri, 2004
  • La raíz de las bestias. 2nd edition Xalapa: University of Veracruz Publishing House, Mexico. 2004
  • Lenguas de Juego. Caracas: Editorial Tropykos, 1998.
  • Una mariposa en la escalera. Cali: Centro Edtorial Universidad del Valle, 1993.
  • La esquina del movimiento. Caracas: Alfadil Editores, 1993.
  • La casa de los vespertilios. Caracas: Monte Alvila Editores, 1982.
  • El demonio y su mano. Caracas: Monte Avila Editores, 1975.

Under Review

  • Cajambre (o las aventuras de mis tres tíos), a novel.
  • Amanece aquella oscuridad, book of poems

Work in Progress

  • Rafael Gutiérrez Girardot, selected Works, introduction and Edition (Accepted for publication, Fundación Biblioteca Ayacucho, Caracas, Venezuela. )

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Romero, Armando (03-2010). Versi liberi per Venezia Libreria Pangea, Padova, Italy.
  • Romero, Armando (03-2010). Poetry Reading Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza, Italy.
  • Romero, Armando (10-2009). Poetry Reading Casa Universidad del Libro, Mexico DF, Mexico.
  • Romero, Armando (10-2009). Poetry Reading Universidad Intercontinental, Mexico.
  • Romero, Armando and Valerie Martínez (11-2009). Burque poético with Valerie Marínez and Armando Romero Instituto Cervantes, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Romero, Armando (11-2008). Poetry Reading La vache blue (French/Latin American Cultrual Center), Paris.
  • Romero, Armando (11-2008). Una Gravedad Alegre Casa de América, Madrid.
  • Romero, Armando (11-2008). Una Gravedad Alegre Casa de América, Madrid.
  • Romero, Armando (2007). Ritratti de un civilizzato in Cina Libreria Pangea, Padova, Italy.
  • Romero, Armando (2007). Ritratti de un civilizzato in Cina Publishing House Sinopia Libri, Venice, Italy.
  • Romero, Armando (11-2007). Una Gravedad Alegre Librería El Buscón, Caracas.
  • Romero, Armando (10-2006). Poetry Reading Casa Universidad del Libro, Mexico DF, Mexico.
  • Romero, Armando (10-2005). Poetry Reading Casa Silva, Bogotá.
  • Romero, Armando (04-2005). Narrativas de la violencia San Francisco University, San Francisco.
  • Romero, Armando (04-2005). Walking Around Pablo Neruda Texas A&M University, Collage Station, Texas.
  • Romero, Armando (04-2005). Inventando a Cervantes Central Connecticut University, Hartford.
  • Romero, Armando (09-2004). Readings from "La Rueda de Chicago" Casa del Nadaismo, Bogotá.
  • Romero, Armando (10-2004). Readings from "La Rueda de Chicago" Libreria Nacional and Instituto de Bellas Artes, Cali, Colombia.
  • Romero, Armando (09-2004). Readings from "La raiz de las bestias" Pen Club, Mexico City.
  • Romero, Armando (09-2004). Readings from "La raiz de las bestias" Festival del libro, Xalapa, Mexico.
  • Romero, Armando (04-2004). Literature and Exile Feria del libro de Bogotá, Bogotá.
  • Romero, Armando (07-2004). Poetry Reading with Fernando Charry Lara Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
  • Romero, Armando (03/19/2010). Versi liberi per Venezia Libreria La Tolleta, Venice, Italy.
  • Romero, Armando (03/19/2010). Versi liberi per Venezia Casa Sinopia, Mestre, Italy.
  • Romero, Armando (03/18/2010). Versi liberi per Venezia Festival Direpoesia, Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza, Italy.
  • Romero, Armando (03/19/2010). Versi liberi per Venezia Libreria Pangea, Padova, Italy.

Paper Presentations

  • Romero, Armando (04/15/2010). Caminante, si hay camino... Homenaje a E. Stanton. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky.
  • Romero, Armando (05/09/2010). Un caballero andante por America. Cincinnati Romance Language Conference, University of Cincinnati.

Lectures

  • (04-2004). Vanguardia y retaguardia en la poesia contemporanea latinoamerican. Convenio Internacional Andres Bello y Casa del Nadaismo, Bogotá.

Honors & Awards

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Athens, Greece, 2008.
  • Latino Book Award (La Rueda de Chicago), 2005. Best Adventure novel for La rueda de Chicago.
  • Los móviles del sueño - First Prize in Poetry, Governor's Office, Mérida, Mexico, 1976.
  • Charles Phelps Taft Professor, 06/01/2005.
  • Rievschel Award for Scholarly and Creative work, University of Cincinnati, 06/05/1997.
  • Taft Visiting Fellows award, Taft Research Center, 01/03/2010 to 04/02/2010. I got this award for Professor Floriano Martins, for my seminar on contemporary Latin American poetry.
  • Taft Visiting Fellows award, Taft Research Center, 03/28/2010 to 06/01/2010. I got this award for Professor Pedro Lastra for my seminar on colonial Latin american literature.

Experience & Service

Events Organized

  • Conference. Session: Homenaje a Eduardo Caballero Calderon (05/07/2010, Cincinnafi Romance Languages Conference,University of cincinnati.

Service

  • Member, Taft research Center Taft Professorship Committee, 02/02/2010 to 04/04/2010
  • Member, Depart. Romace Languages Research Committee,
  • Member, For a Better World Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice ,
  • Committee Member, Department of Romance Languages Policies and Curriculum, 09/24/2010
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati Rievschel Award Committee, 09/24/2010

Courses Taught

  • Special topics Lat. Am. Lit. Avantgarde poetry
    Special topics Lat. Am. Lit. Avantgarde poetry
    Level: Graduate
    Term: 10A
    Comments: taft Seminar with professor Floriano Martins.
  • Special topics Lat. Am. Lit. Colonial literature
    Special topics Lat. Am. Lit. Colonial literature
    Level: Graduate
    Term: 10S
    Comments: I taught this seminar with professor Pedro Lastra
  • Las tres culturas
    Las tres culturas
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 10S

  • Las tres culturas
    Las tres culturas
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 10S

Additional Information

My scholarly and creative work has been quoted and annalyzed in several articles, books, electronic journals. I also gave interviews to journals and newspapers, during the year 2010