Hernán Fontanet
Associate Professor of Spanish Email: hfontanet@rider.edu
Phone Number: 609-896-7739
Department Name:
Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Office Location:
Fine Arts 367

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Associate Professor of Spanish
Email: 
hfontanet@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
609-896-7739
Department Name: 
Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
Fine Arts 367

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish with concentration in Latin American Literature (with honors), Doctor en Filosofía y Letras (cum laude). Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain 2003.
  • Master of Arts in Literature with concentration in Spanish Literature, Filólogo Hispánico. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain 1998.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature with concentration in Hispanic Literature, Licenciado en Letras. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina 1994.

Publications – Books

  • Vida y obra de Juan Gelman. Buenos Aires: Editorial Aguilar, 2014.
  • The Unfinished Song of Francisco Urondo: When Poetry is Not Enough. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2014.
  • Al sur de casi todo. Primera aproximación crítica de la obra complete de Juan Gelman. 2014. Granada, España: Editorial Dauro, 2014. In Press.
  • In Praise of Tears: Walking Through the Poetry of Humberto Costantini. 2014. Buenos Aires: Editorial Universitaria de Rio Cuarto, Córdoba, 2014. In Press.
  • Francisco Urondo y su poesía, un arma cargada de futuro. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta - Hispanic Monographs, 2012.
  • Berlin Docu Experiment. This documentary takes the form of a fictional television piece and explores diverse topics such as identity, nationalism and languages during The Soccer World Cup in Germany 2006. Buenos Aires: Wittgenstein Production, 2010. Official Selection in NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano (Japan,) Lewiston Film Festival (Maine) and in Marbella International Film Festival (Spain.)
  • Modelo y su(b)versión en la poética de Leónidas Lamborghini. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.
  • Fervor y exilio en la poética de Humberto Costantini. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008.
  • Poéticas de exilio. Madrid, Spain: Rebelion.org Libros Libres, 2004.

Publications – Articles

  • 2013 Colombia – “Francisco Urondo: Poesía y Muerte.” Revista Cronopio. Edición 46 (2013): 26-36. (www.revistacronopio.com)
  • 2009 Chile - “Infamación del gaucho del XIX, estadio inferior del exilio del XX.” Taller de Letras. Universidad de Chile 45 (2009): 119-130.
  • 2009 Spain - “Lamborghini, la voz del suburvio.” Periódico Dominical Información 27 Dec. 2009: 11.
  • 2009 Mexico - “Estigmatización ética del gaucho, estadio inferior de su marginación.” Cátedra. Revista de Investigación y Análisis. Universidad de Colima. Número 8 y 9 Año 5 Colima (2009): 17-26
  • 2009 Spain - “Leónidas Lamborghini en el jardín del exilio: afasia, anacoluto y balbuceo.” Revista Iberoamericana de Lingüística. Universidad de Valladolid. Año 4 (2009): 5-29.
  • 2009 Spain - “Infamación del gaucho del XIX, estadio inferior del exilio del XX.” Espéculo. Revista de estudios literarios. Universidad Complutense de Madrid 41 (2009): n.pag.
  • 2008 Mexico - “Prometeo encadenado en el Garage Olimpo.” Revista Destiempo Año 3 Nº 13 Mar-Apr (2008): n. pag.
  • 2005 California - “Solitude and Biobiography.” Visual Poetry (2005): n. pag.
  • 2004 Connecticut - “Poetry, the Open Door to World Language Acquisition.” The International Business Trinity: Language, Technology, and Culture. University of Connecticut, School of Business, CIBER (2004): 248-252.
  • 2003 New York - “¿Quieres casarte conmigo?” Documentos para la Enseñanza del Español Office of Education and Science, Embassy of Spain (2003): 35-40.
  • 1996 Argentina - “El Tango esta de duelo: murió Roberto Achaval.” Diario Crónica 28 Jun. 1996: n. pag.
  • 1995 Argentina - “Fue sufrido y solitario, nadie llenó su soledad.” Revista de Cultura La Maga 10 (1995): 31-44.
  • 1995 Argentina - “La noche fue su Dios y el bandoneón su religion.” Revista de Cultura La Maga 10 (1995): 32-33.
  • 1995 Argentina - “Cuando recitaba el ‘Nocturno’ el boliche se convertía en una iglesia.” Revista de Cultura La Maga 10 (1995):
36-42.
  • 1995 Argentina - “Para escucharlo mejor los fumadores hasta dejaban de fumar.” Revista de Cultura La Maga 11 (1995): 41-46.
  • 1995 Argentina - “Gardel ganó las grandes batallas después de muerto.” Revista de Cultura La Maga Buenos Aires 11 (1995): 16-17.

Professional Presentations

  • 2014 Colombia – “Voces de la diaspora” Alianza Francesa de Valledupar. Valledupar 21 Mar.
  • 2013 Spain – “No se culpe a nadie. Recital de poesía Latinoamericana” La Cova Vilanova I la Geltrú, Barcelona 23 Aug.
  • 2012 Spain - “Homenaje a Francisco Urondo – Presentación del Libro Francisco Urondo y su poesía: Un arma cargada de futuro” Café Literario Diablos Azules. Madrid 15 Mar.
  • 2011 Argentina - “La huella del delito en la literatura de Roberto Arlt.” (Workshop) Ministerio de Derechos Humanos. , Buenos Aires 12 Jan.
  • 2010 Japan - “Dalton, Cardenal, Gelman y Neruda: La memoria de América.” NPO Tiempo Iberoamericano. Fukuoka Dec 15.
  • 2010 Mexico - “Visiones en la Diáspora: Poéticas argentinas en México.” Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Keynote Speaker. Mexico City 20 Apr.
  • 2010 Mexico - “Costantini y Lamborghini, su exilio en el Mexico de López Portillo.” Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. Keynote Speaker. Mexico City 20 Apr.
  • 2009 Spain - “El paradigma epistemológico de la obra de Leónidas Lamborghini.” Café Literario Diablos Azules. Madrid 28 Dec.
  • 2009 Spain - “Lamborghini: La catarsis nacional.” Asociación de la Prensa. Alicante 23 Dec.
  • 2009 Spain - “Tragedia y parodia en la premonitoria Las patas en las fuentes.” Bookstore ‘La Rosa de Foc,’ Fundació d'Estudis Llibertaris i Anarcosindicalistes (FELLA.) Barcelona 21 Dec.
  • 2009 Princeton – “La diáspora femenina y el exilio interno.” Organized by Professor Ludmila Kapschutschenko Schmitt. October 2009.
  • 2009 Argentina - “Book Presentation: Modelo y su(b)versión en la poética de Leónidas Lamborghini.” Biblioteca Nacional de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires 27 May.
  • 2009 Mexico - “Literatura argentina en el exilio.” Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Keynote Speaker. Mexico City 24 Apr.
  • 2009 Boston - Chair: “Latino American Poetic Artifacts, From 19th to 21st Century.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention 27 Feb.
  • 2009 Boston - "Questioning the Role of the Author Through Encrypted Flash Language, Wap-Lyric Billboards, and Cyber-Based Poetic Tele-Interventions." Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention 27 Feb.
  • 2009 Mexico - “Book Presentation: Fervor y exilio en la poética de Humberto Costantini.” Centro Cultural de Chiapas Jaime Sabines. Tuxla Gutiérrez 7 Jan.
  • 2008 Princeton - “Poesía, Música y Sueños: Hispanic Dreams in Words and Music. The Dreamy Words of Poets Ruben Darío and Humberto Costantini (in Spanish and English).” Princeton Public Library 12 Nov.
  • 2008 New York - “Identity and Nation in Latin American Cinema: La figura del héroe porteño en Nueve Reinas.” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention 12 Apr.
  • 2008 Argentina - “Vida y obra de Humberto Costantini en el Distrito Federal de México.” National Public Library. Buenos Aires 29 May.
  • 2008 Argentina - “Costantini y su relación textual con las ciudades.” Universidad de Buenos Aires. Centro Cultural “Paco” Urondo. Buenos Aires 30 Jun.
  • 2008 New Jersey - “Past, Present, and Future of Argentina’s Developmental Process.”
Rider University. Dr. Newman’s Executive MBA International Business Seminar with Travel to Latin America. Lawrenceville Mar 7.
  • 2007 New York - “Representation of the U.S.A. through Political Cartoons in the Spanish Newspaper El País.” Society for Textual Scholarship (STS) Conference 15 Mar.
  • 2007 San Diego - “El carnero (S. XVII) and Nueve reinas (S. XX): 362 Years of Fraud and Tricks.”
 American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Convention 3 Aug.
  • 2006 Charlotte, NC - “Brazilian Non-Conventional Poetic Structures.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention 12 Nov.
  • 2006 Dallas - “Pícaros Without Borders: from the Manuscript to the Video, from El Lazarillo de Tormes to Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley.” South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Convention 26 Oct.
  • 2006 Utah - “Presente y futuro del ensayo femenino del siglo XIX en Hispanoamérica.” Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH) Convention 8 Oct.
  • 2006 Washington, DC - “Discurso autobiográfico en Cartas de Mujeres en Chile (1630-1885.)” Georgetown University. Asociación de Escritoras de España y de las Américas  (AEEA) Convention 5 Oct.
  • 2006 Raleigh, NC - “Non-Conventional Visual Poetry: Futurism, Slam Poetry and more.” Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) Convention 15 Sep.
  • 2006 Hartford, CT - “Poetry: Open Doors, Open Minds.” University of Connecticut, Language, Technology, and Culture 20 Jun.

Fellowships and Grants

  • Rider University Summer Fellowship and Reimbursement 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Project Title: “The Impossible Transatlantic Dis-Exile of Francisco ‘Paco’ Urondo, Martín Micharvegas, Santiago Sylvester, Humberto Costantini, Juan Gelman and Leónidas Lamborghini.”
  • Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Research Fellowship 2008. Project Title: “Legacy of Leónidas Lamborghini and Humberto Costantini.”
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Scholarship Grants for Educators 2007. Project Title: “Literature and Exile in South America: Identity and Crisis.”

Award

  • Director - Jessica Canose 2013 Honor Thesis: “Envuelto en una telaraña de sueños: Examinando el subtexto del escapismo en El beso de la mujer araña de Manuel Puig.”
  • URSA Scholar and Mentor - Jessica Canose was awarded the 2013 Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award (URSA) for her work on “Entangled in a Web of Hollywood Dreams: Unearthing the Subtext of Homosexuality in the Works of Manuel Puig.” She also presented her research work at the Independent Scholarship and Creative Activity Presentation Day (ISCAP) in 2012.
  • Director – Heather Chojnacki 2010 Honor Thesis: “Challenges that Face Microfinance in Latin America.”
  • URSA Scholar and Mentor – Heather Chojnacki was awarded the 2010 Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award (URSA) for her work on “Challenges that Face Microfinance in Latin America.” She also presented her research work at the Independent Scholarship and Creative Activity Presentation Day (ISCAP) in 2010.
  • Andrew J. Rider Student Scholars 2010 and 2011. ("Faculty who have had the most influence on their development and achievements at Rider.")

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature. Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ (2007-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature. North Carolina State University, Fayetteville, NC (2005-2007)
  • Visiting Professor of Latin American Literature, Summer Course. Universidad de Almería, Spain (2006)
  • Instructor of Latin American Literature. Yale University, Program in International Educational Resources, New Haven, CT (2004-2005)
  • Teacher of Latin, Philosophy, Spanish Literature and Language. Centro de Estudios Irlanda, Madrid, Spain (1998-1999)
  • Assistant Professor of Spanish Grammar, Applied Linguistics, Scientific, Technical, and Journalistic Text Analysis, Techniques of Oral and Written Expression. Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1997-1998)
  • Assistant Professor of Argentine Literature. Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina (1996-1997)

Manuscript Reviews

  • John A. Morrow. The Indigenous Presence in Rubén Darío. Mellen Press, 2009.
  • Intro Spanish Text Proposal: Juntos Reviw. Heinle Cengage Learning, 2009.

External Review Consultant

  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Galloway, NJ. May 2013.

Chair of Scholarly Panel

  • NeMLA 2009 Boston - Chair: “Latino American Poetic Artifacts, From 19th to 21st Century.”

Courses Taught at Rider University

  • Spanish 100 Elementary Spanish I.
  • Spanish 101 Elementary Spanish II.
  • Spanish 200 Intermediate Spanish III.
  • Spanish 201 Intermediate Spanish IV.
  • Spanish 210 Global Encounters - Peru.
  • Spanish 300 Advanced Grammar and Composition.
  • Spanish 301 Spanish for Business.
  • Spanish 302 Writing and Translating.
  • Spanish 311 Latin American/Latino Culture and Civilization.
  • Spanish 341 Latin American Colonial Literature/ 19th Century.
  • Spanish 412 Hispanic Theater and Film.
  • Spanish 420 From Colonies to Nations: The Forging of Latin American Identity.
  • Spanish 426 Latin America / Latino Film and Fiction.
  • Spanish 490 Independent Research and Study.
  • Spanish 491 Internship in Foreign Languages.
  • Spanish 496 Special Studies: Colonial Latin American Literature.
  • BHP 206 Honors Seminar: Politics and Literary Form.
  • BHP 325 Honor Seminar: From Dictatorships to Democracies: 20th Century Latin American Regimes.

Study Abroad Programs

  • Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai (China) Global Encounters. March 2010. Host Institution: Education First.
  • Machu Picchu, Lima, and Puerto Maldonado (Peru) Global Encounters. January 2010. Host Institution: Education First. Tour Director.
  • Chefchaouen, Tangier, and Tétouan (Morocco). Summer 2006. Host Institution: Universidad de Almería. Co-Organizer.
  • Almería, Córdoba, and Granada (Spain) Summer 2005. Host Institution: Universidad de Almería. Co-Organizer.

Value and Services at Rider University

  • Director, Area Studies (2010-present)
  • Coordinator, Latin American and Caribbean Minor (2009-present)
  • Co-Chair, Master of Liberal Arts Task Force (2011-2012)
  • Master of Liberal Arts Task Force (2009-present)
  • Director Advisor, Soccer Men and Women Club (2012-present)
  • SLAS Alternate Member to the Promotion and Tenure Committee for 2014-2016.
  • Study Abroad Adviser 2014-2016
  • Active and enthusiastic participant in Latin American Student Organization (LASO) activities (2007-present)
  • BHP Faculty member. Attended meetings and student senior thesis presentations (2009-present)
  • “Global Village/Passport to the World” Table Presentation of 9 Countries (Argentina, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Chile, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Haiti, and Guatemala)  2014
  • Member of the Academic Integrity Committee UAPC (2009-2011)
  • Tripartite Committee: Professional Athletics Staff Study Committee (2010-2011)
  • Latin American Studies Minor, Curricular Development Committee (2007-2008)
  • Global and Area Studies Major. Task Force (2007-2009.)
  • Co-Chair of Spanish and the Media Major. Task Force (2007-2009.)
  • Member of the Committee to select Rider Radio Station Manager (2008-2009.)
  • Member of the Committee to improve the Rider Radio Station Power (2008- 2009)
  • Coordinator of the Foreign Film Night in Conover Hall (2007-2012)
  • Coordinator of the “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Studying Abroad But Were Afraid to Ask” Program. Study Abroad and Financial Informative Sessions at Conover Hall.  Twice a year. (2007-2012)
  • Faculty in Residence (2007-2012) Responsible for developing out-of-class contact with students in their residential area in line with the objectives of the Residence Life office.
  • Helping to Identify and Select books donated by Ludmila Kapschutschenko Schmitt to Moore Library.
  • Active member of the New Jersey Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies Network of Rutgers University.
  • Participated and organized in the Phi Beta Delta (2009-2010)
  • Participated Campus Visit of Dr. Rosa María García-Barroso, Program Coordinator for Alcalá University´s Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos. October 31, 2008.
  • Concert and demonstration of Flamenco Music to promote culture diversity and address racial stereotypes of the Hispanic Community at Rider. October 1, 2008.
  • Advisor of University Studies Students for undeclared freshman (2009-present.)
  • Participant - Staff Intramural Soccer and Volleyball tournaments (2008-present)
  • “NJ Latino TV” Project for Rider TV with producer Diego Romero. (2009-present.)
  • Advisor of Radio Show Dedicated to Hispanic Culture - "La Melodía Latina," "Sal y Pimienta," and "La Cruda" . WRRC 107.7 Fm Rider. Lawrenceville, NJ (2007-present.)
  • Co-Advisor of The Spanish Club: Bachata lessons, Cultural Legacy Series, Sephardic Concert. (2007-present)
    Coordinator of The Spanish Table (2007-present)
  • Co-Advisor of Radio Show Dedicated to Chinese Culture - The Chinese Show. WRRC 107.7 Fm Rider. Lawrenceville, NJ (2008-2010)
  • Co-Advisor of Radio Show Dedicated to French Culture - C´est Rigolo. WRRC 107.7 Fm Rider. Lawrenceville, NJ (2008-2009.)
  • Co-Advisor of Radio Show Dedicated to German Culture - Amadeus.    WRRC 107.7 Fm Rider. Lawrenceville, NJ (2008-2009.)
  • Coordinator of the Departmental Field Trip to Philadelphia Museum of Art - “Frida Kahlo Exhibit,” April 19, 2008.
  • Study Abroad Meeting in Spain. Liaison with Madrid representative Don Manuel Marchamalo. March 18, 2008.
  • Department’s new Chinese faculty line. Participant of the research and teaching presentations of the applicants.
    Department’s new Spanish/Education faculty line. Participant of the research and teaching presentations of the applicants.
  • Department’s new Spanish Adjunct position. Participant of the research and teaching presentations of the applicants.
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies Committee and Spanish and the Media Committee, Integral part of two CLAES committees.

World Project

  • Latin America Observatory
  • Humanistinen tiedekunta
  • La Poesia dell’esilio nell’esilio
  • El Surmenage de la Muerta
  • Happenings
  • Revista Malabia
  • Biblioteca Letras Libres
  • Exilio Argentino CEAM
  • Acento Latino
  • Founder and Host of Radio Show Dedicated to Hispanic Culture - En Voz Alta. NPR FM 91.9 WFSS. Fayetteville, NC (2006-2007.)
  • Author and Publisher of Textbooks for Spain and Latin America - Editorial Laberinto and Editorial Summa Cultural. Madrid, Spain, 1998 - 2004.
  • Founder and Project Director of an E-Business and E-Teach Portal Site, Geriatricas.com. Madrid, Spain, 1999.
  • Argentina Textbooks Proofreader - Astrea Publisher. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1996 – 1997.

Professional Development

  • Lofstel Translation Workshop, Rider University, 2009.
  • Central Jersey-Penn Foreign Language Academic Alliance, May 6, 2008
  • Technology Training Sessions, 2007 and 2008.
  • Promotion and Tenure Workshop, April 23, 2008.
  • Fall Invited Speaker Colloquium, the Spring Student Paper Colloquium.
  • Rosetta Stone Opening Presentation, April 1, 2008.
  • RU International Week, Participation.
  • Cultural Legacy Series, Sephardic Concert, April 8, 2008.

Professional Affiliations

  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Northeast Modern Language Association
  • Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars
  • American Association of University Professors.