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. In Press.
  • The Unfinished Song of Francisco Urondo: When Poetry is Not Enough. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2014. In Press.
  • Al sur de casi todo. Primera aproximación crítica de la obra complete de Juan Gelman. 2014. Submitted.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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. Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ (2007-present)
  • Assistant Professor of 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)
  • Ayudante de Cátedra - Cátedra de Literatura Argentina. Universidad de Buenos Aires, 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.
  • Almería, Córdoba, and Granada (Spain) and Chechaouene, Tangier, and Tétouan (Morocco). Summer 2006. 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.