Dorothy Nepper Marshall Professor of Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies
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M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.
M.A., University of Connecticut.
B.S.E., University of Connecticut.

Areas of Focus:

Latin American literatures, cultures and politics

Detailed Biography:

Enrique Sacerio-Garí is the Dorothy Nepper Marshall Professor of Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies. He has taught at Bryn Mawr since 1977. He is known for his work on Jorge Luis Borges (notably his edition of Textos cautivos with Emir Rodríguez Monegal), and for his poetry and translations. He has contributed poems to anthologies and magazines in the United States, Spain, Germany, India, China, Mexico, Chile and Cuba. His Poetry books include: Comunión (a concrete poem), Poemas interreales (Pennsylvania, 1981; Madrid, 1999; La Habana, 2004) and Para llegar a La Habana (Madrid, 2013). His most recent book, a novel, is El Mercado de la memoria (Madrid, 2016).

Reviews of Para llegar a La Habana:

Interview (July 2013) in SubUrbano (revista cultural), Miami:

Presentation and Reviews of El Mercado de la memoria:

He contributed a translation, introduction and a study guide to José Martí's "Nuestra América" for the Heath Anthology of American Literature. He is the translator of Pablo Neruda's Oda a la tipografía; editor and translator of Enrique Sosa Rodríguez's Ten Ways to Reach Cuba: Essays On Cuban Culture; and is one of the translators of Esteban Morales' s Race in Cuba (Monthly Review Press, 2013). He published a translation of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" into Cuban (Revista Casa de las Américas, 2004).

Professor Sacerio-Garí has also written on Rosario Castellanos, Gabriel García Márquez, José Lezama Lima, Brazilian concrete poetry, and Cuban detective fiction. He has been a contributing editor to the Library of Congress' Handbook of Latin American Studies. In January 1985, he led a fact-finding Peace Studies mission to Nicaragua and Costa Rica. In 1997, he taught a tri-college Peace Studies seminar, which included trips to Washington, Miami, and Cuba.