Mr. Cipriano Cardenas
Professor Cárdenas has been on the
faculty of the Modern Languages Department at the University of Texas at
Brownsville since 1971, where he has served as Department Chair for 27 years
and has been the recipient of four Exceptional Merit Awards for outstanding
teaching, service, and scholarship. He
teaches Medieval Spanish Literature; Contemporary Spanish Literature; The
Mexican Novel; Chicano Narrative; Contemporary Mexican and Chicano Literature;
Conquests and Cultural Encounters in Colonial Hispanic America; and, The
Mexican Revolution in Film and Literature.
In his capacity as Spanish Editor for
Breakfast Serials publishing house of Denver, Colorado, Professor Cárdenas has
translated and edited more than 17 award-winning, bilingual novels for
adolescents with national and international distribution throughout the United
States and Latin America. A published poet and short story writer, Professor
Cárdenas has also published various articles in university journals, and has
been a presenter at numerous professional conferences dealing with
Spanish-language journalism and border issues, Mexican-American literature, and
Medieval Spanish religious literature.
In addition to his work in academe,
Professor Cárdenas is also a Benedictine Oblate in the monastic Order of St.
Benedict at the Roman Catholic Monastery of the Good Shepherd in Starr County,
B.A., M.A., Texas A&M
CV/VITAE: Cardenas Vitae
SPAN 6380—Literary Translation
SPAN 6339—Chicano Narrative
SPAN 4392—Senior Seminar
SPAN 4371—Chicano Narrative
SPAN 4309—Contemporary Spanish Literature
SPAN 3340—The Mexican Revolution in Film & Literature
SPAN 3301—Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature
Area of Specialty and Responsibility:
Medieval religious literature
Spanish Editor, Breakfast Serials—National publisher of Adolescent Literature (Denver, CO), 2000-2009.
Spanish Editor, Kid Scoop—National publisher of Children’s Cultural Literature (Sonoma, CA), 2000-2003.
Associate Editor, El Novosantanderino university literary journal, 2009-present.
Lead Translator, Roman Catholic Benedictine Monastery of the Good Shepherd, (Starr County, TX) 2004-present.