Mr. Cipriano Cardenas
Professor Cárdenas has been on the faculty of the Modern Languages Department at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College 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 and scholarship. At UTB, he teaches Medieval Spanish Literature (SPAN 3301); Contemporary Spanish Literature (SPAN 4309); The Mexican Revolution in Film and Literature (SPAN 3340); Chicano Narrative (SPAN 4371); and, Chicano Narrative (SPAN 6339—Graduate course).
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, Texas.
B.A., M.A., Texas A&M University-Kingsville
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.