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cipriano cÁrdenas 


Chair, Associate Professor
Office: MRCHS 290
Phone: (956) 882-8216
Curriculum Vitae

BioProfessor Cardenas

Cipriano A. Cárdenas is associate professor and chair of the Modern Languages Department. He teaches Spanish Medieval and Golden Age Literature and Chicano Literature courses at the undergraduate level, and Literary Translation at the graduate level.

A published poet and short story writer, Professor Cárdenas is Spanish editor for Breakfast Serials, Inc. (Denver, Colorado). In this capacity, he reviews literary material and translates the content into Spanish for distribution throughout the United States and Latin America.

A secular oblate in the monastic Order of Saint Benedict, he is affiliated with the Benedictine Monastery of the Good Shepherd, located near Rio Grande City, Texas, where he serves as lead translator.


In addition to creative writing, his research interests include border journalism published in Spanish, Mexican American literature, and medieval religious literature.

Courses Taught

SPAN 3301
SPAN 4309
SPAN 6339 (Topic: Mexican American Writers)
SPAN 6380 (Topic: Literary Translation)


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