Dr. James Hussar

Contact Information

Voice: 657-278-8512
Dept: 657-278-3534


Department Address

Office: Humanities 835-C

James Hussar, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish and Portuguese


2008, Ph.D. in Literature, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

2001, M.A. in Spanish, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

1995, B.A. in Spanish, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

1994, Certificate in Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Research Areas

  • Jewish Latin American literature
  • Connections between 20th century Spanish American and Luso-Brazilian literature
  • Gaucho literature

Courses Regularly Taught

  • Spanish and Portuguese language and literature
  • Composition
  • Language Pedagogy


“A Lie for a Lie: MPLA Media Control in Ondjaki’s Luandan Novels.” ellipsis 11 (2013) (forthcoming).

“Lives Flashing Before Our Eyes: Narrative Speed in Orson Welles’s Citizen Kaneand Carlos Fuentes’s La muerte de Artemio Cruz.” The Reptant Eagle: Essays on Carlos Fuentes and the Art of the Novel. Ed. Roberto Cantú. (forthcoming).

“Biblical Allegory and Antisalazarism in Miguel Torga’s Contos da Montanha andNovos Contos da Montanha.” Hispanic Journal 33.2 (Fall 2012): 75-88.

“La breve agonía de Artemio Cruz: a propósito del tiempo narrativo en La muerte deArtemio Cruz de Carlos Fuentes.” Confluencia 27.2 (Spring 2012): 75-85.

“Los gauchos judíos de Alberto Gerchunoff en su centenario.” Hispanófila 163 (September 2011): 39-52.

“I Left My Heart (and Soul) in Carlos Casares: Religious Identity in Rebeca Mactas’sLos judíos de Las Acacias.” Yiddish /Modern Jewish Studies 17.1-2 (2011): 129-38.

Dr. James Hussar