Inter-American Studies as an Emerging Field: The Future of a Discipline


  • Earl E. Fitz Vanderbilt University




Author Biography

Earl E. Fitz, Vanderbilt University

Professor of Portuguese, Spanish, and Comparative Literature and Director of the Program in Comparative Literature at Vanderbilt University. Previously taught at the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Michigan, and Dickinson College. Earned his BA (1968) and MA (1970) in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Iowa and an MA in Portuguese from Queens College, CUNY (1973) as well as a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the City University of New York (1977). Primary areas of interest are inter American literature, comparative literature, Brazilian and Spanish American literature, and Latin American literature studied in a comparative context. Books include Rediscovering the New World: Inter American Literature in a Comparative Context (University of Iowa Press, 1991), Sexuality and Being in the Poststructuralist Universe of Clarice Lispector (University of Texas Press, 2001), and Ambiguity and Gender in the New Novel of Brazil and Spanish America, with Judith A. Payne, (University of Iowa Press, 1993). Also the author of Inter American Literature and Criticism: An Electronic Annotated Bibliography, (University of Iowa Press, 1998).




How to Cite

Fitz, E. E. (2014). Inter-American Studies as an Emerging Field: The Future of a Discipline. Vanderbilt E-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies, 1.