Headshot of Prof. José Luis Venegas

Director, Interdisciplinary Humanities

Professor of Spanish & Interdisciplinary Humanities

Office: Greene Hall 540
Phone: (336) 758-4805
Email: venegajl@wfu.edu

José Luis Venegas holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program and the Department of Spanish. His teaching and research focus on comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to modern and contemporary cultures and literatures in Europe and the Americas. He is the author of Decolonizing Modernism: James Joyce and the Development of Spanish American Fiction (Routledge, 2010) and Transatlantic CorrespondenceModernity, Epistolarity, and Literature, 1898-1992 (Ohio State University Press, 2014). His most recent book, which was supported by an NEH Summer Stipend, is The Sublime South: Andalusia, Orientalism, and the Making of Modern Spain (Northwestern University Press, 2018). He has also published articles in Comparative Literature Studies, MLN, Discourse, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, and Hispanic Review, among other venues.