Robert Pritchard IV
PhD/GPTI
Spanish and Portuguese

Current Semester Office Hours

Research Interests 

Latin American Studies, Critical Theory, Rhetoric and Revolution, Dialectical Materialism, 20th Century Latin American Literature, El Boom Latinoamericano, the Intersections of Literature, Politics and Economics.

Summary  

A native of Delaware, Robert graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Spanish Language from the University of Delaware. Fascinated by the intersections of literature, politics and economics, he pursued a Master's Degree in Latin American Literature, graduating with High Honors in May of 2018.  He is currently a Ph.D. student within the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Education

2012-2016 University of Delaware
Bachelor of Arts

2016-2018 University of Delaware
Master of Arts

2018-Present University of Colorado, Boulder
Doctor of Philosophy 

MA Thesis

  • Lo político y lo retórico: Un análisis de la retórica guevariana entre 1959 y 1967 
    • Thesis Director: Dr. Phillip Penix-Tadsen

Publications

  •  Forthcoming: “Las transmutaciones socioeconómicas del Quijote: un análisis dialéctico del siglo XVII”, El Cid (2018).
  • “Celebrando cincuenta años de Cien años de soledad: la familia Buendía como representación de la fatalidad de la burguesía periférica”, Spanish and Portuguese Review, 3, 2017, pp. 57-68.

Conference Presentations

  • Panelist, “From Havana to Higuera: Guevara’s Rhetorical Alienation and the Demise of the Foco”, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Thesis Workshop, May 16, 2018, University of Delaware.
  • Panelist, “Las dos Carmen: La concienciación política en El cuarto de atrás”, Gender and Genre: Diversity in Latin American and Iberian Languages and Cultures, March 16-17, 2018, University of Colorado, Boulder. 
  • Panelist, “Ernesto Guevara, Lloyd Bitzer y la situación retórica”, Diálagos XIV, March 2-3, 2018, Indiana University, Bloomington. 
  • Organizer, “La retórica guevariana: lo histórico y lo lingüístico”, Homenaje al Che: a cincuenta años de su muerte, November 1, 2017, University of Delaware.