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Dr. Carter Smith

Carter Smith

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Dr. Carter Smith
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Office: CEN 4923
Ph: (715)836-3475

Carter Smith received his B.A in Spanish and German from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and an M.A. in Hispanic Civilization from New York University ( Madrid, Spain). He finished his Ph.D. in Spanish literatures and cultures from the University of Minnesota in the spring of 1999 and joined the UWEC Languages Department that following fall. His areas of scholarly research include contemporary peninsular literature and culture, especially as it relates to urban culture and society. He has published articles on the novels of such contemporary authors as Juan José Millás, José Angel Mañas, and José Saramago as well as on the representation of Madrid in Spanish fiction. He spends his free time with his wife Beth and their son, Gabriel.

  • "Like Prisoners in a Cave: A Problematic Search for Identity and Truth in Two Peninsular Novels" Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Vol. 89, No. 6, Liverpool University Press, 2012, pages 615-625
  • "Juan José Millás." Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 20th Century Spanish Fiction, Eds. Altisent, Marta and Cristina Martínez Carazo, New York: Thomson Gale, 2006, pp. 220-225. 
  • "Social Criticism or Banal Imitation?: A Critique of the Neo-Realist Novel Apropos the Works of José Angel Mañas." Ciberletras (January, 2005)  
  • "Introduction." Sustaining Change: New Directions as Standard Practice. The 2002 Central States REPORT Conference Publication, Eds. Crouse, Gale, Sara Doering, and Carter E. Smith,  Valdosta, GA: Lee Bradley, 2002, viii-x.
  • "The City as Political Metaphor: End-of-the-Century Constructions of Madrid." International Journal of Iberian Studies. Vol. 14, No. 2, Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2001, 80-94. 
  • "Between Two Chronotopes: Space and Time in Juan José Millás's Visión del ahogado."  Romance Languages Annual IX, West Lafayette: IN., Purdue Research Foundation,1997, 697-703.