Professor of Spanish
Office: (269) 387-3028
514 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5338
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 to 9 a.m.
And by appointment
Department of Spanish
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Benjamín Torres is a professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University.
Torres is a specialist in Spanish American literature, particularly in Caribbean narrative. He has authored three books (Gabriel García Márquez o la alquimia del incesto, Literatura e ideología and Para llegar a la Isla Verde de Edgardo Rodríguez Julía), as well as many articles, papers, and book reviews. He has a strong interest in Caribbean popular culture and in U.S. Latino literature, as evidenced by both his teaching and publications. Torres has edited four works by Edgardo Rodríguez Julía: Elogio de la fonda (Playor, 2001), Mapa de una pasión literaria (EDUPR, 2003), Musarañas de domingo (EDUPR, 2005), La renuncia del héroe Baltasar (FCE, 2006).