Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
By appointment until fall
- Ph.D., University of Colorado
Dr. Antonio Isea is a professor in the Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University. He specializes in:
- Literary theory
- Spanish American cultural studies
- 21st century Spanish American literature
- Postcolonial novelistic discourse in the Spanish-Caribbean
Isea's first book, "Historiografía y ficción en la narrativa de Denzil Romero," is the first major study of the work of that important Venezuelan author and covers topics such as race and nation-building in Venezuela.
His second book, "Figuraciones del hinterland: notas sobre Maracaibo o un breve estudio del Monte y Culebra en Venezuela" (2008), consists of eight essays that interpret the cultural, social and economic map of the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela's oil Mecca. The book explores notions of modernity and cultural liminality in Venezuela, one of the largest oil producing countries in the world.