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Jana Gutiérrez Kerns

Jana Gutiérrez Kerns

Associate Professor


World Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Jana Gutiérrez Kerns

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6064 Haley Center

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By Appointment


PhD, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

MA, Middlebury College

MA, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

BA, Southern Methodist University

Research Interests

Spanish American poetry, U.S. Latino literature, literary translation and adaptation, creative writing


  • “Of Heroes and Queeros: The Transatlantic Geotext of Francisco Aragón and Federico García Lorca,” Transatlantic and Transcultural Dialogues on Identity, Culture, and Migration. Eds. Lori Celaya and Sonja Stephenson Watson. Lexington UP, 2021, pp. 79-101.
  • Una mujer de su(s) palabra(s): Julia Alvarez’s Use of Poetic Translation as a Tool for Racial Reconciliation.” Label Me Latino/a (Fall 2020) 10: pp. 1-15.
  • Gutiérrez, Jana F. and Socarrás, Gilda. “Molding Minds: Community and University Seek Equal Partnership through Language Studies.” Scholarship in Action: Communities, Leaders, and Citizens. Eds. Barbara A. Baker, Kathleen Hale, and Giovanna Summerfield. 66-78.
  • “Daisy Zamora.” and "Josefina Plá." Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia. Eds. María Claudia André and Eva Paulina Bruno. Routledge, 2007.
  • “Two Havana Love Songs: Reconsidering ‘Amor, ciudad atribuida’ by Nancy Morejón." Utah Foreign Language Review (2005): 14: 47-60.
  • “Finally Free: The Female Artist and the City in Dulce María Loynaz’s Jardín (Feministas Unidas Essay Prize)” Letras Femeninas. (Dec. 2005): 11-26.
  • “Her Havana: Cuban Women Writers Imagining a City of One’s Own.” Women and Environments International Magazine. (May 2004): 16-17.
  • “POESIdA: Hispanic Writers Respond to AIDS.” MIFLC Review 11 (2002): 1-24.
  • "Fina García Marruz." Dictionary of Literary Biography: Modern Spanish American Poets.  Ed. María A. Salgado. 283.1: 109-16.

Courses Taught

  • FLSP 3010: Spanish Phonetics
  • FLSP 3020: Spanish Syntax
  • FLSP 3030: Spanish Conversation
  • FLSP 3040: Spanish Composition
  • FLSP 3100: Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • FLSP 3130: Topics in Hispanic Music
  • FLSP 3150: Topics in Hispanic Media: Latinos in Mass Media
  • FLSP 3220: Spanish-American Civilization II
  • FLSP 3310: Commercial Translation
  • FLSP 4310: Business Spanish I
  • FLSP 4320: Business Spanish II
  • FLSP 4330: Topics in Hispanic Commercial World: Hispanic Marketing
  • FLSP 4420: Topics in Hispanic Literature and Culture
  • FLSP 6020: Advanced Spanish Syntax
  • FLSP 7050: Literary Criticism and Theory
  • FLSP 7220: Spanish American Poetry I 
  • FLSP 7230: Spanish American Poetry II