Jorge Olivares

Allen Family Professor of Latin American Literature

Box 4683

Phone: 207-859-4683
Fax: 207-859-4405
Mailing Address:
4683 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8846
Olivares, Jorge


Ph.D., University of Michigan
M.A., University of Miami
B.A., University of Miami

Areas of Expertise

  • Reinaldo Arenas
  • Homosexuality in Cuba
  • Cuban Literature and Culture
  • Twentieth-Century Spanish American Narrative
  • Spanish American Modernismo

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
SP231 AAdvanced Spanish
SP231 BAdvanced Spanish
SP273 AContemporary Spanish-American Short Story

Professional Information

Jorge Olivares, the Allen Family Professor of Latin American Literature, has been teaching at Colby College since 1982. He is the author of Becoming Reinaldo Arenas: Family, Sexuality, and the Cuban Revolution (Durham: Duke University Press, 2013), La novela decadente en Venezuela (Caracas: Armitano, 1984), and articles in Colby Quarterly, Contemporary Literature, Hispanic Review, Hispanofila, MLN, Nueva Revista de Filologia Hispanica, PMLA, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispanicos, Revista de Estudios Hispanicos, Revista Hispanica Moderna, Romance Notes, and Symposium.


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