The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

  •      California State University, Los Angeles
     

    DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

 

Joseph Chrzanowski
Professor of Spanish 

Office: KH D1054 
Phone: (323) 343-4230 
FAX: (323) 343-4234
Email: jchrzan@calstatela.edu 

 

INTRODUCTION

Professor Chrzanowski has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at California State University, Los Angeles, since 1969.  He has served as Spanish Coordinator, Principal Departmental Adviser, Associate Chair, and since fall 1994, as Chair.  His campus activities include 10-years service with the University's chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, for which he served as Vice-President and President.  Dr. Chrzanowski has been involved with the Advanced Placement program since 1979, and currently holds the position of Question Leader for Spanish Literature.  He served as President of the California State University Foreign Language Council from 1997-1999 and is currently a member of its Executive Committee.  He has also served on the Executive Board of the California Language Teachers Association from 1997-1999, and was recently elected to to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL).  The Educational Testing Service appointed Dr. Chrzanowski to the SAT II Test Development Committee in Spanish for 1999-2000.
 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Spanish) The Pennsylvania State University, 1971.

Dissertation: "Alienation in the Novels of Juan Carlos Onetti"

M.A. (Spanish), The Pennsylvania State University, 1969.
B.A. (Spanish), Fairfield University, 1966. Cum laude
La Universidad Católica de Chile (1964)

TEACHING INTERESTS

Contemporary Spanish-American novel and short story.
 

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Articles and Chapters in Books

"La estética grotesca de Juan Ruiz en 'El enxienplo de los dos perezosos'." Romance Notes 12  (1970): 213-218.

"La incomunicación: síntoma de la enajenación en las novelas de Juan Carlos Onetti." Maldoror [Montevideo]  9  (1973): 49-54.

"Juan Carlos Onetti y 'La Piedra en el Charco'."  Norte  [Amsterdam] 14 (1973): 129-134.

"La estructura de Para esta noche." Homenaje a Juan Carlos Onetti.  Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos [Madrid]   292-294  (1974): 395-407.

"Consideraciones temáticas y estéticas en torno a Todos los gatos son pardos." Latin American Theater Review  9.1 (1975): 11-17.

"The Double in 'Las dos Elenas' by Carlos Fuentes." Romance Notes 18 (1977): 10.

"Theme, Characterization and Structure in Los invasores." Latin American Theatre Review 11.2  (1978): 5-10.

"Psychological Motivation in Borges' 'Emma Zunz'." Literature and Psychology 28 (1979): 100-104.

"Ibargüengoitia's Art of Humor in 'What Became of Pampa Hash'." Viento del Sur 2 (1980): 9-18.

"El teatro de Mariela Romero." Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 7 (1982): 205-211.

"Consideraciones estructurales y temáticas en torno a La tía Julia y el escribidor."  La Palabra y el Hombre  [Veracruz] 45 (1983): 22-26.

"Historia de Mayta, de Mario Vargas Llosa." Anales de Literatura Hispanoamericana [Madrid] 15 (1986): 211-218.

"El arte tipográfico y la trayectoria poética de Vicente Huidobro." La Palabra y el Hombre 65 (1988): 129-134.

"Mario Vargas Llosa y la interpolaridad vida-ficción." La historia en la literatura iberoamericana. Eds. Raquel  Chang Rodríguez and Gabriella de Beer. Hanover, N.H.: Ediciones del Norte, 1989. 317-325.

"Patricide and the Double in Carlos Fuentes' Gringo viejo." The International Fiction Review 16.1 (1989): 11-16.

"La cultura hispánica en los Estados Unidos en los años 80." Culture Hispanique 7 (1989): 175-184.

"Research and the Teaching of Foreign Languages." Proceedings: Faculty Symposium on The Relationship Between Research and Other Scholarly Activities and Teaching.  California State University, Los Angeles,  1990. 30-32.

"Gringo viejo: The Labyrinth of Solitude Revisited".  The International Fiction Review 19.1 (1992): 39-45.

"Erotismo y sexualidad en las obras de José Donoso."  Culture Hispanique 20.9 (1992): 405-413.

"José Donoso y la  experiencia del exilio." Siempre. Presencia de México.  Núm. 2081, May 12, 1993, II-III.

"'La pasión de la virgen' de Lucía Guerra: El estilo es la mujer." 10 (1994): 379-388.

"Rehacer la imagen de la mujer en la literatura." [Entrevista a Lucía Guerra] Siempre. Presencia de México,  Núm.  2182, 13 abril, 1995, 48-50.
 

Translation

"The Game" by Mariela Romero [with Dr. Susana Castillo].  Contemporary Women Authors of Latin America: New Translations. Eds. Doris  Meyer and Margarite Fernández Olmos. New York: Brooklyn College Press, 1983.

Prepared byjchrzan@calstatela.edu


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