Meet our Faculty: Dr. Maximiliano Sanchez

Maximiliano SánchezDr. Maximiliano Sanchez

Instructor of Spanish
Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
M.A. in Spanish Literature, University of Cincinnati
M.A. Filosof’a Pol’tica (Political Philosophy), Universidad de Chile^MLicenci atura en Filosof’a, Universidad Nacional de San Juan-Argentina

Phone: (217) 206-8300
Office: UBH 4037

Teaching Concentration: Basic and intermediate Spanish; history of Spanish literature and arts; Reception of Europe and Avant-gardes in Latin America

Courses Taught: Spanish for the Arts; Spanish for Communication; Spanish for Public Affairs; Spanish-Speaking Communities; Spanish Culture and Civilization; Basic and Intermediate Spanish

Awards:

2010

  • Student Presenter’s Award, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Graduate Student Council Research Travel Grant, University of Illinois at Chicago

1999-2001

  • Research Scholarship in Category of Improvement, CICITCA, Division of CONICET, Argentina

1998

  • Arturo Jauretche, National Essay Contest, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Selected Publications:

  • Forthcoming: Dysfunctional Machines in Latin America. The Presence of the Avant-Gardes in Bioy Casares, Felisberto Hernandez, Alejandra Pizarnik and Julio Cortazar.
  • Los cuadernos de Arnold Fernandez Mc Namara. Cuentos y teatro. San Juan: El Momo Editor, 2015.
  • El epis tolario privado de la familia Crash-Pijatoes-Dummies. San Juan: Poderosa Lectura, 2013.
  • Salamanca-El comic como maquina de guerra. San Juan, Argentina: Servicio de publicaciones de la FFHA, Universidad Nacional de San Juan, 2000. Co-author: Alejandro Carrizo
  • Foucault: La Revolucion Imposible. San Juan, Argentina: Servicio de publicaciones de la FFHA Universidad Nacional de San Juan, 1997.
  • “Ecos de Marx en Sergio Chejfec.” Sergio Chejfec: trayectoria d e una escritura. Ensayos cr’ticos. Ed. Dianna Niebylski. Pittsburg: Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamerica na (IILI), 2012.
  • “La violencia social y el rol de los medios masivos de comunicacion.” Concurso Nacional de Ensay o Arturo Jauretche, 1998: (163-198). Buenos Aires: Editorial del Ministerio de Cultura y Educaci—n, 1998.
  • “The Daisy Dolls as Bachelor Machines”, Global-Virtual Proceedings. Volume 2, Issue 1 (April 2014): 417-421.
  • “Una aproximacion a dos exponentes del Nouveau Roman: Sarraute y Saer.”  Con-Textos. Revista de Semi—tica Literaria. Vol.23 no. 46 (Jan.-Jun. 2011): 53-64.
  • “Nietszche: de la Genealog’a a la muerte de Dios.” Observaciones filosoficas. Jul-Dec. 2 009: 9.
  • “La Dama de las ruinas en la noche del lenguaje. Un analisis de La condesa Sangrienta, de A lejandra Pizarnik.” Sin Frontera: Revista Academica y Literaria. Mar. 2008: 3.
  • “Vazquez, Debora. Siesta n—made” Letras Femeninas Vol. XXXVI 1 (Verano 2010): 402-3.

Biography:
Dr. Sanchez studied Philosophy in Argentina. He has traveled globally, having lived in San Juan, La Rioja, New York, Cincinnati, Chicago, and Springfield.

“I understand teaching as a way of opening up the limits of my students’ minds. As an instructor, my long-term goals are to provide students with knowledge to strengthen and enrich their own capacities to learn a foreign language as well as to enable them to speak, read, write and understand that target language. I always try to be mindful of the fact that learning a foreign language is not only a linguistic but also a cultural experience.”