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Blanca Anderson

Professor of Languages and Cultures


Ph.D., Boston University, 1987

M.A., New York University/Madrid, 1979

B.A., University of Puerto Rico, 1977


  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Languages and Cultures


Blanca Anderson has published a critical work on the Argentinean writer Julio Cortázar's novel 62 modelo para armar. She is also a writer of fiction, having published in Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States. Her poetry has been included in the series Cuadernos de Malinalco (Mexico: Patronato de Cultura Iberoamericana, 1990) and in the anthology Poetas sin fronteras (Madrid, 2000). Her other published works of fiction are: the short stories Cuando los heraldos piden tregua (Madrid, 1996), and Ultima Noche (Madrid, 2005), the poetry collections Ecos arañados (Madrid,1996) and Poemas de amor y de alquimia/ Poems of Love and Alchemy, (New Jersey, 2002) and her novel La edad del arrepentimiento (New Jersey, 2003). Her latest book, the collection of short stories Entre la magia y el conjuro was published in Costa Rica in 2009.

Recognition for her teaching include the Arts & Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award in 1993; Loyola nominee for the Carnegie Foundation's National Teaching Award in 1993 and 1994; and the inclusion in Who's Who Among Americas Teachers since the year 2003.

In 2009, Dr. Anderson won a Marquette Fellowship for her work on the Mexican artist Oliverio Hinojosa. Click here to read more. 

Classes Taught

  • First Year Spanish I
  • Second Year Spanish I & II
  • Intensive Conversation
  • Syntax & Composition
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • Survey of Spanish American Literature I & II
  • Spanish American Culture & Civilization
  • Puerto Rican Literature & Culture
  • Fantastic Literature
  • The Southern Cone
  • The Spanish Caribbean
  • Women Writers of Spanish America

Areas of Expertise

  • 20th-Century Spanish American Literature