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Carlos  Cano

Carlos Cano

Carlos Cano
Associate Professor


Office: CPR 451
Phone: 813/974-2077



Carlos José Cano, Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, with a major in Spanish and minor in Latin American Studies, is an associate professor of Hispanic culture, film and literature at the University of South Florida. Carlos Cano is also a member of the 1968 USF Charter Class. He has taught at Indiana University and at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City. Dr. Cano is currently the Director of the USF in Spain Study/Travel Programs, and Coordinator of the Hispanic/Latino Section, Department of World Languages. He also serves the State of Florida University System as member of the Foreign Language Discipline Committee/Common Course Numbering System, and he has co-chaired the Prerequisite Courses and Course Leveling Committee. Closer to home, Dr. Cano chaired the Hillsborough County Public Schools Foreign Language Task Force, and he is the recipient of the Medal of Service Award for his leadership in the Premio Enrique José Varona, sponsored by the City of Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System.

Dr. Cano is the author of Telespañol Uno, a beginning Spanish television series distributed by Great Plains Television Library, Lincoln, Nebraska. He has published on Cuba’s best known film director, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, and on several Boom novelists, such as Alejo Carpentier, Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes and David Viñas. He is a past contributing editor for the Handbook of Latin American Studies of the Library of Congress, and currently serves as editor of Hogueras: Revista Internacional de Estudios Hispánicos, and Revista Surco Sur. He also founded and chaired the Executive Committee of the International Symposium New Worlds, Other Encounters: Cultural Dialogues between America and Spain in Art, Film, History, Language and Literature, last held in Torremolinos, Spain, June 28 - July 2, 2012.