Ph.D.: Comparative Literature, Harvard University
Trowbridge Scholar in Literary Studies
Professor of Comparative and World Literature,
Emeritus at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1974-77: University of Michigan-Dearborn.
1977-2007: University of Illinois, Retired.
He has been President of three international learnèd societies: the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations; the Association of Departments and Programs of Comparative Literature; and Association of Colombianists.
In June 1998 he was decorated in Colombia with the “Order of Merit in Art and Culture Pedro Morales Pino” for his contributions to Colombian letters.
Currently, he is Distinguished Extramura1 Professor of Humanities and Literature at the Universidad del Valle (in Colombia).
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Interdisciplinary approaches to literature;
Modern Latin American literature;
European and Latin American literary relations;
the Faustian tradition;
theory and practice of comparative civilizational analysis;
comparative colonizations; the discovery of America;
Freud, Jung, and the history of psychoanalysis;
phenomenology and hermeneutics;
Indian English literature
(1) Comparative Cultural Thought, Japan and the West; Chikuro Hiroike.
(2) Colonial Literature and Thought in Colombia.
(3) Gabriel García Márquezvc.
(Editor) ‘Perspectives on Faust,’ (London: Alpha Academic, 1983).
(Author) ‘Gabriel García Márquez: La línea, el círculo y las metamorfosis del mito,’ (Madrid: Editorial Gredos, 1984).
(Editor) ‘The New World, the New Man, and Latin America,’ (Special “Latin American Issue” of Comparative Civilizations Review, No. 12, 1985).
(Author) ‘Myth and the Modern Novel,’ (Harvard Dissertations in Comparative Literature, (New York: Garland Publishing Co., 1987).
(Co-editor) ‘Comparative Literature in the Nineties,’ (American Comparative Literature Association, special double issue of the ACLA Bulletin. 24, no. 2, 1993)
(Co-author) ‘The Narrow Bridge: Beyond the Holocaust,’ (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000).
(Editor) ‘The Janus Perspective in Comparative Civilizations,’ (Special double issue of Comparative Civilizations Review, No. 45, Fall, 2001).
(Co-editor) ‘The Paths of History,’ (Special issue of Diogenes, Number 218, volume 55, issue 2, 2008).
(Co-editor) ‘Legado Cultural de Colombia. In Memoriam’ (Special double issue of Revista de Estudios Colombianos, nos. 37-38, 2011)
“Rights, Obligations and Environmental Ethics: Reflections from the West.” Journal for the Comparative Study of Civilizations (Japan) No. 17 (2012): 7-17. Simultaneous publication in The Bulletin of the Japan Society for Global System and Ethics No. 7 (2012): 55-65.
『モラロジー研究』No. 61 論文 Hiroike and Western Traditions 2008年2月
『モラロジー研究』No. 66 講演論文 The Ortholinon Principle and Reverence: Civilizational Reflections on Hiroike, Schweitzer, and Gandhi 2010年9月
『モラロジー研究』No.70 特集 –Papers given at the Second International Conference on Moral Science- The Paradigmatic Origins of Transcultural Moralogy: Chikuro Hiroike and Karl Jaspers 2013年2月
『モラロジー研究』No. 74 論文 Narrativized Ethics and Hiroshima: Harry S. Truman, Homer, and Aeschylus 2015年2月
『モラロジー研究』No. 75 論文 説話的倫理とヒロシマ：トルーマン、ホメロス、アイスキュロス （谷口茂 訳）
His approximately 80 other publications include major encyclopedia articles on Latin American authors (Gabriel García Márquez, Alvaro Mutis), as well as essays on Germanic subjects (Thomas Mann, Richard Wagner, Günter Grass, Albrecht Dürer), English literature (John Stuart Mill, James Joyce), Latin American literature (Jorge Luis Borges, Fernando Cruz Kronfly), the Spanish colonization of the New World, Sir William Jones in India, and theoretical issues in cross-cultural analysis in both literature and history. With his wife, Elaine Palencia, he has translated Colombian poetry into English.