Position title: Associate Professor
Phone: (608) 262-9670
1036 Van Hise Hall
Spring 2021 Office Hours
Marcelo Pellegrini’s research focuses on modern Latin American poetry (from Andrés Bello to the present day), translation theory, the relationship between literature and philosophy, and Latin American intellectual history. He has written extensively on Gonzalo Rojas, on Chilean poetry of the 1990’s, and on poets such as Gabriela Mistral, José Gorostiza, Emilio Adolfo Westphalen, and Pedro Lastra. His publications include La ficción suprema: Gonzalo Rojas y el viaje a los comienzos (2013) and Confróntese con la sospecha: ensayos críticos sobre poesía chilena de los 90 (2006). His poetry translations include Constancia y claridad: 21 sonetos de William Shakespeare (2006) and Figuras del original (2006), a compilation of his translations from English and Portuguese into Spanish. As a poet, his most recent poetry collection is Los delatores (2020).
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MA, University of Washington
Licenciatura, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV)