About the Site
This site is dedicated to Professor Juan D. Bruce-Novoa 1944-2010. He touched many people as a professor, writer, poet, critic, storyteller, friend, father, husband and brother. We wanted a place where people could come together from around the world to celebrate his life. Your contributions here are highly valued by his family and will be utilized for his upcoming memorial. The site is created by his son Juan Carlos Bruce-Novoa.
About Juan D. Bruce-Novoa (in his own words from 2009)
Juan Bruce-Novoa. Professor of Latin American and U.S. Chicano/Latino literatures and cultures, Film Studies, and Critical Theory at the University of California Irvine. Has been visiting professor at Harvard, Mainz, Erlangen, Berlin, and Düsseldorf. Three-time Fulbright professor in Germany. Author of books of criticism (Chicano Authors, Inquiry by Interview; Chicano Poetry, A Response to Chaos; Restrospace, Essays on Chicano Literature, Theory and History; Martín Luis Guzmán: La sombra del caudillo, versión periodística), fiction (Only the Good Times, and Manuscrito de origen), and poetry (Inocencia perversa/Perverse Innocence). Has published articles on a wide range of U.S. Latino literature, from foundational texts like Cabeza de Vaca, to recent additions like that of Rita Maria Magdaleno. Co-founder of UC-Mexicanistas, an international association for the study of Mexican literature and culture housed in the University of California system. Published numerous articles on the Ruptura generation of artists, architects, and writers in Mexico. Specialist on the image of Latin America in Hollywood film. Original member of the editorial board of the Heath Anthology of American Literature. Currently editing a volume of essays on Mexican Jewish writers.
(bio coming soon)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_D._Bruce-Novoa (we need someone to write this)
1989‑2010 U. California Irvine. Full Prof., Dept. of Span.& Port.
1985‑89 Trinity U., Full Professor, Foreign Languages Dept.
1983‑85 U. California, Santa Barbara; Associate Professor Span.& Port.
1974‑83 Yale, Assoc.Prof. Span. & Port. and Latin American Studies.
Visiting Professor: DAAD Prof. U. Düsseldorf, 2007, Frei Universität Berlin, 2002; Harvard, English Dept. 1999, 1990; Fulbright Prof.: U. Erlangen-Nürnberg, 1998, 1990; U. Mainz Germersheim, 1983-84; U. Pennsylvania, 1976.
2007 DAAD award, Düsseldorf, Germany.
2005-6 UCI International Center for Writing and Translation Faculty Associate Grant
2001-2-3 & 5 U.C. Mexus Research Award
1998 Fulbright Professorship, U. Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.
1997 Critica Nueva Award for distinguished writing in literary theory , U. of New México.
1991 California Humanities Institute.
1990 Fulbright Professorship, U. Erlangen‑Nürnberg, Germany
1989 Plural Prize for best critical essay in Latin America, Mexico.
1989 José Fuentes Mares National Prize for Literature, Mexico.
1988 Travel Grant, ACLS.
1986 Summer Stipend for research in Spain, U. Trinity.
1986 Distinguished Visiting Prof., New Mexico State U.
1983‑84 Fulbright Professorship, University Mainz, Germany.
1981,82,83 Griswold Grant, Yale, for research in Mexico.
1981 Tinker Foundation grant for research in Mexico.
1979‑80 Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship.
1977 National Chicano Council for Higher Education Fellowship.
1974 Griswold Grant, Yale.
1974 Dissertation Fellowship, U. of Colorado.
1970‑72 U.S. Steel Foundation Fellowship for dissertation.
1969‑70 Graduate School Fellowship, U. of Colorado.
1969 Dissertation research fellowship, U. of Colorado.
1966 Best Student in advanced Spanish, Regis College.
6 Only the Good Times, novel, Houston: Arte Público Press, 1995.
5 Manuscrito de origen, short story collection, Juárez: Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, 1995.
4 RetroSpace: Collected Essays on Chicano Literature, Houston Arte Público Press, 1990.
3 Chicano Poetry: A Response to Chaos, Austin: U. Texas, 1982.
2 Chicano Authors, Inquiry by Interview, Austin: U. Texas, 1980. La literatura chicana a través de su autores, Mexico City: Siglo XXI, 1983, 2nd ed. 1999 (translation of Chicano Authors).
1 Inocencia perversa/Perverse Innocence, poetry, Phoenix: Baleen, 1977.
3 The Heath Anthology of American Literature, ed. with Paul Lauter, et.al. Boston: Heath & Co., 1990; 2nd ed. 1993; 3rd 1997.
2 Antología retrospectiva del cuento chicano, with introductory essay, Mexico City: El Consejo de Población, 1988. Awarded the Premio José Fuentes Mares.
1 Salvador Elizondo, Material de Lectura, with Rolando Romero, Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1989.
Over 278 papers given since 1974
332 Guest lectures since 1974. Selected places: Frei Universität Berlin; U. Geneva, UNAM, Mexico City, Harvard, U. Dortmund, Germany; U. Innsbruck, Austria; U. Tubingen, Germany; Cornell, U. Illinois Campaign; U. Paris VII, U. Vienna, U. Iberoamericana Mexico City, Bryn Mawr, U. Graz, Austria; Columbia U., El Colegio de México, U. Verona, U. Rome, U. Bologna, Paris X, Paris III, U. Regensburg, U. Heidelberg, U. Bologna, U. Milan, U. Rome, U. Utrecht, U. Gronningen, U. Dresden.