Dan Rogers is an associate professor in Spanish at Wabash and currently chairs the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Dr. Rogers was an undergraduate at the University of Colorado at Boulder earning a degree in Spanish, Magna Cum Laude. A Phi Beta Kappa initiate at CU, he has been active in the Wabash College chapter since his arrival in 1998. In 1995, Dr. Rogers was awarded the Petry Fellowship for Dissertation Research at the University of Kansas and spent a semester at the Universidad Autónoma de México investigating the relationship between the publishing industry and aesthetics in 20th-Century Mexican Literature. Dr. Rogers was a José M. Osma Fellow at the University of Kansas and after completing an M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish Literature, he joined the Wabash faculty in 1998. His research in recent years has focused on gender and race in contemporary Latin American literature.
On campus, Dr. Rogers serves as the faculty advisor to Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and enjoys attending music, theater and sports events on campus. In the summer, Dr. Rogers travels with Wabash students and faculty to South America as part of Wabash Summer Study in Ecuador. In addition to his interests in axolotl husbandry and Latin American culture, he is an avid amateur astronomer and often teams up with colleagues in History and Physics to teach a course on Mesoamerican Archaeoastronomy with a travel component to southern Mexico. Dr. Rogers may often be seen riding his Italian Vespa at mostly reasonable speeds around the mall.
SPA 103 (Accelerated Introduction to Spanish)
SPA 201 & 202 (Intermediate Spanish and Culture)
SPA 302 (Introduction to the Study of Literature in Spanish)
SPA 277 (Introduction to the Literature, History and Culture of Ecuador)
SPA 377 Special Topics (Mesoamerican Archaeoastronomy)
SPA 312 Special Topics (Mexican Cinema)
SPA 313 Special Topics (Latin American Theater)
SPA 313 Special Topics (Literature of the Fantastic)
SPA 401 (Senior Seminar—capstone course for Spanish majors)
“Luz Argentina Chiriboga’s Historical Fiction and an Ethics of Compassion.” Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture Conference 17th Annual Meeting Cartagena de Indias, Colombia Dec. 28, 2010.
“El protagonista ausente en Sé que vienen a matarme de Alicia Yánez. 14th Annual Congreso of the Asociación de Ecuatorianistas. The Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil. July 21, 2006.
“Saints and Demons in the Palace.” The LaFollette Lecture. Wabash College. October 28, 2005.
“Creo que se ha dicho que vuelvo.” Invited lecture to The Royal Academy of the Spanish Language in Ecuador and the America Group in honor of Luis Aguilar Monsalve. The Benjamín Carrión Culture Center. Quito, Ecuador. November 19, 2004.
“Lo plurinacional en la crítica de Juan León Mera.” 54th Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, University of Tennesee. October 11, 2004.
“La obra reciente de Luis Aguilar Monsalve.” University of Puerto Rico Conference on Hispanic Literature. November 22, 2002.
“Alcahuetas, pillos, palabrotas y otras amenazas a la nación: Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda de Sabina Berman.” X Jornadas Internacionales de Teatro Latinoamericano. Puebla, Mexico. July 10, 2002.
“Más allá de la bruma en la narrativa reciente de Luis Aguilar Monsalve.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, February 22, 2002.
“The Cultural Peregrinations of Jorge Martillo: Identidad Plurinacional and Guayaco Travel Literature.” 12th Annual Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture Conference, Alcalá de Henares, Spain, December 19, 2001.
“The Uses of Science in Fiction: New Worlds in Mexican Narrative.” VIII Jornadas Metropolitanas, Casa Lamm, México D.F., July 6, 2001.
“Silence and Suffering in Cecilia Urbina’s De noche llegan” 54th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, April 20, 2001.
“Science Fusion, Fact, and Fiction in Jorge Volpi’s En busca de Klingsor” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference 2000, University of Louisville, February 23, 2001.
“El mini-boom guayaquileño.” In Panorámica actual de la cultura ecuatoriana. Ed. Rocío Durán Barba. Quito, Ecuador: Allpamanda editorial, 2011. 285-294.
"Cultural Studies in the Curriculum: Teaching in Latin America, Edited by Danny J. Anderson and Jill S. Kuhnheim." Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 10 (2006): 257-58.
“Cabronas, palabrotas y otras amenazas a la nación: La Diana Cazadora y Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda.” In Sediciosas seducciones: sexo, poder y palabras en el teatro de Sabina Berman. Ed. Jacqueline E. Bixler. Mexico: DR Escenología, 2004. 151-160.
“Miguel Donoso Pareja’s Workshop and the Economy of Literary Production in Ecuador.” Journal of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: 9.1-2 (2003): 155-132.
“Surviving the ‘Culture Shock’ of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities.” Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly: 23.4 (2003): 132-135.
“’Más alla de la bruma’ en la nueva ficción de Luis Aguilar Monsalve.” Kipus: Revista Andina de Letras: 14.1 (2002): 105-109.
“Escritura versus la polémica en cuatro cuentistas ecuatorianas.” In Contextos y Disyunciones: Los Discursos de la Cultura de Hoy. Ed. Javier Duran. Mexico: Jornadas Metropolitanas, 2002. 69-78.
“History, Polyphony and Uncertainty in Cecilia Urbina’s De noche llegan” In La ruta de las palabras: la imaginación de Cecilia Urbina. Eds. Manuel Medina and Douglas J. Weatherford. Mexico: Solar, 2002. 114-23.
“Jean Franco’s Lifetime of Critical Passions.” American Quarterly 53 (2001): 511-17.
“The Discipline of Spanish.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies. 3 (1999): 243-249.
Fellowship for Dissertation Research, Nancy Petry Foundation
José M. Osma Scholar at the University of Kansas
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Beta Delta