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Humberto Huergo

Chair of Spanish, Spanish

Professor of Spanish, Spanish

Education & Professional History

Columbia College, AB, MA; Princeton University, MA, PhD

At Carleton since 1988.

Highlights & Recent Activity

I recently published a book on the Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto (Con tan grade furia. Escritos sobre Tintoretto [Casimiro, 2021]) and an extensive article on the Spanish poet Luis de Góngora and the poetics of formlessness in the Baroque (“‘Si en miembros no robusto’: El retrato ecuestre de las Soledades y la maniera suave”, Creneida, 9 (2021), pp. 366-470), available online at: <>.  Forthcoming publications include an article on Federico García Lorca and multimedia artist Rrose Selaby for the exhibition catalogue Federico García Lorca: La constelación y el viaje (Patronato Cultural Federico García Lorca, Fall 2022), as well as an article on the Spanish poet and art critic José Moreno Villa for the Centro Cultural de la Generación del 27 in Málaga (Fall 2022).  I am also working on a second book for Editorial Casimiro and the Spanish Ministry of Culture on photographic theory in Spain—Madrid como obra de arte.  Escritos sobre fotografía en la España de entreguerras or Madrid as a Work of Art: Photographic Essays in Spain between 1914-1936. The expected publication date is Winter 2024.


Current Courses

  • Fall 2022
    ARTH 232: Madrid Program: Spanish Art Live
    SPAN 212: Madrid Program: Navigating Madrid
    SPAN 229: Madrid Program: Current Issues in Spanish Politics
    SPAN 349: Madrid Program: Theory and Practice of Urban Life
  • Winter 2023
    SPAN 204: Intermediate Spanish
    SPAN 205: Conversation and Composition
  • Spring 2023
    SPAN 210: Spanish Literature and Art through Graphic Novels