Tania Pérez Cano

Lecturer

Contact

1309D Cathedral of Learning
tpcano@pitt.edu

Biography

Tania Pérez-Cano teaches Latin American and Peninsular literature in the Department of Hispanic Languages at Literatures, University of Pittsburgh. Her research and teaching interests focus on Cuban and Caribbean literature, Brazilian literature, Transatlantic Studies, Ecocriticism and comic and graphic novels in Spain and Latin America. She currently serves as Director of the Undergraduate Studies Program in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures. Her book Imposibilidad del beatus ille: Representaciones de la crisis ecológica en España y América Latina will be published soon by Almenara Press (2015). She worked as literary editor and Editor in chief at Casa de las Américas Publishing House in Havana, Cuba, for ten years, while at the same time teaching Latin American Literature in the School of Arts and Letters at the University of Havana. She won the Pinos Nuevos Essay Prize in 1997 for her book on the editorial success of Isabel Allende and the Razón de Ser Essay Prize of the Alejo Carpentier Foundation in 2006 for The Topic of Death in the Narrative of Rubem Fonseca. She edited and wrote the prologue for the Cuban edition of A grande arte, by Fonseca (2005), and published a translation of the Brazilian author´s short story collection Pequenas criaturas (2004). She is member of the Redaction Committee of Trasatlantica. Poetry and Scholarship.

Degrees

  • PhD, The University of Iowa
  • BA, Master in Latin American Literary Studies, Universidad de La Habana