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Jorge Camacho

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
University of South Carolina

Office: HUO 704
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Jorge Camacho is a Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at USC.  He has published more than 60 articles, notes, and book chapters in top refereed journals and scholarly collections such as Iberoamericana, Hispanófila and the Oxford Literary Cultures of Latin America. His articles cover a wide variety of topics from Colonial Caribbean literature to Spanish American Modernismo. In 2013, the University of North Carolina Press published Prof. Camacho’s second book, Etnografía, política y poder: José Martí y la cuestión indígena, and in 2015, editorial Iberoamericana-Verveut  is publishing his book on the impact of slavery on the colonial white elite: Miedo negro, poder blanco en la Cuba colonial. Furthermore, he recently uncovered a previously unknown translation made by José Martí for the Argentinian government in 1893, Argument for the Argentine Republic Upon the Question with Brazil and two articles written by Alejo Carpentier for a surrealist journal in France. His next project is a book on the literature produced during the wars of independence in Cuba: Amos, siervos y revolucionarios (1868-1898).