Benjamin Nelson, PhD


Benjamin Nelson, PhD

Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literature (Spanish)

Hargray Room 215
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
Office: 843-208-8211
Benjamin Nelson, PhD

I am an associate professor of Spanish (PhD, The University of Chicago), former chair of USCB’s Faculty Senate, and currently the chair of the Courses and Curricula Committee. I have published in various journals and edited collections on early modern Spanish literature. More recent, notable publications include co-editing and contributing a chapter about Jorge de Montemayor’s La Diana to “Los cielos se agotaron de prodigios”: Essays in Honor of Frederick A. de Armas, and a chapter about Miguel de Cervantes’s La Galatea in The Oxford Handbook of Cervantes

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish). University of Chicago 2007

MA in Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish). University of Chicago 2001

BA in Spanish Language and Literature. Illinois Wesleyan University 1999

  • SPAN B101 Beginning Spanish I
  • SPAN B102 Beginning Spanish II
  • SPAN B301 Advanced Conversation and Grammar
  • SPAN B302 Advanced Composition and Grammar
  • SPAN B398 Selected Topics
  • SPAN B404 Literary Tendencies and Masterpieces of Spain I
  • SPAN B406 Literary Tendencies and Masterpieces of Spain II
  • The Pastoral (Spanish, Italian, English and French)
  • The Spanish Monarchy during the Golden Age
  • Textual Praise and/or Criticism of the Spanish Empire
  • Geographical Spaces within Prose Narratives
  • Question of Genre (Prose, Poetry, Drama) during the Golden Age
  • Cultural History of Spain and Latin America (Medieval, Golden Age, Colonial)