- Professor Emeritus
Raymond D. Souza, Professor Emeritus, received his B.A. (magna cum laude) from Drury College in 1958, and the M.A. (1960) and Ph.D. (1964) from the University of Missouri where he was an NDEA Title VI Fellow. He joined the University of Kansas faculty in 1963 and he served as chairman of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese from 1968 to 1974. He also has been president of the Association of North American Colombianists. His field is Spanish American literature. He has a special interest in prose fiction and poetry of the 20th century, as well as film. He has held research grants from the American Philosophical Society, the Exxon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Tinker Foundation, and the University of Kansas. He is the author of Major Cuban Novelists: Innovation and Tradition (1976), Lino Novás Calvo (1981), The Poetic Fiction of José Lezama Lima (1983), La historia en la novela hispanoamericana moderna (1988), Guillermo Cabrera Infante: Two Islands, Many Worlds, (1996), and some forty-five articles. He is presently studying the transformation of Hispanic texts into Hollywood films as a significant aspect of cultural history and multi-cultural expression.