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César Aroldo Solórzano, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3781
Email: asolorzano@apu.edu
Aroldo Solórzano, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Spanish and the study abroad coordinator for the Department of Modern Languages. He has taught at APU since 1994. His area of interest is the Spanish Golden Age, Colonial Period, and 19th century Latin American and Peninsular Literature, specifically the "Modernismo" movement. He has presented at national and international conferences on a variety of topics in literature, Spanish pedagogy, and creative writing. He has published two short stories and is working on his first book, a collection of short stories in Spanish.

Education

Ph.D. – Hispanic Literature, University of California, Riverside, 2006
M.A. – Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Austin, 1990
B.A. – Spanish and History, Asbury College, Wilmore, KY, 1984

Department

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Modern Languages

Expertise

  • Autobiography
  • Golden Age Spanish Literature
  • Spanish American Colonial Literature
  • Spanish American "Modernismo"

Courses Taught

SPAN 102 – Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 301 – Advanced Spanish
SPAN 312 – Latin American Civilization
SPAN 320 – Advanced Spanish Composition
SPAN 421 – Survey of Spanish Literature
SPAN 422 – Survey of Latin American Literature
SPAN 431 – Spanish Language Poetry and Short Story
SPAN 432 – Literary Masters
SPAN 440 – Spanish Applied Linguistics
SPAN 450 – Spanish Language Pedagogy
SPAN 480 – Capstone Seminar
SPAN 497 – Readings
SPAN 101 – Elementary Spanish I

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Presentations
Solórzano, Aroldo. "Livin la Vida loca: Carrillo, Sawa, and the Bohemian Lifestyle," paper presented at the North American Christian Foreign Language Association National Conference, Bailor University, Waco, 2006

Solórzano, Aroldo. "Listening: the Neglected Skill," paper presented at the North American Christian Foreign Language Association National Conference, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, 2000

Solórzano, Aroldo. "La bohemia triunfante de Enrique Gómez Carrillo," paper presented at the I Congreso Internacional Reencuentro con Enrique Gómez Carrillo, Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala, 2006

Solórzano, Aroldo. "Eros and Redemption in Enrique Gómez Carrillo´s 'El evangelio del amor'," paper presented at the North American Christian Foreign Language Association National Conference, Asbury College, Wilmore, KY, 2007

Solórzano, Aroldo. "Creative Religious Poetry in the Classroom," paper presented at the North American Christian Foreign Language Association National Conference, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, 2003

Publications
Solzano, Aroldo. "La bohemia triunfante de Enrique Gmez Carrillo." Cultura de Guatemala. Tercera poca: Ao XXII, Volumen III, Septiembre-Diciembre (2006): 213-229.

Solorzano, Aroldo. "Entre fuegos." Acento Hispano, 4, Vol. 44, Junio-Julio, (1997).

Solórzano, Aroldo. "El corte de pelo." Acento Hispano, 3, Vol. 42, Abril-Mayo, (1997).

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Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Honors, Awards, Recognition
Asociación Enrique Gómez Carrillo
North American Christian Foreign Language Association
Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society

Associations, Boards, Committees
Advisor, Sigma Delta Pi, 2004-present
Study Abroad Coordinator, 2006-present

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Office Location

Faculty Quad, Room 22, East Campus