Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

        California State University, Los Angeles

                                         The Department of
                                                                         Modern Languages and Literatures

Dale Carter

Professor Emeritus of Spanish

Office: KH B4023
Phone: (323) 343-4243
FAX: (323) 343-4234
Email: dcarter@calstatela.edu

INTRODUCTION

Dale Carter has been a member of the faculty of California State University, Los Angeles since 1966, serving as Department Chair from 1988-94.  In addition to having served on virtually every major committee from the department to the university levels, he was a member of the Academic Senate for nine years and the Senate Executive Committee for seven.  He served one term as Senate Secretary and was the founding editor of the Senate Newsletter.

In addition to his university service, Professor Carter was President of the Foreign Language Council of the California State University (1991-93) and Chair of the Panel appointed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to revise the standards for teacher credentialing programs in languages other than English (1990-95).

In recognition of his accomplishments in teaching, research, and service, Professor Carter was named Outstanding Professor by California State University, Los Angeles in 1989 and was awarded the Orden de los Descubridores by Sigma Delta Pi, the national Spanish honorary society in 1992.

EDUCATION

B. A. (Spanish), Long Beach State College, 1958
M. A. (English), Long Beach State College, 1959
M. A. (Spanish), University of Southern California, 1963
Ph. D. (Spanish), University of Southern California, 1966

Dissertation: "Magical Realism in Contemporary Argentine Fiction"

TEACHING INTERESTS

Contemporary Spanish-American novel and short story.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Professor Carter's primary research interests are in the areas of the Spanish-American novel and short story. He is an internationally recognized expert in the work of Julio Cortázar. In addition, he has focused his attention in recent years upon literary translation, publishing a novel and numerous short stories, both in journals and as separate volumes. His translations of two plays by major Spanish-American authors were presented in English by the Cal-State, Los Angeles Teatro Universitario en Español.

Publications

Books

Julio Cortázar: Life, Work, and Criticism.  Fredericton, New Brunswick: The York Press, 1986.

Otro round: Ensayos sobre la obra de Julio Cortázar.  Sacramento: The Hispanic Press of the California State University, 1988.

Articles  (partial listing)

"Flight from Vengeance: An Analysis of 'The Killers' by Hemingway and 'La espera' by Borges." The English Language Journal, 3, No. 4 (1972), 239-44.

"El doble en Rayuela: Retrato de conflicto síquico." In Otros mundos, otros fuegos: Fantasía y realismo mágico en Iberoamérica. Ed. Donald A. Yates. East Lansing: The Latin American Studies Center of Michigan State University, 1975, pp. 323-27.

"El doble y la deformación del tiempo en dos ficciones de Anderson Imbert." In Homenaje a Enrique Anderson Imbert. Ed. Helmy F. Giacomán. New York: Las Américas Publishing Co., 1975, pp. 135-46.

"Adolfo Bioy Casares y la distorsión del tiempo." Explicación de Textos Literarios, 5, No. 2 (1976), 159-64.

"Women in the Short Stories of Jorge Luis Borges." Pacific Coast Philology, 14 (1979), pp. 13-19.

"The Double as Defense in Cortázar's Hopscotch." International Fiction Review (Spring, 1988), 37-51

"Aaron J. Elkins." In Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers, 3rd ed. Ed. Lesley Henderson. Chicago: St. James Press, 1991, pp. 344-45.

"Jonathan Kellerman." In Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers, 3rd ed. Ed. Lesley Henderson. Chicago: St. James Press, 1991, pp. 621-23.

"William J. Reynolds." In Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers, 3rd ed. Ed. Lesley Henderson. Chicago: St. James Press, 1991, pp. 910-12.

"Trouble in the Big Easy." The Armchair Detective, 25, No. 1 (Winter, 1992), 40-50. [On James Lee Burke]

Translations

Allende, Isabel. "An Act of Vengeance." Trans. E. D. Carter, Jr. In Celia Correas de Zapata, Anthology of Latin-American Women Writers. Houston: Arte Público Press, 1990, pp. 3-12.

Chiappini, Julio. The Smile of the Asp and Other Stories. Trans. Dale Carter. Introd. Donald A. Yates. Los Angeles: Latin Blood Press, 1994.

Chiappini, Julio. The Puzzled Alchemist and Other Stories. Trans. Dale Carter. Los Angeles: Latin Blood Press, 1995.

Magaña, Sergio. The Enemies: An Adaptation of the Rabín Achí. Trans. Dale Carter. Presented in February, 1995 by the Teatro Universitario en Español, California State University, Los Angeles. World premier in English. Directed by Teresa Larkin. Unpublished.

Montemayor, Carlos. Blood Relations. Trans. Dale Carter and Alfonso González. Introd. Carlos Fuentes. Kaneohe, HI: Plover Press, 1995.

Pérez, Nissan. "Visiones de lo imaginario, sueños de lo intangible: Las fotografías de Manuel Alvarez Bravo." Trans. Dale Carter. In The Photographs of Manuel Alvarez Bravo. San Diego: The Museum of Photographic Arts, 1990, pp. 5-30. [Translated from English]

Usigli, Rodolfo. Crown of Shadows. Trans. Dale Carter. Presented as the Fifteenth Anniversary Production of the Teatro Universitario en Español, California State University, Los Angeles. Premier, February 7, 1992. unpublished. CENTER>

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