Dr. Bruce Dean Willis

Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature
Oliphant Hall 184

The University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104

phone: 918.631.2823
fax: 918.631.2153



Curriculum Vitae









Dr. Willis completed his A.B. at the College of William and Mary, including a semester at the Universidad de las Américas in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He assumed his first faculty appointment at the University of South Alabama, and in 2002 he began work at the University of Tulsa. He has traveled in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Spain, the United Kingdom and the Dominican Republic.


Dr. Willis currently teaches Spanish American literatures and cultures (in Spanish) and Brazilian literature and culture (in English). His general research interests encompass Latin American  literatures, languages and cultures. His published materials include the monographs Body Articulations: Corporeality in Early Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature and Aesthetics of Equilibrium: The Vanguard Poetics of Vicente Huidobro and Mário de Andrade; articles in Brasil/Brazil, Chasqui, Gestos, Hispania, Hispanic Issues On Line, Hispanófila, Luso-Brazilian Review, and South Atlantic Review; edited chapters, translations, and creative writing. Presently he is researching comparative theatre of the Americas..


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