Thomas D. Spaccarelli

Professor of Spanish
Diploma de Estudios Hispánicos, Universidad de Granada; B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago Circle; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Born and raised in Chicago, Professor Spaccarelli did his doctoral studies at Wisconsin's Seminary of Medieval Spanish Studies under the guidance of Lloyd Kasten. He has spent many years in Spain directing various year abroad programs (Sewanee, Vanderbilt, University of Washington) and founded both of Sewanee's programs there. Research interests include the Road to Santiago, medieval Spanish literature, contemporary poetry of Latin America, and the works of Eduardo Galeano. Publications include A Medieval Pilgrim's Companion: Reassessing El libro de los huéspedes (Escorial MS. h.I.13), An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Spanish American Poetry, and many articles and reviews. He has participated in an NEH summer seminar under the direction of Ruth El Saffar and has been the recipient of an NEH summer stipend. He spent a semester's sabbatical under the auspices of the US/Spain Joint Committee for Cultural Affairs. He is currently doing collaborative research with several Sewanee alumni.