Francisco Moran

Professor Emeritus of Spanish

World Languages and Literatures, Spanish



Ph.D., Georgetown University

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Areas of Interest

My principal focus of research is Latin American literature from the end of the 19th Century (modernismo), but I am also interested in Latin American Literature in general, as well as more specifically in Caribbean literature.  In fact, the articles that I have published or that are already in press deal with the work of some of modernismo’s canonical writers (Jose Martí, Rubén Darío, and mainly Julián del Casal), as well as romanticism (Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés (Plácido), and Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda), contemporary Cuban literature and the Puerto Rican Manuel Ramos Otero, whom I consider one of our most fascinating Caribbean and Latin American writers.


  • Francisco Calcagno. Aponte. Introductory study, critical and annotated edition, ed. Moran, Francisco. Doral, Florida: Stockcero, 2016 (Editor)
  • The Havana Reader, ed. José Quiroga and Francisco Moran. Durham: Duke University Press. Forthcoming.
  • “Ville Brothers: Exclusion in José Martí's Republican Dream.” Syncing the Americas: José Martí and the New Modernity. Bucknell University Press, 2017.
  • Domingo del Monte: ¿”El más real y útil” de los cubanos de su tiempo? Dirāsāt Hispānicas n. 3. 2016. 39-65.
  • Obama en Cuba. Cubanos del Metroplex opinan sobre visita histórica: Profesor de literatura, reposteras y pianista comparten perspectivas sobre Cuba.” Al Día, March 19, 2016. Interview in Spanish about President Obama’s visit to Cuba.  

Professor Moran was also highlighted on SMU-TV’s Daily Update on May 2, 2016. Watch here (forward to 14:39).


Franscisco Moran