Alfonso J. García Osuna
Chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages
Alfonso J. García Osuna is the Chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages. He received his Ph.D. (1989) from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York; his doctoral dissertation, El crótalon en la tradición lucianesca, explores the classic sources of El crótalon and other dialogues of the Spanish Renaissance, specifically tracing the contributions of II Century Syrio-Greek philosopher Lucian of Samosata and establishing the concept of a Lucianesque "tradition" in the Spanish Golden Age. He also holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree from Queens College, (CUNY), both with a major in Spanish Literature.
Dr. García Osuna completed his primary and secondary education in Las Palmas, in Spain’s Canary Islands, the place where his family originated and where he grew up.
For many years he was director of the KCC-CUNY Overseas Academic Program in Spain. Because of his chosen field –the Classic sources of Spanish Renaissance Literature- he has attained a solid working knowledge of Koine Greek, Latin and Italian, and is also fluent in Spanish regional languages.
The History and Civilization of Spain (Spa. 55)
Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature (Spa. 30)
Spanish Syntax and Composition (Spa. 36)
Ph.D. (1989) Graduate School and University Center of CUNY, New York, NY
M.A. Spanish Literature, Queens College of CUNY, New York, NY
B.A. Spanish Literature, Queens College of CUNY, New York, NY
Brooklyn College/Hofstra University
Medieval and Renaissance LiteratureHistory of the Spanish Language.
Incidents of Travel on the Road to Santiago (N.Y: McGraw-Hill, 1998)
The Cuban Filmography, 1897-2001 (London: McFarland, 2002)
La Filmografía Cubana, 1897-2003 (London: McFarland, 2003).