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Alfonso J. García Osuna

Chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages

 GarciaOsuna                                         Department: Foreign Languages
                Dr. Alfonso J. García Osuna
                Office: E309
                Phone: 5403


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

College Teaching

Brooklyn College/Hofstra University

Medieval and Renaissance Literature
History of the Spanish Language.

Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

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).

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Personal Interests
Dr. García Osuna is an avid cyclist, among other things having five times completed the pilgrimage Road to Santiago de Compostela, traversing all of northern Spain from the French border to the Atlantic.

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