Antonio Isea

Photo of Antonio Isea
Antonio Isea
Professor of Spanish
Office: 
(269) 387-3041
Fax: 
(269) 387-3103
Location: 
512A Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5338
Mailing address: 
Department of Spanish
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
Office hours: 

Tuesday and Thursday, 10 to 10:50 a.m. and 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
And by appointment 

Education: 
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado
Bio: 

Dr. Antonio Isea is a professor in the Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University. He specializes in:

  • Literary theory
  • Spanish American cultural studies
  • 21st century Spanish American literature
  • Postcolonial novelistic discourse in the Spanish-Caribbean

Isea's first book, "Historiografía y ficción en la narrativa de Denzil Romero," is the first major study of the work of that important Venezuelan author and covers topics such as race and nation-building in Venezuela.

His second book, "Figuraciones del hinterland: notas sobre Maracaibo o un breve estudio del Monte y Culebra en Venezuela" (2008), consists of eight essays that interpret the cultural, social and economic map of the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela's oil Mecca. The book explores notions of modernity and cultural liminality in Venezuela, one of the largest oil producing countries in the world.