B.A., Kenyon College
M.A., Vanderbilt University
A.M and Ph.D., Harvard University
Professor Castillo has taught in the Haverford College Department of Spanish since 1991. Before that, he was an Instructor in the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, and in the History & Literature Concentration at Harvard University.
Among his most recent publications are a new version of his novel Muriendo por la dulce patria mía (Libros del Laurel, 2017), originally published in 1998; a translation into Spanish of Herman Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener (Hueders, 2017), and a collection of essays and chronicles Antípodas (Cuarto Propio, 2014), a finalist for the Premio Municipal de Literatura de Santiago (ensayo 2015). His collection of fictional obituaries, Los muertos del año, will be published by Hueders in 2018, along with his translation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short stories, also for Hueders.
His scholarly training and focus is in Colonial Spanish American Literature and Historiography. He wrote his dissertation on captivity narratives, particularly on the Cautiverio feliz, a Seventeenth-Century text written by a Chilean-born Spanish soldier captured by the so-called Araucanian Indians. He is also interested in Nineteenth-Century Latin American political and literary thought; Ethnic, Race, and National Identity in Spanish America; Historical Fictions; Literature of Exile; Popular Culture; Music and Politics; Poetry and Politics. In addition, as a novelist and short fiction writer, he teaches Creative Fiction Writing. He regularly teaches courses in the Comparative Literature Program.
Arturo Godoy supo sacarse el mote de paquetón del mes | Las Últimas Noticias
Crítica a Muriendo por la dulce patria mía (Roberto Castillo) | Lo que leímos
Roberto Castillo vuelve al ring | El Mercurio
El retrato de un mito: la novela sobre Arturo Godoy | La Tercera
Muriendo por la dulce patria mía: apuntes de lectura | Blog de Espelunco
La historia es nuestra: la leyenda de Arturo Godoy | Radio Cooperativa
Roberto Castillo, Pensilvania, EE.UU. | Revista Capital
Podcast entrevista a Roberto Castillo | ADN Radio
Reseña Muriendo por la dulce patria mía | Oye, Seba Tumblr
Podcast entrevista a Roberto Castillo | Libros a la cancha