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Daniel Herrera Cepero, Ph.D.

Professor of SpanishDaniel Herrera Cepero
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Fax: 562-985-4259 | Office: AS-336


Research Interests

Daniel Herrera-Cepero’s research focuses on the impact of urban experience and film in 19th and 20th Century Spanish Literature. His publications include an article on this topic in Cuadernos para investigación de la literatura hispánica and a translation of an unpublished article by the Spanish film director Luis Buñuel (FCE-México, in press). His research interests include Contemporary Spanish Literature, Spanish Film, Comparative Literature and Critical Theory.

His current projects include the first UC Davis Literary Contest in both Spanish and Spanglish and an exhibition of his students’ creative work next March.



2014: PhD in Spanish Literature, University of California, Davis, 2014. Major field of study: 20th century avant-garde poetry and film.

2008: Licenciado en Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

2002-2005: Cousework in Filología Hispánica taken at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (2003-2005) and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2002)

1999: Technical Engineer in Topography (Ingeniero Técnico en Topografía), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)


Select Publications

Research articles:

• “Sinestesia urbana: cine, dibujo y poesía de Lorca en Nueva York” Cuadernos para investigación de la literatura hispánica 37 (2012): 453-66. Print.

• “Cuento versus Novela.” Ciudad Seva. 14 Dec. 2005. Web. 21 Nov. 2011. <> (also translated into Portuguese).

• “«I’m a poet and I know it»: Herencia literaria en Bob Dylan.” Kaput 5 (2007): 38-41. Print.

Other articles:

• “Caballito de mar en el océano insondable del amor infinito.” Introduction. Contrapoesía: Antilogía de poetas reversados. By Arturo Martínez et al. Comp. Marcos Almendros. Madrid: Ya lo dijo Casimiro Párker, 2010. 69-70. Print.

Creative work:

• Short stories published in several anthologies and journals: “Soledad” in La vida es un bar (ed. Amargord); “El mejor pintor del mundo” in Mephisto; “El Test” in Revista Qi, among others.

• Poems published in several anthologies and journals: Nueva antología de poesía hispanoamericana (ed. Lord Byron); Antología poética Bukowski Club 06-08 (ed. Escalera); Mephisto; etc.


Select Awards and Grants

• One Quarter Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Fall 2012.

• Mishra Family Fellowship, Summer 2012.

• UC Davis Non-Resident-Tuition Fellowship, 2008-present.

• University of California-Davis Faculty Travel Grant, January 2011, March 2013, June 2013.


Full Curriculum Vitae