Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Charlotte Rogers

Charlotte Rogers

Charlotte Rogers

Assistant Professor

Spanish: Latin American literature and culture, comparative literatures, post-colonial literature.

Dr. Charlotte Rogers received her M.A. (2004), M. Phil (with distinction, 2005), and Ph.D. (2009) from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University.  Her research and teaching interests include twentieth-century comparative and Latin American literatures and cultures. Her geographical areas of focus include Cuba and Amazonia.  In her book Jungle Fever, Professor Rogers examines representations of the jungle in twentieth-century works in French, Spanish and English.  She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on contemporary Latin America.  In January 2012 Professor Rogers led Mason's study trip to Cuba.  She was awarded a Library of Congress Kluge Fellowship in 2014.  Professor Rogers has recently been granted a Mason Faculty Research and Development award to spend the summer of 2015 performing research for her new book project at Princeton University.




Selected Publications

Jungle Fever: Exploring Madness and Medicine in Twentieth-Century Tropical Narratives. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2012.

"Guillotina y fiesta en El siglo de las luces". MLN. 128.2 (March 2013335-351.

El órfico ensalmador: Ethnography and Shamanism in Alejo Carpentier’s Los pasos perdidos.Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. 35.2 (September 2011). 351-372.

“Carpentier, Collecting, and lo barroco americano.” Hispania. 94:2 (June 2011). 240-251. Spanish version to be published by the Centre D’Etudes Hispaniques de Amiens, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France.

“Medicine, Madness, and Writing in La vorágine.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (Liverpool). 87.2 (January 2010): 89-108.

Recent Presentations

"The Literary Legacy of Álvaro Mutis". Yale University. April 2, 2015.