Jose M. Lemus, PhD
Jose M. Lemus, PhD

Jose M. Lemus, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Spanish language. Spanish culture. Service-learning/community-based learning. Colonial studies. New Spain, 18th Century

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Modern Languages and Literatures

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • (Fall 2013) SPN 202 D: Intermediate Spanish II
  • (Summer 2016) SPN 225 V: Intermediate Spanish(at Lima, Peru)
  • (Fall 2012) SPN 201 B: Intermediate Spanish I
  • (Fall 2012) SPN 201 C: Intermediate Spanish I
  • (Fall 2012) SPN 202 C: Intermediate Spanish II
  • (Fall 2012) SPN 312 1: Spanish Grammar in Context
  • (Fall 2013) SPN 201 A: Intermediate Spanish I
  • (Fall 2013) SPN 350 1: Spanish for Heritage Speaker
  • (Fall 2014) RSP 101 CB: An Introduction to the Culture of Collegiate Life
  • (Fall 2014) SPN 313 1: Advanced Spanish Conversation
  • (Fall 2014) SPN 422 A: Latin-American Culture and Civilization
  • (Fall 2014) SPN 430 1: Communicating in Business II
  • (Fall 2015) SPN 350 1: Spanish for Heritage Speaker
  • (Fall 2015) SPN 422 1: Latin-American Culture and Civilization
  • (Fall 2016) SPN 311 C: Advanced Spanish I
  • (Fall 2016) SPN 314 Communicating In Business I
  • (Fall 2016) SPN 426 Survey of Latin-American Literature
  • (Fall 2017) SPN 112 D: Beginning Spanish for Daily Life II
  • (Fall 2017) SPN 311 Advanced Spanish I
  • (Fall 2017) SPN 314 Communicating In Business I
  • (Spring 2013) SPN 203 A: Intermediate Hispanic Culture
  • (Spring 2013) SPN 422 1: Latin-American Culture and Civilization
  • (Spring 2014) SPN 313 1: Advanced Spanish Conversation
  • (Spring 2014) SPN 202 A: Intermediate Spanish II
  • (Spring 2014) SPN 314 1: Communicating In Business I
  • (Spring 2014) SPN 401 B: Advanced Spanish Composition
  • (Spring 2015) SPN 311 C: Advanced Spanish I
  • (Spring 2015) SPN 314 1: Communicating In Business I
  • (Spring 2015) SPN 425 1: Introduction Literary Analysis
  • (Spring 2016) SPN 311 B: Advanced Spanish I
  • (Spring 2016) SPN 422 1: Latin-American Culture and Civilization
  • (Spring 2016) SPN 551 1: Latin-American Novel
  • (Spring 2017) SPN 112 Beginning Spanish for Daily Life (D)
  • (Spring 2017) SPN 112 Beginning Spanish for Daily Life (E)
  • (Spring 2017) SPN 430 Communicating in Business II
  • (Summer 2015) SPN 496 DR: Independent Study in the Dominican Republic
  • (Summer 2016) SPN 313 V: Advanced Spanish Conversation (at Lima, Peru)
  • (Summer 2016) SPN 423 V: Encuentro Hispano I (at Lima, Peru)
  • (Summer 2017) SPN 225 Intermediate Spanish (FLPA-Lima, Perú)
  • (Summer 2017) SPN 313 Advanced Spanish Conversation (FLPA-Lima, Perú)
  • (Summer 2017) SPN 340 Special Topics in Hispanic Culture (FLPA-Lima, Perú)
  • (Summer 2017) SPN 423 Encuentro Hispano (FLPA-Lima, Perú)

Biography

José Miguel Lemus was borne in Mexico City, and lived in Belize, Central America for one academic year. He studied journalism in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He acquired his B.A. degree with an honored thesis about the ethics in the press media. He practiced journalism both in Mexico City and in the Mexican-American Border (Ciudad Juárez-El Paso), first as a reporter and later as an editor of local news.
Before teaching in Creighton, he has taught in two universities in México (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez) and three universities in the USA (the New Mexico State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln).
He acquired his Ph.D. in literature at UIUC with a dissertation about the origins of national identity in the New Spain colonial press.
He is interested in the creation of service learning courses. He helped to create a community-base and service-learning initiative at UIUC, and created a similar initiative at UNL.
Currently helps in community organizations in Lincoln such as Centro de las Américas, Catholic Social Services, Everett Elementary School, and since the summer of 2012 in Omaha organizations like El Centro Juan Diego, and the Latino Center of the Midlands.
He has coordinated GED programs for Latino adults in Lincoln, and is a member of the Board of Advisers of the Nebraska Appleseed. He is also the founding president of the Nebraska – Iowa Chapter of the Red Global Mx, a network of highly qualified mexicans abroad.

Education

  • 2010 Ph.D. Spanish Colonial Literature (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • 2002 Master of Arts – Spanish Latin-American Literature (New Mexico State University-Las Cruces)
  • 2000 Bachelor of Arts – Journalism [With Honors] (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • “Una polémica literaria novohispana: La portentosa vida de la muerte de Joaquín Bolaños, y su disputa con José Antonio Alzate.” La fiesta, el duelo y el horror: Representaciones de la muerte en la literatura latinoamericana. Chiringa Press Seguin, Texas., 2017
  • “México: Doscientos años de soledad.” Essay in the collection Conciencia Mexicana. Rodrigo Pereyra, Coordinator. Lubbock: Texas Tech University, 2010., 129-136, 2010
  • “García Márquez: El Prestidigitador de las Palabras.” Peer reviewed. Lationamérica. Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. 43 (2006.2): 37- 57., 43:2, 37-57, 2006
  • “Una botella al mar: Un vínculo intertextual entre “El discípulo” de Juan José Arreola y el Diario personal de Leonardo da Vinci.” Confabulaciones: Ensayos sobre la obra de Juan José Arreola. Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, México. 2017.

Publications

  • Handbook for the Creation of Service-learning Programs in Spanish in the US., 58, 2017
  • “Return from Utopia: The Montaldo Archive and the End of the Icarian Dream.” European Scientific Journal. ISSN: 1857 – 7881., Special Edition, 311-322, 2015
  • “La enseñanza del español bajo el modelo de ‘aprendizaje a través del servicio’ en los Estados Unidos: Una forma de aprender y mejorar el entorno social.” Peer-reviewed. , 65-81, 2013
  • From the Patria Criolla to the Mexican Nation: Surge and Articulation of Nationalism in Print Journalism of 18th-Century New Spain, in its Transatlantic Context., 2010
  • Interview. “España cometió el error de no apostar por Latinoamérica.” (Entrevista con el escritor Javier Cercas) INTI: Revista de Literatura Hispánica. 61-62 (2005): 319-323., 61-62, 319-323, 2005
  • “La Noche de Maquiavelo.” (Political Essay) 1a. Edición de los Concursos Culturales del Campus de Gipuzkoa de la UPV-EHU. Gipuzkoa: Universidad del País Vasco., 93-106, 2005

Presentations

  • “News from the Icarian utopia: Update on the Montaldo Collection.” 19th International Conference on Social Science & Humanities (ICSSH), Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain., 2017
  • “Do’s and Don’ts in the Implementation of Service Learning Projects in Spanish.” 11th Annual Colloquium on Language Teaching at UNO., 2017
  • “Una botella al mar: Un vínculo intertextual entre “El discípulo” de Juan José Arreola y el Diario personal de Leonardo da Vinci.” XXI Congreso de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. University of Texas at El Paso., 2016
  • “Una polémica literaria novohispana: ‘La portentosa vida de la muerte’ de Joaquín Bolaños, y su disputa con José Antonio Alzate.” I Jornadas Literarias en Oaxaca, Oaxaca. México., 2015
  • “Sor Juan Inés de la Cruz y el cambio de paradigma epistémico en el Barroco tardío.” (AISO: Congreso de la Asociación Internacional del Siglo de Oro). Venice, Italy., 2014
  • “La enseñanza del español bajo el modelo de ‘aprendizaje a través del servicio’ en los Estados Unidos: Una forma de aprender y mejorar el entorno social.” (IX Foro de Estudios en Lenguas Internacional- FEL). Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México), 2013
  • "La dialéctica entre "nación" y "patria" en la Nueva España del siglo XVIII: Una vieja interrogante, una nueva herramienta de aproximación." XII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica: CHLI. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana., 2013
  • "La patria contra la nación: Prensa periódica e identidad criolla en el siglo XVIII novohispano." La prensa temprana en el mundo atlántico: Describir el territorio, Ilustrar la patria, construir la nación. Montreal, Canada., 2012
  • "Culto sincrético e identidad nacional en el ocaso de la era colonial novohispana." The 61th Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference: Auburn University. Auburn, AL, 2011
  • “Imperio de papel: Identidad patriótica vs. Identidad nacionalista en la prensa española ‘periférica’ del siglo XVIII.” The Southwest Council of Latin American Studies: SCOLAS. San Juan, Puerto Rico., 2011
  • “De la patria criolla a la nación mexicana: Surgimiento del proto-nacionalismo mexicano en la prensa novohispana del siglo XVIII.” Seventh Biennial Conference on Spanish and Spanish-America Cultural Studies. Florida International University, Miami, Fl., 2010
  • “The Spanish & Illinois Program: Being Here, Struggling Here.” 3rd Biennial Latina/o Studies Graduate Student Conference. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2007
  • “Mexico and Spain as a Unified Imagined Community: The República and the Construction of the Transatlantic Empathy.” Center for Latin American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 2006

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • New Spain newspapers (18th Century)
    Literary studies
    Transatlantic studies
    Cultural studies

Current Research Projects

  • THE SURGE AND ARTICULATION OF NATIONALISM IN THE PRINT JOURNALISM OF THE 18TH-CENTURY NEW SPAIN, IN ITS TRANSATLANTIC CONTEXT
    SERVICE-LEARNING WITH LATINO POPULATION IN USA