Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature
Phone: (646) 312-4220
Fax: (646) 312-4211
Location: VC 6-275
Wayne H. Finke is Associate Professor of Spanish and since 2001 has served as deputy chair of the Department. His field of interest is peninsular Spanish literature, with a secondary interest in Cuban cinema and literature. He has co-edited with Prof. Barry J. Luby the Anthonlogy of Latin American Literature and recently edited the book The Uncertainties in 20th and 21st Century Analytic Thought: Miguel de Unamuno the Precursor (2008). He serves as the editor of the journal Geolinguistics since 2000 and has organized each September annual International Conferences on the theme of geolinguistics (languages in contact, conflict, endangered languages), bringing together some of the world’s leading linguistic scholars. He also runs the Annual Names Institute the first Saturday in May of each year, now in its 48th year.
Prof. Finke runs the study abroad program in Salamanca, Spain, where many dozens of Baruch and CUNY students take credit-bearing courses in January and June of each year. Besides courses on Spanish literature, he has offered special courses on Cuban Cinema 1930-present, a Feit seminar on “Mambo Goes to the Movies” and will offer in Spring 2010 another Feit seminar on Cuban cinema/history.