Ben Heller

Associate Professor of Spanish

Ben Heller


B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Research Profile

Heller focuses on modern Spanish American and Caribbean literatures, particularly poetry, representations of nature and environmental criticism, and translation. He is the author of Assimilation, Generation, Resurrection: Contrapuntal Readings in the Poetry of José Lezama Lima (Bucknell University Press, 1997), co-editor with Elzbieta Sklodowska of Roberto Fernández Retamar y los estudios latinoamericanos (Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 2000), and contributing author to Huellas de las literaturas hispanoamericanas (Ed. John Garganigo, Prentice Hall, 1997, 2002). He has also edited the translation, Running Back Through the Rain/Corriendo bajo la lluvia: Selected poems, 1982-1998, by Chilean poet, Raúl Barrientos (Swan Isle Press, 2002, trans. Ben A. Heller and Christopher Maurer). Heller is also Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Contact Information

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Mailing Address:
University of Notre Dame
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
343 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556