Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

112 Swan Hall, 60 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

languagesdepartment@etal.uri.edu401.874.5911 (p); 401.874.4694 (f)

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Clement White

  • Professor of Spanish
  • Swan Hall 130 - Office Hours: Tuesday 11:30-12:30, Thursday 11:30-12:30 & 3:15-4:00
  • Phone: 401.874.5742
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  • Mailing Address: Swan Hall 130


Professor White (PhD Latin American Literature, Brown University) is a specialist in modern Latin American Literature and cultures whose research includes exploration of themes in both the Hispanic and English Caribbean. He is currently the Director of the Graduate Program in Spanish.Professor White’s interests are broad. His publications include Decoding the Word: Nicolás Guillén as Maker and Debunker of Mvth (Miami: Ediciones Universal, 1993. He has also authored several articles on a variety of themes, among them cultural theory and literature. He is currently working on a major study A Literary History of Afro-Hispanic Literature . Prof. White is also an accomplished poet and the author of Network of Spheres (Beatnik Publishing: Queens New York, 2003) and Wey Butty: A Poetic Journey in Search of a West Indian Identity (Beatnik Publishing: Queens New York, 2003). At the time of this writing he has completed two other manuscripts, Bings the ‘Quacksa’ and Other Short Stories (a collection of original West Indian stories) and Lemme Hear yo’ Yank Sour Sap (A collection of Original poetry). He is currently co-guest editor for CLR Journal: A Review of Caribbean Ideas which in 2015 will feature a series of essays dedicated to the great Cuban poet, Homenaje a un gigante literario: Honoring Nicolás Guillén’s Literary Journey.” The series will also feature White’s poetic tribute: NUESTRO NICOLAS GUILLEN: UN CANTO IN TWO ACTS.


Decoding the Word: Nicolás Guillén as Maker and Debunker of Myth (Miami: Ediciones
Universal ) ,1993.
Nework of Spheres, Beatnik Publishing: Queens New York 2003
Wey Butty. A Poetic Journey in Search of a West Indian Identity. Beatnik Publishing: Queens, New York, 2003.

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