Humanities Seminars Program

Malcolm Compitello

Professor; Department Head and Program Director

MALCOLM ALAN COMPITELLO is Professor of Spanish and Head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona. He also directs the Humanities Seminars Program.  He has been teaching international detective fiction since the early 1980s, directed one of the first dissertations at an American University on Spanish detective fiction, and has spoken and written widely on this subject.





Affiliated Departments: 


  • The Dream of Reason Produces Monsters: Goya and the Modern Dilemma - 2010
  • Directors Beyond a Nervous Breakdown: Spanish Cinema Since Pedro Almodovar - 2006
  • The Truth of Lies: Reading Modern Hispanic Fiction - 2000
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