Wesleyan portrait of Robert T. Conn

Robert T. Conn

Associate Professor of Spanish

300 High Street, 204

Chair, Latin American Studies

Associate Professor, Latin American Studies



BA Dartmouth College
PHD Princeton University

Robert T. Conn

Robert Conn is the author of The Politics of Philology: Alfonso Reyes and the Invention of the Latin American Literary Tradition (Bucknell University Press, 2002). At present, he is completing a book-length study of Simon Bolivar that focuses on the ways in which the liberator of South America has been used in different national contexts, with careful attention to the areas of politics, literature, and history. A section entitled "Vasconcelos as Screenwriter: Bolivar Remembered" was published as a book chapter in the collection Mexico Reading the United States (Vanderbilt University Press, 2009).

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

F17: Mondays, 11-12; Wednesdays, 1:20 to 2:20; or by appointment.


Fall 2017
SPAN 221 - 02
Introduction to Hispanic Lits.

SPAN 290 - 01
Public Intellectual in Mexico

Spring 2018
SPAN 221 - 02
Introduction to Hispanic Lits.

SPAN 273 - 01
Beyond Machu Picchu & Macondo