Wayne State College

Alan Bruflat

Dr. Alan Bruflat is the chair of the Language and Literature Department and teaches Spanish classes at Wayne State College. Before coming to teach at Wayne State, he taught at Monmouth College in Illinois and the University of Louisville.

Dr. Bruflat participated in the NEH Summer Seminar, the CARLA Workshop in Content-Based Language Instruction and the Summer Seminar on Spanish for Business (through the University of South Carolina). He has also written articles on Hispanic poetry in Hispania, Hispanófila, Confluencia, Hispanic Journal, Romance Notes, Notes on Contemporary Literature, España Contemporánea and the Cincinnati Romance Review (all refereed journals).

Dr. Bruflat is also affiliated with the following organizations: the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), the Mid-America Chapter of the American Translators Association (MICATA), and the Conference on Christianity and World Languages (CAWL).

Ph.D., Spanish, University of Kansas, 1986
M.A., Spanish, University of Iowa, 1981
B.A., Spanish, Augustana College (South Dakota), 1979

Academic Interests
Dr. Bruflat's teaching and research interests include modern and contemporary Spanish poetry, Christian literary scholarship and Spanish for the professions. He also performs community interpreting and translating.

Selected Publications
“Ana María Fagundo’s ‘Letanía’: Theopoetics and Form.” Journal of Christianity and World Languages 23 (2022): 57-66.

“Buried Past, Uncertain Future in the Poetry of Alvaro García.” European Studies Conference Selected Proceedings (2017) (online).

"Metaphors of Transformation and Potential in Alvaro García's Para lo que no existe." Journal of Christianity and World Languages 18 (2017): 35-46.

"García Montero, Baudelaire, and the Utility of Poetry." Cincinnati Romance Review 19 (2000): 33-39.

"Distance and Intimacy in Three Contemporary Spanish Poets." Confluencia 12.2 (Spring 1997): 170-78.

"Textuality and Experience in Luis García Montero's Diario cómplice." Confluencia 8.2/9.1 (Spring-Fall 1993): 237-42.