James Remington Krause

Commonly Taught Courses

PORT 339: Introduction to Luso-Brazilian Literature

SPAN 339: Introduction to Hispanic Literature

PORT 355: Brazilian Civilization

PORT 451: Survey of Brazilian Literature

Recent Seminars: 20th-Century Latin American Poetry, Brazilian Mashup Novels; Brazilian Fantastic Short Story; João Guimarães Rosa; Formation of Identity in Brazilian Narrative


Brazilian literature of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries

Comparative Latin American literature

Inter-American literature

translation studies

Latin American fantastic literature


Professor Krause joined the faculty of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in January, 2010. Shortly thereafter he completed a dual-emphasis PhD in Spanish and Portuguese at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. His current research focuses on the reception of the Brazilian Modernist, João Guimarães Rosa, in the United States and the development of fantastic literature in Brazil. In addition to spending time with his wife and three children, two cats, and a dog, he enjoys playing guitar, songwriting, and performing with some of his colleagues in the department.


2010 – PhD in Spanish and Portuguese, Vanderbilt University
2007 – MA in Portuguese, Vanderbilt University
2005 – MA in Spanish, Brigham Young University
2003 – BA in Spanish, cum laude, Brigham Young University