Department of Foreign Languages

About Department: Faculty and Staff

Robert Simon

Associate Professor of Portuguese and Spanish

Contact Information

Office: Pilcher (PS 375), Room 212
Phone: 470-578-3366
Fax: 470-578-9135


Dr. Simon instructs courses in the areas of Hispanic and Lusophone cultures and literatures, Portuguese language, and Spanish language. Among his research interests, presentations and publications are his studies of the presence of surrealism, mysticism, postmodernism, the un-centered subject, and the notion of the paradigm shift through literary and cultural manifestations vis-à-vis Contemporary Iberian poetry. He has also written on themes of nationality in the Post-colonial context of Luso-African literatures (African literatures in Portuguese language), particularly Contemporary Angolan poetry, as well as on the presence of the Postcolonial voice in Iberian poetics. His own original poetry, composed in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, elaborates on the themes of love, travel, and self-imposed barriers to interpersonal relationships and communication.

Dr. Simon currently serves as Coordinator of the Department of Foreign Languages Portuguese Program. He is creator and current webmaster for Poetry in the Department of Foreign Languages, the creator and former Editor-in-Chief (2008-2011) of The Kennesaw Tower, and the former Vice-President (2008-2010) of the Georgia Poetry Society.

Dr. Simon's CV




Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Boston University
M.A., Boston University

Faculty and Staff

Agossou, Hinnouho
Amparan, Bernardo
Ao, Yumin
Arafa, Mohamed
Askildson, Virginie
Ayala, Rosana
Bernardy, Anja
Berwald, Olaf
Constantin, Magdalena
Creekmur, Renata
Crooks, Susan
Cruz-Abazeri, Ana
Cruz-Ortiz, Jaime
Di Pietro, Vincenzo
Elley, Kristen
Estrella, Susanne
Ewing, Gregory
Fallu, Caroline
Fedeli, Lynn
Ferrani, Ouali
Figueroa, Neysa
Francois, Sonja
Garcia, Audrey
Gasparini, Alex
George, Angela
Graf, Karen
Griffin, William
Guglielmi, Luc
Hinckley, Maria
Holton, Molly
Hoyt, Kristin
Inscoe, Frank
Jin, Wenhua
Jones, Joan
Kelley, Susanne
Kim, Bo Kyoung
Kirk, Jeff
Lane, Nicole
Larrotta, Rodney
Larrotta, Claudia
Laval, June
Lee, Jeongyi
Léger, Thierry
Lucchi, Alberto
Manning, Marni
Mathis, Mihoko
McLaughlin, Noah
Meng, Liuxi
Nagai, Midori
Negrelli, Kathryn
Niehoff, Viviane
Padan, Ruth
Pires, Alessandra
Powell, Marsha
Raburn, Michael
Ribeiro, Lucia
Ryburn, Ligia
Santini, Federica
Schramm, Maria
Silva, Ernesto
Simon, Robert
Smith, Sabine
Solovjov, Larisa
Summey, Jennifer
Terantino, Joseph
Tilbian, Patricia
Viakinnou-Brinson, Lucie
Ward, Janet
Weber, Elisabetta
West, Todd
Wood, Patricia
Würtz-Hurley, Stefanie
Zanatta, Rosangela
Zhao, Hong (Elizabeth)