University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Charlotte Rogers

Assistant Professor, Spanish, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese

439 New Cabell Hall

Savage Storms in Literature of the Americas

Charlotte Rogers is Assistant Professor of Spanish.  She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from Yale University and her B.A. in Comparative Literature from Barnard College. Her area of specialty is twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latin America, with a comparative focus on representations of the tropics in literature and culture.  Her first book, Jungle Fever: Exploring Madness and Medicine in Twentieth-Century Tropical Narratives was published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2012.  In 2014 Professor Rogers was a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, and in 2015 Princeton University awarded her a Library Research Grant. She teaches courses on twentieth- and twenty-first century  Latin American literature and culture.  Her current research project, “Mourning El Dorado in Contemporary Fiction from the Americas,” examines the resurgence of the legend of El Dorado in contemporary Latin American fiction.  Before coming to UVA, Professor Rogers taught at Hamilton College and George Mason University.