Blanca Anderson

Associate Professor of Languages and Cultures, Emeritus

Office Location
307 Bobet Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans Department of Languages and Cultures
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 118
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-3687
Fax Number
(504) 865-2348
E-mail Address


Ph.D., Boston University, 1987; M.A., New York University/Madrid, 1979; B.A., University of Puerto Rico, 1977

Short Bio

Blanca Anderson specializes in 20th century Spanish American literature. She teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced language, as well as the upper level culture and literature of Spanish America courses. Other courses she has developed and taught include: Literature of the Spanish speaking Caribbean, Puerto Rican Culture and Literature, The Southern Cone, Fantastic Literature, Women Writers of Spanish America.

Blanca Anderson has published a critical work on the Argentinean writer Julio Cortázar's novel 62 modelo para armar.  She is also a writer of fiction, having published in Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States.   Her poetry has been included in the series Cuadernos de Malinalco (Mexico: Patronato de Cultura Iberoamericana,1990) and in the anthology Poetas sin fronteras (Madrid, 2000). Her other published works of fiction are: the short stories Cuando los heraldos piden tregua (Madrid,1996),  and Ultima Noche (Madrid, 2005), the poetry collections Ecos arañados (Madrid,1996) and Poemas de amor y de alquimia/ Poems of Love and Alchemy, (New Jersey, 2002) and her novel La edad del arrepentimiento (New Jersey, 2003). Her latest book, the collection of short stories Entre la magia y el conjuro was published in Costa Rica in 2009.

 Recognition for her teaching include the Arts & Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award in 1993; Loyola nominee for the Carnegie Foundation's National Teaching Award in 1993 and 1994; and the inclusion in Who's Who Among Americas Teachers since the year 2003.

In 2009, Dr. Anderson won a Marquette Fellowship for her work on the Mexican artist Oliverio Hinojosa.

Courses Taught

  • First Year Spanish I
  • First Year Spanish II
  • Intensive Conversation
  • Spanish American Culture & Civilization I
  • Spanish American Culture & Civilization II
  • Puerto Rican Literature & Culture