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George K. Green

Dr. George K. Green

Dr. George K. Green
Modern Languages



Dr. George K. Green holds a Ph.D. in Spanish from Colombia University and five other college and university degrees, including two diplomats from the Munich Interpreters Institute. He has over fifty years of experience as a freelance translator and more than forty as a teacher. In 34 years at this institution, he has taught 84 different courses in such diverse fields as linguistics, folklore, grammar, writing, literature, translation and interpreting. He was the founder of two regional professional associations, the translation and interpreting courses at this institution, and the departmental literary magazine. He was the series editor for three volumes of articles on the Spanish of the United States published by the Rio Grande Research Group, which he helped to establish. His publications include a number of books and several hundred articles. He has traveled widely in Latin America and Europe.


Ph.D. from Columbia University
M.Phil. from Columbia University
M.A. from Columbia University
B.S. from Columbia University
Diplomate in Interpreting from Munich Interpreters Institute
Diplomate in Translation from Munich Interpreters Institute

CV/VITAE: Green Vitae

Classes Taught:

(recent semesters)
Translation at all levels
Bilingual Spanish I and II
Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Folklore
Spanish Literature, Latin American Literature
Spanish Grammar and Composition

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Area of Specialty and Responsibility:


Previous Experience:

Experimental and Bilingual Institute, Spanish Harlem
Ramapo State College, New Jersey
Briarcliff College, New York
Hackley School, New York
Munich Community College
U.S. Army Language Program, Seventh Army, Europe


Dr. george k. green


Office: MRCHS 292
Phone: (956) 882-8872
Curriculum Vitae

Profesor George K. Green
Born into a multilingual family of pioneer stock in Illinois, Jorge Green was teaching at a Puerto Rican community college in Spanish Harlem when he received the call to come to Brownsville.  He has taught 82 different courses at this institution in varied fields of literature, linguistics, folklore, translation and interpreting over the course of 29 years here. He principal interests, however, are Latin American literature and translation.  At present he is preparing a book of socio-cultural commentary on Spain, tentatively titled "Spain: On and Off the Beaten Path," and a textbook on translation.  He feels particularly proud of his book on Dario’s poetic style, "El lenguaje poético de Rubén Darío," published by the American University of Managua in 1999, which the distinguished Nicaraguan critic Jorge Arellano has called “el major libro sobre Darío en 30 años.”  He was the series editor of three collections of articles on the Spanish of the Southwest under the auspices of the Rio Grande Research Group for Language and Linguistics, an association he helped found.  He is a collaborating editor of the Mesquite Review, in which he often publishes socio-cultural and linguistic articles in both English and Spanish.  He is also a published poet in two languages and the coauthor of a four-language dictionary.  His activity as a translator spans at least a half century.


Latin American literature and translation. Currently preparing a socio-cultural commentary on Spain and a translation textbook.


Ph.D., Columbia University, 1976
M.Phil., Columbia University, 1974
M.A., Columbia University, 1971
B.S., Columbia University, 1968

Courses Taught

SPAN 1373 and 1374
SPAN 2317
SPAN 3332 and 3333
SPAN 3335
SPAN 4310
SPAN 4332
SPAN 4334
Interpreting 4366 and 4367
SPAN 6300
SPAN 6313
SPAN 6341
SPAN 6373
SPAN 6374
SPAN 6380 (Topic: Folklore)

Office: Main 1.510
Phone: (956) 882-8872
Fax: (956) 882-7215

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