Germán Campos-Muñoz

Academic Specialty:

  • Comparative Literature and World Literature
  • Literary Theory and Criticism
  • The Greco-Roman Tradition in Latin America
  • Inter-American Colonial Studies


  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., Comparative Literature, The Pennsylvania State University

Selected Publications:


* The Classics in South America. Five Case Studies. London, Bloomsbury, 2021.


* “The Classical and the Archival: Pedro de Peralta Barnuevo’s Oraciones (1715, 1716).” Hispanic Review. Forthcoming, Autumn 2022.

*“Pedro Peralta Barnuevo and the Elasticity of the Archive.” Dieciocho: Hispanic Enlightenment 38.1 (Spring 2015): 49-70.

* "Cuzco, Urbs et Orbis: Authorial Classicalization in Garcilaso's Comentarios Reales." Hispanic Review 81.2 (2013): 123-44.

* "Contrapuntos órficos: mitografía brasileña y el mito de Orfeo." Latin American Research Review 47. Special Issue (2012): 31-48. 

Germán Campos-Muñoz joined the faculty of Appalachian State University in 2014. His research and teaching interests include the theory and history of comparative literature and world literature, classical reception studies, and critical pedagogy. His first book, The Classics in South America. Five Case Studies (Bloomsbury, 2021) proposes a transhistorical narrative about the longstanding history of readings, appropriations, and utilizations of Greco-Roman texts and motifs in the cultural and political history of South America--a history examined through five case studies taken from the colonial, emancipatory, and modern periods. He is currently working on a second book that will discuss the historical and institutional reemergence of world literature as a discipline and academic paradigm at the turn of the millennium. Dr. Campos-Muñoz teaches courses on world literature, comparative literature, and literary theory and criticism.

Title: Associate Professor of World Literature
Department: Department of English

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Phone: (828) 262-2330

Office address
524 Sanford Hall