In Memoriam: Francisco Antolín  

Francisco Antolín passed away earlier this month and is remembered fondly by colleagues in the Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics although he ceased teaching in 1999.

Antolin received his PhD at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, and then earned an MA in Latin American Studies at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México so he could teach Spanish. Antolin came to Loyola College in 1968 after teaching in both Europe and North America.

Once here, he helped develop the Spanish program after the establishment of Concordia University.

He is remembered as a versatile and interesting educator, teaching a wide variety of courses with a broad literary and cultural approach. He earned a reputation as an assiduous and enthusiastic participant at Canadian and international conferences, presenting papers on contemporary Spanish-American literature, especially of Mexico and Argentina.

In 1991 he published Los espacios en Juan Rulfo, which features an interview with the renowned but reclusive Mexican short-story writer.

After his retirement from Concordia in 1996, his love of teaching led him to continue on a part-time basis for three more years. His international research and conference activities continued for many years after that.


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