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Jeremy Cass

Dean of Faculty; Professor of Spanish

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Jeremy Cass is Dean of Faculty and Professor of Spanish. Since joining Furman’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in 2004, Jeremy has taught courses at all levels, including elementary and intermediate Spanish, Latin American civilization, literature surveys, advanced/special topics courses on short fiction, essay, Cien años de soledad, Caribbean sugar plantations, first-year writing seminars on a variety of Latin American topics, and interdisciplinary Latin American Studies seminars with colleagues in MLL, History, and Philosophy. He has traveled extensively with Furman students in Spain and Latin America. He has published on a variety of Latin American literary and cultural topics.

As Dean of Faculty, Jeremy is responsible for the management of Furman’s academic programs, for supporting faculty in their efforts to provide a transformational education for our students and in the development and enrichment of their own scholarly profiles, and for successfully and meaningfully recruiting and retaining faculty members on a variety of academic appointments within the University. He works closely with colleagues on the Academic Leadership Team to ensure that our programmatic initiatives and structures are in productive alignment with The Furman Advantage.

A Furman graduate (B.A., 2000), Jeremy completed graduate work in Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky (M.A., 2003; Ph.D., 2004).

Jeremy’s wife, Anna (B.S., 2000) is an epidemiologist by training and is currently Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Furman. Jeremy and Anna have three children—Addy, Charlie, and Oliver.


  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky
  • M.A., University of Kentucky
  • B.A., Furman University


  • Cass, Jeremy L. “Memory, Displacement, and Reintegration in Alberto Fuguet’s ‘Santiago.’” Hispanófila 179 (January 2017): 173-186.
  • Cass, Jeremy L. “The Hypothetical Homeland: Looking for Cuba in Hijuelos’s Our House in the Last World, A Simple Habana Melody, and Thoughts Without Cigarettes.” In Negotiating Latinidades, Understanding Identities within Space. Ed. Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2015. 111-131.​
  • Cass, Jeremy L. "Imagining Cuba in Hijuelos's A Simple Habana Melody." Label Me Latina/o: Journal of Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries Latino Production. 2.3 (Fall 2012): 1-17.
  • Cass, Jeremy L. "Why Is No One Talking about Memoria de mis putas tristes?" South Atlantic Review 76.1 (2011): 113-128.
  • Cass, Jeremy L. "Deciphering Sedition in Sab: Avellaneda's Transient Engagement with Abolitionism." Romance Quarterly 57.3 (2010): 183-204.
  • Cass, Jeremy L. "Finding a Place for ¡Ecué-Yamba-O!: Carpentier's Tenuous Dialogue with Afrocubanismo." Romance Notes 49.3. (2009): 313-322.
  • Cass, Jeremy L. "Black Aesthetic/White Poets: The Vogue of 'Afro-Cuban Poetry' in the Republic." Latin American Literary Review XXXVII 74 (2009): 38-62.
  • Cass, Jeremy L. "Race and Resistance in Del amor y otros demonios." The Latin Americanist 53.4 (2009): 49-70.
  • Cass, Jeremy L. "Performing the Mulatto Paradox in Arriví's Vejigantes." Latin American Theatre Review 41.2 (2008): 17-28.
  • Cass, Jeremy L. "La polémica del esteticismo en la poesía modernista de Luis Lloréns Torres." La Torre: Revista de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 9 (2004): 1-15.​