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Jaime Brenes Reyes

Jaime holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Master of Arts in Latin American an Caribbean Studies. In the Financial Wellness Lab, Jaime acts as a translator, bridging the gap between the concrete and the abstract. He distills complex concepts into relatable anecdotes, allowing others to grasp the profound meaning behind financial well-being. Through his perceptive observations and insightful conversations, he uncovers the underlying narratives that shape people's relationship with finances.

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Areas of Interest

Philosophy; comparative literature; qualitative research; oral history; community-engagement.


Refereed Articles

Brenes Reyes, Jaime. “Medicine and Literature: The Case of Felisberto Hernández.” INTI: Revista de literatura hispánica 85-86 (2017): 173-92.

Brenes Reyes, Jaime. “Retoques transatlánticos: la ‘enfermedad del ensueño’ en Los raros de Rubén Darío.” A Contracorriente: A Journal on Social History and Literature in Latin America 14.1 (Fall 2016): 290-305.

Brenes Reyes, Jaime. “Make ‘em Laugh: How to Use Humour in Language and Literature Classrooms.” Canadian Perspectives, National Special Issue of Teaching Innovation Projects 4.2 (2014).

Collaborative and Community-Based Projects

Memoria Viva: Fotografías y testimonios sobre la vida en La Virtud y Mesa Grande, 1980-1992 / Photographs and Testimonies About Life in La Virtud and Mesa Grande, 1980-1992 (San Salvador: Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen, 2020).

Plan Estratégico 2018-2021: Asociación de Sobrevivientes de las Masacre del Sumpul y Otras Masacres de Chalatenango / Strategic Plan, 2018-2021: Association of Survivors of the Sumpul Massacre and Other Chalatenango Massacres. Asociación Sumpul. Oct. 2018. Web.

Book Reviews

Brenes Reyes, Jaime. “Review of John W. Morehead’s The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro: Critical Essays.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 27.3 (2016): 519-21.

Brenes Reyes. “Review of Aurora Bernárdez and Carles Álvarez Garriga’s Cortázar de la A a la Z: un álbum biográfico.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 26.3 (2015): 570-2.

Brenes Reyes, Jaime. “Review of Patricia García’s Space and Postmodern Fantastic in Contemporary Literature: The Architectural Void.” Brumal: Revista de Investigación sobre lo Fantástico 3.2 (2015): 239-41.

Brenes Reyes, Jaime. “Review of Ángel Rama’s Writing Across Cultures: Narrative Transculturation in Latin America.” The Scattered Pelican 1.1 (2015).

Brenes Reyes, Jaime. “Review of Disability Politics & Theory by A. J. Withers.” Canadian Journal of Disability Studies 2.3 (2013): 135-8.

Edited volumes

Brenes Reyes, Jaime, and Jaime Ontiveros, eds. Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 4 (2014).

Brenes Reyes, Jaime, ed. Conference Proceedings of the 15th Annual Modern Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Conference. 15 Dec. 2013. Scholarship@Western. Web.


Brenes Reyes, Jaime, and Jamie Rooney. “An Interview with Dr. Laura Penny, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Kanye.” The Word Hoard 3 (2014).

Brenes Reyes, Jaime. “Un breve esquizoanálisis de ‘Axolotl’, de Julio Cortázar”. Congreso Abierto: XLIX Congreso de la Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas, 2013. Web.

Brenes Reyes, Jaime. “Book Review: Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, by Carmen Aguirre.” Bookshelf Reviews. 11 Feb. 2013. Web.

Brenes Reyes, Jaime. “The Temporal Aura of Improvisation: It’s Time to Play Jazz!” Improvisation, Community and Social Practice Research Collection. 9 Nov. 2011. Web.

Brenes Reyes, Jaime. “Improvisation and Writing: Julio Cortázar’s ‘El Perseguidor’ and the Pursuit for Freedom.” Improvisation, Community and Social Practice Research Collection. 19 Nov. 2010.

Course syllabi

“Art, Literature and Revolution in Latin America: Telling the Story.” MLA Commons Open Repository Exchange (CORE). DOI: 10.17613/M69G61. Web.

“Farmacia literaria: Cortázar y compañía”. MLA Commons Open Repository Exchange (CORE). DOI: 10.17613/M6D590. Web.


Brenes Reyes, Jaime, trans. “A False Explanation of my Stories.” Felisberto Hernández. Chiasma: A Site for Thought 3 (2016): 109-10.

Brenes Reyes, Jaime, trans. “Carlos Mann.” Calin-Andrei Mihailescu. INTI: Revista de Literatura Hispánica 79-80 (2014): 117-125.


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Phone number: 519-204-2178

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