Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Spanish, 2007
M.A., Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Spanish, 2003
B.A., Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Spanish, 2001
Utah State, 2009 - Current
Grinnell College, 2007 - 2009
Courses Regularly Taught
Survey of Spanish Literature
Topics in Spanish Literature (Generation of '27,
Surrealism, Contemporary Spanish Narrative)
Current Research Interests
Hispanic poetry and poetics, 20 -Century Spanish literature,
the Generation of 1927, Federico García Lorca, the
transatlantic Hispanic avant-garde.
20th- and 21st-Century Spanish novel, cultural studies,
historical fiction, testimony, memory.
Philosophy and Literature, post-structuralism, surrealism,
"Don Quixote's Demise: Games, Cruelty, and the Closure of
Representation on theDucal Stage.” Forthcoming in
Confluencia:Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura
25.2 (Spring 2010).
"‘La poesía que se hace humana': Truth, Mutation, and the
Destructionof the Theater in Lorca's El público.”
Theatralia. Revista dePoética del Teatro 11 (2009):
"Hacia una poética de la obsesión en Borges: Formas e
identidadesrizomáticas.” ConNotas. Revista de
Crítica y Teoría Literarias 8(2007): 41–65.
"Memory and Metafiction: Re-membering Stories and Histories
in Soldadosde Salamina.” Letras Peninsulares 17.2–3
"Drugs, Decadence, and The Doors of Perception in Manuel Díaz
Rodríguez'sSangrepatricia.” Romance Review 14 (2004):
"Sub-Realist Expression in Spain: Juan Larrea and the Hispanic
Avant-Garde.”To be presented at the Rocky Mountain
Modern Language AssociationConference. Snowbird, UT,
October 8–10, 2009.
"Emptied Space, Lonely World, River's Mouth: Rethinking Surrealism in Lorca'sPoet in New York.” Invited lecture presented at Utah State University.Department of Languages, Philosophy & Speech Communication,February 6, 2009.
"Death and Desire in Modern Hispanic Poetry: Reflections on the Grinnell CollegeLibraries' Andrew P. Debicki Collection.” Invited lecture presented at Burling Library (Grinnell College) as part of the Poetry, Fiction, and Music series. April 16, 2008.
"La estética de lo informe: Poeta en Nueva York y el surrealismo hispánico.” Invited lecture presented at the University of Iowa. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, December 4, 2007.
"Materialismos sensuales: Contextos e intertextos gongorinos en el ‘Soneto gongorino' de Federico García Lorca.” Presented at
the VIII Biennial Conference. Society for Renaissance and
Baroque Hispanic Poetry. Córdoba, Spain, October 18–20, 2007.
"Margins of Poetry: Performing the Formless in Lorca's Surrealism.” Public lecture presented at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. Vanderbilt University, March 21, 2007.
"Meditations on the Void: Federico García Lorca's ‘Nocturne of Emptied Space.'”Invited lecture presented at Grinnell College.
Department of Spanish,January 29, 2007.
"Diálogos sobre lo informe: Lorca y Bataille.” Invited lecture presented at YaleUniversity. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, January 23, 2007.
Awards, Honors and Fellowships
Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities
(2006–2007),Graduate Student Fellow --
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