About me

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I am an Associate Professor of Spanish in the department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures at the University of Cincinnati. Currently on leave from Cincinnati (2019-20), I am conducting research and working as visiting lecturer in private colleges in Madrid. My fields of interest are European modernism, world literature, and literary theory.

I am the author of Drama, literatura, filosofía: Itinerarios del realismo y el modernismo europeos (Madrid: Fundamentos, 2015) and Despistemes’: La teoría literaria y cultural de Emil Volek (Madrid: Verbum, 2018). Reviews of these books have appeared in academic journals AnagnórisisTropelíasJournal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics, 452F, Literatura: Teoría, Historia, Crítica and América sin Nombre. I just published my third book, Baroque Lorca: An Archaist Playwright for the New Stage (New York: Routledge, 2020). You can enjoy limited free access to Baroque Lorca on Google Books.

Recent news:

(April 2020): My essay “Intertextuality and Autonomous Fictional Worlds in Disney: The Case of Moana (2016)” just came out in Theatralia.

(February 2020): You can now read Vicent Moreno’s review of my book ‘Despistemes’ in América sin nombre.