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After a total of 14 years in North American institutions (University of Toronto, Indiana University and University of Cincinnati), prof. Pérez-Simón returned to Spain to join the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in late 2020. At UAM he teaches undergraduate courses on literary modernism, literary criticism and 19th-century American literature; he also teaches a graduate class on literary theory in the MA of English Literary Studies. He is a comparatist scholar with special interest in modern drama and narrative, literary theory (Slavic schools, in particular) and the role of translation in literary traditions. Prof. Pérez-Simón is the author of two book monographs: Baroque Lorca: An Archaist Playwright for the New Stage (Routledge, 2020) and Drama, literatura, filosofía: Itinerarios del realismo y el modernismo europeos (Fundamentos, 2015). He is also editor and translator of ‘Despistemes’: La teoría literaria y cultural de Emil Volek (Verbum, 2018).

He was editor of the graduate journal Transverse (University of Toronto, 2006-08) and co-editor of the Cincinnati Romance Review (2012-14). He has served on the editorial board of the drama journal Anagnórisis (U of Barcelona) since its inception in 2011 until 2022. As a peer reviewer, he has evaluated manuscripts for numerous journals such as PMLA, Studies in Theatre and Performance, Hispanic Review, Bulleting of Hispanic Studies, Theatralia, and Papers on Joyce; he also evaluates manuscripts for Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield). He has supervised five doctoral dissertations and 18 M.A. theses. His h-index is 4 (Google Scholar).

Reach prof. Pérez-Simón via email (andres.perezs@uam.es); you can also follow him on Twitter (@Andres-Uam).

Baroque Lorca: An Archaist Playwright for the New Stage (Routledge, 2020)

“intelligently argued and full of provocative insights”

“thoughtful and well researched”

“the analysis of [Lorca’s] The Dream of Life . . . is superb, as are the new perspectives offered on Lorca’s puppet theatre” (Jonathan Mayhew, Modern Drama)

“There is much thought-provoking critical commentary here” (Andrew A. Anderson, Modern Language Review)

‘Despistemes’: La teoría literaria y cultural de Emil Volek (Verbum, 2018) [ed. and trans.]

“un fascinante repaso a los debates que han definido los estudios culturales y la crítica literaria en los últimos años” (Vicent Moreno, América sin Nombre)

“la selección y cuidado de los textos . . . favorece una visión global del pensamiento de Volek” (Luis Estrada Orozco, Tropelías)

“una revisión sobre el estructuralismo y el posestructuralismo para mencionar el impacto de estas dos perspectivas en la teoría literaria del siglo XX” (Laura Rubio León, Literatura: Teoría, Historia, Crítica)

Drama, literatura, filosofía: Itinerarios del realismo y el modernismo europeos (Fundamentos, 2015)

“ground-breaking in that it opens a new line of research that challenges the boundaries of literary and discursive genres” (Asunción López-Varela, JCLA)

“un sanísimo impulso de heterodoxia” (Juan Carlos Pueo, Tropelías)

“Pérez-Simón se atreve a leer la literatura moderna sin naturalizar ninguna de las categorías con las que se suele analizar” (Bernat Padró Nieto, 452ºF)

“un verdadero afán por abrir nuevos caminos de exploración” (Laeticia Rovecchio Antón, Anagnórisis)