Professor of Spanish Literature and Theater
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
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Research Expertise and Interest
poetry, stage history, Valle-Inclan, Spanish poetics, war and literature
Between sabbaticals and academic assignments, I have spent about ten years in Spain, where my research is centered. Four topics vie for my attention:
- The works of Ramon del Valle-Inclan, especially his masterpiece, "Tirano Banderas" (1926).
- The stage history of Madrid's theater from 1918 to 1936 (two volumes have appeared, dealing with the years 1918-1931).
- Spanish poetics from Becquer to the avant-garde.
- The representation of war in modern Spanish literature.