Professor of Spanish Literature and Theater
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
(510) 642-4854

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:

  1. The works of Ramon del Valle-Inclan, especially his masterpiece, "Tirano Banderas" (1926).
  2. The stage history of Madrid's theater from 1918 to 1936 (two volumes have appeared, dealing with the years 1918-1931).
  3. Spanish poetics from Becquer to the avant-garde.
  4. The representation of war in modern Spanish literature.

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