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​My book Drama, literatura, filosofía: Itinerarios del realismo y modernismo europeos (Madrid: Fundamentos, 2015) questions historiographical accounts traditionally based on clear-cut distinctions among literary and philosophical discourses in order to better arrive at a description of the multiple points of convergence that existed in narrative, dramatic and philosophical texts in nineteenth and early-twentieth century Spain and Europe.

Each of the three chapters is composed of a theoretical introduction, which establishes the methodological foundations of comparative inquiry, and two case studies. The first chapter, “Diálogo y escena dramática en la novela,” examines a varied group of authors who adopted dramatic patterns (dialogue and descriptions resembling stage directions) as a way to achieve the ideal of an impersonal art in the years of transition from realism to modernism. Benito Pérez Galdós’ novelas dialogadas and James Joyce’s dramatic epiphanies are two examples of a practice also visible in the hybrid works of R. M. Valle-Inclán, among other contemporaries. In the second chapter, “Teatro y filosofía,” I examine a corpus of dramatic works that evidence an uneasy yet fascinating relationship with philosophy very much in a Platonic fashion. The case studies are George Bernard Shaw and Miguel de Unamuno, two authors who saw theater as the perfect vehicle to embody their thought while also reshaping a tradition of philosophical dialogue that goes back to the Bible and Plato. Finally, the third chapter, “El drama virtual,” is concerned with a varied range of closet dramas that emerged as exuberant, dislocated narratives in the wake of Freud’s psychoanalysis. I study Gustave Flaubert’s final version of La tentation de St. Antoine and Joyce’s “Circe,” a 200-page nightmare in Ulysses. .

I am currently working on my second book-length project, tentatively titled Baroque Lorca, in which I examine Federico García Lorca's theater in light of baroque art and philosophy.

II have published essays in the fields of Spanish literature and drama, comparative literature, and literary theory:

“(Mis)Reading Joyce in the Context of the ‘Arte Nuevo’ Narrative.” The Challenge of Modernity: Avant-Garde Cultural Practices in Spain (1914-1936). Eds. Eduardo Gregori and Juan Herrero-Senés. Amsterdam: Brill-Rodopi, 2016. 35-46.

“A Personal History of the 'American hour' of Comparative Literature: Claudio Guillén in Conversation with Harry Levin.” 1616: Anuario de Literatura Comparada 4 (2014): 295-312. LINK.

“Conceptualizing the Hollywood Biopic.” Theatralia 17.2 (2014): 50-59. LINK.

 “La ficción difícil: la escritura memorialista de Antonio Muñoz Molina”. Romance Notes 54.2 (2014): 253-261. LINK.

 “Manufacturing Authenticity: Anonymous Acting Celebrities in Atalaya’s Production of Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba (2009)”. Theatralia-Yorick 2 (2012): 100-111. LINK.

Introduction to Jiří Veltruský’s “La teoría teatral de la Escuela de Praga”. Gestos 51.1 (April 2011): 15-17. LINK

“The Concept of Metatheatre: A Functional Approach.” TRANS- Revue de Littérature Générale et Comparée 11 (2011): 1-9. LINK.

“(Impossible) Representation in García Lorca’s The Public.” Structuralism(s) Today: Paris, Prague, Tartu. Eds. Veronika Ambros et al. Ottawa: Legas Press, 2009. 203-214.

“La materialidad del actor. Crisis de la representación y teatro experimental en el siglo XX”. Éxodos: Estética y teoría literaria. Eds. Pau Sanmartín y Alberto Fernández. Madrid: Visión, 2008. 97-114.

“Devices of Estrangement in Stoppard’s Travesties.” The Grove: Working Papers in English Literature 15 (2008): 111-123. LINK.

“El recuerdo fracturado de la Guerra Civil española: trauma individual y colectivo en La prima Angélica”. Mester 36 (2007): 160-178. LINK.

“Cervantes y Borges: las fallas de la ficción”. LL Journal 1.2 (2006): 74-89. Online. LINK

 “El monólogo de  Molly Bloom: la transferencia semiótica desde la narrativa al teatro”. The Scallop of Saint James: An Old Pilgrim’s Hoard. Eds. Susana Domínguez et al. Weston, Florida: Netbiblo, 2006. 133-140.

“Borges’ Writings on Joyce: from a Mythical Translation to a Polemic Defence of Censorship.” Papers on Joyce 7-8 (2001-02) [2006]: 121-137. LINK