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Herrero-Senés, Juan Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Herrero-Senés' research is focused on 20th Literature produced in Spain in Spanish and Catalan, with particular interest in the interwar years (1918-1939), the development of discourses on culture, and the poetics and works of the avant-garde. He is also interested in the relationships between Peninsular literature and other European literatures around that time, Spanish science fiction, and the trasatlantic dialogue and exchange with the diverse avant-gardes in Latinoamerica.

keywords

  • 20th century Spanish and Catalan literature, Modernist literature in an international context, The relationship between literature and the arts, Spanish cultural production, Western discourses on culture, Critical theory, Comparative literature, Science fiction

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • SPAN 3100 - Literary and Cultural Analysis in Spanish
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Fosters critical thinking and the ability to discuss texts from a historical, sociological, ideological and formalistic viewpoint. Analyzes literary and cultural expressions from Latin America, Spain and the US Latino traditions in different genres, ranging from fiction to poetry, and media from the written word to cinema and other visual arts.
  • SPAN 3215 - Urban History and Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Understanding the complex history, social fabric, material life and cultural diversity of Latin American and Iberian cities is the goal of this course, which in its iterations will be devoted to analyzing and discussing different urban centers on either side of the Atlantic Ocean. Materials from a wide variety of media and genres such as literature, visual arts, historiography, film, will be used. Taught in Spanish.
  • SPAN 3900 - Cosmos Latinos: Hispanic Science Fiction and New Worlds
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Examines how Hispanic science fiction (from both Spain and Latin America) in literature and film portrays and addresses topics such as technological development, the exploration (and exploitation) of space, life in other planets, alternative paradigms of modernity, and the cultural and social landscape of technologically saturated societies. Course taught in English. No knowledge of Spanish required. Does not count towards the Spanish major.
  • SPAN 4160 - Major Works and Trends in Literature and Culture in Spain: 1700-Present
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines major works and trends in literature, visual arts and/or other cultural expressions of Spain from 1700 to the present day.
  • SPAN 5220 - Seminar: Spanish Literature, 20th Century
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Treats various topics, as needs and resources dictate. Gives special attention to developing historical and current theoretical and critical background of each topic. Representative topics might include the generation of 1898, poetry of the 20th century, theatre of the 20th century, pre-Civil War novel, and post-Civil War novel. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as SPAN 7220.
  • SPAN 7220 - Seminar: Spanish Literature, 20th Century
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Treats various topics, as needs and resources dictate. Gives special attention to developing historical and current theoretical and critical background of each topic. Representative topics might include the generation of 1898, poetry of the 20th century, theatre of the 20th century, pre-Civil War novel, and post-Civil War novel. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.Same as SPAN 5220.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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