The Spanish romantic poet was born on this day in 1820 Continue reading ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Carolina Coronado!
The Chilean writer died 25 years ago today: December 7, 1996 Continue reading On This Day in Hispanic History: The Death of José Donoso
In general, I try to keep my academic career separate from this website, but my stance on that may be changing a bit, since there’s quite a bit of overlap. This brief post is just to share a book review … Continue reading Book Review: “Imagined Truths: Realism in Modern Spanish Literature and Culture”
A visit to “La Fontana de Oro” played a pivotal role in my love of Spanish literature Continue reading The Night I Met Benito Pérez Galdós in an Irish Pub in Madrid
The Portrayal of Spain in Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises” Continue reading Fiestas, Bullfighting, and Wine
An original work of flash fiction in Spanish Continue reading “Instrucciones para no respirar”
A comparison of attempts to turn oneself into a legend Continue reading Don Quijote’s Emulation vs. Captain America’s Imitation of Heroes
A meditation on “La noche oscura” (“Dark Night of the Soul”), by San Juan de la Cruz Continue reading Searching for God in the Darkness
How a pandemic or mid-life crisis makes us return to the classics Continue reading Reconsidering Don Quijote
A study of free will in “Abre los ojos,” “Niebla,” and “La vida es sueño” Continue reading Could My Life Be a Game or a Dream?
How societal prejudices and professional expectations create divided beings Continue reading Exploring the Multiple Personalities of Jorge Luis Borges, Julia de Burgos, and Frida Kahlo