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David Rodríguez Solás

Assistant Professor

dsolas@umass.edu

(413) 545-4910

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David Rodríguez-Solás (Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY; B.A, M.A., Universidad de Granada) is assistant professor of the literatures and cultures of Spain with research and teaching interests in modern and contemporary Spanish and Catalan theatre, cultural memory, and visual and performance studies. He is the author of Teatros nacionales republicanos: la Segunda República y el teatro clásico español (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2014), a study of the theatrical practices of Margarita Xirgu, García Lorcas La Barraca and Misiones Pedagógicas, and their agency in the building of a national identity in the newly established republic. He has been published in journals including Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea, and Bulletin of Spanish Studies.

Prof. Rodríguez-Solás has lectured at both national and international conferences such as the Modern Language Association, the American Comparative Literature Association, the International Federation for Theatre Research, and Oxford’s Forum for Iberian Studies; and by invitation at Princeton University, the University of Chicago, The New School, and Bates College.

Currently, he is working on a new book in which he examines the performative culture of the Spanish Transition to Democracy.

Publications

Books

Teatros nacionales republicanos: la Segunda República y el teatro clásico español. Madrid; Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana; Vervuert, 2014.

Finalist of the 2015 Leandro Fernández de Moratín Book Award for Theater Studies. Asociación de Directores de Escena (Spanish Stage Directors Association)

Articles in refereed journals

  • I havent done anything wrong!Melodrama and Victimization in Las 13 rosas/ 13 Roses (2007) and La voz dormida/ The Sleeping Voice (2011).” Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas 13.3 (2016): 303-317.
  • Review article. “El espacio de la crítica, el lugar de la utopía: el teatro de Juan Mayorga.” Iberoamericana 62 (2016): 225-234.
  • “La Barraca, 1933: El giro lopiano de García Lorca.” Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, Literatura, Cultura 22 (2016): 200-216.
  • “The New Angulo el Malos Company: Misiones Pedagógicas and the Teatro del Pueblo.Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea (ALEC) 38 (2013): 785-812.
  • Remembered and Recovered: Bethune and The Canadian Blood Transfusion Unit in Málaga, 1937.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 36.1 (2012): 83-100.
  • “Pedro Crespo en el ruedo: El alcalde de Zalamea y la identidad republicana en la plaza de las Ventas.” Gestos: Revista de teoría y práctica del teatro hispánico 49 (2010): 160-70.
  • A la vanguardia del libro ilustrado: Terencio (Lyón, 1493) y La Celestina (Burgos, 1499)” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 86 (2009): 1-17.

Articles in edited collections

  • Dagoll Dagoms No hablaré en clase, a Postdramatic Response to Francoism.” Theatre and Dictatorship in the Luso-Hispanic World. Ed. Diego Santos Sánchez. New York: Routledge. Forthcoming.
  • “La teatralización de la escritura en El chico de la última fila, de Juan Mayorga.” Carlos Dimeo y José Ramón González, eds. La narrativa en el teatro / El teatro en la narrativa. Lublin (Poland): La Campana Sumergida Editorial, 2012. 51-62.

 

Courses Recently Taught

Span 312. Oral and Written Expression

Span 415. Culture and Civilization of Spain

Span 497. Contemporary Theater in Spain and Catalonia

Span 597. Spanish Civil War

Span 797. Federico García Lorca

Span 797. Images of Liberation: Spanish Transition to Democracy