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David Rodriguez-Solas

Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Departmental affiliation: Spanish

Professional and Biographical Information

Submitted by David Rodriguez-Solas on Saturday, 8/23/2014, at 10:36 PM


Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY (2009)

M.A. Universidad de Granada (2001)

B.A. Universidad de Granada (1999)


Teaching Interests

David teaches courses on Hispanic literature, film, theatre and culture from the twentieth and twenty-first century. In the fall he will examine with his students the notion of film genre in Hispanic cinema. His theatre course will study contemporary playwrighting from Spain paying special attention to intermedial adaptations in film and television. 

Research Interests

Rodríguez-Solás is author of Teatros Nacionales Republicanos: la Segunda República y el teatro clásico español (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2014), a study of the ways the Spanish theatrical tradition was used by among others Margarita Xirgu, García Lorca's La Barraca and Misiones Pedagógicas in the process of building a national identity during the 1930s. He has published on contemporary Spanish theatre and cultural memory. Currently, he is working on a new book project on political performance in the theatre and film that circulated during the Spanish transition to democracy.