Visiting Asst. Professor of Spanish
David Rodríguez-Solás received his PhD in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages from The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (2009). His areas of interest are twentieth- and twenty-first century Spanish theatre and film, and the cultural history of the Spanish Civil War.
Prior to coming to Middlebury, David taught at Bard College and Concordia University (Montreal). His forthcoming book Teatros Nacionales Republicanos: la Segunda República y el teatro clásico español (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2014) is a study of the ways the Spanish theatrical tradition was used in public and private projects in the process of building a national identity during the 1930s. Currently he is working on a book in which he examines the Spanish theatre and film that circulated during the Transition to democracy.
Courses offered in the past four years.
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SPAN 0102 - Beginning Spanish II
Beginning Spanish II
This course is a continuation of SPAN 0101. (SPAN 0101)
SPAN 0103 - Beginning Spanish III ▲
Beginning Spanish III
This course is a continuation of SPAN 0102. Intensive reading, writing, and oral activities will advance students' proficiency in Spanish in an academic setting. (SPAN 0102) 5 hrs. lect./disc.
SPAN 0220 - Intermediate Spanish II ▲
Intermediate Spanish II
A course for students seeking to perfect their academic writing skills in Spanish. The course is also an introduction to literary analysis and critical writing and will include reading and oral discussion of literary texts. The course will also include a thorough review of grammar at a fairly advanced level. This course may be used to fulfill the foreign languages distribution requirement. (SPAN 0210 or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Fall 2013, Spring 2014
SPAN 0300 - Intro to Hispanic Literature
An Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature
This course in literature and advanced language is designed to introduce students to literary analysis and critical writing. The work will be based on the reading of a number of works in prose, drama, and poetry. Frequent short, critical essays will complement readings and provide students with practice in writing. This course is required for Spanish majors. (SPAN 0220 or placement) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
SPAN 0500 - Independent Study ▲ ▹
The department will consider requests by qualified juniors and senior majors to engage in independent work. (Approval only)
Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2015
SPAN 0705 - Senior Honors Thesis ▲ ▹
Senior Honors Thesis
The department will award honors, high honors, or highest honors on the basis of a student's work in the department and performance in SPAN 0705. (Approval only)
Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2015
Teatros Nacionales Republicanos: la Segunda República y el teatro clásico español [Republican National Theaters: the Second Republic and Spanish Classical Theater] Madrid; Frankfurt am Main: Iberoamericana; Vervuert. Publication expected 2014.
- Articles in refereed journals
“The New Angulo el Malo’s 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
“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.