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Andres Perez-Simon

Title: Associate Prof. of Spanish
Office: 709C Old Chemistry Building
Tel: 513-556-1962
Email: andres.perez-simon@uc.edu
Web: http://www.andresperezsimon.com

Andrés Pérez-Simón's book Drama, literatura, filosofía: Itinerarios del realismo y modernismo europeos (Madrid: Fundamentos, 2015) questions traditional historiographical accounts based on clear-cut distinction among literary and discursive genres to propose, instead, a more complex description of the converging lines among narrative, dramatic and philosophical texts in early-twentieth century Spain and Western Europe.

He is currently working on a second book-length manuscript, with the provisional title of Baroque Lorca.

He was co-editor of the digital repository New Drama in Spanish, and the volume Structuralism(s) Today: Paris, Prague, Tartu (Ottawa: Legas Presss, 2009). He has published essays on world narrative, drama, film and literary theory. Some of his latest essays are: A Personal History of the 'American Hour' of Comparative Literature: Claudio Guillén in Conversation with Harry Levin, Conceptualizing the Hollywood Biopic, La ficción difícil: la escritura memorialista de Antonio Muñoz MolinaManufacturing Authenticity: Anonymous Acting Celebrities in Atalaya’s Production of Lorca’s "The House of Bernarda Alba" (2009)Introducción a "La teoría de la Escuela de Praga", de Jirí Veltruský, The Concept of Metatheatre: A Functional Approach. He has published four book reviews: "Teoría teatral de la Escuela de Praga: de la fenomenología a la semiótica performativa" (eds. and trans. Jarmila Jandová and Emil Volek), "Archaeologies of Presence" (eds. Gabriella Giannachi, Nick Kaye, and Michael Shanks), "El pacto ambiguo: De la novela autobiográfica a la metaficción" (Manuel Alberca), and "Otra historia del formalismo ruso" (Pau Sanmartín Ortí).

Personal website: www.andresperezsimon.com

Education

  • Ph. D., University of Toronto, Canada, 2010 (Comparative Literature).
  • M. A., University of Toronto, Canada, 2006 (Comparative Literature).
  • Ph. D., Universidad de Jaén, Spain, 2008 (English / Comparative Studies).
  • B. A. (Licenciatura), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2005 (Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature).
  • B. A. (Licenciatura), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2002 (Journalism).

Research Information

Research Support

  • (PI), Perez-Simon, Andres, Baroque Lorca: Uncovering the Roots of Federico García Lorca's "Impossible Theater", UC's University Research Council. (URC Faculty Awards AY2014-15), $12,000.00. 05/01/2015 to 04/30/2016. Status: Active.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • (2008). “Devices of Estrangement in Stoppard’s Travesties.” . The Grove, 15, 111-123.
  • (2007). “El recuerdo fracturado de la Guerra Civil española: trauma individual y colectivo en La prima Angélica”. Mester, 36, 160-178.
  • (2006). “Cervantes y Borges: las fallas de la ficción”. LL Journal, 1 (2), 74-89. [Link]
  • (2005). “Borges’ Writings on Joyce: from a Mythical Translation to a Polemic Defence of Censorship". Papers on Joyce, 7-8, 121-137.
  • (2012). “Manufacturing Authenticity: Anonymous Acting Celebrities in Atalaya’s Production of Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba (2009)”. Theatralia-Yorick, 2 (2012), 100-111. [Link]
  • (2014). “La ficción difícil: la escritura memorialista de Antonio Muñoz Molina” . Romance Notes, 54.2 (2014), 253-261. [Link]
  • (2014). “Conceptualizing the Hollywood Biopic". Theatralia, 17.2 (2014), 50-59. [Link]

Invited Publications

  • (2011). “The Concept of Metatheatre: A Functional Approach". TRANS- Revue De Litterature Generale Et Comparee, 11. [Link]
  • "Manufacturing Authenticity: Anonymous Acting Celebrities in Atalaya's Production of Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (2009)". Theatralia / Yorick, 2 (2012), 100-111. [Link]

Published Books

  • Pérez-Simón, Andrés et al. (2009). Structuralism(s) Today: Paris, Prague, Tartu. Ottawa: Legas Press.
  • (2015). Drama, literatura, filosofía: Itinerarios del realismo y modernismo europeos. Madrid: Fundamentos. [Link]

Book Chapters

  • (2009). “(Impossible) Representation in García Lorca’s The Public” . In Pérez-Simón, Andrés et al. (Eds.), Structuralism(s) Today: Paris, Prague, Tartu (pp.203-214). Ottawa: Legas Press.
  • (2008). “La materialidad del actor. Crisis de la representación y teatro experimental en el siglo XX”.. In Pau Sanmartín y Alberto Fernández (Eds.), Éxodos: Estética y teoría literaria (pp.97-114). Madrid: Visión.
  • (2006). “El monólogo de Molly Bloom: la transferencia semiótica desde la narrativa al teatro". In Susana Domínguez et al. (Eds.), The Scallop of Saint James: An Old Pilgrim’s Hoard (pp.133-140). Weston, FL: Netbiblo.
  • Pérez-Simón, Andrés (2016). “(Mis)Reading Joyce in the Context of the ‘Arte Nuevo’ Narrative.". In Gregori, Eduardo; Herrero-Senés, Juan (Eds.), The Challenge of Modernity: Avant-Garde Cultural Practices in Spain (1914-1936). (pp.35-46). Amsterdam: Brill-Rodopi.

Encyclopedia Articles

  • (2011). “Trampa adelante”. Diccionario de personajes de Moreto (eds. Javier Huerta Calvo et al.)

Other Publications

  • (2011). Introducción a "La teoría de la Escuela de Praga", de Jirí Veltruský. Gestos, 51, 15-17. [Link]
  • With Emil Volek (2011). "La teoría teatral de la Escuela de Praga", by Jirí Veltruský. Gestos, 51, 19-35. [Link]
  • with Arlene Johnson and Nathan Tallman (2014). New Drama in Spanish (Digital Repository). University of Cincinnati. [Link]

Additional Publications

Review

  • Pau Sanmartín (Rev. of Otra historia del formalismo ruso). 2009. Dissidences. [Link]
  • Alberca, Manuel (2011). (Rev. of El pacto ambiguo: De la novela autobiografica a la autoficcion). Cincinnati Romance Review. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva. [Link]
  • (2014). (Rev. of Archaeologies of Presence. ). In Gabriella Giannachi, Nick Kaye, and Michael Shanks (Eds.), Modern Drama. (pp.128-131).. [Link]
  • Jarmila Jandová and Emil Volek, eds. and trans. (2013). (Rev. of Teoría teatral de la Escuela de Praga: de la fenomenología a la semiótica performativa). Anagnórisis 10 (Dec. 2014). (pp.206-212)..

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • (2011). Stage Figure and ‘Anonymous Celebrities’: A Look at a Contemporary Adaptation of Lorca’s "The House of Bernarda Alba". Prague Semiotic Stage Revisited: An International Symposium on Czech Structuralist Thought on Theatre and Drama, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • (2011). La novela de vanguardia trasatlántica que nunca llegó. La discusión hispánica sobre el Ulises de Joyce en el periodo de entreguerras. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington.
  • (2010). Resistencias a la traducción: intertextualidad y extrañamiento en "Travesties", de Tom Stoppard. XIV Forum for Iberian Studies “The Limits of Literary Translation", University of Oxford, UK.
  • (2009). Ritual y expiación colectiva en el “teatro imposible” de Federico García Lorca. 2009 Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas Conference, Carleton University, Canada.
  • (2008). Monologism and Dialogism in Drama: Towards a Revision of Bakhtin’s Theory. XIII International Mikhail Bakhtin Conference, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
  • (2008). Damaso Alonso’s Spanish Translation of "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man". XXI International James Joyce Symposium “Re-Nascent Joyce” , Universite Francois-Rabelais, France.
  • (2007). Ostension vs. Suppression of the Actor: Semiotic Tension in European Avant-Garde Drama. Conference "Structuralism(s) Today: Prague, Paris, Tartu, and Beyond", University of Toronto, Canada.
  • (2006). "Retrato de niña" de Velázquez: pintura y voces anónimas en la narrativa de Antonio Muñoz Molina. Levy-Wasteney’s Annual Graduate Symposium, University of Toronto, Canada.
  • (2005). El monólogo de Molly Bloom: la transferencia semiótica desde la narrativa al teatro. Spanish James Joyce Society Conference, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • (2003). "Dubliners" y "Winesburg, Ohio" (Sherwood Anderson): Estampas de muerte y frustración”. Spanish James Joyce Society Conference, University of La Coruña, Spain.
  • (2012). Lorca’s "The Public" (1930): An ‘Impossible Play’ for a Radical Reconsideration of the Modernist Stage. American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Brown University.
  • (2012). “La industria cinematográfica en la España de posguerra”. Sara Montiel Symposium. University of Cincinnati..
  • (2012). "Two Theatrical Modernisms in Spain? (On Lorca and Valle-Inclán as Modernist Dramatists)". MMLA 2012.
  • (2013). “El teatro en otro lugar: Espacios ausentes en la escritura dramática de Paloma Pedrero". Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages.
  • (2013). “The Biopic Fever: On Aesthetic Value and Contemporary Film Acting". Prague Semiotic Stage Revisited II: An International Symposium on Czech Structuralist Thought on Theatre and Drama, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • (2013). “‘A cumbersome afterthought’: The Levin-Guillén papers and the first ACLA report on the state of the discipline”. ACL(x) 2013 Conference, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • (2015). "The Sacrifice of the Body in Lorca’s Tragicomic Farce 'Amor de Don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín'. 2015 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.

Honors & Awards

  • Taft Summer Research Fellowship, 2012 to 2012.
  • Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University, 2012. Grant (summer school fees)..
  • Teaching Award, The Darwin T. Turner Scholar Program, 2013.
  • Taft Research Seminar.Seminar “Playwriting in Spanish”, 08-2013 to 12-2013. In collaboration with visiting professor Ignacio García May (RESAD Madrid). .

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2011Assistant Professor , University of Cincinnati.
  • 2010 to 2011, Visiting Lecturer, Indiana University.
  • 2007 to 2009, Instructor, University of Toronto.

Post Graduate training and Education

  • 07-2012 to 07-2012, Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University, Harvard University.

Events Organized

  • Workshop. Workshop on (neo)Baroque aesthetics, with William Egginton (Johns Hopkins U) (04-2013.

Student Advising

  • Eugenia Charoni (Doctoral), Supervisor. Status: Completed (2013)
  • Manuel Cerpa (Doctoral), Committee Member. Status: In Progress
  • Isabel Gómez Sobrino (Doctoral), Committee Member. Status: Completed (2013)
  • Bruce Hills (Undergrad), Supervisor. Status: Completed (06-2012)
  • Megan Riede (Undergrad).
  • Lori Hood (Undergrad), Supervisor.

Service

  • Peer Review/Referee, Cincinnati Romance Review 2011 to Present
  • Peer Review/Referee, Anagnorisis 2011 to Present
  • College Close-Up Session 2012 to 2012
  • Editor of Journal, Cincinnati Romance Review 2012 to 2014

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association,
  • American Comparative Literature Association,
  • James Joyce Spanish Society,

Courses Taught

  • SPAN 114
    SPAN 114
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 11A

  • Contemporary Spanish Theater
    Contemporary Spanish Theater
    Term: 11A

  • Grammar and Composition
    Grammar and Composition
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12W

  • Topics in Spanish Literature
    Topics in Spanish Literature
    Term: 12W

  • Spain Today
    Spain Today
    Term: 12S

  • Grammar and Stylistics
    Grammar and Stylistics
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12S

  • Topics in Spanish Literature: Masterpieces of Spanish Drama
    Topics in Spanish Literature: Masterpieces of Spanish Drama

  • Topics in Spanish Literature: Masterpieces of Spanish Drama
    Topics in Spanish Literature: Masterpieces of Spanish Drama
    Term: 12FS

  • Topics in Spanish Literature: Spanish Novel
    Topics in Spanish Literature: Spanish Novel
    Level: Graduate
    Term: 12FS

  • Speaking Spanish
    Speaking Spanish
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 13SS

  • Spanish Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries
    Spanish Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 13SS

  • Race, Politics, and Twitter Bans: A History of Soccer in Spain and the Americas
    Race, Politics, and Twitter Bans: A History of Soccer in Spain and the Americas
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: Maymester course. May 6-21, 2013 [Link]