Faculty, Staff & Students

< Back to list

Andres Perez-Simon

Title: Associate Prof. of Spanish
Office: 709C Old Chemistry Building
Tel: 513-556-1962
Email: perezsas@ucmail.uc.edu
Web: http://www.andresperezsimon.org

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.

His critical anthology Despistemes: la teoría literaria y cultural de Emil Volek (antología de textos) will be published by Verbum in late 2018. He is currently completing the book-length manuscript Baroque Lorca: An Archaist Playwright fot the New Stage,under contract with Routledge.

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.org

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” . 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”.. Éxodos: Estética y teoría literaria (pp.97-114). Madrid: Visión.
  • (2006). “El monólogo de Molly Bloom: la transferencia semiótica desde la narrativa al teatro". 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.". 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. ). 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", 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, University of Kentucky, Lexington.
  • (2010). Resistencias a la traducción: intertextualidad y extrañamiento en "Travesties", de Tom Stoppard, University of Oxford, UK.
  • (2009). Ritual y expiación colectiva en el “teatro imposible” de Federico García Lorca, Carleton University, Canada.
  • (2008). Monologism and Dialogism in Drama: Towards a Revision of Bakhtin’s Theory, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
  • (2008). Damaso Alonso’s Spanish Translation of "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", Universite Francois-Rabelais, France.
  • (2007). Ostension vs. Suppression of the Actor: Semiotic Tension in European Avant-Garde Drama, University of Toronto, Canada.
  • (2006). "Retrato de niña" de Velázquez: pintura y voces anónimas en la narrativa de Antonio Muñoz Molina, University of Toronto, Canada.
  • (2005). El monólogo de Molly Bloom: la transferencia semiótica desde la narrativa al teatro, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • (2003). "Dubliners" y "Winesburg, Ohio" (Sherwood Anderson): Estampas de muerte y frustración”, University of La Coruña, Spain.
  • (2012). Lorca’s "The Public" (1930): An ‘Impossible Play’ for a Radical Reconsideration of the Modernist Stage, Brown University.
  • (2012). “La industria cinematográfica en la España de posguerra”.
  • (2012). "Two Theatrical Modernisms in Spain? (On Lorca and Valle-Inclán as Modernist Dramatists)".
  • (2013). “El teatro en otro lugar: Espacios ausentes en la escritura dramática de Paloma Pedrero".
  • (2013). “The Biopic Fever: On Aesthetic Value and Contemporary Film Acting", Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • (2013). “‘A cumbersome afterthought’: The Levin-Guillén papers and the first ACLA report on the state of the discipline”, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • (2015). "The Sacrifice of the Body in Lorca’s Tragicomic Farce 'Amor de Don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín'.

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 To Present
  • Peer Review/Referee, Anagnorisis 2011 to 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

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 11A

  • Term: 11A

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12W

  • Term: 12W

  • Term: 12S

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12S


  • Term: 12FS

  • Level: Graduate
    Term: 12FS

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 13SS

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 13SS

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: Maymester course. May 6-21, 2013 [Link]