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Modern Languages & Literatures


Associate Professor - Spanish, and Department Chair

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Th.M. and M.Div., Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley
M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.S., Georgetown University
Office: University Hall 3955
Phone: 310.338.7684


Areas of Specialization:

19th and 20th century Peninsular Spanish Literature, 19th and 20th century Comparative Literature, Gender Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies.


Selected Publications:

  • "Absence and Presence: Performing (In) Visible Masculinities in Federico García Lorca's La casa de Bernarda Alba and Ernesto Caballero's Pepe el Romano". Cincinnati Romance Review 39 (Fall 2015): 227-238.
  • “Until Death Do Us Part: Matrimony, Casti Connubii, and the Catholic Church in Federico García Lorca´s Yerma”. Christianity and Literature. Forthcoming.
  • “Triangular Transgressions: Tennessee Williams’s The Purifications’s Debt to Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding.” Old Stories, New Readings: The Transforming Power of American Drama. Eds. Miriam López-Rodriguez, Inmaculada Pineda-Hernández, and Alfonso Ceballos Muñoz. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2015. 101-114.
  • “Staging the Senex: Aging Masculinities in the Theater of Miguel de Cervantes and Federico García Lorca." Romance Notes 54.3 (2014): 335-46.
  • “Modernismos, masculinidades y nacionalismos: Rubén Darío y Federico García Lorca ante Walt Whitman”. Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana: 43.1 (May 2014): 92-102. 
  • “All About Mothers: Sacred Violence in Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba and Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly, Last Summer.” Text and Presentation 2012: 125-135.
  • “This is my Body which will be given up for you: Federico García Lorca´s Amor de Don Perlimplin and the auto sacramental tradition.” Hispania 92.4 (December 2009): 688-695.
  • “The Dramatization of Desire: Tennessee Williams and Federico García Lorca”. Tennessee Williams Annual Review 10 (2009): 81-90.
  • “Martyred Masculinities: Saint Sebastian and the Dramas of Tennessee Williams and Federico García Lorca.” Text and Presentation 2008. 5-17.
  • "Deseos ocultos en Dom Casmurro" in "La literatura iberoamericana en el 2000: Balances, perspectivas y prospectivas". Carmen Ruiz Barrionuevo et al, eds. Salamanca: Ediciones U Salamanca, 2003. 1083-1090.
  • Book: Performing the Dandy: Manuel Machado and the Anxiety of Masculinity. New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2003


For more information:

Badenes, Jose I, S.J. (CV)