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Ignacio Javier López

Professor of Spanish
Chair
Undergraduate Chair

A professor of literary history with specialization in the areas of Modern and Contemporary Spanish literature and culture, Ignacio Javier López is the current chair of the department of Spanish, a position in which he has served for nine years  (1998-2001, 2004-5, and 2010-14).  He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Hispanic Review and served as General Editor of the journal from 1997 until 2006. His research includes topics on Romanticism, the modern period, Surrealism (Prados, Dalí and Buñuel), and Spanish Post-modernity. His books on the modern novel of Spain include: Caballero de novela (1986); Realismo y ficción (1989); Galdós y el arte de la prosa  (1993); Pedro A. de Alarcón  (2008); Revolución, Restauración y novela (2012); and, La novela ideológica, 1875-1880 (2014).  He prepared critical editions with extensive introductory studies of Emilia Pardo Bazán’s La madre Naturaleza  (1992), Emilio Prados’ Jardín cerrado  (1995), Guillermo Carnero’s  Dibujo de la muerte  (1998, revised 2nd ed. 2010), Benito Pérez Galdós’ Gloria  (2011), and Pedro A. de Alarcón’s  El escándalo (2012) and  El Niño de la Bola  (2013). Before coming to Penn he taught at the University of Virginia.  He had visiting appointments at Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Villanova, and Bryn Mawr.

E-mail: ilopez@sas.upenn.edu
Office: 512 Williams Hall
Telephone: (215) 898-3065
Fax: (215) 898-0933
Office Hours: Spring 2014: T, R 3-4

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