Nicholas Spadaccini

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Spanish & Portuguese
204C Folwell Hall

9 Pleasant Street SE

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Spanish Literature, New York University, New York City, none.
  • M.A.: Spanish Literature, New York University at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, New York City / Madrid, Spain, none.
  • B.A.: Romance Languages and Literatures, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY, none.

Specialties

  • Comparative Literature / Cultural Studies
  • Colonial Spanish-American Literautre and Culture
  • Cervantes' Novel, Theater, and Poetry
  • Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture
  • Contemporary Spanish Literature and Cultures
Courses Taught
  • Seminars on topics related to Early Modern Spain and Colonial Latin America
  • Spanish and Spanish-American Baroque/Neobaroque
  • Cervantes' Experimental Writing
  • Cervantes and the Culture of Crisis of Baroque Spain
  • Discourses of Imperial Spain (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries)
  • Spanish and Spanish American Colonial Writing
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Editor in Chief, Hispanic Issues: 1987 - present
  • Editor in Chief, Hispanic Issues Online: 2006 - Present
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Minnesota: 1986-1989; 1996-1997 - 2001-2003
  • Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Minnesota: 1978 - 1981
  • Associate Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies: 1989-1990
  • Acting Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies: June-December 1990
  • Honors' Representative: 1984-1986
  • Coordinator of Extension Classes: 1976-1977
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies: 1973 - 1975

Outreach

  • Planning Committee, Conference on Baroque Cities: 2002 - 2003
  • Activities Related to Publications of Hispanic Issues and Hispanic Issues Online:
Publications
  • La vida y hechos de Estebanillo González, hombre de buen humor, 2 vols. ( with Anthony Zahareas). Madrid: Castalia, 1978. 867 pp. [Clásicos Castalia series, Vols. 86, 87].
  • Los entremeses de Miguel de Cervantes. Madrid: Cátedra, 1982. 275 pp. [Letras Hispánicas series, Vol. 162].
  • Literature Among Discourses: The Spanish Golden Age. (With Wlad Godzich). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1986.
  • El rufián dichoso /Pedro de Urdemalas. (With Jenaro Talens). Madrid: Cátedra, 1986. 392 pp. [Letras Hispánicas Series]
  • The Institutionalization of Literature in Spain. (With Wlad Godzich). Minneapolis: Prisma, 1987. 275 pp.
  • La crisis de la institución literaria en el siglo XIX. (With Wlad Godzich). Valencia, Eutopías, 1987. 196 pp.
  • Autobiography in Early Modern Spain. (With Jenaro Talens). Minneapolis: Prisma, 1988. 294 pp.
  • The Crisis of Institutionalized Literature in Spain. (With Wlad Godzich). Minneapolis: Prisma, 1988. 374 pp.
  • 1492-1992: Re/Discovering Colonial Writing. (With René Jara). Minneapolis: Prisma, 1989. 475 pp. [Hispanic Issues Series 4]; rpt Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1991.
  • Cervantes' Exemplary Novels and the Adventure of Writing. (With Michael Nerlich). Minneapolis: Prisma, 1990. 380 pp.
  • The Politics of Editing. (With Jenaro Talens). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1992. 190 pp.
  • Amerindian Images and the Legacy of Columbus. (With René Jara). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1992. 750 pp.
  • Through the Shattering Glass. Cervantes and the Self-made World. (With Jenaro Talens). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993. 224 pp.
  • Rhetoric and Politics. Baltasar Gracián and the New World Order. (With Jenaro Talens). Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1997.
  • What is the Color of a Princess. Edition/Translation of Jenaro Talens’De qué color son las princesas. Minneapolis: Studia Hispánica, 1999. 153pp.
  • Libertad y límite. El barroco hispánico. Madrid: Ediciones del Orto, 2004.
  • Hispanic Baroques. Reading Cultures in Context (With Luis Martín- Estudillo). Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2005. 322pp.
  • Debating Hispanic Studies. Reflections on Our Disciplines (With Luis Martin-Estudillo and Francisco Ocampo). Hispanic Issues Online 1 (Fall 2006). 136pp.
  • Estudios Hispánicos: Perspectivas Internacionales (With Luis Martin-Estudillo and Francisco Ocampo). Hispanic Issues Online, 2 (Fall 2007). 198pp.
  • New Spain, New Literatures. (With Luis Martin-Estudillo). Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2010. 298pp.
  • Hispanic Literatures and the Question of a Liberal Education. (With Luis Martin-Estudillo). Hispanic Issues Online 8 (Fall 2010). 250pp.
  • Memory and Its Discontents (With Luis Martin-Estudillo ). Hispanic Issues Online 11 (Fall 2012). 250pp.
Awards
  • Committee on Cultural Cooperation Between Spain and U.S. Universities for the collaborative series Hispanic Issues, 1987 - 1995
  • NEH Grant for Conference on Literature Among Discourses, 1984