Andres Perez-Simon

Andres Perez-Simon

Associate Prof. of Spanish

Professional Summary

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. This book has been reviewed in four academic journals: Anagnórisis, Tropelías, Journal of Comparative Aesthetics, and 452ºF. See the four reviews on Academia.edu. 

His second book is 'Despistemes': La teoría literaria y cultural de Emil Volek (antología de textos) (Madrid: Verbum, 2018). This volume contains fifteen essays in which the Czech researcher Emil Volek reflects in depth on different aspects of Latin American culture, especially the way in which it has been problematized by the intellectuals of the continent since the late nineteenth century and the way in which is taught today in the American academy under the supposed interdisciplinary paradigm of 'cultural studies'. The collection also includes a section specially dedicated to the destinies of literary theory from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. Eight of the texts are published for the first time in Spanish, including five texts translated for the present volume by the editor Pérez-Simón, who also contextualizes Volek's work in the 60-page prologue that opens this volume. Available on Google Books. 

Prof. Pérez-Simón 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 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 five book reviews: "The Discourse of Flanerie in Antonio Muñoz Molina's Texts" (Richard Sperber), 

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)

Positions and Work Experience

2011 - Assistant Professor , University of Cincinnati,

2010 -2011 Visiting Lecturer, Indiana University,

2007 -2009 Instructor, University of Toronto,

Research Support

Grant: #URC Faculty Awards AY2014-15 Investigators:Perez-Simon, Andres 05-01-2015 -04-30-2016 UC's University Research Council Baroque Lorca: Uncovering the Roots of Federico García Lorca's "Impossible Theater" Role:PI $12,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

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

(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

(2014. )“La ficción difícil: la escritura memorialista de Antonio Muñoz Molina” .Romance Notes , ,54.2 (2014 ),253-261

(2014. )“Conceptualizing the Hollywood Biopic" .Theatralia , ,17.2 (2014 ),50-59

Invited Publications

(2011. )“The Concept of Metatheatre: A Functional Approach" .TRANS- Revue de Litterature Generale et Comparee, 11 ,

"Manufacturing Authenticity: Anonymous Acting Celebrities in Atalaya's Production of Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (2009)" .Theatralia / Yorick, 2 (2012 ),100-111

Other Publications

(2011. )Introducción a "La teoría de la Escuela de Praga", de Jirí Veltruský .Gestos, 51 ,15-17

With Emil Volek (2011. )"La teoría teatral de la Escuela de Praga", by Jirí Veltruský .Gestos, 51 ,19-35

with Arlene Johnson and Nathan Tallman (2014. )New Drama in Spanish (Digital Repository) .

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

Pérez-Simón, Andrés (2018. )La teoría literaria y cultural de Emil Volek (antología de textos) .Madrid ,Verbum

Book Chapter

(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(Author)

Encyclopedia Article

(2011. )Diccionario de personajes de Moreto (eds. Javier Huerta Calvo et al.) .Madrid, Fundación Universitaria Española

Additional Publications

Presentations

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)" .Conference.

(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' .

Event Organized

Workshop on (neo)Baroque aesthetics, with William Egginton (Johns Hopkins U)

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

Honors and Awards

2012 -2012 Taft Summer Research Fellowship

2012 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University Grant (summer school fees).

2013 Teaching Award, The Darwin T. Turner Scholar Program

08-2013 -12-2013 Taft Research Seminar.Seminar “Playwriting in Spanish” In collaboration with visiting professor Ignacio García May (RESAD Madrid).

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 )2013

Lori Hood (Undergrad )Supervisor 2013

Service

Cincinnati Romance Review Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2011 -To Present

Anagnorisis Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2011 -To Present

College Close-Up Session Type:University/College Service Level:University 2012 -2012

Cincinnati Romance Review Editor of Journal Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2012 -2014

Post Graduate Training and Education

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

Professional Affiliation

Modern Language Association

American Comparative Literature Association

James Joyce Spanish Society

Courses Taught

SPAN 114 Level:Undergraduate

Contemporary Spanish Theater

Grammar and Composition Level:Undergraduate

Topics in Spanish Literature

Spain Today

Grammar and Stylistics Level:Undergraduate

Topics in Spanish Literature: Masterpieces of Spanish Drama

Topics in Spanish Literature: Masterpieces of Spanish Drama

Topics in Spanish Literature: Spanish Novel Level:Graduate

Speaking Spanish Level:Undergraduate

Spanish Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries Level:Undergraduate

Race, Politics, and Twitter Bans: A History of Soccer in Spain and the Americas Level:Undergraduate

Contact Information

Old Chem 709C
Phone: 513-556-1962
perezsas@uc.edu