David Richter

Associate Professor of Spanish

Contact Information:
0720 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322-0720

david.richter@usu.edu
(435) 797-9167
Office: Main 202 G

Educational Background
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Spanish, 2007
M.A., Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Spanish, 2003
B.A., Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Spanish, 2001

Academic Appointments
Utah State, 2009 - Current
Grinnell College, 2007 - 2009

Courses Regularly Taught
Survey of Spanish Literature
Topics in Spanish Literature (Generation of '27,
Surrealism, Contemporary Spanish Narrative)

Current Research Interests
Hispanic poetry and poetics, 20 -Century Spanish literature, the Generation of 1927, Federico García Lorca, the
transatlantic Hispanic avant-garde. 20th- and 21st-Century Spanish novel, cultural studies, historical fiction, testimony, memory.
Philosophy and Literature, post-structuralism, surrealism, Georges Bataille

Recent Publications
Book:
García Lorca at the Edge of Surrealism: The Aesthetics of Anguish. Bucknell University Press, 2014. [ISBN: 978–1–61148–575–2] https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781611485769

Articles and essays:
“The Poetic Imperative: The Humanities, Spanish Poetry, and Pedagogies of Hope.” Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters (2013): 125–37.

“Diálogos sobre lo informe: trayectoria de Bataille a Poeta en Nueva York.” Acta Literaria 46 (2013): 85–106.

“‘La cara de luna de mi madre’: Nuria Amat’s Revolution in Poetic Language in ‘Casa de verano’ (1999).” Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Literature 37.1 (2013): 51–73.

“A Blinding Brilliance: Pío Baroja’s Story of the Eye.” Neophilologus 97.1 (2013): 85–96. First published online in Neophilologus, 28 February 2012: <http://www.springerlink.com/content/mnx5234r93366105/>.

“Genre Trouble: Metafictive Writing, Imagination, and Madness in Rosa Montero’s La loca de la casa.” Letras Femeninas 38.2 (2012): 29–44.

“Spanish Surrealism’s Absent Father: The Sub-Realist Poetry and Poetics of Juan Larrea.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 89.5 (2012): 751–68.

“Assassinating Skies and Poisonous Mushrooms: García Lorca’s Naturalist Impulse.” In Au Naturel: (Re)Reading Hispanic Naturalism. Ed. JP Spicer-Escalante and Lara Anderson. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010. 221–36.

“Don Quixote’s Demise: Games, Cruelty, and the Closure of Representation on the Ducal Stage.” Confluencia. Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura 25.2 (2010): 43–55.

“‘La poesía que se hace humana’: Truth, Mutation, and the Destruction of the Theater in Lorca’s El público.” Theatralia. Revista de Poética del Teatro 11 (2009): 143–57.

“Hacia una poética de la obsesión en Borges: Formas e identidades rizomáticas.” ConNotas. Revista de Crítica y Teoría Literarias 8 (2007): 41–65.

“Memory and Metafiction: Re-membering Stories and Histories in Soldados de Salamina.” Letras Peninsulares 17.2–3 (2004–2005): 285–96.


Curriculum Vitae