Ryan Prendergast's current project analyzes early modern Spanish theater's entremés as a marginal space used to critique Catholic Spain's religious and cultural norms. He is also exploring Alonso de Castillo Solózano's literary representation of class and gender.
- Representations of identity and difference in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain and Spanish America
Courses Offered (subject to change)
- CLT 101E: Censorship (Spring 2016)
- CLT 200: Censorship (Topics in Critical Thinking) (Fall 2018)
- SP 200: Advanced Spanish Composition (Fall/Spring)
- SP 203: Origins and Empire: Reading the Early Hispanic World (Fall 2018)
- SP 205: Spain: Past, Present, and Future (Spring 2015)
- SP 215: "Don Quixote": The Book, the Myth, the Image (Fall 2016)
- SP 218: Saints, Sinners, and Sovereigns in Medieval and Early Modern Spain (Spring 2018)
- SP 249B: Stages of Resistance: Representing Identity, Power and Gender in Spanish Theater (Spring 2013)
- SP 249E: Reading Fables, Telling Tales in Medieval and Early Modern Spain (Fall 2016)
- SP/HIS 255: 1492 and Beyond: Identity, Culture, and Society in Colonial Latin America – co-taught with Pablo Sierra (Fall 2017)
- SP 262G: Colonial Latin American Literature (Fall 2014)
- Reading, Writing, and Errant Subjects in Inquisitorial Spain. Ashgate, 2011.
- "The Body Politic and Its Parts in El médico de su honra." Bulletin of the Comediantes, vol. 62, no. 1, 2010, pp. 31-46. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/boc.2010.0000.
- "Fear and Control in El celoso extremeño." Hispanic Journal, vol. 31, no. 2, Fall 2010, pp. 9-22.
- "Inquisitorial Theatrics and the Control of Errant Subjects in Don Quixote." Modern Language Studies, vol. 38, no. 1, Summer 2008, pp. 8-25. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/40346977.
- "Constructing an Icon: The Subjectivity and Self-Referentiality of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz." Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, vol. 7, no. 2, Fall-Winter 2007, pp. 28-56. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/40339579.
Literature and cultural history of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain, with special interest in Don Quijote, early modern theater, Inquisition studies, and transatlantic approaches to early modern literature