Ryan Prendergast

Associate Professor of Spanish
PhD, Emory University

430 Lattimore Hall
(585) 275-4113

Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00 am–12:00 pm, Thursdays 2:00–3:00 pm, or by appointment


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.

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • CLT 101E  Censorship (Spring 2016)
  • SP 200  Advanced Spanish Composition (Spring 2017)
  • SP 203  Origins and Empire: Reading the Early Hispanic World (Spring 2017)
  • 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 (Fall 2015)
  • 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 262G  Colonial Latin American Literature (Fall 2014)

Selected Publications


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