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Ryan Prendergast

  • Associate Professor of Spanish

PhD, Emory University

430 Lattimore Hall
(585) 275-4113
ryan.prendergast@rochester.edu

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


Biography

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.

Research Overview

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • CLT 101E:  Censorship (Spring 2016)
  • SP 200:  Advanced Spanish Composition (Fall 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/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)

Selected Publications

Teaching

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