José Ignacio Badenes is Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. He works in 19th-20th-21st c Peninsular Spanish and comparative literature, in gender (particularly masculinity) and sexuality studies, and in interdisciplinary studies. He authored a monograph on Spanish poet Manuel Machado and is currently working on the works of Spanish author Federico García Lorca.
University of California at Santa Barbara: Ph.D., Hispanic Languages and Literatures 1996
The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley: Th.M., Theology and the Visual Arts 1993
The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley: M.Div., Theology 1992
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: M.A., Romance Languages and Literatures 1986
Georgetown University: B.S., Biology 1980
Areas of Expertise (6)
Federico Garcia Lorca
Theology and literature
Gender and Sexuality
SPAN 3510 Introduction to Hispanic Literatures
A study of theoretical terminology and concepts essential for structural and conceptual analysis of literary works written in Spanish through oral and written exercises. Students are also introduced to literary periods and genres from Spanish and Spanish American authors. Prerequisite: SPAN 2804 (former SPAN 321). University Core fulfilled: Flag: Oral Skills; Flag: Writing.
SPAN 3541 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature
Interdisciplinary analysis of representative Peninsular Spanish literatry textsfrom the Middle Ages to the present in their historical and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: SPAN 3510 (former SPAN 322) or consent of instructor. University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections; Flag: Oral Skills; Flag: Writing.
SPAN 4585 Spanish Literature of the 19th century
Interdisciplinary analysis of representative literary works and authors of the Spanish 19th century in their historical and cultural contexts through a particular theme and from different perspectives. Prerequisite: SPAN 3510 or consent of instructor
SPAN 4586 Spanish Literature of the 20th and 21st centuries
Interdisciplinary analysis of representative literary works and authors from the Spanish 20th-21st centuries in their historical and cultural contexts through a particular theme and from different perspectives. Prerequisite: SPAN 3510 or consent of instructor. University Core fulfilled: Integrations: Interdisciplinary Connections; Flag: Information Literacy; Flag: Writing.
SPAN 4587 Federico García Lorca and his world
The course is an in-depth interdisciplinary study of the works and person of Spanish author Federico García Lorca in its socio-historical, artistic, and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: SPAN 3510 or consent of instructor.
SPAN 4589 Selected Topics in Spanish Studies
Topics in Peninsular Spanish literature and culture. May be repeated for degree credit when content varies. Prerequisite: SPAN 3510 or consent of instructor
“Until Death Do Us Part: Matrimony, Casti Connubii, and the Catholic Church in Federico García Lorca´s Yerma”. Christianity and Literature 65.1 (December 2015): 51-67.
Absence and Presence: Performing (In) Visible Masculinities in Federico García Lorca's La casa de Bernarda Alba and Ernesto Caballero's Pepe el Romano". Cincinnati Romance Review 39 (Fall 2015): 227-238.
“Triangular Transgressions: Tennessee Williams’s The Purifications’s Debt to Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding.” Old Stories, New Readings: The Transforming Power of American Drama. Eds. Miriam López-Rodriguez, Inmaculada Pineda-Hernández, and Alfonso Ceballos Muñoz. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2015. 101-114.
“Staging the Senex: Aging Masculinities in the Theater of Miguel de Cervantes and Federico García Lorca." Romance Notes 54.3 (2014): 335-46.
"Modernismos, masculinidades y nacionalismos: Rubén Darío y Federico García Lorca ante Walt Whitman". Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana 43.1 (May 2014): 92-102.
“All About Mothers: Sacred Violence in Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba and Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly, Last Summer.” Text and Presentation 2012: 125-135.
“This is my Body which will be given up for you: Federico García Lorca´s Amor de Don Perlimplin and the auto sacramental tradition.” Hispania 92.4 (December 2009): 688-695.
“The Dramatization of Desire: Tennessee Williams and Federico García Lorca”. Tennessee Williams Annual Review 10 (2009): 81-90.
“Martyred Masculinities: Saint Sebastian and the Dramas of Tennessee Williams and Federico García Lorca.” Text and Presentation 2008. 5-17.