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  • Modern Languages and Literatures
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  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Languages

  • Spanish
  • Biography

    Dr. García-Donoso’s main research interests lie in the field of cultural production and intellectual history of modern and contemporary Spain. More specifically, his work deals with how 20th- and 21st-century Peninsular Spanish literature and culture approach and problematize a variety of interdisciplinary issues related to ethics and religion; historical memory and national identity; the urban experience; and representations of death and the dying through materiality theory.

    His book Escrituras post-seculares (Biblioteca Nueva, 2018) argues that, far from being increasingly marginal, religion and religious questions lie at the heart of an extensive corpus of narrative fiction in Spain and constitute a fundamental expression of a post-secular culture. He has also co-edited a volume titled The Sacred and Modernity in Urban Spain: Beyond the Secular City (Palgrave, 2016) that explores the many forms that the sacred adopts in Spain’s recent urban history and problematizes perspectives that see the country’s embrace of modernity as an unequivocal secular process. He is currently working on a book project on materiality and the cultures of death in contemporary Spain. His research has appeared in journals such as Romance Studies, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, and Afro-Hispanic Review.


    • Escrituras post-seculares

      Escrituras post-seculares

      Daniel García-Donoso. Escrituras post-seculares: sedimentos de la religión en la narrativa española, 1950-2010. Biblioteca Nueva, 2018.

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    • The Sacred and Modernity in Urban Spain

      The Sacred and Modernity in Urban Spain

      Antonio Cordoba, Daniel García-Donoso, Eds. The Sacred and Modernity in Urban Spain: Beyond the Secular City. Palgrave, 2016.

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    Daniel García-Donoso. “Searching the Soul of the City in Rafael Chirbes’s Crematorio.” The Sacred and Modernity in Urban Spain: Beyond the Secular City. Eds. Antonio Cordoba, Daniel García-Donoso. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 139-55. 
    Daniel García-Donoso. “Economías apocalípticas en el cine español de fines de siglo: El día de la bestia de Álex de la Iglesia.Hispanismos del mundo: diálogos y debates en (y desde) el Sur, vol. IV. Coord. Leonardo Funes. Buenos Aires: Editorial Miño y Dávila, 2016. 165-73.
    Daniel García-Donoso. “La risa del fantasma: humor y memoria en El lápiz del carpintero de Manuel Rivas.” Special Issue (Featured Work by Early Career Researchers) of Romance Studies 33.3-4 (November 2015): 208-17. 
    Daniel García-Donoso. “Visiones del absoluto en Jorge Luis Borges y Javier Marías: ‘Funes el memorioso’ y ‘Cuando fui mortal.’” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 48.1 (March 2014): 75-94.