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