Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
Chair of the Hispanic Studies Department
Joined Connecticut College: 2004
Contemporary peninsular literature
Spanish film studies
Spanish cultural studies
Culture and ideology
B.A., Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (Madrid); Ph.D., 20th Century Spanish Drama, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (2002); Ph.D., Contemporary Spanish Film, Georgetown University (2004)
Professor Luis M. González specializes in contemporary Spanish film and literature. His research interests include popular culture, film, drama, and TV. He explores the relationship between culture and ideology in Spain in the 20th and 21st centuries.
He has published two books on Spanish drama: La escena madrileña durante la II República (1931-1939) (University of Alcalá de Henares, 1996) and El teatro español durante la II República y la crítica de su tiempo (1931-1936) (Fundación Universitaria Española, 2007). He also co-edited Motivos y estrategias. Estudios en honor de Angel Berenguer (Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, University of Granada, 2009).
His latest book, Fascismo, kitsch y cine histórico en España (1939-1953), deals with historical cinema in Spain during Francoism. (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, 2009).
Besides these books, Professor González has written several articles on Spanish film and drama.
He is currently working on a book-length project on Spanish drama titled Máscaras de la reacción (Masks of Reaction), focusing on issues of ideology and aesthetic in authors such as Ramón María del Valle Inclán, Eduardo Marquina and José María Pemán. He is also working on another book-length project, titled Imágenes de la autarquía (Images of Post-Civil War Spain), which deals with several films produced during the first stage of Franco's dictatorship, directed by film makers Manuel Mur Oti, José Antonio Nieves Conde and Rafael Gil, among others. He focuses on issues related to space (the dichotomy of city/rural space, etc.), gender, and class.
Professor González is the editor of Teatro. Revista de Estudios Culturales www.revistateatro.com
Professor González's classes at Connecticut College include Contemporary Spanish Cinema: Before and After Almodóvar; 20th-Century Spanish Literature: Spain in Search of its Identity; Contesting Tradition: Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Spanish Fiction and Film; Contemporary Spanish Women Writers; and The Carnivalesque Imagination: Comedy and Laughter in Spanish Literature and Film.