Samuel Sánchez y Sánchez, Associate Professor
Office: Chambers 2270
Box 7030, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28035-7081
B. A. Licenciatura in English Literature and Linguistics, University of Huelva (Spain)
M.A. in Spanish Literature, University of Michigan
Ph. D. in Spanish Literature, University of Michigan
Assistant Professor of Spanish at Davidson College since 2004, Samuel Sánchez y Sánchez specializes in Medieval and Early Modern literature with an emphasis on 15th century Spain. His research interests include literary and visual representations of death, the literature of courtly love, Early Modern writing and reading practices, and literary expressions of material culture and food. His academic interests also extend to Pilgrimage Studies, literary representations of gypsies and immigrants in contemporary Spain, and Linguistics.
Professor Sánchez y Sánchez has published on the literary reception of Don Quijote in 18th century England, and on the connections between Early Modern desire and death. He also has book reviews on topics such as the Spanish theater before Lope de Vega, literature under the Catholic Kings and Don Quijote. He has presented conference papers on reading practices in Cervantes' time, Medieval epistolary writing. Medieval exile, courtly love, and spectatorship in Medieval Spain. He has also assisted with a critical edition of a popular Golden Age drama by Lope de Vega, Las bizarrías de Belisa (Ediciones Cátedra). Professor Sánchez y Sánchez is currently working on the relationships among writing, materiality, and desire in the context of the Spanish sentimental novel, as well as on literary representations of food in Early Modern Spain.
These research interests inform his teaching as well. At Davidson College Professor Sánchez y Sánchez has taught courses and Independent Studies on Language, linguistics, culture, and literature as well as a topics course on attitudes towards love and death within the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities in Medieval Iberia. His courses include:
Spanish 201: Intermediate Spanish
Spanish 270: Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Cultures
Spanish 303: Advanced Grammar and Composition
Spanish 320: Spanish Literature Through the Golden Age
Spanish 361: Cultures and Civilizations of Spain
Spanish 354: Dying of Love in Medieval Spain
Spanish 439 (Independent Study): Literary Genres in Medieval Spain Mester de juglaría and
Mester de clercía
Spanish 429 (Independent Study): The Cult of Death in Medieval Spain
Spanish 369 (Independent Study): The Evolution of Spanish from the Early Ibero-Roman Period of the Low Middle Ages
Spanish 339 (Independent Study): Introduction to 19th Century Literature in Spain
On campus Professor Sánchez y Sánchez serves as the academic advisor of OLAS (Organizationof Latin American Students), and the faculty advisor of the Spanish Language and Culture Living Community in Duke Residence Hall.
Professor Sánchez-Sánchez is a member of the MLA (Modern Language Association), MAA (Medieval Academy of America), AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese), IALLT (International Association for Language Learning Technology), and ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).
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