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Dr. Michael McGrath

McGrath_Mike2Professor of Spanish
Académico Correspondiente, Real Academia de Historia y Arte de San Quirce (Segovia, Spain)
ACTFL Certified OPI Tester

Email: mmcgrath@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: (912) 478-0115
Office: Forest Drive Classroom Building # 1346

Education:
B.A., Georgia Southern University
M.A., Middlebury College
M.A., St. Leo University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky


About Dr. Michael McGrath

Michael J. McGrath is a Professor of Spanish. His research focuses on early modern Spanish life and literature, with special emphasis on cultural studies, the comedia, Don Quijote, and intellectual history. Professor McGrath has been the editor of Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs since 2008, and he served a three-year term on the Cervantes Society of America’s Executive Council (2010-2012). He is the Interviews Editor for Comedia Performance, the Association of Hispanic Classical Theater’s journal, and an Associate Editor of The Coastal Review, an online peer-reviewed journal housed in the Department of Foreign Languages at Georgia Southern University. Professor McGrath has made over 30 conference presentations, and he is the author of nearly 60 publications, including:

  • “El tomismo de Don Quijote II: Reflexiones sobre la virtud de tres personajes quijotescos.” Eds. Conxita Domènèch and Andrés Lema-Hincapié. El Segundo Quijote (1615): Nuevas interpretaciones cuatro siglos después. Madrid: Iberoamericana /Vervuert, 2016. (Forthcoming)
  • “This Spanish Thing”: Essays in Honor of Edward F. Stanton. Edited with an introduction by Michael J. McGrath (Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2016.
  • Teatro y fiesta en la ciudad de Segovia (siglos XVIII y XIX). Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2015.
  • El gran teatro del mundo by Calderón de la Barca. Michael J. McGrath. Newark, DE: Cervantes & Co., 2013.
  • “From La Mancha to Manresa: Sancho Panza’s Incarnational Spirituality.” Cervantes in Perspective. Ed. Julia Domínguez. Madrid: Iberoamericana /Vervuert, 2013
  • La vida urbana en Segovia: Historia de una ciudad barroca en sus documentos. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2012.
  • “La procesión del Corpus Christi como instrumento de catolización en la Segovia postridentina.” Estudios Segovianos (Boletín de la Real Academia de Historia y Arte de San Quirce) CX (2011).
  • “El mensaje de redención en Don Quijote.” Graffylia (Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla) XI-XII (2011).
  • “The Metadramatic Function of the Aside in La traición en la amistad. Comedia Performance 1 (2010).
  • “Noticias de los actores que actuaron en la Segovia del siglo XVII.” Estudios Segovianos (Boletín de la Real Academia de Historia y Arte de San Quirce) CVIII (2009)
  • “Modern Translations of Don Quijote.” The Cervantean Heritage: Influence and Reception of Cervantes in Britain.  John Ardila.  London: Legenda (Modern Research Humanities Association), 2009.
  • “Tilting at Windmills: Don Quijote in English.” Cervantes XXVI (2006; published in 2008)

 
Segovia’s newspaper El Adelantado published an interview with Professor McGrath about his book La vida urbana en Segovia: Historia de una ciudad barroca en sus documentos (January 7, 2015):

http://www.eladelantado.com/noticia/ultima/171725/alegrias_en_segovia__durante_el_siglo_xvii

The following article about Professor McGrath’s book Teatro y fiesta en la ciudad de Segovia (siglos XVIII y XIX) also appeared in El Adelantado (October 19, 2015):

http://www.eladelantado.com/noticia/ultima/222598/de_las_antiguas_fiestas_de_segovia

He delivered lectures on his research at the San Quirce Royal Academy of History and Art in 2015 and 2016:

http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/foreign-languages/2015/01/27/dr-mike-mcgrath-lectures-at-the-royal-academy-of-history-and-art-in-san-quirce/

Professor McGrath is the 2009 recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Award of Distinction in Scholarship, and he has been nominated for Awards of Distinction in teaching and service. In 2015, he was a nominee for the University of Kentucky’s College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. Professor McGrath has traveled to Spain over 20 times, in addition to trips to Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Courses:

SPAN 7234: Spanish Masterpieces: Don Quijote
SPAN 6230: Early Modern Hispanic Studies: Religious Experience and Thought in Spain’s Golden Age
SPAN 6230: Early Modern Hispanic Studies: 16th– and 17th Century Drama
SPAN 5234: Studies in Hispanic Literature: Gender and Identity in Spain’s Golden Age
SPAN 5234: Studies in Hispanic Literature: Medieval Literature
SPAN 5230: Studies in Hispanic History: National and Cultural Identities in Spain
SPAN 4233: Peninsular Life, Literature, and Thought
SPAN 3630: Introduction to Hispanic Literature
SPAN 3030: Special Topics: Spain thru the Artists’ Eyes
SPAN 3030: Special Topics: Spain Today
SPAN 3030: Special Topics: Love and Death in Hispanic Culture

 

 

Last updated: 8/22/2016

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