George, Jr., David R.

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David R. George Jr

Senior Lecturer in Spanish



Roger Williams Hall, Room 305

European Studies

Roger Williams Hall, Room 305


David R. George, Jr., received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2003, and has been Lecturer in Spanish at Bates College since 2000. In addition to Spanish language, he teaches courses on Spanish literature and film, Catalan culture, Iberian integration in Europe, and Hispano-Asian cultural exchange.

David has published papers on various aspects of historical fiction, travel writing, and early-cinema of Spain’s Restoration Period (1876-1931) in journals and edited volumes, including Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas and Anales Galdosianos. He is also co-editor of the volume Historias de la pequeña pantalla. Representaciones históricas en la televisión de la España democrática (Iberoamericana 2009). David is author of critical editions of Leopoldo Alas’s Doña Berta (Cervantes & Co., 2008) and of Benito Pérez Galdós’sTormento (Cervantes & Co., 2012). He is currently working on a book-project titled A Dual and Contradictory Spirit: Vicente Blasco Ibañez and Taishō Japan, which explores Spain’s post-imperial ties to East Asia in the 1920s.