David R. George Jr.

Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies


Hispanic Studies

Roger Williams Hall, Room 305

European Studies

Roger Williams Hall, Room 305

Asian Studies



David R. George, Jr. received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2003 and has been Lecturer in Spanish at Bates College since 2000. He teaches courses on Spanish literature and film, Iberian integration in Europe, and Hispano-Asian connections, in addition to all levels of Spanish language.

David has published more than 30 articles and book chapters on a variety of aspects of nineteenth and twentieth-century Spanish literature, film, and television, including issues of cultural exchange and travel between Spain and Asia. He is co-author of the volumes Historias de la pequeña pantalla. Representaciones históricas en la televisión de la España democrática (Iberoamericana 2009), Televising Restoration Spain: History and Fiction in Twenty-First Century Costume Dramas (Palgrave-Macmillan 2018), and Approaches to Teaching the Works of Benito Pérez Galdós (Modern Language Association, forthcoming). He is also the author of annotated editions of Leopoldo Ala’s Doña Berta (LinguaText 2008) and Benito Pérez Galdós’s Tormento (LinguaText 2012). His current research deals with the influence of Japanese culture in Spain from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century.

David serves on the executive board of the Asociación Internacional de Galdosistas as the Editor of Anales Galdosianos, an international peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the study of the literature of nineteenth-century Spanish realist Benito Pérez Galdós and his contemporaries.