George, Jr., David R.

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 language, he teaches courses on Spanish literature and film, Catalan culture, Iberian integration in Europe, and Hispano-Asian connections.

David has published articles and book chapters on a variety of aspects of nineteenth and twentieth-century Spanish literature, film and television, including on issues of cultural exchange and travel between Spain and Asia. He is co-editor of the volumes Historias de la pequeña pantalla. Representaciones históricas en la televisión de la España democrática (Iberoamericana 2009), and Televising Restoration Spain: History and Fiction in Twenty-First Century Costume Dramas (Palgrave-Macmillan 2018). He is also author of annotated editions 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.


Current Courses

Winter Semester 2019

ASSP 338
Asia in the Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds

EUS 458
Senior Thesis

SPAN 103
Accelerated Elementary Spanish

SPAN 458
Senior Thesis

Fall Semester 2019

SPAN 201
Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 202
Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 202
Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 457
Senior Thesis