Francisco Javier López-Martín teaches Spanish literature and language, critical theory and writing at Denison University. His specialty area is 16th and 17th Hispanic Transatlantic Literature and History with emphasis in the representation of time, space and the dynamics of power between America and Spain. He is also interested in European Humanism during the 16th century and in Spanish Golden Age Theater.
He teaches middle and upper level classes of Hispanic literature, with a Transatlantic approach, focusing on representation, aesthetics and critical thinking. He also teaches upper level courses on Transatlantic Studies, exposing the struggles of power during American Conquest and analyzing the complexity of the encounter between Europeans and Americans in the 16th century. In addition to these courses, Francisco teaches language courses and a creative writing workshop in Spanish.
Some of Francisco’s publications are “Violencia, neoplatonismo y aristotelismo en La Aurora en Copacabana”, “Definiendo las reglas del juego: Calderón y el espacio virtual” and “Crisis y catarsis en el teatro calderoniano. Del rito de paso a la tragedia española”. His book entitled Representaciones del tiempo y construcción de la identidad entre España y America (1580-1700) was published by Universidad de Huelva in October, 2012.
B.A., Universidad de Huelva; M.A., University of Western Ontario; Ph.D., Universidad de Huelva; Ph.D., Duke University