Juan-Ramón De Arana

Associate Professor of Spanish

Dr. Juan Ramón de Arana received his licenciatura degree in Spanish Philology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and earned his Ph.D. in Spanish Language and Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. He has taught all levels of the Spanish curriculum as well as the Common Intellectual Experience sequence. His current research, focused on Spanish novelists such as Juan Benet, Juan Marsé, Rafael Chirbes, and Belén Gopegui, deals with questions of class, politics, and society in late 20th and 21st-century Spain. He is also the author of the Spanish Language Exercises (http://mld.ursinus.edu/~jarana/Ejercicios/), a comprehensive web site offering interactive language practice.

Selected publications

“La problematización de la clase en Crematorio, de Rafael Chirbes.” La nueva literatura hispánica 14 (2010). 165-86.

 “Sin salida: ética e ideología en Historias del Kronen.” Rondas Literarias de Pittsburgh 2006-2007. Ed. Gregorio C. Martín. Department of  Modern Languages: Duquesne University, 2008. 285-96.

“Silencio y construcción ficcional en Saúl ante Samuel de Juan Benet. Espéculo: Revista de Estudios Literarios 36 (julio-octubre 2007).

“La afirmación textual de Juan Benet en Herrumbrosas lanzas.” Fronteras finiseculares en la literatura del mundo hispánico (XVI Simposio Internacional de Literatura). Ed. Vicente Granados Palomares. Madrid: Universidad de Educación a Distancia, 2000. 73-80.

“Waterloo, Macerta y Balaclava: intertextualidad y guerra en Herrumbrosas lanzas III.” Romance Language Annual 8 (1996): 434-38.