Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures

Dr. Alrick C. Knight

Associate Professor, Spanish Language and Literature

Email: aknigh4@luc.edu

Research Interests

  • 19th and early 20th Century Peninsular Literature
  • Philosophical approaches to literature

Selected Publications

  • “Seducciones de la unidad, la identidad y la individualidad en Belarmino y Apolonio de Ramón Pérez de Ayala” (forthcoming [2014] in Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea)
  • “Regímenes epistemológicos de la modernidad:  Espacios urbanos y rurales en Poe y Azorín” (La Nueva Literatura Hispánica, vol. 14, 2010 pp. 17-32)
  • From Galdós to Modernism: The Illusory Projects of Modernity (forthcoming Spring 2011 by the Edwin Mellen Press)
  • “Noble Ends and Lunatic Means:  The Quest for Knowledge in Pérez de Ayala’s Belarmino y Apolonio” (forthcoming 2010; refereed conference proceedings from a University of Chicago symposium entitled  “Asturias y los asturianos en la historia:  Pasado, presente y futuro” [29-30 October 2009])
  • “The Epistemology of Olfaction: Eduardo López Bago’s La prostituta” (Hispania, vol. 92, no. 3, 2009, pp. 430-438)
  • “The Self Under Siege: Galdós and the Search for Certainty” (Revista Hispánica Moderna, Vol. 59, 2006, 1-2, pp.71-82)
  • “Is Nothing Sacred? Spain Performs the Death of God” (Mester, 2006, Vol. XXXV, 1-21)
  • Review of Realism as Resistance: Romanticism and Authorship in Galdós, Clarín and Baroja, by Denise DuPont. Forthcoming in Hispanófila.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota
  • M.S. Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • B.A. Minnesota State University, Mankato

Courses Regularly Taught

  • Advanced conversation and composition
  • Intro. to Spanish literature, Middle Ages to the present
  • Romanticism
  • Nineteenth-century Spanish literature
  • Generation of 98
  • Twentieth-century Spanish prose

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • 2010-present  Asociación Internacional de Galdosistas
  • 2002-present  Modern Language Association
  • 2003-present  Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • 2007-present  Society for the Study of Narrative Literature
  • 2007-present  American Translators Association