Damián Solano Escolano

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Damián Solano Escolano
Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish
Assistant Director, Spanish Basic Language Program

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Office Hours: M 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Office), W 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Office)

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Education:

PhD, Spanish, Indiana University / Universidad de Sevilla (cotutela)
MA, Spanish, Indiana University
MA, Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, Universidad de Sevilla
BA, Spanish, Universidad de Sevilla

Biography:

Before becoming a teaching faculty member at Penn State in 2022, I taught Spanish language, linguistics, and Hispanic culture at the University of Malta and Indiana University. Additionally, I have participated as an instructor and organizer in summer study abroad programs in Oviedo and Ciudad Real (Spain), Merida and Puebla (Mexico) and Santiago de los Caballeros (the Dominican Republic).

I earned a PhD in Hispanic Literatures & Cultural Studies with a minor in Portuguese from Indiana University-Bloomington. My dissertation title is “Martyrdom and Testimony in Central America during the Cold War: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua (1970-1990).” My research focuses on testimonial discourses from a Transatlantic point of view.

Publications

  • “Miguel Mármol, aspirante a mártir marxista: testimonio y verdad en Miguel Mármol (1972), de Roque Dalton.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, vol. 45, n. 3, 2024. (forthcoming)
  • “En los límites de lo testimonial: fantasía y ciencia ficción en Viaje a la aldea del crimen (1934), de Ramón J. Sender.” Kamchatka. Revista de análisis cultural, n. 21 (Historia del testimonio en España), 2023, 21-44.https://doi.org/10.7203/KAM.21.24138
  • “En el umbral del horror: Técnicas y funciones del terror en Autobiografía del esclavo de Juan Francisco Manzano.” Latin American Research Review, vol. 56, n. 1, 2021, 113-125. https://doi.org/10.25222/larr.747

Translations

  • Myers, Kathleen Ann: Un país de pastores: historias de tradición e innovación (translated by Pablo García Loaeza and Damián V. Solano Escolano). Colección Sostenibilidad, n. 11. Universidad de Sevilla, 2023.https://dx.doi.org/10.12795/9788447225415