Ignacio Javier López

Office Location: 
512 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Fall 2018: Tuesday and Friday 2-3pm and by appointment
(215) 898-3065
(215) 898-0933
Professor of Spanish; Chair

A professor of literary history with interests in the areas of Modern and Contemporary Spanish literature and culture, Ignacio Javier López's research includes topics on Romanticism, the modern period, Surrealism (Prados, Larrea, Dalí and Buñuel), and Spanish Post-modernity. He authored six books on the modern novel of Spain: Caballero de novela (1986); Realismo y ficción (1989); Galdós y el arte de la prosa (1993); Pedro A. de Alarcón (2008); Revolución, Restauración y novela (2012); and, La novela ideológica, 1875-1880 (2014). And, he prepared critical editions with extensive introductory studies of Emilia Pardo Bazán’s La madre Naturaleza (1992); Emilio Prados’ Jardín cerrado (1995); Guillermo Carnero’s Dibujo de la muerte (1998, revised 2nd ed. 2010); Pedro A. de Alarcón’s El escándalo (2012) and El Niño de la Bola (2013); and Benito Pérez Galdós’ Gloria (2011) and Doña Perfecta (2016). Before coming to Penn he began his career at the University of Virginia. He had visiting appointments at Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Villanova, Bryn Mawr in the United States, and Seoul National University  in South Korea.