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Jorge García-Granados

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Lecturer of Spanish

Jorge, originally from Lima, Peru, received a BA in Linguistics and Literature in 1996 and an MA in Linguistics in 2007, both from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

His primary research interests are Peruvian colonial theatre written in Quechua and its relationship with some of the archetypal characters in the Spanish Golden Age literature, such as a trickster or a picaro. Additionally, Jorge is interested in how the sixteenth-century Spanish picaresque novel elements are reinterpreted in colonial Peruvian literature. With his doctoral dissertation, he is examining the eighteenth-century Quechua dramas that portray a devil’s bargain.

He has ample experience with teaching. He has taught Span 3050 (Introduction to Spanish Linguistics), Span 3011 (Spanish Grammar, Composition, and Comprehension for Heritage Speakers), and Span 3020 (Advanced Composition and Conversation). Besides, he designed and is currently teaching Span 2002e (Online Intermediate Spanish II).

He serves as an Editorial Assistant for the Bulletin of the Comediantes since 2017. He is conducting his research under Dr. Elizabeth Wright’s direction. Dr. José Antonio Rodríguez Garrido is an external member of his dissertation committee.

Research Interests:

Early Modern and Colonial Studies, Spanish Golden Age Theatre, Colonial Quechua Theatre, Transatlantic Picaresque

Dissertation/Thesis Title:
“The Journey of Three ‘Andean Fausts’:
Dramas of Damnation in Colonial Peru, 1707–1793.”
Selected Publications:

García-Granados, Jorge. “De Lazarillo a Qispillu: de la casa de un escudero a las encrucijadas de un Fausto andino”. Colonial Latin American Review, 2021, vol. 30, num. 1, 1-21

Major Professor

Distinguished Research Professor, Spanish Literature

Committee Members

* Professor of Spanish
Graduate Coordinator

External Committee

José Antonio Rodríguez Garrido

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