Latin American Studies
Department Chair:
Kristina Mani

Administrative Assistant:
Tracy Tucker

Phone: (440) 775-8657
Fax: (440) 775-8898

Rice Hall 205
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: Wed. 1:30-3 p.m., Thurs. 1-2:30 p.m., and by appointment

Vicente Pérez de León

Vicente Pérez de León
Contact Information


Peters Hall 403
(440) 775-8581

Personal Office Hours:
Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Vicente Pérez de León

Educational Background

  • Bachelor Degree in English Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1991.
  • Experto (M.A.) in Translation, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1991.
  • Doctorando in English Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1993.
  • Master of Arts, Villanova University, 1994.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1998.

Early Modern Spanish and Transatlantic Literature Specialist.


Tablas destempladas. Los entremeses de Cervantes a examen. Alcalá de Henares: Centro de Estudios Cervantinos. 2005. (Preview, Google Books)
          o Kathleen Jeffs (Mountjoy), Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Vol. 85, (2008): 903-04.
          o Ramón Martínez, Anales Cervantinos, Vol. XL, (2008): 369-70.
          o Enrique García Santo Tomás, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Vol. 84, Issue 2,  (2007): 259-260.
          o Jesús Maestro. Article: "Nuevo itinerario del entremés" in Cervantes, Vol. XXV, (2005): 201-13.


Publications in Books (Selected)
o Los autores y las obras. Cervantes: "El Entremés (Comedia antigua) frente a la comedia nueva: Introducción."  Historia del teatro breve en España / coord. por Javier Huerta Calvo, Madrid: Iberoamericana 2008. 143-160.
o 'Don Quijote y las consecuencias de la creación del territorio imperial del individuo.' Cervantes and/on/in America. Delaware: Juan de la Cuesta. 2007. 61-89.  
o "Colonial Imbalances of Old Cañizares." Transatlantic Approaches to Early Modern Hispanic Drama Bucknell: Bucknell UP. 2006. 124-43.
o "Don Quijote en la teoría del vínculo de Giordano Bruno". 1605-2005: Don Quixote Across The Centuries. Madrid: Iberoamericana. 2005. 51-63.
o "El licenciado Vidriera: La lectura del mundo de un personaje literario". Spanish Literature. From Origins to 1700. New York: Garland, 2000. 308-14.

Research and Teaching Interests
o Early Modern Short Drama Canon.
o Early Modern Country and Court Utopias.
o Cervantes Studies:
         - Literary Subgenres in the Novel: Picaresque, Greek and Bucolic Narratives.
         - Drama and Short Drama in Its Transition from the XVI to the XVII century.
         - Acausality and Narration; Giordano Bruno's Magic and Vinculis in Genere.
         - Character and Archetype Construction.
         - Cervantes in Hollywood.
o Spanish Golden Age Spectacles: Comedias, Interludes, Courtly and Popular Celebrations.
o Epic Praising Poetry (De encomio). Fiestas de Denia: Historical and Fictional Sources.
o Literary Theory: The Renaissance and the Birth of the Modern Novel: Art and Magic in Early Modern Narrations. 


Courses Taught in Past Years:
FYSP-184 Don Quixote against Reality.
HISP-203 Intermediate Spanish Language.
HISP-306 Primer Encuentro: Hispanic Studies Colloquium. An Introduction to Literary Theory, Literary Genres, Film and Information Literacy.
HISP-307 Segundo Encuentro: Hispanic Studies Colloquium. An Introduction to Hispanic Short Stories and Films.
HISP-309 Survey of Early Modern Peninsular Literature
HISP-310 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Peninsular Literature.
HISP-350 400 Years of Don Quixote.  
HISP-427 Cervantes and Don Quixote: Art Context and Fiction.
HISP-434 The Mad Man and the Others: The Other Cervantes. 
HISP-450 Picaresque Narratives.  
HISP-451 Life is a Dream and/or a Drama Play: A Philosophical Approach to
Early Modern Society of Spectacles in the Hispanic World.