Ignacio López Alemany

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Spanish



Ph.D. in Spanish (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Research/ Teaching Interests

Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature, Art, and Culture.

Personal Statement

As a scholar, my investigation encompasses archival research on sociological and economic aspects of the Golden Age comedia; the study of the literary and political goals of writers and their patrons in royal and noble courts during the XVIth and XVIIth centuries in Spain; the influence of Italian opera in the re-shaping of Spanish late-baroque; and finally, how literary genres incorporate and adapt Spanish and Italian music, painting and sculpture techniques and features of the time.
As a teacher, I aim to accomplish two things: 1) to take each individual student as far as possible as a language, literature, and culture learner, and as a higher education student; 2) to share with my students more than just a body of grammar and literature, but to provide a cultural understanding of them and a way to relate with them from their own experience.

Selected Professional Achievements

  1. Book: Ignacio Lopez Alemany & J. E. Varey. El teatro palaciego en Madrid: 1707- 1724. Estudio y Documentos. Fuentes para la Historia del Teatro en Espana 32. Woodbridge, UK: Tamesis, 2006.
  2. Article: “�Lengua spada� y �buen palacio� en los motes er�ticos y burlescos de El cortesano de Luis Mil�n. La cor�nica 38.1 (2009): 315-31.
  3. Article: “La configuraci�n cortesana como destino tr�gico en Crist�bal de Viru�s.” Hacia la tragedia �urea. Ed. Frederick A. De Armas, Luciano Garc�a Lorenzo y Enrique Garc�a Santo-Tom�s. Biblioteca �urea Hisp�nica, 55. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2009. 243-54.
  4. Article: “�En m�sica italiana / y castellana en la letra�. El camino hacia la �pera italianizante en el teatro palaciego de Felipe V.” Dieciocho 31.1 (2008): 7-22.
  5. Article�: “Ut pictura non poesis: Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda and the Construction of Memory.” Cervantes 28.1 (2008): 103-18.