Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson

ROBERT DAVIDSONAssociate Professor, PhD (Cornell)
Room 318 Isabel Bader Theatre, (416) 813-4075, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bob Davidson, Associate Professor of Spanish and Catalan, holds a PhD from Cornell. He teaches Modern Peninsular Literature and Culture and his current research interests include theories of space and cultural theories of food and hospitality. Prof. Davidson is the author of Jazz Age Barcelona (U of Toronto Press, 2009) and is currently completing The Hotel: Space Over Time (under contract, U of Toronto Press). He is the co-editor of UTP’s Toronto Iberic book series and has published on different aspects of the Castilian and Catalan avant-gardes, cultural theory and film. Prof. Davidson has served on the editorial boards of the Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Diacritics and Catalan Review and has held visiting positions at The Johns Hopkins University and Queen Mary, University of London (Institut Ramon Llull Visiting Faculty). In 2012-13, he was Faculty Research Fellow in residence at the Jackman Humanities Institute. Prof. Davidson currently serves as Director of the Northrop Frye Centre at Victoria College.


Specialty Courses

Graduate Seminars:   The Urban Experience in Spain  
    Political & Narrative Transition in Spain
    Auteurism in Spanish Cinema
Undergraduate:   Spanish Cinema
    Modernist Movements in Spain
    Catalan Language & Culture
    World’s Fairs: Innovation, Urbanity & Material Culture
    Hispanic Cities: Barcelona & Madrid
    The Avant-garde and Literary/Visual Culture in Spain

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