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David Souto Alcalde
Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies
Phone: (860) 297-4179 Office Location: Seabury Hall S-013
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Trinity College faculty member since 2016
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Degrees:
Ph.D., New York Univ. (2015)
M.A., Univ. Colorado at Boulder (2010)
B.A., Un. of Santiago de Compostela (2008)

David Souto Alcalde teaches early modern Hispanic literature, with a focus on the Spanish Baroque in a Transatlantic and Transpacific context, questions of political theory, poetics/aesthetics and ecology. He is completing Protorepublicanismo y Barroco. La revolución del ingenio, la caducidad y el anonimato, a book manuscript that explores the close relationship between Baroque aesthetics and a Protorepublican ideology by scrutinizing the political value of fundamental Baroque categories – inventiveness, mutability, anonymity – in several literary productions such as the picaresque genre, political treatises and treatises on wit, inventiveness and prudence, Luis de Góngora’s poetry and the byzantine novel. His current project explores the emergence of an ecological consciousness in the early modern Hispanic world from an early modern historical, philosophical and literary perspective. He is also a published fiction writer and has taught creative writing courses at the college level.

Before coming to Trinity College he taught courses on Early Modern Hispanic literature, Spanish language, Hispanic literature and culture, and creative writing at Wesleyan University, New York University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.