Prof. Andrés Soria Olmedo
1. Please provide a brief outline of your training and scientific activity.
I have been Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Granada since 1990. Previously I received a Ph.D. from the University of Granada (1980), and, having become a fellow of the Reale Collegio di Spagna, a D. Phil. in Lettere Moderne from the Università degli Studi di Bologna (1982), which was awarded with the Vittorio Emmanuele II Prize. In 1987 I spent eight months as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. After 1990 I have been teaching in Granada, and was invited as Visiting Professor at UCLA (1996 and 2002), NYU (King Juan Carlos I Chair of Spanish Culture and Civilization, 2007), Brown University (2011), and Università di Venezia Ca´Foscari (2012 and 2017). As a researcher, I have been interested in two different fields: Spanish literature from the first third of the last century: modernism, the avant-garde ( Alberti, Salinas, Guillén and García Lorca among others), and literature of the Renaissance (Leone Ebreo, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega).
2. Please state your reasons for choosing Venice and the Department for your research and teaching stay.
To be given the opportunity of living in Venice and teaching at Ca´Foscari is such a privilege that surpasses all expectations, especially in my field, since so many languages and literatures are been teached.
3. Have you ever had a research collaboration with the teaching staff of Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies in the past?
Having already had a fruitful experience during my two last visiting professorships at Ca´Foscari I am very happy to be back at the Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati.
I have collaborated on different occasions with professor Bou and I expect collaborating with him in the future. I also have published several papers in Rassegna Iberistica and in its publishing house.