Prof. Juan Antonio Garrido Ardila

Prof. Juan Antonio Garrido Ardila

Prof. Juan Antonio Garrido Ardila

 Lcdo.,M.A.(Marquette),Dr.Filol.(UEx),Dr.Filol.(Autónoma, Madrid)

Associate Professor

Room 102
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2979
I started my career teaching at Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, Michigan), Marquette University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), and Milwaukee Area Technical College, where I was Head of Humanities in the HEP program. Subsequently I was profesor asociado at the University of Extremadura and Professor of Modern Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of Edinburgh, where I was the founding director of the Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies and the first University Dean International for Latin America. I have also held academic positions at universities in England, Sweden and the Netherlands. I served in the Spanish Army as a staff translator with the Brigada XI of the División Acorazada Brunete.
As a philologist, a historian and a literary scholar, my research and my teaching are interdisciplinary and address interrelated cultural, historical and philosophical questions. My main area of expertise is Spanish literature and history, particularly the Golden Age and the 20th century. As a comparatist, I have published extensively on the reception of Golden-Age fiction in Britain and of Scandinavian modernism in Spain.
My recent work includes the books Sus nombres son leyenda. Españoles que cambiaron la Historia (Espasa, 2018), Historia y política en La familia de Pascual Duarte (Castalia, 2016), my critical edition of Unamuno’s complete fiction (Cátedra, 2017) and, as editor, A History of the Spanish Novel (Oxford University Press, 2015) and The Picaresque Novel in Western Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2015). I have guest-edited monographic issues for Philological Quarterly, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Ínsula.
I am the Director of the ‘Biblioteca Unamuno’ series published by the Universidad de Salamanca. In 2010-2012 I was the Principal Investigator of a research project for the Leverhulme Trust. I am a member of the US National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society ‘Sigma Delta Pi’, a ‘Funcionario Docente de Carrera’ with the Spanish Ministry of Education, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. In 2016 I was appointed Knight Officer of the Spanish Order of Civil Merit.
  • SPA1012 - Spanish Literature 1 (Medieval)
  • SPA2018 - Spanish American Literature 1 (Colonial)
  • SPA3005 - Synoptic Study-Unit (Language)
  • SPA3010 - Spanish American Literature 2 (Post-Independence)
  • SPA3011 - Hispanic Sociolinguistics
Selected publications.

(2019), Literatura y filosofía en Niebla de Unamuno: Kierkegaard y el modernismo. Universidad
de Salamanca.
(2018), Sus nombres son leyenda. Españoles que cambiaron la Historia. Madrid: Espasa.
(2016), Historia y política en La familia de Pascual Duarte. Barcelona: Castalia.
(2015), La construcción modernista de Niebla de Unamuno. Barcelona: Anthropos.
(2009), La novela picaresca en Europa, 1554-1753. Madrid: Visor.
(2008), El género picaresco en la crítica literaria. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva.
(2007), Etnografía y politología del 98: Unamuno, Ganivet y Maeztu. Madrid: Editorial
(2006), Cervantes en Inglaterra: el Quijote en los albores de la novela británica. Liverpool:
Liverpool University Press. 2nd edition: Cervantes en Inglaterra: el Quijote y la novela
inglesa del siglo XVIII. Alcalá: Centro de Estudios Cervantinos, 2014.
(2004), Sociopragmática y retórica interpersonal. Lewiston, Queenston, and Lampeter: Edwin
Mellen Press.
(2002), Charlotte Temple. Estudio de tradiciones, géneros y fuentes. Cáceres: Universidad de

Critical editions.
(2017), Miguel de Unamuno, Novelas completas, with critical introduction (pp. 15-165) and
endnotes (pp. 1269-1342). Madrid: Cátedra.
(2013), Pío Baroja, Camino de perfección. Madrid: Alianza Editorial.
(2013), Textos del Desastre. La última gran crisis (1898), with critical introduction (pp. 9-
111). Barcelona: Castalia.

Books translated.
(2018), Henrik Ibsen, El pato salvaje. Madrid: Alianza.
(2014), with K. H. Andersen, Henrik Ibsen, Un enemigo del pueblo. Madrid: Alianza. 2nd
edition, April 2018.
(2011), Susannah Haswell Rowson, Charlotte Temple. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
(1997), Frontpage 97. Madrid: Anaya, 1997.

Multi-author volumes edited.
(2015), A History of the Spanish Novel. Oxford University Press. 2nd edition, in paperback,
October 2016.
(2015), The Picaresque Novel in Western Literature: from the Sixteenth Century to the
Neopicaresque. Cambridge University Press. 2nd edition, in paperback, September 2017.
(2015), El Unamuno eterno. Barcelona: Anthropos.
(2009), The Cervantean Heritage: Influence and Reception of Cervantes in Britain. London and
Oxford: Legenda.
(2005), with A Curado, M Rico, P Edwards, R Alejo, Languages for Academic and Professional
Purposes in the 21st Century University Framework. Cáceres: Universidad de Extremadura.