Javier Rodríguez Fernández
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Primary Academic Program: Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
Biography:B.A., Universidad de Sevilla; Ph.D., Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla; M.A. University of Washington, Seattle; Ph.D., with honors, New York University. Javier Rodríguez Fernández earned his doctorate at NYU in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, where he served as a postdoctorate fellow. He is the author of numerous articles, translations, and reviews, on subjects including Horkheimer, Benjamin, Goethe, Nietzsche, Hölderlin, and Bourdieu. Works in progress include La tragedia de la voz: Poesía y filosofía de lo siniestro and, with Anthony Geist, The Ideology of Form: Surrealism and the Crisis of the Generation of 27. He has presented papers on “Lessing and Spinoza on Theodicy”; “New York in a Poet: Federico García Lorca and the Crisis of Capitalism”; and “Long Live the Duende! García Lorca’s Tragic Dissonance.” At Bard since 2017.