Originally from Long Island, New York, Dan Fyfe received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he first began teaching courses in the literature of the United States. He has spent the last quarter century living in Spain, first in León and currently in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where he has taught courses in the literature of the United States for more than twenty years. During this time he has published articles and presented papers at conferences on a variety of US authors, including nineteenth-century writers such as Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, and Kate Chopin; and twentieth-century writers such as Theodore Dreiser, John Dos Passos, Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, and Hunter S. Thompson, among others. A few years ago, he wrote a lengthy essay, in Spanish, on the September 11 attacks, which appeared in a collection of essays, El 11 de Septiembre y La Tradición Disidente en Estados Unidos, which he co-edited, along with Cristina Garrigós, Víctor Junco, and Manuel Broncano, and which was published by the University of Valencia in 2011. His current research interests include F. Scott Fitzgerald, as well as the cultural history of the 1950s.
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Departamento de Filología Moderna