Livin’ la vida barroca: American Culture in an Age of Imperial Orthodoxies
Thomas S. Harrington is a professor of Hispanic Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut where he teaches courses on 20th and 21st Century Spanish Cultural History, Literature and Film. His areas of research expertise include modern Iberian nationalist movements, Contemporary Catalonia, cultural theory, the epistemologies of Hispanic Studies and the history of migration between the peninsular “periphery” (Catalonia, Galicia, Portugal and the Basque Country) and the societies of the Caribbean and the Southern Cone. He is the author of The Alchemy of Identity: Public Intellectuals and Nation Building in the Iberian Peninsula 1900-1925 (Bucknell University Press), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters on Iberian cultural history. In recent years, he has begun, in essays such as those contained in the present volume, to apply the insights gained in the course of his work on the formation of Iberian social identities to the task of unpacking the cultural architecture of nationalist and imperialist discourses in the land of his birth.