Rick Curry is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies. His fields of research and teaching interest include twentieth century Hispanic poetry, Spanish Peninsular literature, contemporary Spanish-language cinema, Spanish culture and civilization, and Spanish language. He regularly teaches courses on Hispanic film, Spanish-language poetry, and Spanish grammar. Though work on film occupies much of his attention, his scholarly interests are varied. Recently, he has published, in addition to articles on Colombian, Mexican, and Spanish film, articles on narrative, poetry, and pedagogy. Ongoing research-related activity includes his work as co-editor of Hispanic Poetry Review; and as editor of Cine y…Revista de estudios interdisciplinarios sobre cine en español.
Dr. Curry is the author of the 2016 book The First Few Minutes of Spanish-language Films (McFarland) and earlier books on the poetry of Luis Cernuda and Francoist censorship. Selected recent publications publications include: “Intention + Reception = Deception: Alba de América (Juan de Orduña, 1951)” in Crítica hispánica (2016), “Relación intermedial y relación intragenérica consideraciones de pre-visionado para La jaula de oro” in Sincronía. Revista de filosofía y letras (2015), “La deixis en Te doy mis ojos: una invitación a la empatía” in Revista Lingüística y Literatura 63 (2013), “El espíritu de la modernidad en Federico García Lorca: dramatismo lírico y lirismo dramático” in Cartaphilus (2013), “The Aesthetics of Violence in Colombian Film: Rodrigo D: no futuro, Apocalipsur, and Satanás” in Letras Hispanas (2013), “Representations of Violence in Icíar Bollaín’s Te doy mis ojos” in Hispanic Journal (2013), “’Quien habla solo espera…’: “Negocio para el milenio” de Ningún lugar sagrado de Rodrigo Rey Rosa¨ in Cincinnati Romance Review (2012), “The History of a (Failed?) Hybrid Experiment” in ADFL Bulletin (2011), and “Un ejercicio de ‘intermedialidad’: ‘ascenso y caída’ en las películas El lado oscuro del corazón y ‘Nocturno de San Idelfonso’ de Octavio Paz” in Letras Hispanas (2010).
Professor Curry is directing or has directed doctoral disserations on Spanish historical film, language acquisition, indigenous populations, intermediality, Mexican film, and filmic humor as social critique.