Enrique Álvarez



Associate Professor
Professor Enrique Álvarez, is an Associate Professor of Spanish. He received his PhD in 2004 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a specialist in 20th Century Spanish Poetry. His new line of research explores the relationship between emotion and masculinity in 20th Century Spanish Culture.

Research Interest

Spanish Peninsular Literary and Cultural Studies
Gay and Lesbian Studies and Critical Theory
Transatlantic Hispanic Cultures

Courses Taught

Critical Theory (FOW 5025)
19th Century Spanish Literature: The Challenge to Modernity (SPW 5195)
Spanish Cinema: From Dictatorship to Democracy (SPW 5195)
Spanish Postmodernism: The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar (SPT 3391)
Queer Theory Now and Then (FOL 5934r)
Regional Cultural Studies: The Spanish Civil War: History, Politics and Culture (SPN 4150)
Federico García Lorca: Theories, Texts and Sexualities (SPW 5338)

Selected Publications


  • Dentro/Fuera. El espacio homosexual masculino en la poesía española del siglo XX. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2010. 

Book Chapters

  • “Affective Variations. Queering Hispanidad in Luis Cernuda’s Mexico.” Engaging the Emotions in Spanish Culture and History. Eds. Luisa Elena Delgado, Pura Fernández, and Jo Labanyi. Nashville: Vanderbilt U. P. 2016. 192-209.

Selected Refereed Articles

  • “Man Un/Made. Homosocial and Homosexual Desire in Anarchist Culture of the Spanish Civil War”. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 18.1 (2012): 17-32.
  • “Queer Arcadia: On Cultural Landscapes, Violence and Power in Federico García Lorca's "Poema doble del Lago Eden”. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, 34.2 (2010): 265-283.
  • “Estética, ideología y voluntad de poder: El espacio de la modernidad en la poesía de Antonio Machado”. Revista Hispánica Moderna, 59 (2006): 5-36.
  • “La ambigüedad nostálgica del "yo": Homoerotismo y crítica social en la poesía de Jaime Gil de Biedma”. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, 39 (2005): 27-52.