See below for a list of supporting faculty members within the Modern Languages Department.

David W. Bird  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph.D Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky, 2007
  • M.A. Spanish Literature, University of Kentucky, 2004
  • B.A. Spanish and German, Florida State University, 2001

Teaching Experience:

  • Associate Professor of Spanish - Saint Mary's College of California (July 2012 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor of Spanish - Saint Mary's College of California (August 2006 - July 2012)
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Hispanic Studies - University of Kentucky (August 2001 - May 2005)
  • Dartmouth Tutor of German - Florida State University (August 1998 - May 2000)

Awards:

  • John E. Keller Award for Outstanding Research - Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky (May 2004)
    Awarded for the essay "A Friendly Warning to the letrado: Bustos Domecq and the Praise of Folly," subsequently published in Variaciones Borges.
  • Daniel R. Reedy Quality Achievement Award - University of Kentucky (August 2001)

Fellowships:

  • Dissertation Year Fellowship - University of Kentucky (August 2005)
  • Multi-Year Fellowship - University of Kentucky (August 2001)
    A three-year fellowship, carrying full funding and teaching release.

Grant:

  • Travel Grant - Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States Universities (October 2004)
    Funding for research related travel and work at Madrid's Biblioteca Nacional

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • El dandysmo como lente critico en los ensayos de Luis Antonio de Villena. Bird, David W. (talk, speech or lecture, primary presenter)
    Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference
    (September 2012)
  • Social Emancipation contra the Death Penalty in Gabriel Alomar’s La pena de mort (1912). Bird, David W. (talk, speech or lecture, primary presenter)
    Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
    (April 2012)
  • 1890s Spanish writer Ángel Ganivet and Spanish nationhood. Bird, David W. (talk, speech or lecture, primary presenter)
    University of Newcastle
    (September 2011)
  • Stepping Back from Orientalism in José Díaz Fernández's El blocao (1928). Bird, David W. (talk, speech or lecture, primary presenter)
    Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
    (April 2011)
  • Power and Modernity in the Essays of Ángel Ganivet and Gabriel Alomar i Villalonga. Bird, David W. (talk, speech or lecture, primary presenter)
    Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference
    (September 2009)
  • Poder, libertad y maquinaria estatal en tres novelas de Mario Lacruz. Bird, David W. (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter, panel or forum member)
    Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
    (April 2009)
  • The Catalan Modernist Essay as Ideological Instrument. Bird, David W. (paper, primary presenter)
    Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
    (April 17, 2008)
  • Notas sobre la memoria en la poesía de Jaime Gil de Biedma.. Bird, David W. (paper, primary presenter)
    Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
    (April 2007)
  • The Exiled Jesuit as Militant letrado: The Case of Francisco Javier Clavijero and the Historia Antigua de México (1780). Bird, David W. (paper, primary presenter)
    38th ASECS/33rd SEASECS Annual Meeting
    (March 2007)
  • The Politics of Irony in Ángel Ganivet's Cartas finlandesas. Bird, David W. (paper, primary presenter)
    Conference of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies
    (April 2006)
  • Gabriel Alomar's Catalan Nationalism and Futurist Commitment. Bird, David W. (paper, primary presenter)
    Conference of the Midwestern Modern Language Association
    (October 2004)
  • Rule Breaking, Gender Making, and Life Taking in Sarduy's Colibrí. Bird, David W. (paper, primary presenter)
    Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature
    (November 2003)
  • A Friendly Warning to the Letrado: Bustos Domecq and the Praise of Folly. Bird, David W. (paper, primary presenter)
    Conference of the International Society of Humor Studies
    (July 2003)
  • Three Views of Sado-Masochism: Unamuno, Camus and Orwell. Bird, David W. (paper, primary presenter)
    25th Annual Conference on Literature and Film
    (January 2000)

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Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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