Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

112 Swan Hall, 60 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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Mario Trubiano

  • Professor of Spanish
  • Swan Hall 214 MWF 1:30-2:30PM
  • Phone: 401.874.4717
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  • Mailing Address: Swan Hall 214


Prof. Mario Trubiano (Ph.D., M.A., B.A. in Spanish, University of Massachusetts /Amherst and M.Ed, Boston College). He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish including Don Quijote and El Burlador de Sevilla (Don Juan). His   areas of expertise are Spanish Literature of the Golden Age; Theater as Literary Genre; Literature of Spain: 19th, 20th and 21st Century. He has published numerous articles in this area including the book Libertad, gracia y destino en el teatro de Tirso de Molina (Madrid: Ediciones Alcalá, 1985). Prof. Trubiano founded (1984) and directed for 31 years The URI Summer Study Program in Salamanca, Spain. Central and integral component of the URI Summer Study Program in Salamanca is the Literary Colloquium, which Prof. Trubiano organized each summer. Students, professors and invited guests studied, discussed and critiqued major Spanish literary works with renowned literary figures who created them, such as novelists Ana Maria Matute, Luis Mateo Diez, Almudena Grandes, Rafael Chirbes, and Alfredo Bryce Echenique, poets Jose Hierro, Carlos Bousoño, Luis Alberto de Cuenca, Antonio Colinas; playwriters Alfonso Sastre, Jose Luis Alonso de Santos, Paloma Pedrero and others. Most recently he invited novelists Manuel Longares and Javier Cercas.

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