Donald Schurlknight

Donald Schurlknight

Professor Emeritus of Spanish

Donald Schurlknight

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Spanish Romanticism

Spanish Literature of the Eighteenth Century


  • B.A., Duke University, 1969
  • M.A. in Spanish, University of Pennsylvania, 1971
  • Ph.D. in Spanish, University of Pennsylvania, 1975

Selected publications

Power and Dissent: Larra and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Spain. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2009.

Spanish Romanticism in Context: Of Subversion, Contradiction and Politics (Espronceda, Larra, Rivas, Zorrilla). Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1998.

“On Larra’s Construction of Authority in His Articles: Humor,” Decimonónica 8.2 (Summer 2011): 42-59.

“(Re)Interpreting Contemporary History: Larra on Politics, Power and ‘Theater,’” Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference (2002), published in Crítica Hispánica 25.1-2 (2003): 163-72.

“Of Macías and Romantic Heroes,” Revista Hispánica Moderna 55.1 (2002): 5-14.

“Of Subversion and Narratology: El estudiante de Salamanca,” Letras Peninsulares 12.2 (Fall 1999): 171-83.

“La conjuración de Venecia as/in Context,” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 32.3 (1998): 537-55.

“Zorrilla, Espronceda and Romanticism(s): Considerations on Two Stories of Don Juan,” Crítica Hispánica 18.1 (1996): 99-110. Selected Proceedings of the Sesquicentennial Conference on Don Juan Tenorio (Michigan State University, March 1994).

“Toward a Rereading of Don Alvaro,” LA CHISPA ’95. Selected Proceedings of the Sixteenth Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures. Ed. Claire Paolini. New Orleans: Tulane University, 1995.