German Labrador Mendez
- Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
- Modern and Contemporary Spain
Germán Labrador Méndez (Ph.D. Spanish Literature, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain) is an Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary Peninsular Literature. Before joining Princeton University in 2008, he taught at Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) and was a Visiting Scholar at Berkeley University and at New York University. His teaching and research interests include post-dictatorial Spanish cultural studies, the Avant-Garde and Modernity in Spain, and twentieth-century Spanish literature. He has published Letras arrebatadas. Poesía y química en la transición española (Madrid: Devenir, 2008), a study of poetic and politic practices under the influence in the cultural atmosphere of the 1970’s in Spain. He has also published several articles on subjects such as cinema and collective memories, cultural communities and poetry, popular cultures, the Spanish La Movida, contemporary poetry and genealogies of Peninsular Modernity in authors such as Torres Villarroel, Camilo Pessanha or Agostinho da Silva. He is currently working on a book on counter-culture, policy and aesthetics during the Spanish transition to democracy, and a book about the role of tobacco in Baroque culture in the Seventeenth-Century Spain.