David J. Hildner

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Areas of Interest

David Hildner’s interests include early modern theater and poetry of Spain; Luso-Brazilian literature before 1800; philosophical and linguistic approaches to literature; religion; and literature.

Selected Publications

“Gramáticas calderonianas: en la intersección del lenguaje y del enredo.” Anuario calderoniano 11 (2018), 121-136.

“Dissimilar Signs of Faith in Calderón’s Theater of Intrigue.” Religious and Secular Theater in Golden Age Spain: Essays in Honor of Donald T. Dietz, ed. Susan Paun de García and Donald Larson. NY: Peter Lang (Iberica series). 113-122.

“Damas tramoyeras en el poder: tres casos tirsianos.” Hipogrifo (Madrid) 5.1 (Mayo 2017).

“Wife-Murder Deflected: How Stage Husbands’ Prudence and Ingenuity Lead to Differing Outcomes.” Prismatic Reflections on Spanish Golden Age Theater: Essays in Honor of Matthew D. Stroud,  ed. Gwyn E. Campbell and Amy R. Williamsen, (Ibérica  44) NY: Peter Lang, 2016. 13-24.

Los Guzmanes de Toral: valimiento y rusticidad en un drama lopesco,”  Laberinto, vol. 8 (2015), 4-14.

“Petrarch’s Legacy on the Spanish Seventeenth-Century Stage.” Petrarch and His Legacies, [proceedings of the UW-Madison symposium of the same title], Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (forthcoming).

“The Proximate Matter of Comedia Texts.” MLN, Hispanic Issue 126 (2), March 2011: 396-402.


PhD (Spanish with supporting field in Portuguese and French) University of Minnesota Twin Cities
MA (Spanish) University of Minnesota Twin Cities
BA (Spanish) Oberlin College