Christopher Britt

Christopher Britt

Title:
Associate Professor of Spanish
Office:
515
Address: Phillips Hall
Phone: 202-994-6339
Email:
cbritt@gwu.edu

Background

Prof. Britt received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1998.  He regularly teaches courses in modern and contemporary Spanish literature and intellectual history. He is the author of Quixotism: The Denial of Spain’s Loss of Empire (Suny Press, 2005) as well as of various essays that study the role of the intellectual in the formation of nationalist and pan-nationalist identities in Spain and Latin America. Professor Britt's principal areas of interest include modern Spanish and Latin American nationalisms and their links to fascism, imperialism and post-coloniality.  He is currently writing a book on displacement in the Americas and editing a multi-author volume of essays on the legacy of the Enlightenment in the Spanish-speaking world.

Publications

 
  • “La Irrealidad histórica de España” Almanaque Literario, (Mexico: Universidad de Guanajuato) (May, 2015): 131-150
  • “Madariaga’s Quixotism: The Imperial Nostalgia of an Exiled Spanish Liberal” in eHumanista: Journal of Iberian Studies (University of California, Santa Barbara) (August 2014): 148-170.
  • "Republic and Empire: America's Ambiguous Legacy of Enlightenment," published in the e-magazine CRISIS Y CRITICA, (La Universidad del Valle, Colombia, Vol. II, December, 2013)
  • “Los límites de la solidaridad: etnografías de salvación, novelas de perdición, y la Selva de Matavén” Antípoda (Bogotá, Colombia, December, 2012): 273-292.
  • “Reivindicación del esclarecimiento” El Viejo Topo (July, 2011): 1-8.
  • “Memoria de un letrado desplazado” in Escritura y esquizofrenia (México: Universidad de Guanajuato y Colegio de San Luis, 2010).
  • "Torture, Tongues, and Treason" South Central Review, Vol. 24, no.1 (Spring 2007) pages 56-72.
  • Reflections on Spain’s Essayistic Hall of Mirrors,” Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies, Volume 5, 2007.

Office Hours

Fall 2016

Mon & Wed 10:00 - 12:00 and by Appointment