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David R. Castillo

929 Clemens Hall
Office Hours: Spring 2018 - Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; or by appointment
(716) 645-0869


  • Licenciado, Universidad de Granada
  • M.A., University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Courses taught

  • Theory and Politics of Horror
  • Cultural Theory
  • Cervantes
  • The Picaresque
  • Baroque Theater
  • Spanish Golden Age Culture


  • Early Modern and Baroque Studies
  • Spanish Golden Age
  • Fantasy and Horror
  • Cultural criticism

Selected publications

  • Medialogies: Reading Reality in the Age of Inflationary Media (Bloomsbury, 2016). Co-authored with William Egginton.
  • Zombie Talk: Culture, History, Politics. Palgrave, 2016. Co-authored with David Schmid, David Reilly and John Browning.
  • Spectacle and Topophilia: Reading Early Modern and Postmodern Spanish Cultures. Eds. David Castillo and Bradley Nelson. Vanderbilt University Press, 2012.
  • Baroque Horrors: Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of Curiosities. University of Michigan Press, 2010. Paperback, 2012.
  • Reason and Its Others: Italy, Spain, and the New World. Eds. David Castillo and Massimo Lollini. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2006.
  • (A)Wry Views: Anamorphosis, Cervantes, and the Early Picaresque. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press. Purdue Studies in Romance Languages, 2001.