Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literature (Spanish) from the University of Chicago, 2014
M.A. in Spanish from Queen’s University (Kingston, ON), 2007
B.A. in Spanish from the University of Guelph, 2005
Felipe E. Rojas is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at West Liberty University. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 2014 with the dissertation entitled Hemos visto un mal tan fiero: The Figure of Ganymede in the Theatre of the Spanish Golden Age. His academic interests include sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish literature, queer and gay studies, mythology and literature, Spanish Golden Age politics and religion, and Medieval Spanish literature. Specifically, he is interested in veiled sexual references in theater and how they may allude to the political, religious and historical formation of Spain. His research has also led him to the importance of children games and how they are portrayed in literature. He has published an article on the figure of Ganymede in Spanish Golden Age theater in the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. In addition to his continuing scholarship on Ganymede, he is co-editing a collection of essays with Dr. Peter Thompson (Queen’s University, Canada) entitled Queering the Mediterranean: An Intersectional Sea of Sex, Gender, Identity and Culture(contracted Brill). This edited collection explores queer topics within works encompassing the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean world.
Co-editor. Queering the Mediterranean: An Intersectional Sea of Sex, Gender, Identity and Culture. Leiden: Brill, (Contracted).
“Representing An-‘Other’ Ganymede: The Multi-Religious Character of Ismael in Tirso de Molina’s La prudencia en la mujer.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 91.4 (2014): 347-64.
“Mirror, Mirror on the Stage: (Refl)ekphrasis in Agustín Moreto’s La loa de Juan Rana?” Laberinto 6 (2012): https://laberintojournal.com/currentissue/1_MirrorontheStage.pdf (March 4, 2013).