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Bruce A. Boggs

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Bruce A. Boggs

Associate Professor, Modern Spanish Literature

Kaufman Hall 126

(405) 325-6342


Bruce A. Boggs, Associate Professor of Spanish, received his Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995. He joined the faculty of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics in 1996 and has served as Coordinator of the Spanish Section and as Co-editor of the MLL&L Review. Primary areas of research and teaching are modern Spanish poetry, twentieth-century Spanish prose, the interrelations between Spanish literature and music, modern Spanish drama, and Spanish cultural studies.

Recent course offerings by Professor Boggs include Readings in Twentieth-Century Spanish Poetry, the Post-Civil War Novel, Music in the Poetry and Drama of Federico García Lorca, Music in Spanish Literature, Contemporary Spanish Women Writers, Spanish Culture and Civilization, Nineteenth-Century Spanish Drama, and The Twentieth-Century Spanish Novel.

Selected Publications

Professor Boggs has published research on eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish literature, including two books, Rebels with a Cause: Adam and Eve in Modern Spanish Literature(Peter Lang 1998), a diachronic study of the re-writing of the Genesis narrative in Spanish drama and poetry, the reception of Milton in Spain, and the culmination of these traditions in Espronceda's El diablo mundo; and La música, poema por Tomás de Iriarte. A Critical Edition (Juan de la Cuesta 2007), which examines the musical and literary contexts of Tomás de Iriarte's unique, book-length poem about musical theory and practice in Spain at the end of the eighteenth century.