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Nil Santiáñez, Ph.D.



Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

His research interests encompass the study of warfare and culture, contemporary biopolitics, fascism, political philosophy, cultural geography, modernism, and the connections between philosophy and literature. He is currently working, together with Nicolás Fernández-Medina, on an edited book tentatively titled The Making of Iberian Modernisms (SUNY Press).

Professional Experience

Nil Santiáñez is a professor of Spanish at Saint Louis University. He has taught, as an invited professor, at Brown University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Wellesley College, McGill University, and Louisiana State University, among other institutions.

Publications and Media Placements

  • Spanish Fascist Writing (co-authored with Justin Crumbaugh; University of Toronto Press, 2021)
  • The Literature of Absolute War: Transnationalism and World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2020)
  • Del mal y sus signaturas (Alpha Decay, 2020)
  • Wittgenstein's Ethics and Modern Warfare (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2018)
  • Topographies of Fascism: Habitus, Space, and Writing in Twentieth-Century Spain (University of Toronto Press, 2013)
  • Goya/Clausewitz: Paradigmas de la guerra absoluta (Alpha Decay, 2009) 
  • Investigaciones literarias: Modernidad, historia de la literatura y modernismos (Crítica, 2002)
  • Ángel Ganivet: Una bibliografía anotada (1892-1995) (Diputación Provincial de Granada, 1996) 
  • De la Luna a Mecanópolis: Antología de la ciencia ficción española (1832-1913) (Quaderns Crema Sirmio, 1995)
  • Ángel Ganivet, escritor modernista: Teoría y novela en el fin de siglo español (Gredos, 1994)

In addition to scholarly critical editions of works by Lope de Vega and Ramón J. Sender, he is the author of numerous articles, prologues, and book-chapters on eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish and European literature and culture.