José Manuel del Pino is 'Dartmouth Professor of Spanish' at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. His field of specialization is the modern and contemporary literature and culture of Spain. He obtained his Licenciatura in Hispanic Philology from Universidad de Málaga in 1980 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1992. His main area of research is the avant-garde of the 1920s and 30s, and he has published the books Montajes y fragmentos: una aproximación a la narrativa española de vanguardia (Amsterdam-Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 1995), and Del tren al aeroplano: ensayos sobre la vanguardia española. (Boulder, CO: Society of Spanish and Spanish American Studies, 2004).
His expertise also extends to Hispanismo and the cultural intersections of Spain and the United States. Within this field, he has published the edited volumes El hispanismo en los Estados Unidos. Discursos críticos/prácticas textuales [co-edited with Francisco La Rubia Prado] (Madrid: Visor, 1999), and more recently ’America the Beautiful’: la presencia de Estados Unidos en la cultura española contemporánea. (Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2014) and El impacto de la metrópolis: la experiencia americana en Dalí, Lorca y Buñuel (Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2018). His interest in regional studies led to a volume co-edited alongside Antonio Gómez López-Quiñones, La retórica del sur: representaciones y discursos sobre Andalucía en el periodo democrático (Sevilla: Alfar, 2015)
He has also published numerous articles and book reviews in journals such as Revista Hispánica Moderna, Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea, Letras Peninsulares, Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos, Hispania, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Hispanic Review, etc., as well as having contributed a variety of chapters to edited volumes. He has been guest speaker at Columbia University, Universidad Internacional “Menéndez Pelayo”, Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid, Centro Cultural de la Generación del 27 in Málaga, Wellesley College, Middlebury College, Boston University, Brown University, Universidad de Valladolid, Universidad de Málaga, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, University of Texas at Austin, Cornell University, Oxford University, University of Saint Andrews, among others.
At Dartmouth, he has organized several international conferences: “America as Theater of Spanish Modernity”, with Prof. Alberto Medina of Columbia University (2017); “Dalí Lorca and Buñuel in America: An International Conference” (2015); “Spanish in the Liberal Arts, Professional, and Scientific World (Its Presence in the US)” (2013), and “1808-2008. Goya and the Foundation of Modernity” (2008).