Daniel Lorca

Daniel Lorca

Position: Associate Professor.

 

Degrees:

Ph.D.,             University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, March 2010 Golden Age Spanish Literature.

 Ph.D.,             Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 2007 Continental Philosophy and Metaphor.

 

Research Interests:

Golden Age Spanish Literature, Renaissance Philosophy, Virtue Ethics, Philosophy of Language, Composition, Speech-Act Theory, Habermas, Cervantes.

 

Contact Information:

359 O’Dowd Hall

248-370-2007

lorca@oakland.edu

 

Daniel Lorca joined Oakland University as an Assistant Professor in 2011. He teaches Golden Age Spanish Literature, translation and advanced composition. His current research centers on discovering how the people of the Golden Age Spain read their own literature, in accordance with their moral theories, without the influence of the moral theories that came after (such as deontology, utilitarianism or emotivism). He is also interested in the philosophical aspects of Borges’s fiction.

 

Recent Publications:

Book:

Neo-Stoicism and Skepticism in Part I of Don Quijote: Removing the Authority of a Genre. Lexington Press, 2016.

Articles:

“La teoría dramática de Bances Candamo en relación con el pensamiento filosófico pre-moderno: ¿Es el Theatro de los theatros de los passados y los presentes siglos un tratado barroco o ilustrado?” (Forthcoming Spring 2017)
“The Epistemic and Emotive Foundations of Sancho.” Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 35.2 (2015): 77-102.
“Aristotelianism in the Narcocultura of Sin tetas no hay paraíso, by Gustavo Bolívar Moreno.” Hispanic Journal 36.2 (2015): 107-124.
“The function of skepticism in Part I of Don Quijote.” Cervantes Bulletin. 2011 (30): 115-148.
“Marcela, the Young Woman as a Neo-Stoic Philosopher in Part I of DonQuixote.” Hispanófila 172 (2014): 55-66.
“La representación de Juliana en Misericordia, de Galdós.” Anales Galdosianos 48 (2013): 83-96.
“El problema de Gettier y el cuento de Borges ‘La muerte y la Brújula’.” Variaciones Borges. 2010 (30): 199-216.
“El dueño de las estrellas de Alarcόn: ¿tragedia o comedia?” Hacia la tragedia áurea: lecturas para un nuevo milenio. Eds. F rederick A. de Armas, Luciano García Lorenzo and Enrique García Santo-Tomás. Madrid: Biblioteca  Áurea Hispánica, 2008: 341-350.