Brandon Truett

Email: 

truett@uchicago.edu

Research Interests: 

20th/21st-Century British, American, Spanish, and Catalan Literatures; contemporary visual art; global modernism; theories of war and violence; material culture; gender and sexuality studies

Dissertation Title: 

“Art War: Global Modernism and the Objects of the Spanish Civil War, 1936-2017”

Publications: 

“Materializing the Fascist Aesthetic in Three Guineas.” Special Issue on “Woolf and Materiality.” Ed. Derek Ryan. Virginia Woolf Miscellany 85 (Spring 2014): 25-28.

Biography: 

Brandon earned his BA with distinction in English from the University of South Carolina (2011), during which he studied abroad at the Universidad de Granada. Afterward, he spent a year teaching English in Igualada, Spain and lived in Barcelona. He then completed a MA in English at the University of Colorado at Boulder (2014). His dissertation, “Art War: Global Modernism and the Objects of the Spanish Civil War, 1936-2017,” investigates the literature, visual art, and material culture of the Spanish Civil War within a global context, triangulating the aesthetic production of the United States, Britain, and Spain. His dissertation examines how the cultural and aesthetic objects related to that war stage complex scenes in which to conceptualize the relationship between political form and aesthetic form in the long twentieth century.

Teaching Experience: 

  • Course Assistant, ENGL27010/47310: “The Matter of Black Lives: Hurston & Wright” (Spring 2018)
  • Course Assistant, ENGL10400: “Introduction to Poetry” (Autumn 2017)
  • Course Assistant, ENGL16550: “Shakespeare’s History Plays” (Autumn 2016)
  • Teaching Assistant, ENGL1500: “The World in the Year 1000,” University of Colorado at Boulder (Spring 2013)
  • Language and Culture Assistant, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (2011-2012)