Dr. Brian Davisson


Brian Davisson received his B.A. in Spanish from North Carolina State University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California-Davis. His research focuses on Spanish and Central American literature from the 19th and 20th centuries, specifically on space theory, nationalism, exile, modernism and the avant-garde, and travel writing. He has published in journals including A Contracorriente, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Cincinnati Romance Review, Hispanic Research Journal, Hispanófila, Symposium, and Brújula, on topics including the avant-garde movement in Central America, Central American cartography, and on writers Miguel Ángel Asturias, Luis Cardoza y Aragón, José Antonio Cevallos, and Max Aub. He is currently working on a book project on the relationship between travel narratives and the development of narrative literature in 19th century Central America. He was a 2014 HARP research fellow for the College of Arts & Sciences, and is currently the co-coordinator of the CMLL Summer Study Abroad program in Central America.