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Daniel Ferreras Savoye, Ph.D.

Professor of French & Spanish Literatures and Cultural Studies

Daniel completed his M.A. in French and Spanish Literatures and his Ph.D. in Romance Languages at Michigan State University

Daniel Ferreras Savoye teaches French and Spanish languages, literatures and cultures both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests are popular literature, cinema and culture, and literary and cultural theory, notwithstanding the occasional incursions into the works of well-respected literary figures such as Cervantes, Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant and Emilia Pardo Bazán. A revised and augmented version of his first book, Lo Fantástico en la literatura y en el cine (Vosa, 1996), an influential and often cited essay on the theory of the fantastic, was recently re-published by ACVF (2014) in the digital format, which demonstrates the currency of his earlier research. Daniel is currently working on a follow-up monograph in English, Dimensions of the Fantastic, in order to explore the evolution of taken by ghost, vampires and other creatures from the Great Beyond. Daniel has also published extensively in the areas of critical theory and popular culture studies, challenging the existing canonical certainties regarding the field of literature and promoting a more comprehensive view of our corpus of study to include cinema, comic books and songs as legitimate areas of scholarly inquiry. His essay on James Bond, The Signs of James Bond (McFarland, 2013), explores the correlations between form and content throughout the adventures of 007, both on the page and on the screen, in order to explain the remarkable endurance of everybody’s favorite secret agent, and his latest book, Beyond Literary Studies (McFarland, 2017), establishes the bases for the future of literary studies, beyond meta-criticism and into the real world.