David Jiménez Torres at Georgetown University

  • Literature
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Thu, February 29, 2024
  • 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm
David Jiménez Torres at Georgetown University

Spanish writer David Jiménez Torres visits Washington, D.C. for a literary conversation at Georgetown University.

Fiction at the University: Spanish Campus Novels Today

David Jiménez Torres and Juan Manfredi –Prince of Asturias Distinguished Visiting Professor at Georgetown University– will delve into the world of literature and university life. Dating back to the early 1950s, the campus novel is a genre of fiction set in the university that frequently satirizes academic life. Drawing from his novel Cambridge en mitad de la noche, and Todas las almas by Javier Marias, they will discuss the relevance of campus novels in today’s context, as well as the particularities of Spanish Campus Novels.

This activity with David Jiménez Torres is part of Spain Writes, America Reads, the literature program of the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C. that aims to support Spanish authors in the U.S.

David Jiménez Torres

David Jiménez Torres obtained his BA in History and English Philology from Washington University in Saint Louis. He completed postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge, focusing on Anglo-Spanish cultural relations in the early 20th century. He has authored several books, including the essays El país de la niebla (2018) and 2017. La crisis que cambió España (2021), as well as the novel Salter School: Una aventura americana (2007) and Cambridge en mitad de la noche (2018). Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the University Complutense de Madrid and contributes weekly to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.


Venue map

Georgetown University, Lauinger Library (Murray Room), 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057


Free, RSVP.



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