Spanish & Portuguese, Transatlantic Studies, Jewish Tradition, Latin American Literature and Cultures, Comparative Literature, Visual Studies, Film Studies, Affect Theory, New Media


Daniel Raso-Llarás is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at Temple. His dissertation, entitled, The Demise of the Picaresque: Dividual Narratives of the Neoliberal Marketplace in Brazil and Argentina(1881-2000), examines the connections between economics, Jewish conversos (or new Christians), mechanisms of desire, and literature from a transatlantic and Luso-Hispanic perspective. Taking as a point of reference the Iberian Golden Age (16th and 17th centuries), and in particular, the influential figure of the pícaro from the picaresque novels of the time —a roguish figure living in the margins of society— his project questions the nature, conditions, and problems of renowned writers living in Golden Age times and interrogates the reenacting of this genre in Latin America centuries later. In so doing, this study announces a post-picaresque aesthetic that formally hearkens back to the rogues of old while establishing a new paradigm from which to observe the neoliberal subject in the information age.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • “Doña Bárbara como ficción política en el imaginario venezolano: una perspectiva diacrónica” Vernacular: New Connections in Languages, Literature and Culture, U of Tennessee 2.1 (Spring 2017): 1-21.
  • “El Don Quijote desmitificado: un sujeto del capitalismo primitivo” Cuadernos de ALDEEU: Cervantes ilimitado. Cuatrocientos años del Quijote (Winter 2016): 13-28.

Courses Taught

  • Basic Spanish I-II
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish Conversational Review
  • Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
  • World Society in Literature and Film
  • Latinx Immigration
  • Race and Poverty in the Americas