Alejandro García Reidy

Alejandro García Reidy obtained his licenciatura with honors in Hispanic Philology from the Universitat de València in 2003 and was awarded the Academic Achievement in University Studies Award from the Generalitat Valenciana and the National Award of Spanish Philology (Third place) from the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. His dissertation Lope de Vega frente a su escritura: el nacimiento de una conciencia profesional, defended in 2009 at the Universitat de València, obtained the Cum laude mention and won the award for best dissertation on Spanish Golden Age theater defended in the years 2009-2010 granted by the research group TC/12. Patrimonio teatral clásico español. Textos e instrumentos de investigación. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at Duke University (United States) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), and since August of 2012 he is Assistant Professor at Syracuse University (United States).

Since 2002 he is a member of the DICAT group, directed by Teresa Ferrer. As a researcher of this group, he is co-author of the Diccionario biográfico de actores del teatro clásico español. DICAT (2008) and is currently working on the project CATCOM. Las comedias y sus representantes. Base de datos de las comedias mencionadas en la documentación teatral (1540-1700) and Patrimonio teatral clásico español: textos e instrumentos de investigación, coordinated by Joan Oleza within the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 program, both of which are funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. He is also a member of the projects Base de datos, argumentos y textos del teatro clásico español, also directed by Joan Oleza, and the project Manos Teatrales: An Experiment in Cyber-Paleography directed by Margaret R. Greer. He also collaborates in the preparation of critical editions of Lope de Vega’s plays that is coordinated by the research group PROLOPE.

In 2013 he published a monograph titled Las musas rameras. Oficio dramático y conciencia profesional en Lope de Vega (Iberoamericana-Vervuert) and in 2009 he published a critical edition of El castigo sin venganza by Lope de Vega (Crítica). He has written several articles and chapters of books focused on different aspects of Spanish classical theatre, such as the professional relations of Lope de Vega with the actors of his time, the characteristics of two unknown plays by Andrés de Claramonte, and the representation of playwrights in the context of the controversy on the morality of theatre.