Isaias Fanlo
Advisor(s): Mario Santana

Isaias Fanlo is a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago. His dissertation, Staging a Queer Nation: Landscapes of Desire in Contemporary Catalan Drama, explores contemporary Catalan drama through the lens of queer theory and critique. He is the author of El llibre rosa (The Pink Book, Columna Edicions, 2004), and has published the chapter “Ética de lo obsceno, ideas en torno a la gentrificación del sida en las artes escéncias” in the book De vidas y virus: VIH/sida en las culturas hispánicas (Icaria, 2019). He has also published articles on theatre in the peer-reviewed journal (Pausa.), as well as articles and Op-Eds on theory, culture and activism in general media (ZeroEm CenaNúvolDiari AraRevista Contexto, etc.). As a cultural manager, he's a founder and co-director of Terrats en Cultura, Barcelona's rooftop scenic arts festival (Time Out Award 2016 as Best Innovative Project), and is a member of the artistic committee of Barcelona's Teatre Lliure. He also served as Chief Editor and Coordinator of Artistic Contents for Barcelona's Teatre Nacional de Catalunya.

Interests: 20th – 21st centuries Peninsular, Latin American and Latinx literatures and cultures; queer exiles and other transnational connections; theatre, performance and scenic arts; media studies; queer theory and activism; history of photography

Dissertation: Staging a Queer Nation: Landscapes of Desire in Contemporary Catalan Drama

Recent Courses in RLL
  • SPAN 10200 Beginning Elementary Spanish III (Autumn 2016)
  • SPAN 21619 From Lorca to Lin-Manuel Miranda: Staging Latinidad (Autumn 2019)
  • SPAN 21803 Literaturas hispánicas: Textos españoles contemporáneos (Winter 2021)
  • SPAN 23219 Leyes del deseo: miradas queer ibéricas, latinoamericanas y latinx (Spring 2019)