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Christopher Britt Faculty Member

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Christopher Britt is the author of Quixotism: The Imaginative Denial of Spain’s Loss of Empire (2005); Imperial Idiocy: A Reflection on Forced Displacement in the Americas (2017) and, with Paul Fenn and Eduardo Subirats, he is the coauthor of Enlightenment in an Age of Destruction: Intellectuals, World Disorder, and the Politics of Empire (2018). Additionally, he is the author of over twenty-five essays written in either Spanish or English and published in journals in the United States, Spain, Colombia, and Mexico. His work studies the role of the intellectual in the formation of nationalist and pan-nationalist movements in Spain, the United States, and Latin America and questions the limits, insufficiencies, and failures of enlightenment thought in Spain and throughout the Americas. He is Associate Professor of Spanish at The George Washington University, in Washington, DC where he has regularly taught courses on modern Spanish and Latin American literature, served as the Director of Spanish and Latin American Literature, Deputy Chair of the RGSLL department, as well as served on the CCAS Dean's Council and numerous search and research award committees.

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