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Edward Stanton




Prof. Stanton’s research and publications cover Hispanic literatures and cultures from the earliest times to the  present, with emphasis on popular Spanish culture, Goya, Lorca and the Generation of 1927.

Areas of Specialty

  • Modern and contemporary Spanish poetry
  • Modern and contemporary fiction
  • Popular culture (especially pilgrimage studies)
  • Literary theory
  • Poetics
  • Visual culture

Since retiring from UK, Prof. Stanton has published the novel Wide as the Wind, winner of the 2107 Next Generation Indie Award for Young Adult Fiction, along with three other international prizes.  He’s now working on another novel and a travel memoir about Mexico and Spain.  Prof. Stanton regularly publishes political criticism and satire in the Courier Journal, the Lexington Herald-Leader and The Satirist.

Read an essay by Edward Stanton on nature and politics:

Read a selection of Edward Stanton’s satirical essays:


Selected Publications: 


  • The Tragic Myth: Lorca and Cante Jondo (Lexington: UP Kentucky, 1978)
  • (Ed.), José Basílio da Gama, The Uruguay (Berkeley: U of California P, 1982)
  • Hemingway and Spain: A Pursuit (Seattle: U of Washington P, 1989)
  • Hemingway en España (Madrid: Castalia, 1989)
  • Road of Stars to Santiago (Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1994)
  • Handbook of Spanish Popular Culture (Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1999)
  • Culture and Customs of Spain (Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 2002)
  • (With Daniel E. Stanton, ed.) Contemporary Hispanic Quotations (Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 2003)
  • Camino de las Estrellas (Valladolid: Ambito, 2004)
  • Wide as the Wind (Bloomington, IN: Open Books Press, 2016)

Articles, essays, poems, stories, translations and reviews published in more than 100 journals and periodicals in the U.S., Spanish America and Europe