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Adam Cohn

Adam Cohn

Assistant Professor
JMA van der Horst Fellow in Jewish Studies
Dey 322


Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2021

MA University of Virginia, 2017

BA, University of Virginia, 2015

About Professor Cohn

Adam Cohn specializes in 19th- through 21st-century Spanish literature, with a focus on diaspora, colonialism, and Jewish topics. His primary research projects center on philo-Sephardic politics and culture in the early 20th century as well as contemporary Jewish literature from Spain. Additionally, Adam researches and has published on the work of Federico García Lorca and Spanish Civil War literature. His articles have appeared in Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, and Romance Quarterly. Before coming to UNC, Adam taught classes on Spanish literature (Middle Ages-present) and translation. At UNC, his course offerings in Romance Studies and Jewish Studies will focus on modern Iberian culture, imaginations of Sepharad, the Spanish Civil War, and Jewish literature and representation in modern Spain.

Publications, Articles, & Presentations

"Replaced: Andalucía, National Belonging, and Jewishness in García Lorca's Los títeres de Cachiporra." Romance Quarterly 68.4 (2021): 209-222.

"'Los esqueletos oxidados de los buques hundidos en la guerra': Tracing the Spanish Civil War and Barcelona's Expansion in Carmen Laforet's Nada." Bulletin of Spanish Studies 91.9 (2020): 1463-1485.

"Historical Memory, Urban Landscape, and Salvador Dalí in Lorca's 'Cementerio judío.'" Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea 45.1 (2020): 21-47.