Faculty Profile for Dr. Yuri Porras

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Dr. Yuri Porras
Professor — Dept of World Languages & Literatures
CENT 214
phone: (512) 245-2360

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. J. Yuri Porras received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Early Modern Peninsular Literatures and cultures with a minor in Theater, and he is currently Professor of Spanish at Texas State University.

Teaching Interests

Early Modern Poetry, Theater, and Prose
Interrelationships between Music and Literature
Performance Studies

Research Interests

His interests, both as regards scholarship and teaching, include film, semiotics, social and political history, and most especially, music-text interrelations, particularly, in drama.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Porras, J. Y., & Fernandez, E. (n.d.). Living The Comedia: Essays Celebrating Amy Williamsen. New Orleans, US: U Press of South.
  • Porras, J. Y. (n.d.). “La función ‘carnavalesca’ de las referencias musicales en El juez de los divorcios y La elección de los alcaldes de Daganzo de Cervantes.” Hipogrifo: Revista de Literatura y Cultura Del Siglo de Oro, 8.1.
  • Porras, J. Y. (2018). “Afectos y desafectos en las referencias musicales de algunos  entremeses cervantinos.” In Los afectos: teorías, formas, representaciones en la  cultura hispánica. (pp. 145–155). Valladolid, Spain.
  • Porras, J. Y. (2016). Little Scene Songs: Music and Performance in Tonadillas  Escénicas by Antonio Rosales, Pablo Esteve, Fernando Ferandiere, and Manuel García. In Aportaciones eruditas y literarias en homenaje a Gregorio Martín (pp. 203–213). ALDEEU / Penn State Erie / Duquesne UP.
  • Porras, J. Y. (2015). La letra para cantar y el pecado de la pereza en algunas obras de  Agustín Moreto y Cabaña. In J. Maestro (Ed.), Los siete pecados capitales en el teatro (pp. 183–198). Vigo, Spain: Editorial academia del hispanismo.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas State University College of Liberal Arts Community Award, College of Liberal Arts. 2017

Selected Service Activities

Reviewer / Referee
Hipogrifo: Revista de literatura y cultura del Siglo de Oro
July 2020-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Nueva Revista del Pacífico
May 2019-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Hispanofila
2016-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Asociacion Internacional de Teatro Espanol y Novohispano (AITENSO)
2016-Present
Member
Graduate Council
2014-Present