Hoeg, Jerry

Jerry Hoeg earned his Ph.D. in Spanish from Arizona State University. He is a professor of Spanish at the Pennsylvania State University.

Interdisciplinary Essays on Darwinism in Hispanic Literature and Film: The Intersection of Science and the Humanities
2009 0-7734-4747-4
The subject matter of the analyses in this work ranges from works by Spanish masters such as Miguel de Cervantes and Federico García Lorca, to the nineteenth-century Brazilian author Aluísio Azevedo, and the twenty-first-century Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu. In addition to treatments of specific works, there are general theoretical overviews by such well-known scholars as Joseph Carroll and David Barash, together with a concluding study detailing the current understanding of Darwin by both Anglo and Hispanic college students in the United States. Overall, this collection of essays shows how the insights of Darwin’s theories can serve to illuminate Hispanic culture and cultural production in new and even groundbreaking ways.