Larsen, Kevin S.

Kevin S. Larsen obtained his Ph.D. in Romance Literatures and Languages from Harvard University. He is a professor of Spanish and an adjunct professor of religious studies at the University of Wyoming.

Cervantes and Galdos in Fortunata y Jacinta - Tales of Impertinent Curiosity
1999 0-7734-7927-9
This study examines the profound impact of Cervantes and Don Quijote on the magnum opus of Benito Pérez Galdós, Spain's pre-eminent novelist of the 19th century. It demonstrates how he incorporates and rewrites aspects of the Quijote, specifically the intercalated El curioso impertinente, into his own work, showing his originality as well as his profound indebtedness.

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.

Role of Cervantes’s El Curioso Impertinente/tales of Impertinent Curiosity in Galdos’s Fortunata Y Jacinta
1999 0-7734-7927-9
This study examines the profound impact of Cervantes and Don Quijote on the magnum opus of Benito Pérez Galdós, Spain’s pre-eminent novelist of the 19th century. It demonstrates how he incorporates and rewrites aspects of the Quijote, specifically the intercalated El curioso impertinente, into his own work, showing his originality as well as his profound indebtedness.