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Erin A Cowling is an associate professor of Spanish and Humanities at MacEwan University.

Erin Alice Cowling is an Associate Professor at MacEwan University in Canada. Her research focus is on modern adaptations of early modern Spanish texts, particularly as they can speak to twenty-first-century issues of social justice and characters of the Other. Her current projects examine how pandemics, both then and now, have affected cultural production. She is a co-editor of Social Justice in Spanish Golden Age Theater, and author of Chocolate: How a New World Commodity Conquered Spanish Literature, both available from University of Toronto Press.

A smiling man lifts a sword in one hand and holds onto a bike's handlebar with the other.
The Making of the Shiny Knight of Chicanos, Part Two
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The Making of the Shiny Knight of Chicanos, Part Two

A Conversation with Octavio Solis

11 April 2023

Glenda Y. Nieto-Cuebas and Erin A. Cowling continue their interview with Octavio Solis, focusing primarily on the development of his most recent adaptation from Spanish Baroque literature: Quixote Nuevo.

Three performers stand in front of a fire-like backdrop where a sign above them reads "Bienvenidos a Ciudad Juarez."
The Making of the Shiny Knight of Chicanos, Part One
Essay

The Making of the Shiny Knight of Chicanos, Part One

A Conversation with Octavio Solis

10 April 2023

Playwright Octavio Solis reinvents early modern Spanish theatre in several of his plays, often instilling these classics with a Texano perspective. Glenda Y. Nieto-Cuebas and Erin A. Cowling interview Solis about his adaptation process and the way that growing up on the Mexico-United States border has shaped his work.

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