Dr. Adam L. Winkel
Associate Professor of Spanish

Office: Wilson Commerce 108
Phone: (336) 841-9312
Email: awinkel@highpoint.edu
Personal Website: https://highpoint.academia.edu/AdamLWinkel







Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University; B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Teaching & Personal Interests

Most of the courses that I teach are part of our intermediate- and advanced-level Spanish curriculum. When appropriate, my courses focus on Spanish Peninsular literature, history, and culture. At HPU, I have co-led short-term Global Experience (Maymester) courses to Sevilla, Spain, with a special emphasis on the tradition of flamenco dance. I teach a First-Year Seminar titled “Sport and Collective Identity,” in which students study the intersection of sports and politics in order to question what it means to be a fan. Finally, I am currently serving as an Honors Faculty Fellow (2020-23) and am enjoying working with students in the Honors Scholars Program.

My research has evolved to encompass two distinct but overlapping areas of specialization: representations of urban space in the literature and film of the 1940s and 50s, the first two decades of the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, and the cultural history of Spanish soccer and fandom during and after the Franco dictatorship. This period, which encompasses overt military conflict, brutal postwar repression, victorious exaltation and propaganda, and international isolation and eventual integration, continues to have an impact on Spanish society today.

Some of my personal interests include: cycling and swimming; baking bread; preparing yogurt and kefir; traveling with my wife; spending time at home with our cat; reading novels and poetry; playing trivia; and supporting Real Betis Balompié, manque pierda.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Winkel, Adam L. “National Dissonance: The Copa del Rey Soccer Final as a Site of Political Performance.” The International Journal of the History of Sport, vol. 37, nos. 1-2, 2020, pp. 135-54. Taylor & Francis, doi: 10.1080/09523367.2020.1722649

Winkel, Adam L. “The Tyrannies of the In-Between: Liminality in Antonio Buero Vallejo’s Historia de una escalera.” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, vol. 73, no. 2, 2019, pp. 113-26. Taylor & Francis, doi:10.1080/00397709.2019.1608643

Winkel, Adam L. “‘Ya se aburren de tanta capital’: Leisure, Language, and Law in El Jarama.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies, vol. XCVI, no. 3, 2019, pp. 425-45. Taylor & Francis, doi:10.1080/14753820.2019.1570673

Winkel, Adam L. “The Spaces of Martín Marco.” Hispanic Studies Review, vol. 3, no. 1, 2018, pp. 206-20. hispanicstudiesreview.cofc.edu/hispanic-studies-review-vol-3-no-1-2018

Fellowships and Awards

Honors Faculty Fellow, High Point University, 2020-23.

Harold G. Jones Award for Best Essay of 2019, Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures for “The Tyrannies of the In-Between: Liminality in Antonio Buero Vallejo’s Historia de una escalera.”

Edited Volumes

Kietrys, Kyra A., María Luisa Montero Curiel, Carmen T. Sotomayor, and Adam L. Winkel, editors. La tradición cultural hispánica en una sociedad global. Universidad de Extremadura (Spain), 2020.

Selected Conferences and Presentations

Panem et Circenses: The Power of Memory in the Soccer Stories of Pablo Santiago Chiquero.” XXV Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos. Lima, Peru. 2020.

“The Spanish Copa del Rey Final as a Site of Fan Performance.” North American Society for Sport History (NASSH). Boise, ID. 2019.

“No Limits! The City in Surcos and Los golfos.” Cine-Lit 9: Mujer y Género. The U of Oregon, Portland SU, and Oregon SU. Portland, OR. 2019.

“El fútbol contra el football, o, cómo enseñarles a los norteamericanos a apreciar LaLiga.” Hispanic Association for the Humanities (AHH). Cáceres, Spain. 2018.

“National Dissonance: Official Anthems in Spanish Football.” International Football History Conference. Manchester, UK. 2018.

“The Construction of Leisure in El Jarama.” XXI Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos. Quito, Ecuador. 2018.

“The Tyrannies of the In-Between: Liminality in Antonio Buero Vallejo’s Historia de una escalera.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. U of Kentucky. 2017.

“Fortress Madrid: The Plan Bidagor and the Disciplining of Space in Franco’s Urban Planning.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. U of Kentucky. 2016.

“Tearing Apart the City in Tiempo de silencio.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. U of Kentucky. 2015.

Professional Service

Treasurer, Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades/Hispanic Association for the Humanities (ahhumanidades.org)