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Brian Price

Spanish and Portuguese

3158 JFSB - Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602


Brian Price (Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin) is Professor of Spanish American Literature and Culture at Brigham Young University. His areas of scholarly interest include 20th and 21st-century Mexican literary, film, and cultural studies; Latin America’s historical novel; comparative literature; and rock and roll. He is the author of Cult of Defeat in Mexico’s Historical Fiction: Failure, Trauma, and Loss (Palgrave, 2012), editor of Asaltos a la historia: Reimaginando la ficción histórica hispanoamericana (Ediciones Eón, 2014), and coeditor of TransLatin Joyce: Global Transmissions in Ibero-American Literature (Palgrave, 2014) and The Lost Cinema of Mexico: From Lucha Libre to Cine Familiar and Other Churros (U Florida P, 2022).

Research Interests

Scholarship and teaching in 20th and 21st century Mexican and Spanish American cultural production with emphasis on literature; literary and cultural theory; intellectual and national histories; countercultural movements; urban youth cultures; and intersections between literature, music, and film.

Teaching Interests

Contemporary Mexican literature, film, music, and culture.
Contemporary Spanish American literature, film, music, and culture.
Spanish American historical fiction.

Honors and Awards

  • Scheuber-Veinz & Humanities Center Faculty Fellow , BYU Humanities Center (2021 - 2024)

Courses Taught