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William Viestenz obtained a
B.A. from Carleton College and also completed graduate work at
Cornell University. William has written on the structural effects
of hauntology and melancholy in the work of Javier Marías and has
also published work on José Luis Guerín's cinema and on
novels by Josep Pla and Jesús Moncada.
At Stanford, William is co-chair with Joan Ramon Resina of the research group "The New Ruralism". William is currently working on the reception of existentialism in the work of Joan Sales and also the convergence of Martin Heidegger's analysis of Holderlin and Salvador Espriu's poetics.