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Ph.D., Michigan State University; M.A., B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Courses I Teach
Beginning Spanish I & II
Spanish Conversation & Composition I & II
Intermediate Spanish II
Modern Hispanic Drama
Hispanic Culture and Language Through Film
Approaches to Hispanic Literature
The Art of Spain
Great Figures of Spanish Literature
Contemporary Spanish Novel
Other coures taught:
Contemporary Spanish Novel
Spain: A Cultural Approach
Publications and Presentations
The Crime of Cuenca
Framed within the social and political literature of the years before the Spanish civil war, The Crime of Cuenca (first published in Madrid in 1932) chronicles the struggles and frustrations of Republican Governor Augusto Valdés, alter ego of the writer, journalist and radical socialist politician Alicio Garcitoral during his short but intense personal experience at the head of the Civil Government of Cuenca --August 26, 1931--January 18, 1932--- and its province. With a strong, clear and torn line, the novel reels the difficulties of the new republican system to establish the Republicans values in a province like Cuenca, dominated by a feudalist landowner class (that is the crime to which the title of the novel refers) that fiercely curtails any republicanized initiative. Torpedoed by own and strangers, hindered by forces of the old regime, isolated and misunderstood by the popular classes, the young governor's dream of transforming the province by the new representative system ends prematurely and tragic with his dismissal and, consequently, with the defeat of the Republican ideals he has fought for.
Approaches to Iberian Cultural Studies
This collection of essays is an interdisciplinary approach to Spain's contemporary literature and culture. The present essays examine literature, poetry, film, and history as well as cultural giants (e.g., Francisco de Goya, Luis Buñuel) that became icons of Spain as a whole. Ultimately Approaches to Iberian Cultural Studies is an inquiry into the social, cultural, and political shifts that affect how, what, and why individuals, groups, and societies remember and forget. This book would be a valuable addition to scholars and students interested in the exploration of Spanish literature and culture through the optic of interdisciplinary studies.
Franco's Prisoner: Anarchists in the Struggle Against the Dictatorship
Memoria y trauma en los testimonios de la represión franquista/Memory and Trauma in Franco's Political Prisoner Testimonies
Barcelona, Anthropos Editorial, 2007.
La littérature esoagnole et les camps français d'internament (de 1939 à nos jours)
"De campo en campo: lugares de memoria y trauma en la literatura concentracionaria de la diáspora republicana/From Camp to Camp: Lieux de Mémoire in the Concentration Camp Literature of Spanish Republican Diaspora in France."
In La littérature espagnole et les camps français d'internament (de 1939 à nos jours). Actes du colloque international "70 Años después." Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, 2010: 291-304.
Diccionario Bio-bibliográfico de los escritores, editoriales y revistas del exilio republicano español de 1939 [Bio-Bibliographic Dictionary of Writers, Publishing Houses, and Journals of the Spanish Literary Exile of 1939. IV Volumes]. Editorial Renacimiento, Sevilla (Spain) 2017.
Memoria y trauma en los testimonios de la represión franquista/Memory and Trauma in Franco's Political Prisoner Testimonies. Barcelona, Anthropos Editorial, 2007.
(Translation and Edition) Miguel García. Prisionero de Franco: Los Anarquistas en la lucha contra la dictadura/Franco's Prisoner. Barcelona, Anthropos, 2010.
Edition and Introduction of Voices Lecture Series.
Rescatados del olvido/Save from Oblivion, an edition of letters written by Spanish political prisoners in death row. These are the last letters sent to their families before been executed.
"La poesía testimonial de Celso Amieva." Rumbos del hispanismo en el umbral del Cincuentenario de la AIH, Vol. V. Eds. Silvestre, Laura, Loretta Frattale and Mateo Lefevre. Rome, Il Bagatto Editores, Università di Roma (2012): 167-174.
"Celso Amieva", "Tomás Alvarez Angulo", "Agustín Arguelles Manso", "Luis Amador Sanchez", and "Santiago de Arisnea Lecea." Forthcoming in Diccionario biobibliográfico del exilio literario español de 1939/The Spanish Literary Exile of 1939. A Bio-bibliographic Dictionary. Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (AUB), Barcelona, Spain.
"Fe de vida de un exilio: Alicio Garcitoral en Boston/News of an Exile: Alicio Garcitoral in Boston." In Actas del Congreso Internacional Sesenta años después. El exilio literario español de 1939/Sixty Years After. The Spanish Literary Exile of 1939. Eds. Antonio Fernández Insuela et all, Oviedo, Spain, KRK Ediciones, 2010: 95-113.
"De campo en campo: lugares de memoria y trauma en la literatura concentracionaria de la diáspora republicana/From Camp to Camp: Lieux de Mémoire in the Concentration Camp Literature of Spanish Republican Diaspora in France." In La littérature esoagnole et les camps français d'internament (de 1939 à nos jours). Actes du colloque international "70 Años después." Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, 2010: 291-304.
Review of Gerardo Piña Rosales, Desde esta cámara oscura. Nostrum, 2006. Letras Penininsulares, 21.1, Monographic Issue, Spring 2008-Spring 2009, 176-178.
Review of Sergio Tischler Visquerra. Memoria, tiempo y sujeto. F&G Editores, 2005. In The Latin Americanist. University of Central Florida. Vol. 50, Issue 1, Fall 2006.
Recent and Upcoming Conferences:
"Violencia y represión en la literatura testimonial española y argentina/Violence and Opression in the Spanish and Argentinian Literature." To be deliver at the special session in Transatlantic Perspective on 20th-century Dictatorships in Spain and Latin America. The 111th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). San Diego, California, Nov. 1-3, 2013.
"Memoria histórica, infancia y guerra en Lunas del Caribe de Luis Mateo Diez." The XLVIIth International Conferenceof the European Teachers Association of Spanish AEPE, July 23-27, Gijon (Asturias), Spain, 2012.
"La novelistica de Alicio Garcitoral." The XXXII International Conference of Spanish Professional in America ALDEEU, July 2-4, Cadiz, Spain, 2012.
"Historia, memoria e infancia en la narrativa de Luis Mateo Díez/History, Memory and Childhood in Luis Mateo Díez's Narrative." To be deliver at Dialogos Trasatlanticos. II Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Españolas Contemporáneas, Universidad de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 3-5, 2011.
"Grammar in Context: Using Songs in the Spanish Classroom." Massachusetts Foreign Language Association Conference, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, October 27-29, 2011.
"La poesía testimonial de Celso Amieva/The Testimonial Poetry of Celso Amieva." The XVII Meeting of the International Association of Hispanist, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Rome, Italy, July 19-24, 2010.
Invited Speaker and Other Professional Activities:
Preside over the table "The Spanish Civil War in the Spanish Curriculum." The 128th Modern Language Association MLAAnnual Convention Conference, January 4-6, Boston, Massachusetts, 2013.
"Memoria y nostalgia en Días del desván de Luis Mateo Díez/Memory and Nostalgia in Days of Memory by Luis Mateo Díez." The II Intercontinental Congress of Spanish Professional in America ALDEEU, April 22-24, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix/Glendale, Arizona, 2010.
"De campo en campo: Lugares de memoria y trauma en la literatura concentracionaria de la diáspora republican/From Camp to Camp: Lieux of Mémoire in the Concentration Camp Literature of Spanish Republican Diaspora in France." Colloque International: 70 ans apres la literature espagnole et les camps français d'internament (1939-1945), February 12-14, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Nanterre, Paris, France, 2009.
"El exilio bostoniano de un asturiano: Alicio Garcitoral/ Alicio Garcitoral, an Asturian Author Exiled in Boston." International Meeting of "Setenta Años después. El exilio literario español de 1939/Seventy Years After. The Spanish Literary Exile of 1939," November 17-19 , University of Oviedo, Oviedo (Asturias), Spain, 2009.
Using the Feature Film La lengua de las mariposas to Teach Culture." Meeting of Sine Nomine in Boston, November 2, Northeastern University, Boston, 2002.
Services to the College:
Planning, organizing and get funding for Voices Lecture Series 2008-2013.
With Prof. Petros Vamvakas, planning, and organizing "The Eurozone and the European Crisis: Growing Pains of a Monetary Union," a panel discussion with the consuls of France, Italy, Greece and Spain, Library Lecture Hall, Emmanuel College, Boston, March 26, 2012.
Collaborated in the Organization of Dr. Peter Seybold's conference "The Academy as a Corporation." Thursday, March 22, 2012.
Planning, organizing and directed Emmanuel study abroad at the University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, July 6-31, 2009.
Planning and Organizing "Diplomacy in Motion, 30 years between Spain and the World, A Personal Account." A lecture given by Mr. Carlos Robles Fraga, Consul of Spain. International Education Week, November 17, Emmanuel College, 2008.
Emmanuel College faculty representative at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Meeting, Westin Copley Place 10 Huntington Ave, February 23, 8:00 a.m.-12:00. Boston 2008.
Risk Management Workshop for Faculty Leading Short Term Programs. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester. 9:00-5:00 p.m. October 20, 2008.
Spanish Language Coordinator 2008.
Emmanuel College Committee Work:
Faculty Affairs Committee, Spring 2012, Fall 2012.
Senate Committee, Spring 2012.
Curriculum Committee, Fall 2012. Fall 2013-
Member Teaching and Learning Conference Planning Committee 2012
Faculty Development Committee Fall 2011.
Budget Committee 2010-2012 (Chair Spring, Fall 2012)
Program Approval Committee (PAC) 2008-2009
$2000 grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Fall 2013.
$500 grant from the Office of the Vice President at Emmanuel College, Fall 2013.
$1390 grant from the Spanish Consulate at Boston, Spring 2012
$1000 grant from the Office of the Vice President at Emmanuel College, Spring 2012.
$1850 grant from the Spanish Consulate at Boston, Fall 2011
$2500 grant from the Spanish Consulate at Boston, Spring 2010
$1000 grant from the Spanish Consulate at Boston, Spring 2009
Harvard University Certificate of Excellence in Teaching: Fall 2004, Spring 2005, and Spring 2006
Research Assistant Fund. Harvard University. Spring and Fall 2006-2007. Harvard APSF Child Care Scholarship, 2006.
General Book and Library Division of the Spain Ministry of Culture, 2007 and 2010.
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