Assistant Professor of Spanish
|Photo: Eli Burakian
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
6072 Dartmouth Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3511
Office: 340 Dartmouth Hall
2013 Fall Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 9:00-11:00 a.m., or by appointment
Telephone: (603) 646-3380
Fax: (603) 646-3695
Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2009)
B.A., University of Buenos Aires (2002)
- Early Modern Spanish Literature, Theater and Culture
- Baroque visual and material cultures
- Issues of domesticity and the everyday
- Women writers
- "'Dulce es refugio': El peregrino de Góngora se detiene." Ed. Isabel Torres. Poetry in Motion. Woodbridge: Tamesis. [Under review]
- "Micrographia del chapín: la virilla de plata del Siglo de Oro." Bulletin of the Comediantes 65.1 (Fall 2013) [Forthcoming]
- Prologue "Ocho (como los de Cerventes) entre-meses, a la manera de prólogo" to the play by Frédéric Conrod. El hijo de Hernández. Madrid: Ediciones Antígona, 2012. 9-13.
- "Megalografía y Rhopografía: Lecciones de cultura visual en María de Zayas y Mariana de Carvajal." Letras Femeninas 38.2 (2012): 45-68
- "'Sin que en todos ellos viese luz': Zayas en penumbra," eHumanista, Journal of Iberian Studies 22 (Fall 2012) 237-251 [Special issue entitled "Nocturnalia: poéticas de la noche en España (siglos XV-XVIII)." Eds. Antonio Cortijo Ocaña and Enrique García Santo-Tomás.] http://www.ehumanista.ucsb.edu/volumes/volume_22/index.shtml
- "'Inhospitable desert': Inhabiting the Inn in Early Modern Spanish Theater." Mediaevalia 32 (2012): 197-220. http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5260-mediaevalia-volume-32-issue-1-annual.aspx
- "Versiones de la historia, versiones de la leyenda: Sobre la comedia hagiográfica de Lope de Vega," Filología 33.1-2 (2000): 187-206.
- "Los postreros duelos de Calderón: El diálogo de las artes en la escena cortesana." Ed. Melchora Romanos and Florencia Calvo. El Gran Teatro de la Historia. Calderón y el Drama Barroco. Buenos Aires: E.U.D.E.B.A., 2002. 41-60.
- En casa: la idea de lo doméstico y su construcción cultural en la temprana modernidad española. Book manuscript that studies literary and visual representations of domesticity in Golden Age Spain.
- "Corografías a escena en el teatro breve español."
- "The Golden Age on the Silver Screen: Epiphanies, Trances, and Other Post-Modern Raptures". Article in progress for anthology on Baroque Projections.
- On Sabbatical (Fall and Winter)
- Spanish 30: Introduction to Hispanic Studies I. Middle Ages to 17th Century. This course presents an overview of major literary trends and cultural productions from the Middle Ages to the 17th century in both their Spanish and Spanish American contexts. Students will read a representative selection of major literary works from that period, both Peninsular and Spanish-American, and discuss theoretical, aesthetic, and critical issues pertinent to the Renaissance, the Baroque, colonialism, syncretism, etc. Texts may also be cultural, visual, and/or filmic.
- Spanish 80: Senior Seminar. Material Baroque. This course is designed to explore the relationship between consumption, transatlantic commerce, and material culture in the development of capitalism in the 16th and 17th centuries. By looking at specific examples of consumption practices attested by novels, plays, and poetry as well as by paintings and engravings, we will analyze the close interaction between commerce, the construction of a bourgeois taste and the expansion of a capitalist mentality, which coincides with the rise of the Baroque aesthetic. Readings will be organized around specific case studies such as female use of make-up and degustation of chocolate from the Americas, male display of collectibles such as ceramics and paintings, "sniffing" of American tobacco, embalming exotic animals and more.
- Spanish 30: Introduction to Hispanic Studies I. Middle Ages to 17th Century.
- Spanish 35: Studies in Spanish-American Literature and Culture. (Off campus program - FSP in Buenos Aires) This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to study a topic of interest in Spanish American literature and culture through the reading of a wide variety of literary and cultural texts. Emphasis will be placed on Argentina and the Southern Cone.
- Spanish 37: Texts and Contexts: Topics in Writing. Writing like a "Nobel". Each week students will read, reflect on and write about the work of a Nobel Prize winner from Latin America and Spain (Benavente, Mistral, Ramón Jiménez, Asturias, Neruda, Aleixandre, García Márquez, Cela, Paz, Menchú and Vargas Llosa), which will help them develop excellence in reading and writing as they prepare for upper level literature and culture courses in Spanish. Weekly writing and re-writing activities on our blog will be instrumental for improving students’ critical reading and writing skills. Special attention will be devoted to literary and critical technical terms that students will be expected to master.
- Spanish 53: Topics in Spanish Linguistics, Rhetoric, and Poetics. Spanish Linguistics, Rhetoric, Poetics, and the Politics of Language. The first part of this course surveys the evolution of Castilian language, with special emphasis on the influence of Arabic and indigenous languages of the Americas, Judeo-Spanish (ladino), Italianisms and Cultisms, Voseo, and the influence of English. In the second part, students will acquire analytical skills to understand the rhetorical and poetic architecture of major works of the Golden Age (Garcilaso de la Vega, Luis de Góngora, Fray Luis de León, etc). Finally, the course reflects on the politics of language by focusing on the history of Language Academies, the production of Grammars, Dictionaries and Orthographies, the relation between Castilian and other languages in Spain and Latin America, and the place of Castilian/Spanish in the United States.
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