Professor of Spanish; CML Department Chair
Classical & Modern Languages / Academic
- Caruth Administration 207C
Title of Licenciado, University of Extremadura
M.A., Michigan State University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Being a native of Spain with a BA degree in Spanish Philology (1992) didn’t help me much to adapt to a completely different culture when I first arrived to the United States. Nonetheless, I eventually started to feel comfortable in this atmosphere thanks to the friendship and helping hands of people I came across during my adjusting years and, especially, to the support of my husband and family. I got my M.A. (1995) and Ph.D. (2000) degrees in Spanish Language and Literature from Michigan State University and Vanderbilt University respectively. And I was offered a job at Austin College with a “fresh-out-of-the-oven” dissertation in my hands. I chose to come to Austin College because I was impressed by the congeniality and closeness I found among colleagues, but also between students and professors. Up until now I feel part of a big family that cares for each other.
- Span 201 and 202
- Span 226 (supervision of the Spanish section of the Jordan Family Language House)
- Span 236
- Span 250
- Span 350/450
- Peninsular Literature (especially Golden Age Literature, and Spanish Contemporary Plays)
- Female discourse and female images in Spanish Literature
- Film and Literature
Publications, CV, and Links:
Acto seguido: el personaje del teatro español contemporáneo a escena. Coedition with John P. Gabriele and Candyce Crew Leonard. Austin College, TX: Estreno/Wake Forest U.P.: Editorial Teatro, LLC, 2012 (161 pp.)
Sancha, Zahra y Raquel. (Trilogía de mujeres medievales). Edition, analysis, and notes of three plays written by Antonia Bueno. Cáceres, Spain: University of Extremadura, 2009 (570 pp.)
Heroínas con voz propia: el discurso femenino en los dramas de Calderón. Cáceres, Spain: University of Extremadura, 2003 (270 pp.)
“Espacio diegético como etopeya del personaje contemporáneo” Proceedings of the International Colloquium “Urban Spaces in XX and XXI Centuries Spanish Theater”. Münster, Germany: Georg Olms Verlag AG (forthcoming)
“No me cuentes más cuentos”: Subversión del cuento de hadas mediante el discurso femenino” Proceedings of the III International Conference on History, Literature, and Art in Spanish and Portuguese Film (CIHALCEP). Salamanca, Spain, 2015. http://www.cebusal.es/publicaciones/ultimas-publicaciones/
“Ecos jardielescos en la Trilogía mínima de pulgas de hotel, de José Moreno Arenas” Anatomía del teatro indigesto de José Moreno Arenas. Coord. José Antonio Sedeño, Barcelona, Spain: Ediciones Carena, 2015 (125-145)
Dulcinea… ¿soy yo? (monologue) En sentido figurado (November 2014): 77-82
“Sol solo” (poem) En sentido figurado (November 2011): 110-111
“El hombre de la lluvia” (short story) En sentido figurado. Special Issue about Autism. (April 2009): 156-158
“Escenas breves (brevísimas)” (a three-act play) En sentido figurado (March 2009): 76-89
- I have planned and organized 2 International Conferences on Spanish Theater with the attendance of 5 Spanish playwrights and more than 40 scholars from U.S., Spain, Germany, and U.K.
- I have invited around 10 Spanish playwrights to campus to deliver lectures and/or performances, to visit classes, and to interact with the AC community in general, and the Spanish students in particular.
- I created the Bilingual A.C.T. Group in spring 2013, and I have directed more than 12 bilingual stage-readings during 3-4 years.
- I have organized 3 different interchanges involving around 20 Spanish and Texan students from college and high school.
- At the Sherman Museum and the Sherman Public Library I have offered, with the Bilingual A.C.T. Group, bilingual stage-readings for the Sherman community (children and adults).