Recent Dissertations

 

CLASS OF 2013

David Colbert, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Literature, Williams College
Dissertation: “Memory of the Peripheries: Narrative Constructions of History in Contemporary Spanish, Basque, Catalan, and Galician Novels", Advisor: Enric Bou

CLASS OF 2012

Julia Garner
Dissertation: "After the Earthquake: Literary Responses to Catastrophe in Mexico City, 1985-2000", Advisor: Julio Ortega

Jose Ramon Ortiz, Visiting Lecturer, Brown University
Dissertation: "El cancionero hagiográfico de Jesús Malverde. Corridos de un culto paracatólico", Advisor: Mercedes Vaquero

Carmen Saucedo
Dissertation: "La literatura de lan violencia política en el Perú (1980-2000): planteamientos narrativos y opciones éticas", Advisor: Julio Ortega

Jorge TerukinaYamauchi, Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary
Dissertation: “Retórica, ciencia e imperialismo en Grandeza Mexicana (1604) de Bernardo de Balbuena”, Advisor:  Nicolas Wey-Gomez

Daniella Wittern-Bush
Dissertation: "Words that Speak, Literature that Acts: Damiela Eltit's Narrative Performances", Advisor: Julio Ortega

CLASS OF 2011

Silvia Goldman, Assistant Professor of Spanish at North Central College
Dissertation: "Despues de la interdiccion: la poesia y la recuperacion de la palabra en la posdictadura sudamericana (1980-2005") Advisor:  Julio Ortega

Natalia Matta Jara, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University
Dissertation: "Historia y modernidad en el Perú:  mestizaje y utopía andina en la narrativa histórica contemporánea" Advisor:  Julio Ortega

CLASS OF 2010

Brian Brewer, Senior Lecturer, Trinity College, Dublin.
Dissertation: "La economía en Cervantes: Espacios sociales de intercambio y productividad" (advisor: A. Carreño).

CLASS OF 2009

Ángel Otero Blanco, Assistant Professor, University of Richmond.
Dissertation: "Un lector apasionado:  Arturo Pérez-Reverte y la reformulación del Canon (Pérez Galdós y Unamuno)" (advisor: E. Bou).

Heike Scharm, Assistant Professor, University of South Florida.
Dissertation: "El ser y el tiempo en el Ciclo de Oxford de Javier Marías" (advisor: E. Bou).

CLASS OF 2008

Dánisa Bonacic, Assistant Professor, Simmons College.
Dissertation: "Sujeto, convivencia y comunidad en tres narrativas de fines del siglo veinte: Salón de belleza de Mario Bellatín, El Narrador de Gonzalo Contreras y El Dock de Matilde Sánchez" (advisor: J. Ortega).

Ana González Tornero.
Dissertation: "Historia cultural del ensayo español: Tres calas en el siglo XIX" (advisor: W. Ríos-Font).

Jessica Knauss.
Dissertation: "Alfonsine legislations in the Cantigas de Santa María" (advisor: M. Vaquero).

Amy Sellin, Assistant Professor, Fort Lewis College.
Dissertation: "Critiquing the Nation, Creating the Citizen: A Century of Educational Discourse in Venezuela" (advisor: J. Ortega).

CLASS OF 2006

Yarí Pérez-Marín, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University.
Dissertation: "Curiosos romancistas:  La epistemología europea y la literatura médica novohispana, 1565-1595" (advisor: S. Merrim).

Veronika Ryjik, Assistant Professor, Franklin and Marshall College. 
Dissertation: " Lope de Vega en la invencion de España:  el drama historico-legendario y el nacimiento de la conciencia nacional" (advisor: A. Carreño).

Amy Wright, Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University.
Dissertation: "Subscribing Identies: The Serial Novel in the Development of Novel and Nation. Spain and Mexico from the 1840's to the 1860's" (advisor: J. Ortega).

CLASS OF 2005

Elda Stanco, Assistant Professor, Hollins University 
Dissertation: "Territorios desconocidos: El sujeto femenino en la novela de Caracas" (advisor: J. Ortega).

CLASS OF 2004

Jerelyn Johnson, Assistant Professor, Fairfield University 
Dissertation: " Entre la poesía y el espectáculo: Las acotaciones escénicas de Frederico García Lorca" (advisor: E. Bou).

Leigh Mercer, Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle
Dissertation: " Defiing Spaces: The Public Sphere and the Rise of the Bourgeoisie in the Modern Spanish Novel" (advisor: W. Ríos-Font).

Yosebe Novell, Assistant Professor, Queen's University. 
Dissertation: "Los 'cachorros de la posguerra': Vitalidad literaria en el discurso autobiográfico en España" (advisor: E. Bou).

Antonio Sánchez Jiménez, Associate Professor, Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Dissertation: "La pluma de la contemplación: La autofiguración en la poesía de Félix Lope de Vega Carpio" (advisor: A. Carreño).

CLASS OF 2003

Minia Bongiorno-García, Lectora, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
Dissertation: "'Jo sóc...Eu son... Ni naiz...' : Discursos de la búsqueda identificante en prosistas catalanas, gallegas y vascas en el post-franquismo" (advisor: E. Bou)

Domingo Ledezma, Assistant Professor, Wheaton College.
Dissertation: "El paraíso en América: Un aporte de los jesuitas en las historias naturales, 1591-1668" (advisor: S. Merrim).

María Goretti Ramírez, Associate Professor, Concordia University.
Dissertation: "Filosofía y literatura: María Zambrano, crítica literaria" (advisor: E. Bou).

Eleuterio Santiago-Díaz, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico.
Dissertation: "El drama de la escritura afropuertorriqueña en el escenario de la modernidad: Carmelo Rodríguez Torres ante la ontología de la nación" (advisor: S. Merrim).

CLASS OF 2002

Richard Gordon, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University.
Dissertation: "Reviewing the Colony/Revising the Nation: Mexican and Brazilian Cinematic Dialogue with Colonial Texts" (advisor: S. Merrim).

William Worden, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama.
Dissertation: "Sancho Panza and the Reading of Don Quixote: The squire as reader, critic, narrator and writer of the novel" (advisor: A. Carreño).

CLASS OF 2001

Clara Castro-Ponce, John Jay College, CUNY.
Dissertation: "Teresa de Cartagena: Arboleda de los enfermos; Admiraçión operum Dei: edición crítica singular" (advisor: M. Vaquero).

Camille Cruz Martes, Catedrática Asociada, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.
Dissertation: "La escritura de la violencia: Historia, autobiografía y novela en el Caribe hispánico" (advisor: J. Ortega).

Patricia A. Marshall, Associate Professor, Worcester State College.
Dissertation: "Anatomía y escenificación: La representación del cuerpo humano en las comedias de Calderón de la Barca" (advisor: A. Carreño).

Elena del Río Parra, Professor, Georgia State University.
Dissertation: "Una era de monstruos: Hacia una poética de lo deforme en el Siglo de Oro" (advisor: A. Carreño)

Lisa Voigt, Associate Professor, Ohio State University. 
Dissertation: "Sites of captivity in Colonial Latin American Writing: La Florida del Inca, Cautiverio feliz, Caramurú" (advisor: S. Merrim).

CLASS OF 2000

María Fernanda Lander, Associate Professor, Skidmore College.
Dissertation: "Discursos reguladores para la modernidad: La novela sentimental y el manual de urbanidad hispanoamericanos" (advisor: J. Ortega). 

José E. Santos Guzmán, Catedrático Asociado, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.
Dissertation: "Ideología y estética en el ocaso del siglo XVIII español: Tensiones discursivas en el umbral de la modernidad hispánica" (advisor: G. Ribbans).

H. Rosi Song, Associate Professor, Bryn Mawr College.
Dissertation: "Del compromiso al desencanto: Política, historia y ficción en España (1962-1982)" (advisor: E. Bou).

Arlene Guerrero-Watanabe, Associate Professor, Assumption College.
Dissertation: "The Fiction of Exile: Cuban and Cuban-American literature of displacement" (advisor: J. Ortega).

CLASS OF 1999

Margo Echenberg, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, México DF.
Dissertation: "On 'Wings Of Fragile Paper': Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Fama y Obras Pósthumas (1700)" (advisor: S. Merrim).

† Ricardo Krauel, Assistant Professor, Princeton University.
Dissertation: "Representatciones de heterologías genérico-sexuales en la narrativa española moderna (1875-1975)" (advisor: G. Ribbans). 

Rocío Quispe-Agnoli, Associate Professor, Michigan State University.
Dissertation: "La escritura, remedio contra la violencia: Nueva Corónica y Buen Gobierno en el discurso colonial hispanoamericano" (advisor: J. Ortega). 

Lucía Tono Ramírez.
Dissertation: "La oralidad desde la escritura: Nuevas tácticas discursivas en tres novelas del Posboom latinoamericano" (advisor: J. Ortega).

CLASS OF 1998

Carrie Chorba, Associate Professor, Claremont McKenna College.
Dissertation: "Metaphors of a Mestizo Mexico: New Narrative Rewritings of the Conquest" (advisor: J. Ortega).

Enrique García-Santo Tomás, Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Dissertation: "Paradigmas de la recepción crítica: Hacia una hermenéutica literaria del teatro de Lope de Vega (1609-1935)" (advisor: A. Carreño).

Ivette Hernández-Torres, Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine.
Dissertation: "El contrabando de lo secreto: La escritura de la Historia en El Carnero de Juan Rodríguez Freile" (advisor: J. Ortega).

Claude Malary, Associate Professor, St. Mary's College, CA.
Dissertation: "La plaga como metáfora de la crisis hispanoamericana: El comentario social en la narrativa posmoderna" (advisor: J. Ortega).

CLASS OF 1997

Teresa Langle
Dissertation: "Las voces del cuerpo: El arte narrativo de María de Zayas" (advisors: A. Carreño and S. Merrim).

Leslie Levin Schwarz, Manhattanville College.
Dissertation: "Signs of the Times: Metaphors of Conversion in Selected Dramas of Tirso de Molina and Calderón de la Barca" (advisor: A. Carreño). 

CLASS OF 1996

Deborah N. Cohn, Associate Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Dissertartion: "The Burden of the Past: Visions and Revisions of History in Latin America and the U.S. South" (advisor: S. Merrim).

Sylvia Santaballa, University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
Dissertation: "Representing the Virgin of Guadalupe in Francisco de Florencia's La estrella del norte de México: Dynamics of Seventeeth-Century Creole Historiography" (advisor: S. Merrim).

CLASS OF 1995

Israel Ruiz Cumba, Associate Professor, St. Mary's College, MD.
Dissertation: "Historia, literatura e identidad cultural en la novela puertorriqueña actual" (advisor: J. Ortega).

CLASS OF 1994

Maria Brucato, University of Texas, Austin.
Dissertation: "Dichotomies of vision and desire: Juxtapositions of imagery in the surrealist poetry of Vicente Aleixandre" (advisor: G. Ribbans).

Diana Conchado, Associate Professor, Hunter College, City University of New York.
Dissertation: "Género y poética en la Gatomaquia de Lope de Vega" (advisor: A. Carreño). 

Thomas Harrington, Associate Professor, Trinity College.
Dissertation: "The Pedagogy of Nationhood: Concepts of National Identity in the Iberian Peninsula 1874-1925" (advisor: G. Ribbans).

CLASS OF 1993

Dorothy Escribano, Professor, College of New Rochelle.
Dissertation: "The Convergence of Traditional, Literary and Vulgar Balladry in the Romancero de la Guera Civil" (advisor: G. Ribbans).

Víctor Rodríguez, Texas A&M University.
Dissertation: "Entre la lírica y la épica: La poesía enciclopédica de Pablo Neruda, Jorge Enrique Adoum y Ernesto Cardenal" (advisor: S. Merrim).

Mary-Beth Tierney-Tello, Professor, Wheaton College.
Dissertation: "El humor en Ibargüengoitia: La inversión del discurso heroico".

Pilar Tirado, State University of New York, Plattsburgh.
Dissertation: "Parody in the Lazarillo de Tormes".

CLASS OF 1992

Luis Avilés, Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine.
Dissertation: "La codificación de una crisis: Lenguaje alegórico y problemática social en El Criticón de Gracián" (advisor: A. Carreño).

CLASS OF 1991

María G. Marín, Associate Professor, Baldwin-Wallace College.
Dissertation: "Retórica legal y epistolar en Relaciones y Cartas de Hernán Cortés" (advisor: S. Merrim).

José A. Rosado, Baruch College.
Dissertation: "Onetti: La marginalidad y los medios de communicación masivos en la composición de la literatura urbana" (advisor: S. Merrim).

Joaquín Roses Lozano, Profesor Titular, Universidad de Córdoba.
Dissertation: "La recepción crítica de las Soledades en el siglo XVII (el problema de la oscuridad)" (advisor: A. Carreño).

CLASS OF 1990

Olga Juzyn, Associate Professor, Rhode Island College.
Dissertation: "Oliverio Girondo: La realidad de la palabra" (advisor: A. Carreño).

Vanessa Vilches, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.
Dissertation: "El testimonio: Sitema literario alternativo" (advisor: J. Amor y Vázquez).

CLASS OF 1989

Bradley S. Epps, Professor, Harvard University.
Dissertation: "The Violence of the Letter: Oppression and Resistance in Three Texts by Juan Goytisolo" (advisor: G. Ribbans).

Lois Casey Turner.
Dissertation: "'¡Estas loca!': Feminine constructs of madness and obsession in the post-Civil War Spanish novel" (advisor: J. Amor y Vázquez).

CLASS OF 1987

Alberto Rodríguez, Associate Professor, Dickinson College.
Dissertation: "Pensar y hablar: Un estudio del monólogo y el diálogo en el Quijote" (advisor: A. S. Trueblood).

Clement White, Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island.
Dissertation: "Myth and Verity in the Poetry of Nicolás Guillén: Confrontation, Crisis, Identification" (advisor: C. A. Beane).

CLASS OF 1986

Sandra Dixon, Assistant Professor, West Virginia University.
Dissertation: "Racial identity and literary image: the characterization of Afro-Hispanic and Whites in selected novels of Venezuela and Brazil" (advisor: J. Amor y Vázquez).

Kathleen Ann Myers, Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Dissertation: "Becoming a nun in seventeenth century Mexico: An edition of The Spiritual autobiography of María de San Joseph (volume I)" (advisor: A. S. Trueblod).

CLASS OF 1985

Héctor Medina, Associate Professor, Wheaton College.
Dissertation: "La novelística de Carmen Martín Gaite: Búsqueda de una voz" (advisor: J. Amor y Vázquez).

Phoebe Porter, Lecturer, Smith College.
Dissertation: "A vision of decadence in the last three novels of Emilia Pardo Bazán" (advisor: G. Ribbans).