Teaching

CLASSES TAUGHT

 

Oklahoma State University

Writing the Nation after the Spanish Civil War

The goal of this course is to explore the ways in which narrative works and other cultural artifacts, such as film and music, reshape the idea of Spain from the end of the Civil War (1939) to the end of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship (1975) and beyond. The analysis of canonical, exile, and peripheral works enables students to examine and interplay between official and alternative national discourses developed inside and outside Spain during the 20th century, while establishes a base to understand contemporary debates about Spanish and European societies and nationalisms.

 

Spanish Cinema

Spanish Cinema explores film production in Spain throughout the 20th and 21st century. It focuses on the development of intellectual and artistic ideas as they relate to changes in politics and technology, and on the interpretation of films as cultural, historical, technical and artistic oeuvres. Topics include the development of film and of the film industry in Spain, the avant-garde and surrealism, the Spanish Civil War, Orientalism, the representation of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship and its censorship, exile, la movida, postmodernism, postmemory, decoloniality, posthumanism, and the 21st century economic crisis.

 

Peninsular Civilization
Survey of Peninsular Literature (1700-present)
Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies
Advanced Grammar and Composition
Advanced Conversation
Intermediate Reading and Conversation
Elementary Spanish

 

Central Michigan University
Spanish Peninsular post-Civil-War Narratives
Modern Spanish Novel
Introduction to Spanish Literary Analysis
Advanced Conversation
Intermediate Composition and Conversation

 

Michigan State University
Advanced Cultural Readings and Composition
Elementary and Intermediate Spanish (some courses in hybrid format)

 

Džemal Bijedić University (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (2004-2005)
Intermediate and Advanced Spanish Language and Literature
Spanish for Business

 

OTHER TEACHING INTERESTS

Spanish Civil-War Exiles: Transmediterranean, Transpyrenean and Transatlantic Exchanges
Stateless Iberian Literatures in Translation: From Postwar to Postmodernity
Women and Gender during and after Franco: Sección Femenina’s Concept of Style and its Rebels
How Cantautores became Viejos Progres: Music before, during and after the Movida