Dissertations

from the PhD in Spanish

In Progress

Erin Roark (advisor, Hazel Gold) “Representing Al-Andalus: Andalusi Traces in Contemporary Culture in Spain and North Africa.”

Sergio Salazar (advisor, Don Tuten) "Ciudades fragmentadas: imaginario urbano, espacio y globalización en la literatura colombiana, 1970-2010"

Defended in 2017

Vanessa Nelsen (advisor, José Quiroga) "Specters of the Neobaroque: Exile and Image in Lezama, Arenas, and Sarduy"

Defended in 2016

Janike Ruginis (advisor, Dierdra Reber) "The Politics of The Photographic Aesthetic in Latin America: Photography in Literature and Film in 20th-and 21st-Century Argentina and Brazil"

Defended in 2015

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón (advisor, Ricardo Gutiérrez Mouat) "Vagrancies: The Suspension of Work in Mexican Cultural Production, 1861-1982"

Michelle Hulme-Lippert (advisor, Hernán Feldman) “Reworking the Kirchnerist Narrative: Human Rights, Politics, and Cultural Production in Contemporary Argentina”

Defended 2014

Angel Díaz (advisor, José Quiroga) "Muerte y resurrección de la poesía en Estrella distante, Los detectives salvajes y Amuleto deRoberto Bolaño"

Fernando Esquivel (advisor, Hernán Feldman) "'Españoles trasplantados”: raza hispana y migración en las misiones culturales españolas enviadas al centenario de la independencia argentina (1898-1910)"

Stephanie Pridgeon (advisor, Hernán Feldman) "Subverting Subversion: Reexamining 1970s Militant Ideology through Recent Argentine Literature and Film (1996-2009)"

Defended 2013

Nanci Buiza (advisor, Ricardo Gutiérrez-Mouat) "Phantoms of the Past: Trauma and Affect in Postwar Central American Fiction"

José Arnaldo Larrauri (advisor, Karen Stolley) "Ruptura, diversidad y exceso: el discurso queer en la literatura puertorriqueña"

Anne Garland Mahler (advisor, Dierdra Reber) "Beyond the Color Curtain: Race and Empire in Tricontinentalist Cultural Production"

Sandra Navarro (advisor, Hernán Feldman) “Captive Subjects: The Figure of the Child in Argentine Cinema”

Margarita Pintado Burgos (advisor, José Quiroga) "Derroteros y derrotas: Lorenzo García Vega y la literatura menor"

Anastasia Valecce (advisor, José Quiroga) “El neorrealismo italiano en la Revolución cubana (1959-1969)”

Defended 2012

Estrella Cedeño (advisor, Hernán Feldman)"Intersubjectivity in XIXth-Century Literary Criticism"

Gabriel Eljaiek (advisor, José Quiroga) "Selva de fantasmas: Tropicalización de lo gótico en el cine y la literatura latinoamericana"

Omar Granados (advisor, José Quiroga) "Espejos de impaciencia: Re-escritura y revolución en Cuba"

Orosman López Bao, (advisor, José Quiroga) “Fraying at the Edges: Male Homosexuals, Female Prostitutes, and Suicides in Cuba’s Post-Soviet Detective Fiction” 

Defended 2011

Brittany Anderson (advisor, Karen Stolley) "Material Women and Imperial Fashions: the Circulation of Ideologies and Commerce in the Hispanic Enlightenment"

Ana María Díaz Burgos (advisor, Karen Stolley) "Entre el archivo inquisitorial, el devenir picaresco: 
Redes, voces y hechicería en Cartagena de Indias. El Caso de Doña Lorenzana de Acereto 1610-1614"

Gloria Hernández (advisor, María Mercedes Carrión) "Descubre tu presencia. Ausencia, memoria y deseo en el Cántico espiritual y Rasa lila"

Defended 2000 to 2010

Defended 2010

Margaret Boyle (advisor, María Mercedes Carrión) "Bad Girls on Stage: Spectacles of Deviance and Rehabilitation in Early Modern Spain"

Aisha Cort (advisor, José Quiroga) "Negrometraje, Literature and Race in Revolutionary Cuba"

Cristina Delano (advior, Hazel Gold) "Irrational Maps: The Gothic misterios of Madrid and Barcelona"

Defended 2009

Ryan Davis (advisor, Hazel Gold) "Epidemic Expressions: Reading the Cultural Narrative of 'Spanish' Flu Discourse in Spain, 1918-1919"

Matt Edwards (advisor, José Quiroga) "Historical Constructions, Sexual Memories"

María Del Mar Rosa Rodríguez (advisor, María Mercedes Carrión) "Religiosidades en tránsito: el simulacro aljamiado en el siglo XVI español"

Defended 2008

Jess Boersma (advisor, Hazel Gold) "Combatting the Modern State: War and Literature as Weak Dialectic in Galdós, Sender, Semprún and Goytisolo"

Defended 2007

Anjela Cannarelli-Peck (advisor, María Mercedes Carrión) "Caving Subjects, Wonderful Monsters: Convivencia After 1492"

Ketevan Kupatadze (advisor, Ricardo Gutiérrez-Mouat) "Encompassing the World: Neo-Cosmopolitan Vision in Contemporary Latin American Literature"

Eduardo Ortiz (advisor, José Quiroga) "Cut, Copy and Paste: el rebelde cadáver exquisito de la heroicidad surrealista"

Defended 2006

Sylvia Figueroa (advisor, José Quiroga) "Espacio y velocidad: tecnologías para una nueva mirada en la poesía virtual latinoamericana"

Katie Ford (advisor, José Quiroga) "Transforming Spectacles: Violence in Cuban and Argentine Theater (1968-1974)"

Kerry Hegarty (advisor, José Quiroga) "The New Urban Heroes: Representations of Cultural Modernity in 1960s and 1970s Mexican Literature and Film"

Rocío Rodríguez-del Río (advisor, María Mercedes Carrión) "Mujeres de armas y letras: la reescritura del género sexual a través del género literario en Ana Caro, Lope de Vega y María de Zayas"

George Thomas (advisor, Karen Stolley) "Occasional Nun: The Politics and Poetics of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz"

Tanya Weimer (advisor, José Quiroga) "La diáspora cubana en México: terceros espacios y miradas excéntricas"

Scott Weintraub (advisor, José Quiroga) "Reading the Crisis, the Crisis of Reading: Politics, Ethics and Poetics in Néstor Perlongher, Osvaldo Lamborghini and Raúl Zurita"

Defended 2005 

Julia Carroll (advisor, Ricardo Gutiérrez-Mouat) "The Exchange of Memory: Reconfigurations of Difference in Postdictatorial Southern Cone Cultural Production, 1991-2001"

Ana Isabel Montero (advisor, Hazel Gold) “Deflowering Textual Boundaries: Illustration and Transgression in the 1499 (?) Edition of Celestina

David Slade (advisor, Karen Stolley) "Enlightened Archi-Textures: Founding Colonial Archives in the Hispanic Eighteenth Century"

Defended 2004

Jeremy Paden (advisor, Carl Good) "Reading Religiously. Baroque Hermeneutics in Lope de Vega and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz"

Amy Austin (advisor, María Mercedes Carrión) "Translating Llull: Images, Words, and Spaces of Convivencia in Medieval Iberia"

Eugenia Romero (advisor, Hazel Gold) "Memoria, identidad y migración. El imaginario gallego en la literatura española del XIX y el XX"

Defended 2003

Ryan Prendergast (advisor, María Mercedes Carrión) "Spectres of Control: Inquisition, Hermeneutics and Early Modern Spain"

Defended 2002

Néstor Rodríguez (advisor, Carlos J. Alonso) "Las ciudades imaginadas: configuraciones y desfiguraciones de lo nacional en la literatura dominicana contemporánea"

Justin Crumbaugh (advisor, Annabel Martín) "Last Resorts: Tourist Economies in Contemporary Spain's Cinema, Narrative, and Culture"

Denise Galarza-Sepúlveda (advisor, Karen Stolley) "City, Myth, and Morality in Bartolomé Arzan's Historia de la villa imperial de Potosi: A Criollo Project"

Josefina Isava (advisor, Carlos J. Alonso) "La degeneración: un discurso generador en la novela latinoamericana de finales del siglo XIX" 

Defended 2001

José Antonio Rico-Ferrer (advisor, María Mercedes Carrión) "Relecturas de la figura del cortesano: disciplina de la masculinidad en la España de los siglos XVI y XVII" 

Defended 2000

Alberto Egea Fernández-Montesinos (advisor, Hazel Gold) "La construcción del imaginario literario andaluz: entre la imaginación folklórica y las marginaciones del sur"

Patrick Garlinger (advisor, Hazel Gold) "Dead Letters: Epistolarity and Homoeroticism in Contemporary Spanish Literature"

Dara Goldman (advisor, Carlos J. Alonso) "Lost and Found: Insularity and the Construction of Subjectivity in Hispanic Caribbean Literature"

Michael Jordan (advisor, Carlos J. Alonso) "Displacement and Deferral as Generative Mechanisms of Textual Production in the Works of César Vallejo"

Edna Rodríguez Mangual (advisor, Carlos J. Alonso) "Identidad, nacionalismo y exilio: imaginando la nación cubana en los escritos de Lidia Cabrera"