State University, Los Angeles DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Office: KH A3032
Ph.D. in Spanish Literature. Fulbright Research Grant (to Spain). Grants from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Spanish University Foundation and the Southwest Women's Research Institute (Univ. of Arizona). At CSLA, I am interested in the cultural development of Hispanic students, in the expansion of international study programs, in advising and promoting a student publication, Revista Literaria Iberoamericana, and in supporting Hispanic Theatre and its ties with the Hispanic community.
Ph.D. Spanish Literature, University of Texas at Austin, 1978
M.A. Spanish Literature 1973 University of Texas at Austin
B.A. Latin American Area Studies & Spanish- American Literature (Double Major) University of Kansas, 1968
Spanish "Bachillerato", Instituto Ramiro de Maeztu, Madrid, Spain, 1952
My teaching objectives are to provide an in-depth view of Hispanic culture and literature to the students by means of a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to the subject, selective research, analysis and questioning of cultural and racial stereotypes and myths and current literary fads, with the aim of insuring that students will enter their chosen professional fields with a solid foundation.
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND REPRESENTATIVE
I am interested in the interaction of the beaux arts, the sciences and political, moral and philosophical ideas with literature and in the evolution of aesthetic canons. I have written Fate and Fortune in Sixteenth-Century Spain and scholarly articles published in the U.S., Spain and Italy. I am working on another book, Human Destiny in Spanish Literature from the Çid to Calderón, several articles on Cervantes and Lope de Vega, and textbooks including Hispanic Literatures: A History and Anthology and Spanish Composition and Grammar.
1. 1991 "Pico della Mirandola, Savonarola & Vitoria."
2. 1991 "Theme & Structure in Pero Mexía's Silva." Discurso Literario.
3. 1990 "Savonarola in Salamanca." Estudios en homenaje a Enrique Ruiz-Fornells.
4. 1989 J.B. Avalle-Arce, ed. 'La Galatea' de Cervantes. Book review, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.
5. 1987 Hado y fortuna en la España del siglo XVI [Fate & Fortune in Sixteenth-Century Spain]. Madrid: Spanish University Foundation, 1987.