Dissertations Defended

DEFENDED DISSERTATIONS (from most recent to 2004)

2017

Joshua Martin (With Special Distinction)
 
(B)ordering Texas: The representation of Violence, Nationalism, and Masculine Archetypes in U.S.-Mexico Borderland Novels (1985-2012)
 
Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

Lee Kirven

The Burden of the Past: Spectral History in the Novels of Carlos Fuentes: 1962-1980

Director: Dr. Enrico Santi

 

Constantin Icleanu 

A Case for Empathy: Immigration in Spanish Contemporary Media, Music, Film, and Novels

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

2016

José María Pérez Sánchez:
“Situational Whiteness and Empire in Spanish Film and Literature.”
Director: Dr. Susan Larson.

Angela Marie Postigo:
“Maybe She’s Born with It: Interplay of Beauty and Power in Representations of Latin Female Hierarchy.”
Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho.

Megan O’Neil:
“Indigenista Heroes and Femmes Fatales: Myth-Making in Latin American Literature and Film.”
Director: Dr. Enrico Santí.

María Jesús López Soriano
"¿Pero tú ​qué te has creído, que la guerra es una broma?: La seriedad del humor en diferentes representaciones culturales de la Guerra Civil española”
Director: Prof. Carmen Moreno-Nuño.

 

2015

 

Matthew J. Wild

Eating Spain: Discourses of National Cuisine Since 1900

Director: Dr. Susan Larson

 

Brian Cole 

Ekphrasis and Avant-Garde Prose in 1920s Spain

Director: Dr. Susan Larson

 

Gonzalo Hernández Baptista

“Largo viaje en breve: La minificción de Max Aub, María Luisa Elío y José de la Colina en el exilio”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

April JeNé New

“Questioning the Codes: The Novelas of María de Zayas y Sotomayor”

Director: Dr. Moisés Castillo

           

Ana Pociello Sampériz (With Special Distinction)

“El despertar de las voces dormidas: La memoria en cuatro novelas sobre mujeres en la guerra civil española y la posguerra”

Director: Dr. Carmen Moreno-Nuño

 

Grace Martín (With Special Distinction)

“For the Love of Robots: Latin American Posthuman Science Fiction Between 1960-                    1999”

Director: Dr. Enrico M. Santí

 

Oswaldo Ortegón

“La Trinidad Vallejiana: Política, Religión y Lenguaje en Fernando Vallejo: 1994-2010”

Director: Dr. Enrico M. Santí

2014

 

Whitaker Jordan

“Staging Theseus: The Mythological Image of the Prince in the Comedia of the Spanish Golden Age”

Director: Dr. Moisés Castillo

 

Sarah Finley

“Acoustic Epistemologies and Aurality in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz”

Co-Directors: Drs. Moisés Castillo and Enrico M. Santí

 

Carlos Zamora Zapata

“Crítica contextural: El corazón del instante de Alberto Blanco: ensayo de un método”

Director: Dr. Enrico M. Santí

2013

Marta M. Rímolo de Rienzi

“Simulacro, hiperrealidad y post-humanismo: La ciencia ficción de Argentina y España ante el 2000”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

 

Lynn Celdrán

“Letters as Textual Mirrors: The Construction of ´Self´ in Epistolary Fiction by Spanish Women Writers, 1986-2006”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

 

Silvia Roig-Martínez (With Special Distinction)

“La narrativa de Aurora Bertrana: Compromiso social y género”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

Ruth Brown

Así es la vida: Creative Narratives of Migration in the Post-Gatekeeper Period”

           

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

2012

Elena Aldea

“Retóricas del imperio: El discurso falangista en torno a la guerra (1939-1943)”

Co- Directors: Drs. Ana Rueda and Susan Larson

 

Wm. Jarrod Brown

“Specters of the Unspeakable: The Rhetoric of Torture in Guatemalan Narrative”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

Krissie Butler

“(De)Constructing an Icon: Fidel Castro and Revolutionary Masculinity”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

Betsy Dahms

“The Life and Work of Gloria Anzaldúa: An Intellectual Biography”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

Mahan Ellison

“Literary Africa: Spanish Reflections of Morocco, Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea in the Contemporary Novel, 1990-2010”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

 

Paul Roggendorf

“The Representation of Traumatic Realism in the Early Novels of Martín Caparrós”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

2011

Jeff Zamostny

“Faustian Figures: Modernity and Male (Homo)sexualities in Spanish Commercial Literature, 1900-1936”
Director: Dr. Susan Larson

Alice Driver

“Cultural Production and Ephemeral Art: Feminicide and the Geography of Cultural Memory in Ciudad Juárez, 1998-2008”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

Matthew Feinberg (With Special Distinction)

“Lavapiés, Madrid as Twenty-First Century Urban Spectacle”

Co-Directors: Dr. Susan Larson and Dr. Ana Rueda

 

Adam Glover

“Poetics of Enchantment: Language, Sacramentality, and Meaning in

Twentieth-Century Argentine Poetry”

Director: Dr. Enrico Mario Santí

 

Diane Burke Moneypenny

“Gastronomy and Otherness in Alfonso X’s Works:
Food Identities in Cartography, Urbanity, Class and Religion”

Director: Dr. Aníbal Biglieri

 

Claudia Ospina

“Representación de la violencia en la novela del narcotráfico y el cine colombiano de fines del siglo XX”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

Rebbecca Pittinger

“Memoryscapes:
Place, Mobility, and Memory in the Post-Dictatorial Southern Cone”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

     

2010

Carmen Arranz

“Modernity and Women Writers at the Turn of the Century”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

 

Osvaldo Di Paolo (With Special Distinction)

“Cadáveres en el armario:
el policial palimpséstico en la literatura argentina contemporánea”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

 

Sandra Martin

“Navigating the Crosscurrents of Gendered Migration in Spanish Narrative and Film”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

 

Kristie Bulleit Niemeier

“Dueling, Honor and Sensibility
in Eighteenth-Century Spanish Sentimental Comedies”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

 

Teresa Phillips

"Erotic (R)evolutions:
Corporeality and Subjectivity in the Poetry of Eunice Odio and Ana Istarú"

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

2009

Elizabeth Amaya

“Literatura del Triángulo Norte en la últimas décadas:
Expresión cultural y globalización, 1980-2000”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

Ela Molina Morelock

“Miradas que desnudan: Lecturas femeninas de la Revolución Mexicana”

Director: Dr. Enrico Mario Santí

 

Nadina Olmedo

“Ecos góticos en la novela y el cine del cono sur”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

Stephanie Saunders

“(Dis)closure:
Unmasking the Tabooed Body in Chilean Literature and Popular Culture”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

Ryan Spangler

“The Religion of Poetry:

An Evaluation of Spiritual Crisis in the Poetry of José Martí”

Director: Dr. Enrico Mario Santí

 

Marcela Valencia

“Jorge Pimentel, Hora Cero y la renovación de la poesía peruana”

Co-Directors: Dr. Susan Carvalho and Dr. Dan Reedy

 

2008

Ismael Artiga

“La conquista de Asia: Profecías y aventuras coloniales del Siglo de Oro español”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda; Co-director Dr. Sherry Velasco

Luciano Cruz

“Imagen, expresión y sentido de lo mulato

en cuatro momentos de la literatura cubana”

Director: Dr. Enrico Mario Santí

 

Josefina López

“Oralidad, performance y recepción en Santa Teresa de Jesús”

Directors: Dr. Sherry Velasco and Dr. Aníbal Biglieri

 

J. Javier Puerto Benito

“Ovid's 'Heroides' in Alfonso X's 'General Estoria': Translation, Adaptation and Use of a Classical Work in a Thirteenth-

Century Iberian History of the World”

Director: Dr. Aníbal Biglieri

 

2007

Laura Hunt

“Exceptionalism and the Construction of Nature

in the Spanish American novela de la selva

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho
 

Nino Kebadze (with Special Distinction)

“Fictions of Surrender:

Romance and Exemplarity in Post-War Spanish Women’s Narratives”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

 

Núria Sabaté-Llobera

“Cuba's Literary Geography in Contemporary Catalan Narrative”

Co-Directors: Dr. Susan Larson and Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

2006

David Bird

“Unrealized Speculative Models of Cultural Formation

in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Spain”

Co-Directors: Dr. Ana Rueda and Dr. Susan Larson

 

Silvia Casini

“Patagonialismo y el espacio argentino”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

                                  

Jorge González del Pozo

“Comprometiendo al arte: las drogas en la narrativa y en el cine hispano, 1985-2005”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

 

William James

“Dependence, Independence and Death:

Toward a Psychobiography of Delmira Agustini”

Director: Dr. Enrico Mario Santí

 

Bryan Pearce-Gonzáles

“Hybridity and the Latino Identity”

Co-Directors: Dr. Susan Carvalho and Dr. Enrico Mario Santí

 

Abbey Poffenberger

“The Boom of Mexican Indigenous Literature: 

Resistance, Reaffirmation and Revision”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

Inela Selimovic

“Lost and Found in the City:

Women and Urban Spaces in the Fiction of Lispector, Eltit, Garro and Valenzuela”

Director: Dr. Dianna Niebylski

 

2005

Renata Fernández

“Micaela Bastidas en la historia, literatura y cultura peruana:

Análisis de sus reconfiguraciones discursivas”

Director: Dr. Daniel Reedy

 

D. Gene Pace

“Unfettering Confession: Ritual and Performance in Spanish Literature”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

Alicia Ramírez

“Early Women’s Theater of Spanish America”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

2004

Genny Ballard

“The Implied Reader in the Hispanic Children's Literature of the "EnCuento" Series”

Director: Dr. Enrico Mario Santí

 

Jeremy Leeds Cass

“Fashioning AfroCuba:
 

Fernando Ortiz and the Advent of Afrocuban Studies, 1906-1957”

Director: Dr. Enrico Mario Santí

 

Teresa Herrera

“La verbena de la Paloma y el mito popular”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

 

DISSERTATIONS IN PROGRESS (in alphabetical order)

Dan Anderson

“Modes of Satire in Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s Films”

Director: Dr. Enrico Mario Santí

 

Natalia Andrés del Pozo

“Memoria y revisión histórica: La guerra como espectro en la novela escrita desde la transición española”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

 

José Manuel Cañibano Alonso

“Reconstrucción de la identidad nacional a través de la novela histórica medieval española”

Director: Dr. Aníbal Biglieri

 

Lynn Celdrán

“Letters as Textual Mirrors: The Construction of ´Self´ in Epistolary Fiction by Spanish Women Writers, 1986-2006”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

Defense scheduled August 2013

 

Brian Cole

“Ekphrasis in the Avant-Garde Prose of 1920s Spain”

Director: Dr. Susan Larson

 

Michelle Dumais

“Post-Franco Tourism Narrative, 1960-1975”

Directors: Drs. Susan Larson and Ana Rueda

 

Carolina Escárpita

“Foucault, Power, and the Mexican in Novels by Volpi”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

            Sarah Finley

            “Diabolus in Musica:

             A Counterpoint of Contact between Mesoamerica and Europe in New Spain 1492-1695”

             Director: Drs. Moisés Castillo and Enrico Mario Santí

 

             Ángela Gonzales

 “Maybe She’s Born With It:

 Interplay of Beauty and Power in Representations of Latin Female Hierarchy”

             Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

Marta Granados

“Literatura insular en libros de viajes, enciclopedias y libros de aventuras”

Director: Dr. Aníbal Biglieri

 

Joshua Hoekstra

“iTexts: Techxtual Poetics and Narcissism of the Spanish Avant Garde to the Nocilla Generation”

Director: Dr. Susan Larson

 

            Constantin Icleanu

            “Law and Literature: Perspectives at the Crossroads of Immigration and Justice in Spain”

             Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

 

            Whitaker Jordan

            “The Prince in Mythological Plays of the Golden Age”

            Directors: Drs. Moisés Castillo and Aníbal Biglieri

 

Ivonne Marte

“Representations of Masculinities in Contemporary Dominican-American Narrative”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

April JeNé New

“Challenging the ‘Codes’ in the Novelas of María de Zayas”

Directors: Drs. Moisés Castillo and Aníbal Biglieri

 

Johana Pérez

“El enclave bananero en la literatura de Guatemala, Honduras y Costa Rica”

Director: Dr. Enrico Mario Santí

 

            Grace Rhenals

“Poco conocidos pero buenos por conocer: el robot en la literatura de ciencia ficción latinoamericana, 1960-1999”

            Directors: Dr. Mariana Amato, Dr. Mario Enrico Santí

 

Marta M. Rímolo de Rienzi

“Simulacro, hiperrealidad y post-humanismo: La ciencia ficción de Argentina y España ante el 2000”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

Defense scheduled August 2013

 

Silvia Roig-Martínez

“La narrativa de Aurora Bertrana: Compromiso social y género”

Director: Dr. Ana Rueda

Defense scheduled August 2013

 

Santos Martin, Allison

Queer Confessions of a Perverse Society: Sapphic Women in the Spanish Silver Age

            Director: Dr. Susan Larson

 

Anderson Stewart

“Heterotropic Encounters: Mestizaje in Caribbean Literature of the 19th and 20th centuries”

Director: Dr. Enrico Mario Santí

 

Rebecca Whitehead

“Whoring the Nation: Prostitution and Nationality in 20th Century Latin American Literature”

Director: Dr. Susan Carvalho

 

 

 

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