|PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:
Alchemy and Narrative Theory: The Quest for Gold in Cien años de
International Book Publishers, 1981.
Aleixandre and Cernuda, co-authored with Linda Lehrer and Shelly DeLaurentis. Brown
University, 1974. This is a volume of poetry translations done at the suggestion of
Professor Edwin Honig.
of Solitude: Two Additional Translation Corrections," 173-175
in the Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 24, number 1, Fall
"Under A Mantle of Stars and some common themes in the works of
Manuel Puig," 74-79 in MACLAS Latin American Essays, vol. IX, 1996, ed. Juan Espadas.
Middle Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies, 1996.
"Teaching One Hundred Years Of Solitude in History, Politics, and
Civilization Courses," 33-44 in Approaches to Teaching One Hundred Solitude,
ed. M.E. de Valdés and M.J. Valdés. New York: The Modern Language Association of
America, 1990. This volume is part of the MLA series "Approaches to Teaching World
"One Hundred Years
of Solitude: The Beginning and the Ending of the novel,"
41-50 in MACLAS Latin American Essays, vol. II, 1990, ed.
R. Alexander, E. Couturier and J. Espadas. Rutgers University: Middle
Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies, 1990.
"Perspectivismo en Don
Quijote y en Cien años de soledad: una compression,"
21-38 in Hispanófila, January 1987.
"The Holdfast Motif in La
vida es sueño: self-interest and self-sacrifice," 17-22
in [Proceedings from the] National Symposium on Hispanic Theatre,
ed. A. M. Franco. University of Northern Iowa, 1985.
"Don Quijote in the
Light of Huarte's Examen de ingenios: A Reexamination,"
3-13 in Anales Cervantinos, XIX, 1982.
"Paul Julian Smith, The
Body Hispanic: Gender and Sexuality in Spanish and Spanish American
Literature," 284-85 in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies,
LXIX (July 1992).
"Shannon, Robert M., Visions
of the New World in the Drama of Lope de Vega, 175-76 in Boletín
vol. 44, no. 1 (Summer 1992).
"La ausencia y su presencia en unos cuentos
de Juan Rulfo y José Donoso," presented at the 63rd
Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, in Lexington, Kentucky,
April 15, 2010.
"Two anthems of Self-determination: Gloria
Anzaldúa's 'To live in the Borderlands means you' and Jimmy
Santiago Baca's 'A Daily Joy to Be Alive'," presented at the
60th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, in Lexington,
Kentucky, in April, 2007.
"Psychological and Sociological
Aspects of Personal Identity in Three Modern Latino Works: Down
These Mean Streets, Bless Me, Ultima, and Going Under," presented
at the 59th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, in Lexington,
Kentucky, on April 20, 2006.
"Silence and laughter
in Luiz Valdés's Los vendidos, presented at the
18th Annual International Conference of Literature, Visual Arts,
and Cinema, on October 25, 2003, in Atlanta, Georgia.
as catalyst in Isabel Allende's Hija de la fortuna,"
presented November 9, 2002, at the 17th Annual International Conference
of Literature, Visual Arts, and Cinema, in Atlanta Georgia.
"One Hundred Years
of Solitude: Text and Context," given at Willamette College
in February, 2000.
"Some Decentering Techniques in Zoé Valdés's Te
di la vida entera, presented May 11, 2000, at the Twentieth Annual Cincinnati
Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures in the session "La mirada
femenina: fragmentaciones y desplazamientos"
"Borges, Modern Science and the Postmodern," presented February 27,
1999 at the LA CHISPA (Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Literature), in New Orleans, LA.
"Gender de(con)struction in three works: La bella durmiente,
"Cambio de armas," y Como agua para chocolate," presented at the
Fifth Annual Conference on Ibero-American Culture and Society, which was held at the
University of New Mexico, February 8-11, 1996.
"Silence and Silencing in Three Works: La bella durmiente, Cambio
de armas and Como agua para chocolate" presented April 8, 1995 at a
conference on Literature and Linguistics in Palm Springs, CA, "Strangers in Paradise:
Voices in Exile."
"Under A Mantle of Stars and Some Common Themes in the Works of
Manuel Puig" presented April 1, 1995 at the IX annual MACLAS conference at Albright
College, in Reading PA.
"One Use of Film in a Literature Course: Manuel Puigs Bajo un
manto de estrellas and Kiss of the Spider Woman," presented on April 3,
1993 at the VII annual MACLAS Conference at Penn State University.
"Towards a Bibliography
for Teaching One Hundred Years of Solitude in Politics, History,
Culture and Civilization Courses," presented at the 1989 Mid-Atlantic
Council on Latin American Studies in April, at Ursinus College.
"Pedro Páramo: A Jungian Examination," presented at the
Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference in October, 1988, at the University of
Tennessee at Knoxville.
"The Holdfast Motif in La vida es sueño: self-interest and
self-sacrifice," presented at the National Symposium on Hispanic Theatre, at the
University of Northern Iowa, 1982.
"Alchemy in Cien años de soledad: A Metaphor for Humanism,"
presented at the International Symposium "Hispanism as Humanism" in March, 1980,
at SUNY Albany.
and participated in readings of Latino authors as part of Hispanic
Heritage Month at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, October 2002,
October 2003, and September 2005
Demonstration to the Board
of Trustees of Randolph-Macon Woman's College of the HyperCard interactive
grammar program I authored (Spring 1997)
"Latin American Literature: From Jorge Luis Borges to the 'BOOM'
and after," presented on April 7, 1990 at Randolph-Macon Womans
College (Parents Weekend).
of Women in Latin America," a lecture/slide presentation, presented at Randolph-Macon
Womans College, March 1990, to the Womens Studies Program.
"Alchemy in Cien años
de soledad," a lecture/class given at Davidson College
at the invitation of Professor Alberto Fernandez, January of 1988.
"Alchemy: Pseudoscience or Psychological Truth?," a talk given at the
Center for Special Studies at Davidson College in January, 1988, at the invitation of
Professor Brockway, the Director of the Center.
"Cien años de soledad," a lecture/graduate seminar given at
Brown University in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies in November, 1987, at
the invitation of Professor Frank Durand, the Chair of the Department of Spanish.
"The Mexican Muralists,"
a lecture and slide presentation given at Randolph-Macon Womans
College, at a Dean's Luncheon, Spring 1988
to Sigma Delta Pi, a national Spanish honor society, from September
Advisor to the Latina Students Organization, 2004 -
to the Spanish Club, 2003-
Beta Kappa chapter
of Randolph-Macon Woman's College (term from fall 2001-spring 2003)
participate in the Distinguished Scholars program at Willamette
University, February, 2001. I met with students from a senior
seminar on One Hundred Years of Solitude and also delivered a talk to
the community, "One Hundred Years of Solitude: Text
Evaluator: Hollins University
Spanish Program (March
1996-97. Designed interactive grammar, using the HyperCard
software application, for the Destinos language program for Randolph-Macon
Womans College students.
Attended the 28th Annual Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Symposium,
"Latin American Women Writers: Canons, Traditions,Revisions," January 26-28,
Organized and chaired the panel "Film and Literature in Latin American
Studies," in which I also presented a paper, at the VII annual MACLAS Conference in
April of 1993.
I chaired a panel on Latin American Literature at the 1989 SECOLAS Conference in
Travel and Study (at the UNAM) in Mexico, 1982.
Peace Corps Volunteer, Rural Education Program in Venezuela, 1969-70.
Travel and Study (at la Universidad de Salamanca) in Spain, 1967.
|ACADEMIC AWARDS, WORKSHOPS, GRANTS
Gillie Larew Award for excellence in teaching, Randolph-Macon Woman's
College, Fall 2003.
Dean's Technology Grant from
Randolph-Macon Woman's College for the summer of 2002 to compose
the first half of an Interactive Spanish grammar, using the Flash
application. The exercises and grammar are now available to
our students on the Internet.
as a Distinguished Scholar to Willamette University, February
2000. Received an honorarium of $1000.
Summer technology grants, Randolph-Macon Womans
College, to create interactive electronic grammar using HyperCard software, to create
Power Point presentations and learn web page creation: summers of 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.
Participated in a summer institute at the Duke-UNC Program in Latin American Studies
entitled "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Civilization of Latin
America" (June 1992)
Accepted to attend a summer seminar on "Hispanic Film into Literature" at Clark
University in 1992, but chose to attend the seminar at Duke-UNC instead. Alas, the dates
overlapped and I could not do both.
Attended the NEH 1989 Summer Institute "Re-Creating the New World Contact: Indigenous
Languages and Literatures of Latin America," at the University of Texas at Austin. I
also attended the follow-up mini-institute the next summer and made a lecture/slide
presentation entitled "Some Images of Woman in Latin America: Mexico." For
the 1989 Institute I received money from the NEH and also from the Professional
Development Committee of the College.
Selected to participate in the NEH 1989 Summer Institute on Don Quijote at the University
of Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. I decided to attend the Institute
described above instead of this one.
Attended the 1987 Mellon summer
Seminar on Cognitive Psychology at William and Mary College.
Invited by the Hispanic and Italian Studies Department of Brown University to
give the Herbert A. Kenyon Lecture in 1987. (Each year an ex-graduate student is invited
to make a presentation.)
In 1983 I received a summer grant from St. Andrews School to study at the
University of Mexico in Mexico City. Among the courses I took was one devoted to Mexican
Held the Kenyon Fellowship for graduate studies at Brown from 1972 to 1976.
Rufus Choate Scholar (an academic honor) at Dartmouth College in 1968-69.
Graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Cum Laude from Dartmouth College in 1969.
General Motors full tuition scholarship for Dartmouth College, 1965 to 1969.