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Modern Languages

Cristina Casado Presa

Associate Professor of Spanish. Director: Gender Studies Program
Education
  • B.A., University of León, 2000
  • M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2002
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
Research

Areas Of Research

  • Spanish Literature and culture
  • 20th Century Peninsular Theatre
  • 20th Century Peninsular Novel
  • Representations of Witchcraft in Contemporary Spanish Literature
  • Women Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Cultural Studies

LATEST PUBLICATIONS:

“La bruja como paradigma de poder femenino en dos dramas españoles contemporáneos ”. Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica XXVII: Lo oculto en la literatura Hispánica (2012):85-100. Print

 “El silencio como conflicto en un drama de Pilar Pombo”. Letras Femeninas, vol. 36 (2010):277-293. Print

 “Mother -Daughter Relationships in Contemporary Spanish Theater”. Trotman, Tiffany. Ed. TheChanging Spanish Family: Essays on New Views in Literature, Cinema and Theater. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2011. 198-214. Print

Teaching

Courses Taught At Washington College

  • HPS 101. Elementary Spanish I
  • HPS 200. Elementary Spanish Review
  • HPS 201. Intermediate Spanish I
  • HPS 202.Intermediate Spanish II
  • HPS 301. Adv Spanish Proficiency I
  • HPS 302. Adv Spanish Proficiency II
  • HPS 304. Introduction to the Literature of Spain.
  • HPS 494/ GEN 494. Special Topics: I am no Angel: Post-Franco Literature by women.
  • HPS 494. Special Topics: Contemporary Spanish Theater.
  • HPS 394. Special Topics: Culture of Spain through cinema.
  • HPS 420. Perspectives on the Spanish Civil War.
  • GRW 101. Witches, Ghosts, and Vampires: Reflections on Strangeness and Otherness.
Professional Experience

Associate Professor of Spanish. Department of Modern Languages, Washington College. Spring 2014-Present.

Director of the Gender Studies Program. Washington College. Fall 2013-Present.

https://www.washcoll.edu/departments/gender-studies/

Assistant Professor of Spanish.Department of Modern Languages, Washington College. Fall 2008-Spring 2014.       

Course coordinator for SPAN 255 (Conversational Spanish). Department of Romance Languages, UNC-Chapel Hill, fall 2007-Spring 2008.

Teaching Fellow. Department of Romance Languages, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2003-2008.

Teaching Fellow. Department of Romance Languages, SUNY-Buffalo, 2000-2002.

LATEST PRESENTED CONFERENCE PAPERS:

“De Inquisidores y brujas: una re-visión de la Historia en Ars Magica de Nerea   Riesco”.VI Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades. Santiago de Compostela, June 2014.

“More bitching than witching?: Las brujas de Zugarramurdi de Alex de la Iglesia”. Twentieth Annual Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures. University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, April 2014.

“Brujas, poetas y versos de poder: una lectura de La dama número trece de José Carlos Somoza”. Nineteenth Annual Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures. University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, April 2013.

“El precio del poder: una visión herstórica en dos piezas teatrales del “reto de la democracia””. VI Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades. Madrid, June 2012.

“El espectáculo del horror: Secretos y espectros sobre las tablas en Bajo Llave deRaúl de Tomás”. IX Coloquio Internacional de Literatura Fantástica. Lo fantástico: Este y Oeste. University Eötvös Loránd. Budapest, June 2011

“Brujas: ¿proyección utópica del poder femenino? XX Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica.University of Texas at Austin. Austin, October 2010.

“Mujer, poder y teatro histórico en la dramaturgia de Concha Romero y Carmen Resino”.63rd Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky. Lexington, April 2010.