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Modern Languages

Elena Deanda

Assistant Professor of Spanish / Director of the Black Studies Program

Elena Deanda-Camacho studies transatlantic Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment in Spain and New Spain.

Besides literature, she has studied philosophy, religion, and medieval Studies in Mexico and France. At Washington College, she is enjoying teaching all levels of Spanish language, culture, and literature.

Education

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2010

Research

Golden Age, Baroque, and the Enlightenment

Gender studies, queer theory, critical race theory, critical theory

Spain and Mexico

Teaching

HPS 494 - How to (Make) Love in Early Modern Spain 

HPS 494 - Love and War in Spanish Golden Age

HPS 494 - Crusaders, Conqueror, and Immigrants

HPS 494 - Afro (Latin) America

GRW -      Forbidden Literature

HPS 305 - Spanish for Business

HPS 305 - Introduction to Hispanic American Literature

HPS 302 - Conversation Spanish

HPS 201 - Intermediate Spanish

HPS 200 - Intensive Elementary Spanish

HPS 102 - Elementary Spanish

 

 

Publications

 “Percances de la memoria: El sujeto y la colectividad en La versada de Arcadio Hidalgo.” Ed. Donaji Cuellar. Literatura de tradicion oral de Mexico: Generos representativos. San Luis-Xalapa: Colegio de San Luis-U of Veracruz, 2012. 197-221. 

 “Maria Candelaria y Oficio de tinieblas. Representando a la mujer indigena en el Mexico del siglo XX.” Semiosis 13.1 (2011): 69-84.

 “The Politics of a Colonial Folksong: Male Bonding, Pardos’ Chuchumbe, and the Inquisitorial Body.” Transverse 10 (2010): 15 pp.

 “El chuchumbé te he de soplar: sobre obscenidad, censura y memoria oral en el primer ‘son de la tierra’ novohispano.” Mester 36 (2007): 53-71.

 “On Joy, Death, and Writing: From Autobiography to Autothanatography in Clarice Lispector’s Works.” Working Papers in Romance Languages 1.1 (2006) Vol. : Iss. 1, Article 5.

 

Reviews:

 Review: “The Inquisition in New Spain 1536-1820. A Documentary History by John Chuchiak IV.” European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 94 (2013): 136-137.

 Review: “No solo ayunos y oraciones. Piezas teatrales menores en conventos de monjas (Siglo XVIII). Por Maria Sten y Raquel Gutierrez Estupinan.” The Latin Americanist 52.3 (2008): 105-107.

 

Creative Writing:

“Parentesis.” Ambitos Feministas 4 (2014): 131-133. 

Breve Cronica del Deseo. Xalapa: Durandarte, 2003. Excerpt here. Review here.