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Modern Languages

Cristina Casado Presa

Associate Professor of Spanish. Director: Gender Studies Program; Associate Chair, Department of Modern Languages
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

  • REVIEWS:

 Amend, Tracie. The Adulteress on the Spanish Stage. Gender and Modernity in 19th Century Romantic Drama. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015.  (Forthcoming)

Corbalán Vélez, Ana M. El cuerpo transgresor en la narrativa española contemporánea. Madrid: Libertarias, 2009. Nueva revista de literatura hispánica 13, 247-249. Print

Booth, Stephanie and Tolz, Vera, Ed. Nation and gender in contemporary Europe. Manchester University Press, 2005. Hispanófila 150, 103-105. 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:

“Mujeres de carne y hueso en una edad de tinieblas: las Historias de brujas medievales de Ángeles de Irisarri”. VIII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades. Madrid, June, 2016

 “La figura de la bruja en dos novelas de Eugenia Rico: Una lectura de Aunque seamos malditas y El camino del Diablo”. 68th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky. Lexington, April 2015

“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.