- 5229 Dwinelle Hall
- T 3-4, Th 2-3
Professor of Spanish (Ph. D., Johns Hopkins University, 1974). Her research and teaching focus on questions of gender and sexuality, and on visual culture in early modern Spanish and Colonial Latin American literature. She is co-editor of ¿Entiendes? Queer Readings, Hispanic Writings (Duke UP, 1995) and Approaches to Teaching the Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (MLA, 2007). Her work in gender studies includes twentieth-century women writers in Castilian and Catalan. Poetic sonorities in Don Quixote and in the poetry of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and representations of motherhood have been the focus of her most recent work. » read more »
- 5216 Dwinelle Hall
- T 8:30-9:30, Th 11-12
Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature & Culture. Her work focuses on photography, film and contemporary art, critical theory and aesthetics of both Spanish America and Brazil. She is the author of two books on photography. The first, Fotografia e Imperio. Paisagens para um Brasil Moderno (Cia das Letras, 2012) is a study of 19th Century photography in Brasil in its relationship to modern state formation, nationalism, modernization and race. » read more »
- 204 Durant Hall
- By appointment
Ph. D., Harvard University, 1980. (Professor) Cervantes and theatre; the Spanish Baroque; the modern novel and theory of the novel; philosophy and literature; Goya; literary theory; aesthetics.
- 5215 Dwinelle Hall
- Tuesdays/Thursdays: 3-4PM
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Romance Linguistics
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015. Spanish Linguistics, Romance linguistics, SLATE (Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education).
Research Expertise and Interest
Sociolinguistics, contact linguistics and language contact, language variation and change, Romance linguistics, quantitative methods (statistics, variable rule analyses for sociolinguistics, and computer software for statistics), sociohistorical linguistics, sociophonetics, bilingualism, Catalan, Spanish, dialectal diversification, foreign language pedagogy. » read more »
- 5226 Dwinelle Hall
- Office hours: (Spring 2017) Thursdays & Fridays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Associate Professor of Colonial Studies. She received her Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 2004, and before returning to the Bay Area in 2009, she taught at the University of Michigan. Her research and teaching make connections between the past and the present which try to show the relevance of the colonial period for an understanding of contemporary times. She was co-director of the Berkeley research group » read more »
- 5227 Dwinelle Hall
- MF 2-3
Daylet Domínguez (Ph.D., Princeton University) is an Assistant Professor of Latin America and Caribbean literatures and cultures. Her work focuses on modern travel cultures and costumbrismo; visuality and writing; empire, nation and revolution; and slavery. She is currently completing her fist book project, which studies the interplay of literature and science in nineteenth-century Hispanic Caribbean. It particularly emphasizes how the traditions of travel literatures and costumbrismo were important to the establishment of ethnography as a practice and a modern discourse in the Hispanic Caribbean. Her second book project will study the ways in which the Caribbean has been imagined, produced and interpreted as a natural and geographical landscape in the modern and contemporary culture.
- 5210 Dwinelle Hall
- TTh 4-5, by appt.
Professor of Modern Spanish Literature and Culture (18th-21st centuries). Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. Comparative and Transatlantic Hispanic studies. Literature and geopolitics. Aesthetics and ideology. Visual culture. Author of two books: Enrique Gil y la genalogía de la lírica moderna (Juan de la Cuesta, 1999), and Properties of Modernity: Romantic Spain, Modern Europe and the Legacies of Empire (Vanderbildt University Press, 2006). » read more »
- 5223 Dwinelle Hall
Francine Masiello holds the Sidney and Margaret Ancker Chair of Spanish and Comparative Literature. At Berkeley, where she has spent most of her career, she has extended a teaching and research arc covering Latin American literatures and comparative North/South cultures of the Americas from the 19th through the 21st centuries. Her work has focused on the relationship between politics and literature, culture under dictatorship and the transition to democracy, and, more recently, the global south as a problem for literature and philosophy, but her real passions show through in her seminars on » read more »
- 4327 Dwinelle Hall
- MW 3:30-4:30 (and by appointment)
Assistant Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Literature and Culture. His work emphasizes the connections between Argentine, Cuban, and U.S. literature, the history of media and technology, sound studies, linguistic anthropology, computational (digital) humanities and new media studies. He has contributed articles to Cultural Critique, La Habana Elegante, Representations, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Sounding Out!, Variaciones Borges, and others. His book, Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas (FlashPoints at Northwestern University Press, 2017) investigates the co-evolution of radio and the novel in Argentina, Cuba, and the United States. The book charts the rise and fall of populism and state socialism, and how authors in these countries began to re-conceive novel writing as an act of listening in order to shape the creation and understanding of the vox populi. Before returning to Berkeley, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell University. (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)
- 5221 Dwinelle Hall
- WTh 10:30-12, by appt.
Department Chair, Professor of Spanish Golden Age Literature, especially poetry, poetics, and historiography; Literary Theory. Ph. D., Indiana University, 1985. His research has focused on Italo-Iberian cultural relations, and on a series of phenomena (Petrarchism, courtiership, narrative theory) that can be seen as metalanguages of an early modern culture that cut across national boundaries. That said, he is also interested in specifically Iberian literary and cultural issues: lyric poetry and poetics (special attention to Garcilaso, Fray Luis de León, Herrera, and Góngora, and topics such as visualization, eroticism, metaphor); national identity and transnational empire (translation and transculturation); print culture and the rise of the novel (hagiography, historiography, verisimilitude theory); etc. He is particularly interested in all sorts of formalist approaches to both poetry and narrative.
- 5224 Dwinelle Hall
- On Sabbatical
Alex Saum-Pascual is Assistant Professor of Spanish at UC Berkeley. In the Department of Spanish and Portuguese she teaches Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture (20th and 21st Centuries) and Electronic Literature (Digital Humanities). She received her Ph.D in Hispanic Studies at the University of California, Riverside, and completed a Masters of Spanish and Foreign Language Pedagogy at the University of Delaware.
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- 5305 Dwinelle Hall
- T 3:30-4:30, Th 11:30-12:30
Ph. D., Stanford University, 1975. (Professor) Research interests: Brazilian Literature and Culture; Latin American folk and popular traditions.
- 5214 Dwinelle Hall
- Tuesday & Thursday 10-11am
Estelle Tarica (PhD Comparative Literature, Cornell, 2000) is Associate Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Chair of the Latin American Studies Program at UC Berkeley. She is the author of The Inner Life of Mestizo Nationalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2008), concerning the discourse of indigenismo and mestizaje in Mexico, Peru and Bolivia and focusing on the work of José María Arguedas, Rosario Castellanos and Jesús Lara. Her current book » read more »