Anne E. Hardcastle

Anne HardcastleAnne E. Hardcastle

Ph.D., Spanish Literature, University of Virginia
Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Director of Film Studies

Office: Greene Hall 527
Phone: (336) 758-4164

Anne E. Hardcastle is associate professor of Romance Languages and Director of Film Studies at Wake Forest University.  Her research and teaching focus on Spanish cultural production in the twentieth century with a particular interest in women authors, the Spanish movida and Transition to democracy, and Spanish cinema.  She has taught courses on Spanish film studies, Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, Hispanic and Mexican cinema. Her articles appear in journals such as Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Letras peninsulares, and Film Criticism, and she has co-edited two volumes on contemporary Hispanic culture and Romance language cinema.  Her current research looks at the use of melodrama in Spanish films set during the Spanish Civil War.  

Academic Appointments

Wake Forest University

July 2008-present, Associate Professor of Spanish

Aug. 2002-present, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Millsaps College

Aug. 1999-June 2002, Assistant Professor of Spanish

University of Virginia

1993-1998, Graduate Student Instructor

Selected Recent Publications

Coming of Age: Transformation and Change in Romance Languages Films. Selected Papers from the 3rd Romance Languages Film Symposium. Eds. Anne E. Hardcastle, Roberta Morosini and Kendall Tarte. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing,2009.

Entrerevolución y pureza: Essays in Honor of Juan Cano Ballesta. Eds.Candelas Gala and Anne E. Hardcastle. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2009.

“Eldocumental es un arma cargada de pasado: Documentary and Testimony on Franco’s Mass Graves.” In Unearthing Franco’s Legacy. Mass Graves and the Recovery of Historical Memory in Spain. Eds. Carlos Jerez-Farrán and Samuel Amago. Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame UP, 2010. 148-55.

“Melodramatic Victimization and theSpanish Civil War: The Cases of Raza and El lápiz del carpintero.” Vanderbilt e-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies 5 (2009). (nopagination)

“FamilySystems Therapy and Spanish Difference/Deviance in Almodóvar’sTacones lejanos.” in Spanishness in the Spanish Novel and Cinema of the 20-21st Century. Ed. Cristina Sánchez-Conejero. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 79-94.

“Representing Spanish Identity through españolada in Fernando Trueba’s The Girl of Your Dreams (Laniña de tus ojos).” FilmCriticism 31:3 (Spring 2007): 15-37.

Spanish 216 Intro to Hispanic Studies
Spanish 317 Literary and Cultural Studies of Spain
Spanish 334 Voices of Modern Spain
Spanish 339 Intro to Spanish Film Studies
Spanish 349 Almodóvar and his Legacy
Spanish 379 Mexican Cinema
Humanities 384 Hispanic Cinema
Film Studies 101 and 102 Internship
Film Studies 390 Special Topics: Film Festivals