Candelas Gala

Candelas GalaCandelas Gala

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Charles E. Taylor Professor of Romance Languages

Office: Greene Hall 538
Phone: (336) 758-5485
Email: galacs@wfu.edu

Sinergias Creative Cognition and the Cultural Panorama of Twentieth-Century Spain

 

Candelas S. Gala is Charles E. Taylor Professor of Romance Languages. Author of several books and essays on the works of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, she has also published extensively on poetry written by women and on the analogical connections between 20th Spanish poetry, painting, and physics. She is a member of the editorial board of several professional journals and just completed her tenure as editor and director of Cuadernos de ALDEEU. Her most recent book,Creative Cognition and the Cultural Panorama of Twentieth-Century Spain, has just been published (May 2015). Candelas Gala is the Director of the Wake Forest programs in Salamanca, Spain, of the Languages across the Curriculum teaching initiative, and coordinator of Spanish Studies.

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, Pgh. PA, 1980.

BA, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Directorship/Editorship of Cuadernos de ALDEEU, the official journal for the Association of Spanish Professionals and Doctors in the United States (2011-2015)
  • Editorial Board of Salina, Revista de Letras, University Rovira I Virgili
  • Board of Advisers for Gulf Islands Review, an interdisciplinary journal
  • Editorial Board, Crítica Hispánica

EVALUATOR OF RECORDS FOR PROMOTION AND TENURE; EVALUATOR OF MANUSCRIPTS FOR PUBLICATION

  • Chair of a 4-member team made of professors from different colleges and Universities across the country to conduct a program review of language programs at Oxford College/Emory, Atlanta, February 23-25, 2014.
  • External Evaluator more professional records of faculty being considered for tenure and promotion, Distinguished Professorships and PhD dissertations at institutions like Illinois State University, Salem College, Florida International University, Flinders University (Australia), Texas State University, U of Rhode Island, The U of the South, U of California (Riverside), U of Louisvislle (Ky), Chestnut Hill College, Wesleyan University, U of North Carolina-Greensboro, Loyola U 9Chicago), U of Nebraska
  • Reviewer of professional articles submitted for publication to journals like South Atlantic Review, Letras peninsulares, Estreno, Verbum, Bucknell University Press, Studies in 20th Century Literature, Crítica Hispánica

PROFESSIONAL OFFICES HELD

Secretary, member of the Executive Committee, Vice-President and President of the Philological Association of the Carolinas.

Sessions Chair, NEMLA

Sessions Chair, AATSP

Session Chair, SAMLA

Elected to the Committee on Honorary members, South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), 1990, term expiring in 1994. Elected Chair, l993-1994.

Member of the Nominating Committee for the XVIII, XIX, XXth C. Spanish Literature Session, SAMLA, 1989-1993.

Elected Secretary for the “García Lorca” session at NEMLA, 1991-1992; Chairperson, 1992-1993.

In charge of local arrangements for the North Carolina Chapter of the AATSP and AATF meeting, Wake Forest University, April 3, 1993.

Session Chair, Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades

Invited to the Committee on selecting best Graduate Papers for the 18th century Association of America.

OFFICES HELD AND COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION ON CAMPUS

Chair of the Department of Romance Languages (nine years)

Wake Forest Study Abroad Programs in Salamanca (Spain), Director

Languages across the Curriculum, Coordinator

Certificate in Spanish Studies, Coordinator

University Senate – Representative of the College

Curriculum Committee

Grievance Committee

Tenure and Promotion Committee

Multiple Search Committees at the University and Departmental Levels

Committee on Admissions

Committee on Publications

The Judicial Council

Within Bounds QEP Subcommittee: Focus Group Leader and Committee Member

The Nathan and Julie Hatch Prize, Committee Member

NOTE: EARLY PUBLICATIONS UP TO 1997 APPEAR UNDER THE LAST NAME OF NEWTON. AFTER THAT YEAR, ALL PUBLICATIONS APPEAR UNDER THE NAME OF GALA

Books

  • Lorca: ‘Libro de poemas’ o las aventuras de una búsqueda.              Salamanca: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, 1986.
  • Lorca: Una escritura en trance. ‘Libro de poemas’ y ‘Diván del Tamarit.’ Purdue U Monographs in Romance Languages. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1992.
  • Understanding Federico García Lorca. Columbia: Universityof South Carolina Press, 1995.
  • Ensayos críticos sobre escritoras de España, Latinoamérica e  hispanas en los EEUU. Ed. And Introductory Study. Double Issue of Explicación de textos literarios. Spring 1996.
  • The Poetry of Ana María Fagundo. A Bilingual Anthology. Editor and Introductory Study. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2005
  • Entre pureza y revolución. Essays in Honor of Juan Cano Ballesta. Editor with Anne Hardcastle. Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs.
  • Poetry, Physics and Painting in Twentieth-Century Spain. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, December 2011.
  • Creative Cognition and the Cultural Panorama of Twentieth-Century Spain. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.
  • Sinergias. Poesía, física y pintura en la España del siglo XX. Madrid: Anthropos, 2016.

Articles-Most Recent

  • “A modo de prólogo.” La musa furtiva. By Vicente Molina Foix. Sevilla: Fundación José Manuel Lara, 2013. 9-21.
  • Vicente Molina Foix: poéticas, poemas y aporías.” Analecta Malacitana 35.1-2 (2012): 227-240.
  • “María Beneyto. En pleno reconocimiento.” Cuadernos de ALDEEU 25 (Fall 2013): 9-19.
  • “Sinergias (son Salinas, Guillén y Larrea): vanguardismo poético, física y pintura.” Salina 25 (Noviembre 2011): 133-142.
  • “Desplazamientos nómadas: la poesía de Lucía S. Saornil.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 36.2 (Invierno 2012): 315-334.
  •  “’El anaglifo, / el anaglifo, / la gallina / y por allí debe andar / algún enjambre.’ Las reverberaciones de un juego de ingenio verbal (en Lorca, con Dalí, al fondo).”  In Rumbos del hispanismo en el umbral del Cincuentenario de la AIH (International Association of Hispanists). General Ed. Bagatto Libri. Vol. V. Eds. Laura Silvestri, Loretta Frattale, and Mateo Lefèvre. Rome, 2012.
  •  “Un desubicado herbolario: el sujeto nómada de Concha García.” Salina 24 (2010): 85-92.
  •  “Entrevista a Concha García.” Quimera 343 (June 2012): 66-69.
  •  Editing and compiling volume 23, Fall 2011 of Cuadernos de ALDEEU
  • “‘Un plato de ondas’: La Biografía incompleta de Gerardo Diego,” Turia 101-102 (marzo-mayo 2012): 302-307.
  • “Gerardo Diego y el modelo científico.” El español y su literatura en los Estados Unidos. Homenaje a la Real Academia Española. Ed. Enrique Ruiz-Fornells Silverde. Burgos : Instituto Castellano y Leonés de la Lengua, 2011. 235-253. Book chapter.
  • “’Este aroma de lilas resonando en la niebla’: Los cuerpos oscuros de Juana Castro.” Revista Monográfica/Monographic Review (2010)
  • “Amores intertextuales y parodias posmodernistas: Vicente Molina Foix y la poesía,” Revista de Literatura 72.144 (julio-diciembre 2010):479-496.
  • “Creative Entropy in Rafael Alberti’s Sobre los ángeles,” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 88.1 (2011): pp. 59-77.
  • “’…esta criatura extraordinaria’: María Blanchard, pintora.” Crítica Hispánica31.1 (2009): 7-22.
  • “Pureza Canelo y ‘La creación desde el nadie’.” Esfera Poesía. Homenaje a Pureza Canelo. Ed. José Luis Bernal Salgado. Almendralejo: Unión de Bibliófilos Extremeños, 2009. 51-64.
  • Pureza Canelo,” Cervantes Virtual Library. It contains a bio-biographical section, a critical study of the poetry and an anthology. 2009
  • “Sérpula o la verdad: exilio y arraigo en la poesía de Rosa Chacel.” Mujer, creación y exilio (España, 1939-1975). Eds. Mónica Jato, Sharon Keefe Ugalde y Janet Perez. Barcelona: Icaria, 2009. 167-186.
  • “Introduction.” In collaboration with Anne E. Hardcastle. ‘Entre pureza y revolución.’ Essays in Honor of Juan Cano Ballesta. Newark, Delaware: Juan de la Cuesta, 2009. 9-38.
  • “Iconografías, daguerrotipos, fotografías, diapositivas: identidad femenina, creación y realidad en la poesía de María Beneyto.” Estudios en torno a la obra de María Beneyto. Joseph Carle Laínez (comp.). Valencia: Ajuntament de Valencia, 2008. 297-322.
  • “Ana María Fagundo.” Cervantes Institute. Virtual Library. Posted since March 2008. It includes: critical analysis of her poetic collections, bio-biographical section and anthology of poems.       http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/portal/pec
  • “Don Giovanni: Models and Reproductions.” Ars Lyrica. Journal of the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations. 15 (2005-2006); 1-22.
  • “Convergences and Transdisciplinarity in the Foreign Language Department: A response to the MLA Report. Journal of Language and Literacy Education [Online], 4(1) (2008), #-##. Available:            http://www.coe.uga.edu/jolle/2008_1/transdisciplinarity.pdf
  • “Prologue” to Despertando la rosa y el instante. Poetry Collection by Cristina Lacasa. Lleida: Milenio, 2006. 13-17.
  • “Escribiendo el silencio: la contemplación poética de Sara Pujol.” Revista de Literatura 67.133 (Madrid, 2005): 147-164.
  • “Identità e scrittura: una lettura lacaniana di Cuaderno proibito di Alba de Céspedes e Donna in guerra di Dacia Maraini.” Mancarsi. Ed. Laura Graciano. Verona: ombre corte/culture, 2005. 137-151.
  • “Essences Made Presence: The Poetry of Ana María Fagundo.” The Poetry of Ana María Fagundo. A Bilingual Anthology. Introductory Study. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2005. 17-48.
  • “Poetry’s Malentendu: Love, Gender, and Paradox in Pedro Salinas’La voz a ti debida.” Revista Hispánica Moderna 57. 1-2 (double issue 2004): 121-136.
  • “A modo de introducción.” Introductory Study to Desnudos del alma by Marisa Estelrich. Buenos Aires: Nuevo Ser, 2005.
  • “’Un hombre sin nombre’: The Mirroring of Language and Nature in Tirso’s El burlador de Sevilla.”Boletín of the Comediantes 56.1 (2004):97-114.
  • “The Name of the Game Is in the Signifier: Molière’s Dom Juan and the Binding Power of Words.” Papers in Seventeenth Century French Literature XXXI 60 (2004): 49-67.
  • “Lorca’s Suites: Reflections on Cubism and the Sciences.”  Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 80.4 (October 2003): 509-524.
  • “Identity And Writing: A Lacanian Reading of Alba de Céspedes’ Quaderno proibito and Dacia Maraini’s Donna in Guerra. Forum Italicum 37.1 (Spring 2003): 147-160.
  •  “Lucinaciones alucinadas: los poemas de Julia Uceda.” Julia Uceda, conversación entre la memoria y el sueño. Ed. Sara Pujol Russell. Ferrol: La Barca del Loto, 2004. 97-118.
  • “Locura, amor y escritura en Paranoia en otoño de Juana Castro.” Sujeto femenino y palabra poética. Estudios críticos de la poesía de Juana Castro. Ed. Sharon K. Ugalde. Córdoba: Diputación de Córdoba, 2002. 62-76.
  • “Phenomenology and the Image of the House in the Poetry of María Victoria Atencia.” These Walls Can Talk: The Image of the House in 20th Century Literature. Ed. Delmarie Martínez Díaz. Bucknell UP. Forthcoming.
  • “María Beneyto Cunyat.” The Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature. 2 vls. Eds. Janet Pérez and Maureen Ihrie. Westport, Connecticut, London: Greenwood Press, 2002. 65-66.
  • “Ana María Fagundo.” The Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature. 2 vls. Eds. Janet Pérez and Maureen Ihrie. Westport, Connecticut, London: Greenwood Press, 2002. 221-22.
  • “Angela Figuera Aymerich.” The Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature. 2 vls. Eds. Janet Pérez and Maureen Ihrie. Westport, Connecticut, London: Greenwood Press, 2002. 239-40.
  • “Cristina Lacasa.” The Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature. 2 vls. Eds. Janet Pérez and Maureen Ihrie. Westport, Connecticut, London: Greenwood Press, 2002. 331.
  • “‘Tópicos sublimados’: Lorca’s Female Iconographies in ‘Eros con bastón’”. Lorca, Dalí Buñuel. Art and Theory. Ed. Manuel Delgado and Alice J. Poust. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2001. 86-105.
  • “Cristina Lacasa, ‘Tejedora del decir del planeta’.” La Estafeta Literaria 14-15, VII época (2001): 27-30.
  • “Computer-Enhanced Spanish 217: A Survey of Spanish Literature.” In Teaching with Technology. Seventy Professors from Eight Universities Tell Their Stories.            Ed. David G. Brown. Bolton, Mass: Anker Publishing Co., Inc. 2000. 157-159.
  • “De la parodia al patetismo: Lorca, Dalí y Buñuel.” Homenaje a Enrique Díez-Canedo. Cauce.  Revista de filología y su didáctica. Reixa. Universidad de Sevilla, Diputación de Badajoz: Secretariado de publicaciones de la universidad de Sevilla. 22-23 (1999-2000): 469-488.

Book Reviews-Most Recent

  • Catherine G. Bellver, Bodies in Motion. Spanish Vanguard Poetry, Mass Culture, and Gender Dynamics. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2010. 257 pp., forCrítica Hispánica 32.2 (2010): 327-329.
  • María Cristina C. Mabrey, Luzmaría Jiménez Faro o el canto de la luz: La editora y la poeta. Madrid: Torremozas, 2009. 165 pp. In Hispanófila 163 (September 2011):
  • Julio F. Hernando, Poesía y violencia. Representaciones de la agresión en el Poema de mio Cid. Palencia: Cálamo, 2009. In Crítica Hispánica 33(2011): 446-449
  • Pasión de mi vida. Estudios sobre Juan Ramón Jiménez. Eds. Francisco Javier Díez de Revenga y Mariano de Paco. Crítica Hispánica 30.1&2: 210-213.
  • Cuatro poetas en guerra. Antonio Machado, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Federico García Lorca, Miguel Hernández. By Ian Gibson. Crítica Hispánica 30.1&2: 234-237.
  • En un pozo de lumbre. Estudios sobre Carmen Conde. Eds. Francisco Javier Díez de Revenga y Mariano de Paco.Crítica Hispánica 30.1&2: 241-243.
  • The Poetry of Sara Pujol Russell. Translated and with an Introduction by Noël Valis. Selingsgrove: Susquehanna UP, 2005. 123 pp. In Letras Peninsularesv17.2 17.3 (Fall/Winter 2004-2005): 623-624.
  • Son of Andalucía. The Lyrical Landscapes of Federico García Lorca, by C.B. Morris. Liverpool UP and Vanderbilt UP, 1997. Symposium vol.54.2 (summer 2000):127-128.
  • La obra poética de Luis Cernuda, by María Cristina Mabrey. Madrid: Pliegos, 1996. Hispanófila.
  • An Introduction to Fernando Pessoa. Modernism and the Paradoxes of Authorship. By Darlene J. Sadlier, U of Florida P, 1998. For International Review of Modernism. Vol. 2.2 (Spring/Summer, 1999): 52-53.
  • Las dinámicas del deseo. Subjetividad y lenguaje en la poesía española contemporánea. By Silvia Bermúdez. Hispanic Review vol. 69, No. 3 (summer 2001): 405-407.
  • El poeta rescatado: Antonio Machado y la poesía del grupo de Escorial. By Araceli Iravedra. Hispanófila #140.
  • The Soledades, Góngora’s Masque of the Imagination. Columbia and      London: The U of Missouri P, 2002. By Marsha S. Collins.
    Crítica Hispánica XXVI. 1&2 (2004): 207-211.
  • P/Herversions: Critical Studies of Ana Rossetti. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2004. 275 pp. By Jill Robbins, ed. Hispanófila #148.
  • The Other Poetry of Barcelona. Spanish and Spanish-American Women      Poets. Ed. Carlota Caulfield and Jaime D. Parra. Oakland,
    California: An Imprint of InteliBooks Publishers, 2004.
    Letras Femeninas 31.2 (invierno 2005): 192-194.
  • Postmodern Metapoetry and the Replenishment of the Spanish Lyrical       Genre, 1980-2000. By Matthew J. Marr. Scotland, U.K.: La
    Sirena, 2007. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies
    11 (2007).

Conferences-Most Recent

  • “…esta criatura extraordinaria. La pintura de María Blanchard.” Asociación Cultural ‘Las Matildes,” Santander, Marzo 2011.
  • “… ‘esa criatura extraordinaria’. La pintura de María Blanchard. Asociación Cultural Las Matildes, Santander, March 9, 2011.
  • “Sinergias (con Lorca, Salinas y Diego): vanguardismo poético, física y cubismo.” Universidad Rovira e Virgili, March 17, 2011.
  • “’este aroma de lilas resonando en la niebla’: Los cuerpos oscuros de Juana Castro,” II Congreso Intercontinental XXX Asamblea, 22-24 de abril, 2010, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix/Glendale, Arizona.
  • “El anaglifo, / el anaglifo, / la gallina, / ‘y por allí debe andar algún enjambre’.  Las reverberaciones de un juego de ingenio verbal (en Lorca, con Dalí al fondo).” Presented at the meeting of the International Association of Hispanists, University La Sapienza, Roma, July 2010.
  • “Entrevista con la poeta Concha García,” http:sobreconchagarcia.blogspot.com

Editorship

  • Editor and Director, Cuadernos de ALDEEU, the official journal of the American Association of Spanish Professionals in the United States.*  Cuidado con los vacíos: la Universidad y los estudios de traducción e interpretación / Minding the Gaps: Translation and Interpreting Studies in Academia. Co-edited with Claudia V. Angelelli, U of San Diego. Vol. 25, spring 2013, 337 pp.*  María Beneyto. En defense de la poesía. Co-edited with Mónica Jato, U of Birmingham, UK. Vol. 26, fall 2013, 252 pp.·
  • Crítica Hispánica, Duquesne University, Editorial Board
  • Salina, Revista de Letras, University Rovira I Virgili (Spain), Editorial Board Member
  • Gulf Islands Review, an interdisciplinary journal, Board of Advisers

Translations

A Planning Guide to Pre-School Curriculum, by Jane Fiendly et al. Winston-Salem, NC: Kaplan Press.

Early Learning Accomplishment Profile (For Developmentally Young Children, Birth-36 Months), by M. Elayne Glover, Jody L. Preminger and Anne Sandford. Winston-Salem, NC: Kaplan Press.

Learning Accomplishment Profile (36-72 Months), by Anne Sandford and Janet G. Zelman. Winston-Salem, NC: Kaplan Press.

The Spanish translations of these books are to be distributed in Latin American countries (Venezuela, Puerto Rico, México), as well as in areas of the US where there is a large Spanish speaking population.

SPN. 196. Spanish across the Curriculum
SPN. 197. Spanish for Reading Knowledge
SPN. 213. Encounters: Hispanic Literature and Culture
SPN 301. Intensive Spanish
SPN. 316. Spanish Conversation
SPN. 317. Literary and Cultural Studies of Spain
SPN 334. Voices of Modern Spain
SPN. 335. Modern Spanish Novel
SPN 336. Lorca, Dalí, Buñuel: An Artistic Exploration
SPN 338. Love, Death and Poetry
SPN 340. Film Adaptations of Literary Works
SPN. 349. Special Topics. The Historical Avant-Garde
SPN 353. Contemporary Women Novelists and Their Female Characters
SPN. 337. Lorca in the 20th Century
HON. 133, 134. Interdisicplinary Honors: Proust, Einstein, Dalí
HMN. 230. Women Writers in Contemporary Italy
HMN. The Many Faces of Don Juan