Margaret Ewalt

Margaret EwaltMargaret R. Ewalt

Ph.D. University of Virginia
Associate Professor of Spanish

Office: Greene Hall 522
Phone: (336) 758-5807
Email: ewaltmr@wfu.edu

 

Margaret Ewalt, Associate Professor of Spanish, has been teaching at Wake Forest University since 2001. She received her B.A. from Colby College, Maine and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Her teaching, research, and publication interests include the Enlightenment in Spain and Spanish America, Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Latin American Literature, and Colonial Spanish American Literature. She is the author of Peripheral Wonders: Nature, Knowledge, and Enlightenment in the Eighteenth-Century Orinoco (Bucknell University Press, 2008) and several articles on trans-Atlantic eighteenth-century natural history writing. Baconian practitioners in Spanish America opened learned discourse to Amerindian and West African epistemologies and folded alternative knowledge paradigms into the wider, universalizing narrative of European scientific progress and modernization. Currently reading for evidence of these complex reciprocities of transcultural knowledge production, Dr. Ewalt hopes that her second book, tentatively titled, Francis Bacon in Hispanic Science: Knowledge, the Nature of Modernity, and the Spanish World, 1539-1782 will push beyond Eurocentric critical boundaries and expand the questions that scholars pose about textual evidence.

EDUCATION

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA   

M.A., Spanish, 1997

Ph.D., Spanish, 2001

Dissertation Title:  “A Colonial Cabinet of Curiosities:  Joseph Gumilla’s Wunderkammer.  El Orinoco

ilustrado and the Rhetoric of Wonder.”  

Specialty Field:  Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Latin American Literature

Other Fields of Concentration at Doctoral Level:  Colonial Spanish-American Literature, Golden Age

Peninsular Literature, Spanish Enlightenment

Master of Arts Thesis:  “The Rhetorical Strategies of Teresa de Cartagena and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.”

Colby College, Waterville, ME  

B.A., American Studies, 1992, Magna cum laude

Distinction in the Major and Senior Departmental Prize.  Sigma Delta Pí.  Phi Beta Kappa.  

EDUCATION ABROAD AND LANGUAGES

Universidad de Salamanca

Academic Year 1994-95:  Filología hispánica
Summer 1999:  Curso de perfeccionamiento del español

Bremen, Germany

Summer 1997:  German Language Study

Centro Bilingüe, Cuernavaca, Mexico

January 1990 Linguistic and Cultural Immersion Program

Native English, Fluency in Spanish, Reading knowledge of French and Portuguese, Basic German

TEACHING

Department of Romance Languages.  Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Associate Professor of Spanish.  Start date at Wake Forest:  August 2001

Primary Teaching Contributions:

Courses Taught

Spanish 344 The 18th and 19th Century Periodical Press in Spain and Spanish America

Spanish 343 Travel Literature

Spanish 354 Transatlantic Enlightenment

Spanish 360 Cultural and Literary Identity in Latin America:  From Colonial to Postcolonial Voices

Spanish 318 Literary and Cultural Studies of Spanish America

Spanish 317 Literary and Cultural Studies of Spain

Spanish 316 Spanish Conversation

Spanish 216 Texts and Contexts in the Hispanic World

Spanish 214 Honors Level Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Spanish 213 Encounters: Hispanic Literature and Culture

Spanish 154 Advanced Intermediate Spanish

Secondary Teaching Contributions:

*Student Research mentor to Erica DeBrock, Skyller Jordan and Sharonna Taylor-Howard for their presentations at the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Winston-Salem, March 3-5, 2011

*Have served as Honors Thesis Director, *second reader and *Overseas Internships Director

*Letters of Recommendation:  I have written over 150 letters for current and former students applying for jobs, to medical school, law school, M.A. and Ph.D. programs, and study abroad

*New Courses Developed for WFU:  The 18th and 19th Century Periodical Press in Spain and

Spanish America, Travel Literature, Transatlantic Enlightenment, Cultural and Literary Identity in Latin America, Historical Romances of Latin America, Foundational Fact and Fiction:  Natural History and Historical Novels in Latin America

*Latin American and Latino Studies Interdisciplinary Minor: Active Faculty Member Since 2001 and Steering Committee member since 2009

*Other Pedagogical Development:  Active with Teaching and Learning Center events and Lilly Foundation Events; Participant in Culpeper Grant Summer Program at Wake Forest University and recipient of Culpeper Grant for travel to NYC to present on technology in the classroom in a pedagogy panel at the MLA, Modern Foreign Language Association

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES

“Towards a New Atlantic Studies: Baconian Methodology and Convergent Knowledge in Llano Zapata’s Memorias histórico, físicas (1757)” –Presented at SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association in Durham, NC, November 14, 2015.

“Entangled Empires and Epistemologies in Llano Zapata’s Memorias histórico, físicas (Peru/Spain 1758)”

–To be Presented at “Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas” (Fourth Early Americanist Summit) in Washington, D.C., June 2-5, 2016.

Wake Forest Humanities Institute Faculty “Supposium.” –Session Moderator, Saturday March 22, 2014 at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, NC.

Epic Imitation in the Eighteenth Century: Prophesy and Progeny–Session Chair and Organizer for ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Cleveland, OH, April 4-6, 2013

“The Transatlantic Enlightenment.” –Session Chair and Organizer for “Hispanic Transatlantic Studies: A State of the Art.” An Interdisciplinary Symposium at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, April 19-21, 2012.

“War, Mutiny, and Rebellion in the Ibero-American World.” –Chair for ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, March 22-25, 2012.

“Exploring the Enlightenment: Explorers, Independence and Natives.” –Chair for ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Vancouver, March 17-20, 2011.

Round table participant on “The Age of Wonder: An Assessment.” –Presented at SEASECS: Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Winston-Salem, March 3-5, 2011.

“Science and the Arts: Wake Forest University Student Research.” Round table co-organizer with Jessica Richards. –Presented at SEASECS: Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Winston-Salem, March 3-5, 2011.

“Transatlantic Hispanic Baconianism as a Tool for Understanding Spanish Contributions to Modern Science.” –Presented in the “Colonial Atlantic Encounters and Ideologies of Modern Science” Panel at HSS:  The History of Science Society in Montréal, November 4-6, 2010.

“Transatlantic Baconian Literacy in Llano Zapata’s Memorias histórico, físicas, crítico, apologéticas de la América Meridional (1758).”  –Presented at the Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact Conference at UNCG, Greensboro, NC, October 8, 2010.

“The Ordinary, the Perverse, and the Artistic:  Linguistic Mediation in Eighteenth-Century Natural Historical Discourse.” –Presented at the Mediaciones transculturales en espacios iberoamericanos conference DLLM-Études hispaniques at the University of Montréal, May 20-22, 2010.

“Vías y desvíos de la naturaleza:  New Tools for Understanding Eighteenth-Century Baconianism in Spain and Spanish America.” –Presented at the International joint conference of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Sociedad Española de Estudios del Siglo XVIII:  “Spain and the British Isles in the Long Eighteenth Century” at the University of Barcelona, Spain December 10-11, 2009.

“Humboldt’s Epistemological Journey between the Orinoco and Amazon.” – Presented at the Fifth International Interdisciplinary Conference:  “Alexander von Humboldt:  Travels between Europe and the Americas” at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany July 27-31, 2009.

“The Centrality of Enlightenment Peripheries.” – Session Organizer and Chair for ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Richmond, VA March 26-29, 2009.

“Los mapas de los tesoros en El Orinoco ilustrado y defendido (1745): rutas hacia el éxito económico y evangélico.” – Presented at the XXXVIII Congreso del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana in Puebla, Mexico June 24-28, 2008.

“Sentiment and Reason in the Peripheries:  Catholic Contributions to Enlightenment Knowledge Production.” – Presented at ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Portland, OR March 27-30, 2008.

Round table participant on “Print Culture in the Hispanic Eighteenth-Century:  A Transatlantic Celebration of Thirty Years of Dieciocho.” – Presented at ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Portland, OR March 27-30, 2008.

“A Jesuit El Dorado:  Evangelism and Economics in El Orinoco ilustrado.” – Presented at the Third International Interdisciplinary Symposium for CASO:  Colonial Americas Studies Organization in Quito, Ecuador June 4-10, 2007.

“How to Teach the Transatlantic or Hemispheric Eighteenth Century.” – Roundtable Participant for ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Atlanta March 21-24, 2007.

“Hispanic Enlightenments:  Traditional Views and New Directions.” – Roundtable Organizer and Moderator for ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Montréal March 31-April 2, 2006.

“Representations of Spain.” – Organizer and Chair for ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Montréal March 31-April 2, 2006.

“Representations of Spanish America.” – Organizer and Chair for ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Montréal March 31-April 2, 2006.

“Hispanic Travel Narratives:  Early Modern to Postmodern Journeys.” – Session Organizer for MIFLIC:  Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference at Wake Forest University October 13-15, 2005.

“Pathways to Knowledge in the New Kingdom of Granada” – Presented at MIFLIC:  Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference at Wake Forest University October 13-15, 2005.

“De la religión local a la ciencia global en El Mercurio Peruano” – Presented at the Second International Interdisciplinary Symposium for CASO:  Colonial Americas Studies Organization at the Javeriana University, Bogotá, Colombia August 7-11, 2005.

“Particularities and Perceptions of the Ibero-American Enlightenment.” – Session Organizer and Chair for ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Las Vegas March 31-April 3, 2005.

“The Da Vinci Code and the Eighteenth Century:  Fact and Fiction Regarding the Masons, Secret Societies, and the Illuminati.” – Session Chair for ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Las Vegas March 31-April 3, 2005.

“El culto a la coca:  de admiratio a scientia en El Mercurio Peruano.” – Presented at the XII Encuentro de la Ilustración al Romanticismo at the University of Cádiz, Spain November 3-5, 2004.

“Exploring Humboldt’s Orinoco Debts to Gumilla.” – Presented at the Humboldt Bicentennial Interdisciplinary Conference:  “Alexander von Humboldt: From the Americas to the Cosmos” at the Graduate Center City University of New York October 14-16, 2004.

El culto a la coca: Wonder and Science in El Mercurio Peruano” – Presented at the Midwest American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting “New Worlds, New Frontiers” in St. Louis October 7-10, 2004.

“The Eighteenth-Century Archive:  Ordering Memory as Ideal and Project.” – Session Chair at ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Boston March 24-28, 2004

“Colonial Law, Rhetoric and Exchanges.” – Session Chair the First International Interdisciplinary Symposium for CASO:  Colonial Americas Studies Organization at Georgetown, October 9-12, 2003.

“Crossing Over:  Nations and Naturalists in El Orinoco ilustrado.” – Presented at the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting at UCLA in Los Angeles, August 3-10, 2003.

“The Transatlantic Enlightenment:  Old World Legacies and New World Ideas.” – Session organizer for the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting at UCLA in Los Angeles, August 3-10, 2003.

“Father Gumilla, Crocodile Hunter?  Natural Wonder and Enlightened Science in El Orinoco ilustrado.”  – Presented at the 2003 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference in Lexington, April 24-26, 2003.

“Growing into the ‘Smart Classroom’” – Presented at the MLA:  Modern Language Association Annual Meeting in New York City, December 27-30, 2002 in session on “Innovative Pedagogies for Colonial Latin American Literature.”

“The Eyes Have It:  An Epistemology of Vision in El Orinoco ilustrado.” – Presented at ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs April 4-7, 2002.

“Curiosity and Wonder in the Marvelous New World.” – Session Organizer and Chair at ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs April 4-7, 2002.

“A Colonial Cabinet of Curiosities:  Joseph Gumilla’s Wunderkammer. El Orinoco ilustrado and the Rhetoric of Wonder” – Presented at the Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures in Chapel Hill March 22-24, 2001.

Admiratio and the Wunderkammer in El Orinoco ilustrado. – Presented at the Northeast American

Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Portland, Maine October 26-29, 2000.

“Cicero, St. Augustine and the Inductive Exordium in Teresa de Cartagena’s Admiración Operum Dey.” – Presented at the Eighteenth Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literature in Cincinnatti May 7-9, 1998.

INVITED LECTURES

“The World of the Play” a pre-show presentation for “Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight” in collaboration with the WFU Humanities Institute Faculty Seminar, “Science and the Arts in the Eighteenth Century” the Interdisciplinary PLACe, and the playwright, Lauren Gunderson. Wake Forest University Mainstage Theater, April 13, 2012.

Overview of Clifford Speaker, Ruth Hill’s scholarship and contributions to eighteenth-century studies before introducing her keynote address, “Race and the Atlantic Divide.” ASECS:  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, March 20, 2010.

“The Legacy of Joseph Gumilla’s Orinoco Illustrated” – Invited speaker at an all-expenses paid symposium sponsored by the UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, “Jesuit Accounts of the Colonial Americas-Textualities, Intellectual Disputes, Intercultural Transfers,” Los Angeles, CA  April 8-9, 2005.

“¡Oh monstruo! ¡Oh bestia!”:  Facing the Anaconda in the Orinoco River.” – Invited speaker for Latin American Studies, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, November 17, 2004 (all expenses paid).

“Father Gumilla, Crocodile Hunter?  Reflections on the Function of Wonder in El Orinoco ilustrado (1741, 1745).” – Invited speaker for the John Carter Brown Library Fellows’ Luncheon, Providence, Rhode Island, June 11, 2003.

“A Tribute to Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.” – Invited speaker for the University of Virginia’s Hispanic Heritage Month, Charlottesville, Virginia, September 29, 1999.

“The Evolving Narrative Voice in Isabel Allende’s Paula.” – Paid lecture sponsored by the Center for the Liberal Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 25, 1998.

SELECTED UNIVERSITY SERVICE

March 2014 – Present: Elected to Library Planning Committee; 2015 Elected Chair of Committee

March 2013 – Present: Appointed to Richter Committee. Read, rank, and discuss between 27 and 31 fellowship applicants as group (whole committee face-to-face), follow up as assigned with individual students as they revise their budgets/narratives/etc.

May 2012 – May 2015: Faculty Marshal for Baccalaureates, Graduations, New Student Convocations, and Founder’s Day Convocations, Wake Forest University.

May 2012 – Present: Faculty Member of Internal Advisory Board, The Humanities Institute, Wake Forest University

Fall 2008 – Present: Faculty member of the HEC: Judicial Honor and Ethics Committee at WFU

Fall 2001 – Present: Appointed in 2009 to Steering Committee for Latin American and Latino Studies at Wake Forest University. Active Faculty Member since 2001 at all meetings, lectures, symposia, and receptions. Active participant in the search for the first Latin American Studies Chaired Professorship (held by Luis Roniger).  Organizer and host for visit and lecture of Ruth Hill in March 2006.

Fall 2001 – Present: Active Member of Wake Forest Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for selection of new members, guest speaker hosting, and attendance at lectures.  Program Committee since 2007 for initiation and banquet.  Have also served twice as elected Vice-President then President of Wake Forest Chapter.

Fall 2008 – Spring 2009 Spanish Language Representative for Romance Languages

Summer 2008 Wake Forest University Outward Bound 5-day trip with 11 incoming Freshmen

Fall 2007 – Present: Spanish Major and Minor Advising for Wake Forest University

Fall 2015 – Present: Lower-Division Advising for Wake Forest University.

Fall 2002 – Spring 2012: Lower-Division Advising for Wake Forest University.

Fall 2005 – Spring 2012: Romance Languages On-Call Contact for Lower-Division Advising.

Fall 2001 – Spring 2006: University of Virginia Spanish Theater Troupe Visit Organizer and Facilitator

Fall 2001 – Present: Consistent presence on-campus both departmental (meetings, curriculum committee and job searches, departmental extra-curricular events) and campus-wide, including processions for New Student convocations, Founders’ Day convocations, Baccalaureates, and Graduations. Consistent participation in Humanities Institute events and diverse lectures from Poteat to Voices of Our Time. Have represented Romance Languages Department for Admissions Office events, including an all Saturday “Day with the Deacons.” Served as an invited Faculty Judge for Wake Forest University Senior Colloquium.  

Spring 2010 – Spring 2011: President of the Ibero-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Spring 2009 – Spring 2010: Vice President of the Ibero-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

2007-2008: National Clifford Prize Committee for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS).  

2005-2006: Program Committee for ASECS international meeting in Montréal.

Fall 2003: Attended Weekend Wake Forest University Presidential Leadership Conference in Pinehurst, North Carolina September 26-28, 2003.

October 2002: Organized student volunteers and volunteered myself as docent for the Reynolda House Museum of Art Community day:  “Festival de las Artes.”

Fall 1996 – Present: Colby College alumni volunteer interviewer for prospective students.

ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIPS AND TEACHING AWARDS

  • Reynolds Research Leave for 2011-2012
  • Atlantic Geographies, Group sponsored research with WFU Humanities Institute, 2010-2012
  • Science and the Arts in the Eighteenth Century, Group sponsored research with WFU Humanities Institute, 2009-2012
  • J. Smith Young Faculty Fellowship, 2008-2010
  • QEP International Course Development to develop new upper-level seminar, Summer 2007
  • Wake Forest University Junior Faculty Nomination for National Endowment for Humanities NEH Summer Stipend 2006; Senior Faculty Nomination for Summer Stipend 2012 (not funded)
  • Wake Forest University Archie Travel Grants for Conference Presentations, 2004-08
  • Wake Forest Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Junior Faculty Leave for Research, Academic Year 2004-05
  • Wake Forest University Archie Travel Grant for Research at the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, Rhode Island and Flight to the International Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies in Los Angeles, 2003
  • International Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies:  chosen to participate with fifteen young scholars from around the world in the International Seminar on “Transnational Reading and Intercultural Discourse” at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Received grant for room and board, 2003
  • Culpeper Wake Forest University Summer Teaching and Technology Grant, 2002
  • Title VI Wake Forest University Latin American Studies Summer Course Development Grant, 2002
  • Wake Forest University Chapter of Delta Delta Delta “Outstanding Teacher” Recognition, 2002
  • University of Virginia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean of Faculty Academic Year Fellowship for Dissertation Research and Writing, 2000-2001
  • University of Virginia Secret Seven Society Semi-Finalist for University Teaching Award, 2001
  • University of Virginia Arts and Sciences Graduate Research Symposium First Prize, 2001
  • University of Virginia Society of Fellows Forstmann Fellowships, 1999-2001
  • University of Virginia Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese Dupont Fellowships for
    Teaching Leadership, 1999-2000
  • University of Virginia Teaching Development Grant to Present Multi-Media Workshop Entitled:  
    “Using Authentic Materials in the Classroom to Foster Sociolinguistic Competence,” 1996
  • Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellow from the transnational district of Maine and Quebec
    to study at the University of Salamanca, Spain, 1994-1995
  • National Merit Special Scholarship; LL.Bean “Maine Scholars” Program; Guy Gannett Publishing Fellow, and National B.P.O. Elks Foundation (all Undergraduate Fellowships for Colby College), 1988-1992

Work in Progress

Francis Bacon in Hispanic Science: Knowledge, the Nature of Modernity, and the Spanish World, 1539-1782

Publications in Print

“The Legacy of Joseph Gumilla’s Orinoco Enlightened.” In Jesuit Accounts of the Colonial Americas: Intercultural transfers, Intellectual disputes, and Textualities. Eds. Marc André Bernier, Clorinda Donato, and Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014: 344-373.

“Humboldt and the Jesuits: Epistemological Journeys between the Orinoco and the Amazon.” In Cumaná 1799: Alexander von Humboldt’s Travels between Europe and the Americas. Eds. Oliver Lubrich and Christine A. Knoope. Bielefeld:  Aisthesis Verlag, 2013: 191-202

Review essay on Escribiendo desde los márgenes: Colonialismo y jesuitas en el siglo XVIII. By Ivonne Del Valle Hispanic Review 79.3 (Summer 2011): 500-504.

“Understanding the Transatlantic Hispanic Enlightenment.” Eighteenth-Century Life 34.3 (Fall 2010):  60-67.

“How Eighteenth-Century Spain and Spanish America Challenge Scholarly Models of Modernity and Postmodern Enlightenment Paradigms.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 43.2 (Winter 2010):  267-74.

Peripheral Wonders:  Nature, Knowledge, and Enlightenment in the Eighteenth-Century Orinoco. Bucknell University Press, 2008.

Review of Mártires y anticristos: Analisis bibliografico sobre la Revolucion francesa en España by Yvonne Fuentes. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 85.2 (2008):  249-250.

Review essay on Epistolario de Juan Andrés y Morrell (1740-1817). 3 volumes.  Introductory study by Livia Brunori.  Dieciocho:  Hispanic Enlightenment 31.2 (Fall 2008):  388-390.

Review of Andrés González de Barcia and the Creation of the Colonial Spanish American Library by Jonathan Carlyon.  Hofstra Hispanic Review 3.7 (Spring 2008):  162-64.

Review essay on Bolonia, Florencia, Roma:  Cartas familiares I by Juan Andrés Morrell, S.J. (edited by Enrique Giménez López).  Dieciocho:  Hispanic Enlightenment 30.2 (Fall 2007):  414-416.

“Christianity, Coca, and Commerce in the Peruvian Mercury.”  SECC:  Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture  36 (Spring 2007):  187-212.

“Crossing Over:  Nations and Naturalists in El Orinoco ilustrado.  Reading and Writing the Book of Orinoco Secrets.”  Dieciocho:  Hispanic Enlightenment 29.1 (Spring 2006):  1-25.

“El culto a la coca:  de admiratio a scientia en El Mercurio Peruano.”  In Redes y espacios de opinión pública:  De la Ilustración al Romanticismo.  Cádiz, América y Europa ante la Modernidad.  Cádiz: University of Cádiz Press, 2006:  105-120.

“Frontier Encounters and Pathways to Knowledge in the New Kingdom of Granada.”  The Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies 3 (Fall 2005):  41-55.

“Father Gumilla:  Crocodile Hunter?  The Function of Wonder in El Orinoco ilustrado.”  In El saber de los jesuitas, historias naturales y el Nuevo Mundo/Jesuit Knowledge, Natural Histories and the New World.  Madrid:  Iberoamericana, 2005:  303-333.

Review essay on The Routes of Modernity:  Spanish American Poetry from the Early Eighteenth to the Mid-Nineteenth Century by Andrew Bush.  Dieciocho 26.2 (Fall 2003):  367-69.

“Transnational Reading: Intercultural Discourse in the Eighteenth Century:  The International Seminar on the Eighteenth Century.  July 29-August 2, 2003.”  Report co-authored with fellow seminar participant, Mary Helen McMurran.  American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies News Circular 130 (Fall 2003): 2-3.

“Isabel Allende’s Paula:  The Writing Process as Self-Discovery.”  Torre de Papel 9.3 (Fall 1999):  26-38.

“Félix María Samaniego:  Fábulas en verso castellano.”  Dieciocho 22.1 (Spring 1999):  156-158.


Spanish 360 Cultural and Literary Identity in Latin America:  From Colonial to Postcolonial Voices
Spanish 354 Transatlantic Enlightenment
Spanish 317 Distant Neighbors: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Mexico and Central America
Spanish 316 Spanish Conversation
Spanish 315 The Idea of Spain: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Cultures of Spain.
Spanish 310 Anecdotes, Bestsellers, Cuentos. The ABCs of Storytelling in the Spanish-Speaking World
Spanish 216 Texts and Contexts in the Hispanic World
Spanish 214 Honors Level Introduction to Hispanic Literature
Spanish 213 Encounters: Hispanic Literature and Culture
Spanish 154 Advanced Intermediate Spanish