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Molinaro, Nina L Associate Professor

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Research

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  • My research areas include twentieth and twenty-first century Peninsular (Spain) narrative, culture, and film. I have published monographs on the intersection among feminism, post-structuralism, and contemporary Peninsular narrative, on the crime fiction of Spanish writer Alicia Giménez Bartlett, and on ethics and alterity in contemporary Peninsular narrative. I have co-edited scholarly volumes on Spanish writer Esther Tusquets and on women's crime fiction in XXI Spain and Latin America. In addition, I have published more than twenty articles on Peninsular narrative, Peninsular film, and women's crime fiction.

keywords

  • critical skills, literary analysis, 20th-21st century Peninsular literature (Spain), Peninsular film, women's literature, Peninsular literature in translation, Peninsular literature from 1700, 20th-21st century Peninsular novel, literary theory, Hispanic women's literature, postwar Peninsular drama and film, ethics

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Teaching

courses taught

  • SPAN 3010 - Advanced Rhetoric and Composition
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Designed to refine expository and argumentative writing in Spanish, this course will center around four main areas of study: culture, linguistics, sociopolitical and economic reality, and literature and criticism. A multi-draft process-based approach will guide the writing and revision of essays. Additionally, there will be a focus on grammar and lexical issues most challenging for students at the third-year level.
  • SPAN 3080 - Spanish Health Professions
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Develops advanced Spanish language competency and trans-cultural knowledge and skills for health related contexts both in the United States and abroad in order to develop a critical apparatus for analyzing, reading, listening, speaking and writing about health and understanding health fields in historical and sociocultural contexts of the Spanish speaking world.
  • SPAN 3100 - Literary and Cultural Analysis in Spanish
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Fosters critical thinking and the ability to discuss texts from a historical, sociological, ideological and formalistic viewpoint. Analyzes literary and cultural expressions from Latin America, Spain and the US Latino traditions in different genres, ranging from fiction to poetry, and media from the written word to cinema and other visual arts.
  • SPAN 5220 - Seminar: Spanish Literature, 20th Century
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Treats various topics, as needs and resources dictate. Gives special attention to developing historical and current theoretical and critical background of each topic. Representative topics might include the generation of 1898, poetry of the 20th century, theatre of the 20th century, pre-Civil War novel, and post-Civil War novel. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as SPAN 7220.
  • SPAN 7220 - Seminar: Spanish Literature, 20th Century
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Treats various topics, as needs and resources dictate. Gives special attention to developing historical and current theoretical and critical background of each topic. Representative topics might include the generation of 1898, poetry of the 20th century, theatre of the 20th century, pre-Civil War novel, and post-Civil War novel. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.Same as SPAN 5220.

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