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Gomez, Leila Gabriela Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Leila Gómez specializes in the dialogue between European and North American scientific travelers with Latin American intellectuals, and the tension in the building of knowledge between the metropolis and the periphery. She has published articles, five books, and coordinated special journal volumes on these topics. Professor Gomez has finished a book on travel narratives in Mexico, for which she has received the Humboldt Fellowship for Advanced Researchers.

keywords

  • Latin American Literature, Travel Writing, Indigenous Literature, Gender and Women Studies, Film, Comparative Literature, Latin American Cultural Studies

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ARSC 1200 - Topics in Arts and Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
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  • LAMS 1000 - Introduction to Latin American and Latinx Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Focuses on the main topics of Latin American and Latinx Studies, exploring them through interdisciplinary approaches. Core course of the Latin American and Latinx Studies Certificate.
  • SPAN 2110 - Second-Year Spanish 1
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019 / Summer 2020
    Grammar review. Emphasizes reading, writing, and speaking skills. Attendance at the language laboratory may be mandatory. Department enforced prerequisite: SPAN 1020 (min. grade C-). Degree credit not granted for this course and SPAN 2150.
  • SPAN 3100 - Literary and Cultural Analysis in Spanish
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    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 4170 - Major Works/Trends in Literature and Culture in Latin America Up to the 19th Cent
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Examines major works and trends in literature, visual arts and/or other cultural expressions of Latin America from the colonial period to the end of the 19th century.
  • SPAN 4180 - Major Works and Trends in Literature and Culture in Latin America: 1900-Present
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Examines major works of literature, visual arts and/or other cultural expressions of Latin America from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.
  • SPAN 4220 - Special Topics in Spanish and/or Spanish American Literature
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Examines intensively particular topics or issues concerning Spanish and/or Spanish American literature selected by the instructor. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisites: SPAN 3120 and an additional course above SPAN 3000.
  • SPAN 5130 - Seminar: Critical Approaches to Hispanic Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Treats various topics and genres as needs and resources dictate. Gives special attention to theoretical and critical analysis of Hispanic literature with greatest emphasis on contemporary trends. Genres might include narrative, poetry and theatre. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as SPAN 7130.
  • SPAN 5320 - Seminar: 20th Century Spanish American Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 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 modernism, theatre, the essay, the regional novel, the novel of the Mexican Revolution, the modern novel, contemporary theatre, and contemporary poetry. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as SPAN 7320.
  • SPAN 7130 - Seminar: Critical Approaches to Hispanic Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Treats various topics and genres as needs and resources dictate. Gives special attention to theoretical and critical analysis of Hispanic literature with greatest emphasis on contemporary trends. Genres might include narrative, poetry and theatre. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as SPAN 5130.
  • SPAN 7320 - Seminar: 20th Century Spanish American Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 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 modernism, theatre, the essay, the regional novel, the novel of the Mexican Revolution, the modern novel, contemporary theatre, and contemporary poetry. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as SPAN 5320.
  • WGST 4001 - Advanced Topics in Gender ad Sexuality Studies (AH)
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Provides and advanced interdisciplinary course organized around a specific issue in the social sciences relating to gender and sexuality. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours for different topics. Recommended prerequisite: WGST 2000 or WGST 2600. Same as WGST 5001.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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