• Contact Info
Publications in VIVO
 

Gomez, Leila Gabriela Associate Professor

Positions

Research Areas research areas

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. Her books are La piedra del escándalo: Darwin en Argentina (1845-1909) (Simurg 2008, edited book), Iluminados y tránsfugas: Relatos de viajeros y ficciones nacionales en Argentina, Paraguay y Perú (Iberoamericana Vervuert 2009), Darwinism in Argentina (Bucknell University Press, 2011), and Entre Borges y Conrad: Estética y territorio en William Henry Hudson (co-edited with Sara Castro-Klaren, Iberoamericana Vervuert 2012), Teaching Gender through Latin American, Latino and Spanish texts (edited, Sense Publishers, 2015). Professor Gomez is working on 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

  • SPAN 2110 - Second-Year Spanish 1
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    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 Century
    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 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 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.

Background

International Activities

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

Other Profiles