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Silleras-Fernandez, Nuria Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Silleras-Fernandez's research focuses on the study of the culture, history, and literature of Medieval and Early Modern Iberia, Western Europe, and the Mediterranean. She is particularly interested in examining court culture, gender, queenship, patronage, religion, translation, multilingualism, emotions, and politics.

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  • Medieval and Early Modern Cultural and Intellectual History, Literature, Gender, queenship, agency, translation, court culture, religion, politics, Mediterranean Studies, Iberian Studies, Catalan Studies, emotions, cultural exchange, multilingualism

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Teaching

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  • SPAN 3010 - Advanced Rhetoric and Composition
    Primary Instructor - Fall 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 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 3200 - Spanish Culture
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Examines historical bases of modern Spain's cultural and political currents. Department enforced prerequisite: SPAN 3000.
  • SPAN 3700 - Selected Readings: Spanish Literature in Translation
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces selected Spanish literature masterpieces. Taught in English. Will not count toward major requirements.
  • SPAN 4150 - Major Works and Trends in Literature and Culture in Spain Up to 1700
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Examines major works and trends in literature, visual arts and/or other cultural expressions of Spain from its origins to the end of the Baroque period,
  • SPAN 5140 - Seminar: Spanish Literature, Medieval Period
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Studies medieval works, authors and themes, with consideration of principal influences from other literatures. Reading in Old Spanish. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as SPAN 7140.
  • SPAN 7140 - Seminar: Spanish Literature, Medieval Period
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Studies medieval works, authors and themes, with consideration of principal influences from other literatures. Reading in Old Spanish. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as SPAN 5140.

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