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, cultural exchange, emotions, and politics.
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
SPAN 3010 - Advanced Rhetoric and Composition
Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
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
Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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
Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2021
Examines historical bases of modern Spain's cultural and political currents. Department enforced prerequisite: SPAN 3000.
SPAN 5140 - Seminar: Spanish Literature, Medieval Period
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2021
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
Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2021
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.