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Herland, Emmy



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research overview

  • My current research project is a study of the representation of ghosts in Early Modern Spanish literature and theater. I examine a series of texts from the late 16th century through the mid-17th century to understand what the depiction of ghosts reveals about Early Modern Spanish society's ontological beliefs and historiographical practices.


  • Spectrality, Ghost Stories, Baroque Literature, Baroque Theater



courses taught

  • SPAN 2110 - Second-Year Spanish 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    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 2120 - Second-Year Spanish 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2023
    Grammar review. Emphasizes reading, writing and speaking skills. Attendance at the language laboratory may be mandatory. Department enforced prerequisite: SPAN 2110 (min. grade C-). Credit not granted for this course and SPAN 2150.
  • SPAN 3002 - Advanced Spanish Conversation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Focuses on refining fluency in both informal and formal discourse through group discussions, class work and individual and group presentations in order to prepare students for communication in professional settings. To that end, the materials used in the course will emphasize themes and problems relevant to the contemporary Hispanic world. Degree credit not granted for this course and SPAN 3001.
  • SPAN 3010 - Advanced Rhetoric and Composition
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Spring 2023
    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 3070 - Spanish 21st Century Media Professions
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Develops advanced Spanish language skills, trans-cultural knowledge and regional and historical understanding necessary for using Spanish in media related professions. Examines the production, representations and cultural meaning of Hispanic and Latino media within the United States and globally drawing on films, videos and readings in political economy, cultural studies, history and sociology. Students create five media products in Spanish.
  • SPAN 3080 - Spanish Health Professions
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    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 - Fall 2022
    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 3120 - Advanced Spanish Grammar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Spring 2024
    Analysis of texts from morphological and syntactic perspectives. Structural and semantic characteristics of major features of Spanish are studied at the sentence level. Use of these grammatical features is then studied in selected literary texts.
  • SPAN 4070 - Problems of Translation for Professions in Spanish 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Presents documents from different professional areas (business, health, media and environmental studies and sustainable development) which are studied, prepared, translated and discussed in context in order to enable students to perform successfully in real translation situations.


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