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Department of World Languages & Cultures
Iowa State University
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Ames, IOWA 50011 USA
UNIVERSITY AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Emerging Leaders Academy, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost - 2013-2014
Iowa State University International Service Award - 2012
Iowa State University Foundation Award for Early Achievement in Teaching - 2005
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES AWARDS
LAS International Service Award - 2011
LAS Master Teacher - 2008-2009
LAS Outstanding Early Achievement in Teaching - 2005
Cassling Family Award for Outstanding Early Achievement in Teaching - 2005
Transatlantic Arias: Early Opera in Spain and the New World / Madrid (Iberoamericana/Vervuert) - 2013
Employing current theories of ideology, propaganda and musical reception, Transatlantic Arias examines the development and impact of early opera in Spain and the Americas through close examination of the New World’s first three extant operas. What emerges is an amazing history of extraordinarily complex lyrical and musical works for their time and place, which are also critical for illuminating inimitable perspectives on the cohabitation and collaboration of indigenous groups and Europeans.
Imperial Stagings: Empire and Ideology in Transatlantic Theater of Early Modern Spain and the New World / Chapel Hill (University of North Carolina Press) - 2013
The promotion of state ideology was pervasive in early modern Spain and its New World colonies. One cultural medium affected, theater--the most popular and viable form of mass entertainment at the time--frequently played a role in the advancement of imperial rule. However, despite censorship and the state control of theaters, early modern dramatists also found novel and covert methods to criticize Spain's handling of its imperial affairs by proposing alternative solutions to the problems with which they dealt. Imperial Stagings shows how the dramas of Lope de Vega, Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz confronted the economic, legal, socio-political, and religious problems of Spain and its colonies. It studies how drama, a reciprocal transatlantic phenomenon, interacted with Spanish imperial ideology as it attempted to foster the creation of a national identity.
La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades. Annotated Critical Edition / Long Grove, IL (Waveland Press) - 2013. Paper and E-Book.
Lazarillo de Tormes is considered the world’s first picaresque novel and its prototype. Published in 1554 concurrently in Spain and Antwerp by an unknown author, the book tells the story of Lazarillo, an orphaned boy who becomes an apprentice to a series of masters, each of whom train him in the ways of the world. As the adult narrator, Lázaro explains how through cunning, deception, and wit, he has been able to overcome his ignoble birth to ascend socially and prosper materially. But in the process of reading his story, we become mindful of the difficulties of living in imperial Spain. This edition contains solid historical background material places the text in its cultural milieu and helps learners of Spanish master this fantastic story. The text is further annotated with abundant vocabulary glosses, end-of-chapter questions for comprehension and analysis, and helpful and informative notes.
EDITED COLLECTION OF ESSAYS
Hispanic Studies in Honor of Robert L. Fiore. Edited by Chad M. Gasta and Julia Domínguez. Long Grove, IL (Juan de la Cuesta) - 2009
A collection of 32 essays on topics ranging from colonial Latin American literature to Golden Age theater to contemporary Spanish film written by some of the world's most reknown hispanists in honor of Prof. Robert L. Fiore.