María Esparza Rodríguez

PhD Student
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Education

Ph.D., Spanish, University of Virginia, expected 2019
M.A., Spanish, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Delaware, 2014
B.A., Spanish Studies and Psychology, University of Delaware, 2012

Dissertation

“Gender and/in Literature: Mexican women writers and the politics of canonicity in 20 th and 21 st century literary production” (working title)

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Latin American Literatures and Cultures
  • Canon formation
  • Literary and critical theory
  • New narrative
  • Cultural studies
  • Feminist theory
  • Gender studies
  • Mexican history
  • Mexican historiography

Teaching

  • Composition 1 (Spanish 3010): Fall 2016, Spring 2017
  • Writing Center Advisor: Fall 2016
  • Study Abroad in Costa Rica, Intermediate Spanish: Summer 2016
  • Business Spanish: Fall 2015, Spring 2016
  • Intermediate Spanish: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015
  • Residential Advisor/Ambassador to students from China: Summer 2015
  • Panamá Bilingüe Community Advisor and Ambassador: Spring 2015

Publications

“El comportamiento del protagonista y la creación de la identidad nacional mexicana en La muerte de Artemio Cruz” in Camarena Castellanos, Ricardo, ed. Octavio Paz: laberintos del poeta y ensayista. 15 perspectivas críticas. Toronto: Antares
Publishing, 2016.
 
Translations
My Beautiful Nicaragua. Dir. Joyce Chopra. Perf. Edelsin Linette Mendez. BYkids Film Production, 2017. DVD.

Presentations

“Terror contemporáneo: Vulnerabilidad y dinámicas de poder en Fuerzas especiales de Diamela Eltit” MIFLC, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. October 2016.

“Defensa y promoción”; Collaborative paper with Michelet McLean, Matthew Richey, Astrid Lorena Ochoa, and Gonzalo Hernández-Baptista: Roundtable on Advocacy: SALALM LXI, “Nuestro norte es el sur”: Mapping Resistance and Resilience in Latin

American, Caribbean, and Iberian studies. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA, May 9 – May 13, 2016.

“Bologna-Duke Summer School on Global Studies and Critical Theory”: Seminar member and participant. University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. June 22 nd -July 3 rd , 2015.

“Effective error correction in written assessments in the Foreign Language classroom: Spanish 2010”; Action Research in the Foreign Language Classroom: Roundtable on Foreign Language Teaching and Learning, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, November 21 st , 2014.

“El comportamiento del protagonista y la creación de la identidad nacional mexicana en La muerte de Artemio Cruz”; Octavio Paz: Labyrinths of the Poet 2014: International Colloquium, Ottawa, Canada, March 28-29, 2014.

Grants & Awards

University of Virginia, Office of the Dean Travel Fellowship: Summer 2015

University of Delaware Graduate Fellowship: Fall 2013/Spring 2014

University of Delaware Graduate Fellowship: Fall 2012/Spring2013

Sigma Delta Pi: 2011

Aspira Award of Excellence: May 2006