Catherine Addington

PhD Candidate / DH@UVa Grad Liaison
New Cabell Hall 436
Office Hours:
On Fellowship

Education

Ph.D. in Spanish, University of Virginia (expected 2021)
with Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities (2020)

M.A. in Spanish, University of Virginia (2018)

B.A. in Latin American Studies, New York University (2015)

Research

Dissertation Project

Saint Rafael Arnáiz: Collected Works, a critical translation of the writings of a young Spanish monk who became the first saint of the Trappist order. This will be the first major English translation of his writings, which span letters, diaries, and illustrated ephemera from 1921 to 1938. The project will be published with Cistercian Publications in spring 2022, featuring an introduction by Sr. María Gonzalo, OCSO.

Interests

  • The cultural production of Catholic religious orders
  • The making of saints, myths, and icons in both religious and secular contexts
  • Digital humanities, particularly remediation and textual scholarship
  • Translation from Spanish to English

Digital Projects

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Selected Publications

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Presentations

Radio and Podcast Appearances

  • Inter Sessions ep. 3: segment on St. Rafael Arnáiz as a quarantine companion (begins at 4:59)
  • St. Dymphna's Playbook ep. 59: segment on St. Rafael Arnáiz and his experience pursuing a monastic vocation as a chronically ill person (begins at 5:24)
  • EWTN Catholic Radio's Morning Glory: interview to discuss the 2018 Met Gala and the gender politics of secular and Catholic fashion aesthetics
  • Spirits ep. 29: guest appearance to tell the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe from historical and religious perspectives

Grants & Awards

Teaching

Courses

  • Translation from Spanish to English (SPAN 4040): fall 2019 and spring 2020, using both open-access materials and contract grading
  • Advanced Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 2020): fall 2018
  • Intensive Elementary Spanish (SPAN 1020): summer 2018
  • Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 2010): fall 2016–spring 2018, including action research into foreign-language composition

Workshops and Materials

Community Engagement

DH@UVa Graduate Student Liaison, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, University of Virginia, 2019–present.

Co-Organizer with Joseph Wei, “Divestment as Care: A Teach-In with David Swanson.” Care & the University Working Group, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, University of Virginia. November 19, 2020.

Guest Organizer and Speaker, "The Gift of Silence: St. Rafael Arnáiz Barón's Spirituality for Troubled Times." St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought, University of Virginia. February 28, 2020.

Guest Organizer and Speaker, “Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Nican Mopohua.” Holy Women in the Americas Lunch Seminar Series. St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought, University of Virginia. March 22, 2019.

Praxis Representative and Presenter, DH Methods & Collaborators Fair. Scholars' Lab, University of Virginia. February 1, 2019.

Grant Reviewer, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Student Council. University of Virginia. January 2019.

Graduate Student Representative, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, University of Virginia, 2018–2019:

Guest Organizer and Speaker, “Venerable Concepción Cabrera de Armida.” Holy Women in the Americas Lunch Seminar Series. St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought, University of Virginia. November 9, 2018.