Elizabeth Dorton

Elizabeth Dorton

PhD Student / Del Greco Librarian
New Cabell Hall 438
Office Hours:
M/W/F 11:00-11:55 AM

Education

B.A. Spanish, English, University of Richmond (2014)

M.A. Hispanic Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2017)

Ph.D. Spanish, University of Virginia (2022, projected)

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Latin America
  • Violence
  • Film and media
  • Urban studies
  • Gender studies
  • Critical theory

Teaching

Virginia Tech

  • SPAN 1105 (beginner-level)
  • SPAN 1106 (beginner-level)
  • Study Abroad Teaching Assistant - Oviedo, Asturias (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)
  • Study Abroad Teaching Assistant - Camino VT, El Camino de Santiago (Summer 2017)

University of Virginia

  • SPAN 1020 (Elementary Spanish, Summer 2020)
  • SPAN 2010 (Intermediate Spanish)
  • SPAN 2020 (Advanced Intermediate Spanish)
  • SPAN 3010 (Advanced Grammar and Composition, Fall 2019, Spring 2020)
  • SPAN 3300 (Texts and Interpretations, Fall 2020)

SEP Summer Enrichment Program

  • Thinking Like Shakespeare (4th and 5th grade, Winter 2018)
  • A Curious Case of Poe (7th and 8th, 9th-11th grade, Summer 2018)

Publications

“Trauma, Gender Violence, and Spectatorial Complicity in Michel Franco’s Después de Lucía and Daniel y Ana.” CHASQUI 47.1 (2018): 129-143.

Invited Talks

Graduate Level

  • Todos los hombres son iguales (cinema, Gómez Pereira, 2017)
  • La familia de Pascual Duarte (literature, Camila José Cela, 2016

Undergraduate Level

  • Amores Perros (cinema, González Iñárritu, 2016)

Conference Presentations

“The De-Sexualization of the Disgraced Whore in Después de Lucía.” Carolina Conference for Romance Studies. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. April 2016.

“Las instituciones poderosas y lo abyecto al género anormal: 'La mujer barbuda' y la discusión de lo transgénero.” Hispanic/Latin@ Research Symposium. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg. April 2016.

“The Regression of the Victim as a Result of Societal Expression in Daniel y Ana.” Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference. James Madison University, Harrisonburg. October 2016.

“The Troubled Space of the Vehicle in Michel Franco’s Después de Lucía.” Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. March 2017.

Community Engagement

Del Greco Librarian, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, University of Virginia, 2019

Student Curator, "Comics in Circuit," Rare Book School, University of Virginia, 2018–2019