Department of Foreign Languages & Cultures

Faculty & Staff

Vilma Navarro-Daniels

Associate Professor of Spanish

Ph.D.,  University of Connecticut, 2003


Education

2003 Ph. D. in Spanish, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of Connecticut. Thesis: “Pactos de la vida y el arte: La metaficción en el cine, teatro y cuento españoles de la transición tardía” (“Pacts between Life and Art: Metafiction in Spanish Film, Theater, and Short Fiction during the Late Transition”). Dissertation Director: David K. Herzberger.

1998 M.A. in Spanish, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of Connecticut.

1996 M.A. in Social Sciences, ILADES (Santiago, Chile) / Università Gregoriana, Roma. Thesis: “Los unos y los otros: Aproximación filosófica a una interpretación negativa de la diferencia.”

1987 B.A. in Philosophy, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile). Thesis: “La experiencia poética en el pensamiento de Jacques Maritain.”

Professional Experience

Since Fall 2009, Associate Professor of Spanish. Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Washington State University.

Fall 2003-Spring 2009, Assistant Professor of Spanish. Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Washington State University.

Courses taught at Washington State University:

Undergraduate Level:

Span ED 299-1 (Summer Institute, Intensive Spanish Language and Culture, First Semester)

Span ED 299-2 (Summer Institute, Intensive Spanish Language and Culture, Second Semester)

Span 306 (Intermediate Reading and Translation)

Span 110 (Peninsular Spanish Film taught in English: “Development of Peninsular Spanish Film”)

Span 110 (Peninsular Spanish Film taught in English: “Representations of Violence, War, and Oppresion in Peninsular Spanish Film”)

Span 310 (Peninsular Spanish Film taught in Spanish: “Pedro Almodóvar visits WSU”)

Span 310 (Peninsular Spanish Film taught in Spanish: “Carlos Saura’s Lens”)

Span 310 (Peninsular Spanish Film taught in Spanish: “Representations of Violence, War, and Oppresion in Peninsular Spanish Film”)

Span 310 (Peninsular Spanish Film taught in Spanish: “Representations of Childhood and Adolescence in Peninsular Spanish Film”)

Span 320 (Peninsular Spanish Culture: Spain through its History)

Span 320 (Peninsular Spanish Culture: Regional Cultures)

Span 350 (Introduction to Peninsular Spanish Literature)

Span 450 (Seminar in Peninsular Spanish Studies-Themes: “Metafiction in Peninsular Spanish Film, Drama, and Short Fiction in Post-Francoist Spain”)

Span 451 (Seminar in Peninsular Spanish Studies-Authors: “Federico García Lorca: A Total Artist”)

Span 452 (Seminar in Peninsular Spanish Studies-Genres: “20th Century Peninsular Spanish Drama”)

UH 330 (University Honors, Western Civilization. Taught in English)

UH 370 (University Honors, Global Issues in Social Sciences. Taught in English)

Graduate Level:

Span 552 (Topics in 19th Century Peninsular Spanish Literature: “From Romanticism to Naturalism”)

Span 553 (Topics in 20th Century Peninsular Spanish literature: Survey)

Span 553 (Topics in 20th Century Peninsular Spanish literature: “Generation of ’98 and Generation of ’27”)

Span 554 (Seminar in Peninsular Spanish Literature and/or Culture: “20th Century Peninsular Spanish Drama”)

Span 559 (Special Topics in Peninsular Spanish Studies: “20th Century Peninsular Spanish Novel: From the Postwar to Postmodernity”)

*Fall 2001-Spring 2003. Graduate Fellow. Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Acquisition of films, coordination of speakers, and management of the budget for the Latin American and Iberian Film Series, a weekly, annual event. Faculty Advisor for the Spanish Club, assisting students in planning and budgeting cultural activities. Host of the weekly Spanish Table. Taught weekly cultural component of Intensive Elementary Spanish I (Spanish 101) using video and web-base materials. Taught an Intensive Elementary Spanish class (Spanish 102). Taught an Independent Study on Advanced Composition and Conversation (Spanish 399). Supervised an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (Spanish 466). Organized cultural presentations with the students for the Annual Departmental Solstice Party and for the Annual Poetry Reading.

*Fall 1996-Spring 2001. Spanish Teaching Assistant: Elementary Spanish I and II (Spanish 181 and 182), Intermediate Spanish I and II (Spanish 183 and 184), Intermediate Spanish Composition (Spanish 278). Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of Connecticut.

*1999. Developed a catalogue of web sites for the use of the Internet in language teaching, as a member of a Foreign Language Graduate Student Team of Research in preparation for the Training Manual for Novice Second Language Teachers, project developed under the supervision of Professor Sandra Schreffler. Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of Connecticut.

*1993-1994. Teaching Assistant in the M.A. in Social Sciences Program: Development of Major Ideologies. ILADES, Santiago de Chile.

*1993-1994. Professor of Social Philosophy, and Sociology of Education. Universidad Blas Cañas, CONFERRE, and Instituto Profesional de Providencia, Santiago de Chile.

*1989-1991. Professor of Philosophy of Education, and Ethics. Universidad Arturo Prat, Iquique, Chile.

 

Publications

Peer Reviewed:

“An Approach to Teach Carmen Martín Gaite’s La Reina de las nieves.” Approaches to Teaching the Works of Carmen Martín Gaite. Ed. Joan L. Brown. MLA Book Publications. Forthcoming.

“De la Península Ibérica a la Península de los Balcanes: Descentramiento de la identidad nacional en Guerreros de Daniel Calparsoro.” Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura. Forthcoming. Fall 2011.

"Del discurso monológico a la performance polifónica: Una lectura de La isla amarilla de Paloma Pedrero.” Letras femeninas. 36. 2. (2010): 159-81.

“Carmen Martín Gaite’s Irse de casa or the metafictional creation of the self.”Women in the Spanish Novel Today: reflections of Self in the Works of Three Generations of Writers." Eds. Kyra A. Kietrys and Montserrat Linares. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2009. 9-23.

Los misterios de Madrid de Antonio Muñoz Molina: Retrato callejero y urbano de la capital española a fines de la transición a la democracia.” Ciberletras. 20 (December, 2008) http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ciberletras/ 

“Juana of Castile, reader of Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam: An interpretation of Manuel Martínez Mediero’s Juana del amor hermoso.” History and Myth of the Mad Queen: Modern Representations of Juana of Castile. Eds. Phyllis Zatlin, María Asunción Gómez, and Santiago Juan-Navarro. Lewisburg and London, Bucknell University Press, 2008. 119-29.

"Exilios interiores: La redefinición del encierro en Besos de lobo de Paloma Pedrero." Espéculo. Revista de Estudios Literarios. 39. (2008). http://www.ucm.es/info/especulo/numero39/beslobo.html

“Fotos que perturban: La inquietante irrupción del pasado en ‘El rey de bastos’ de Ignacio Martínez de Pisón.” Ciberletras. 2007 December; 18. http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ciberletras/v18/navarrodaniels.html

“La invención interminable de la historia deseada en Lo raro es vivir de Carmen Martín Gaite.” Leading Ladies. Mujeres en la literatura hispana y en las artes. Eds. Margaret R. Parker and Yvonne Fuentes. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006. 60-69.

“Antonio Sobejano-Morán, Metaficción española en la postmodernidad.” (Book Review) Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. 82.2. (2005): 258-9.

Un olor a ámbar de Concha Romero: Una lectura desde la relación entre el poder y la palabra.” Estreno. 29.1. (2003): 49-55.

“El convento como territorio de pecado: La creación de un espacio heterotópico en Entre tinieblas de Pedro Almodóvar.” Monographic Review / Revista Monográfica: Permutations of Sin in Hispanic Literature. 18. (2002): 147-60.

“Tejiendo nuevas identidades: La red metaficcional e intertextual en Todo sobre mi madre de Pedro Almodóvar.” Ciberletras. 2002 July; 7. http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ciberletras

“Los unos y los otros.” IV Concurso Nacional de Ensayo. Por una Cultura de Respeto a los Derechos Humanos. Santiago de Chile: Corporación Nacional de Reparación y Reconciliación, 1996. 69-163.

Non-Peer Reviewed:

“La enseñanza de la lengua y cultura españolas a través de la literatura y el cine. Una experiencia con no-nativos de nivel avanzado.” Cuadernos Cervantes. 53 (2004): 32-37.

“Amor divino, amor lesbiano: Apropiación y resignificación del imaginario católico en Entre tinieblas de Pedro Almodóvar.” Power in Latin American and Iberian Literature and Film. Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Columbia and NYU Graduate Conference on Spanish and Portuguese Literatures. New York: Columbia University, 2002. 57-62.

“Mujer y nuevo orden.” Temas. La Época. Santiago de Chile: July 1995. 18-21. (co-author).

“Para desaprender el miedo a la libertad.” Ni caos ni conformismo. Ideas para mirar lejos en Educación. Rancagua, Chile: Corporación Municipal de Servicios Públicos de Rancagua, 1993. 157-65.

“Una utopía posible.” Temas. La Época. Santiago de Chile: August 1993. 16-7. (co-author).


Fields Of Interest

  • 19th - 21st Century Peninsular Spanish Literature and Culture.
  • Peninsular Spanish Film.
  • Dictatorship, Transition to Democracy and Cultural Products.
  • Metafiction and Intertextuality in Literature and Film.
  • Power and Production of Discourse.


Membership

  • Modern Language Association
  • Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
  • Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
  • Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica
  • Instituto Cervantes
  • Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas
  • Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers

 

Vilma Navarro-Daniels

navarrod@wsu.edu
(509) 335-8672
Thompson Hall 124C
 

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