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Vilma Navarro-DanielsVilma Navarro-Daniels

Associate Professor of Spanish and American Studies,
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

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.”

Research

Dr. Vilma Navarro-Daniels’s field of study has gradually expanded throughout the years from 20th and 21st – Century Peninsular Spanish Literature, Film, and Culture to include Latin America, particularly the literature and cinema made in Chile –her country of origin— that deal with Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship (1973-1990), as well as the transition and consolidation of democracy afterwards. Her approach has always been –and still remains— interdisciplinary, bringing together her background in Philosophy, Education, and Social Sciences with her Literary and Film Studies. Her scholarly work focuses on the relationship between political, social, cultural, and economic transformations and their literary and cinematic representations. Her publications include the Peninsular Spanish novel, short fiction, poetry, film, and theater, in addition to Latin American literature, film and popular culture related genres such as TV series and comics. Her approach to literature, film, and other cultural products includes theories regarding gender, ethnicity, human rights, religion, dictatorship, transition to democracy, late capitalism, and a variety of genres, among others.

Her reputation as a scholar is behind her numerous research presentations in the U.S. and abroad: Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, and Spain. She has lectured and been invited as keynote speaker nationally and internationally. Vilma Navarro-Daniels’s service to the profession has also reached national and international levels. Beside keeping a heavy agenda as editorial referee and journal editor in the U.S. and abroad, she has been appointed by the MLA Executive Council to the Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession, and has been elected and served as a member of the Excecutive Board of the Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies, AGSS (formerly, AILCFH) since 2015. Currently, Vilma is the President of this international organization.

In Spring 2018, she received the Mariana Merritt Matteson & Donald S. Matteson Distinguished Professorship in Foreign Languages and Cultures, which carries a three-year term and provides a financial award to support Vilma’s scholarship and instructional activity.

PUBLICATIONS

 EDITED VOLUME

Contextos. Estudios de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales: “Approaches to Teaching the Humanities and Cultural Studies Through Latin American and Spanish Theater.” Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación Press (UMCE Press), Santiago, Chile. June, 2019.

Digital version: http://revistas.umce.cl/index.php/contextos/issue/view/188

Printed version: Forthcoming

 

PEER-REVIEWED  ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

La amante fascista, de Alejandro Moreno Jashés: Un viaje delirante a la oscura noche de Chile.” The Labyrinth of Darkness: Violent Narrators in Contemporary Latin American Literature. Edited by Margarita Jácome (Loyola University Maryland) and Ana María Mutis (Trinity University, Texas). Forthcoming.

“De himno y elegía: La guerra, de Gabriela Mistral, y Mientras los hombres mueren, de Carmen Conde.” Spanish Civil War Poetry: A Comparative Approach. Edited by Pilar Molina (Dublin Institute of Technology.) New York: Peter Lang Publishing. Forthcoming.

“Dibujar para subvertir: Cuerpo, género y poder en las crónicas y los diarios gráficos de Marcela Trujillo (o Maliki 4-Ojos).” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos: Representación de la mujer en el cómic contemporáneo de habla hispana. 43.1 (2019): 119-44.

“Yo, maldita india, de Jerónimo López Mozo: Una deconstrucción teatral del discurso histórico.” Contextos. Estudios de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. 45. (July, 2019). http://revistas.umce.cl/index.php/contextos/article/view/1466/1516

“El suicidio como forma de resistencia: Las niñas Quispe, de Sebastián Sepúlveda.” Letras femeninas. Violencia y género: Representaciones literarias y cinematográficas actuales. 43.2 (2018): 39-54.

“Miedo catártico, televisión y memoria: Los archivos del Cardenal.” Narrativas del miedo: Terror en obras literarias, cinemáticas y televisivas de Latinoamérica de los siglos XX y XXI. Edited by Karem Langer (Truman State University), David Rozotto (University of Waterloo), and Marco Ramírez (Lehman CUNY). New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2018. 129-42.

De jueves a domingo, de Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, o ‘el viaje a ninguna parte’ de un país llamado Chile.” Letras Hispanas. 12. (2016): 185-97.

“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. 23. (2016): 54-62.

“Del mesías fascista a la prostituta redentora: Iniciación y transfiguración en Cachorros de negro mirar, de Paloma Pedrero.” Contextos. Estudios de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. 34. (2015): 13-28.

“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, 2013. 165-72.

“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, Fall 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/v20/navarrodaniels.html

“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. (July-October, 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. 18. (December, 2007) 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.

“El Proyecto Social de Jacques Maritain.” A Parte Rei. Revista de Filosofía. 33. (2004).(co-author).  http://serbal.pntic.mec.es/~cmunoz11/maritain33.pdf

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. 7 (July, 2002) http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ciberletras/v07/navarrodaniels.html

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

 

NON PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

“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. Santiago de Chile: Diario La Época, 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, 1993. 157-65.

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

 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

20th – 21st Century Peninsular and Latin American Literature and Culture.
Peninsular and Latin American Film.
Classical Studies.
Dictatorship, Transition to Democracy and Cultural Products.
Metafiction and Intertextuality in Literature and Film.
Power and Production of Discourse.
Gendered and Racialized Discourses.

 

Vilma Navarro-Daniels

Office: Thompson 110C
Phone: 335-8672
Email: navarrod@wsu.edu

 

Graduate Courses taught:

  • For Lang 560 (Seminar in Scholarly Methodology)
  • Span 552 (Topics in 19th Century Peninsular Spanish Literature)
  • Span 553 (Topics in 20th Century Peninsular Spanish Literature)
  • Span 554 (Seminar in Peninsular Spanish Literature and/or Culture)
  • Span 559 (Special Topics in Peninsular Spanish Studies)

Undergraduate Courses taught:

  • 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 110 (Peninsular Spanish Film, taught in English)
  • Span 306 (Intermediate Reading and Translation)
  • Span 310 (Peninsular Spanish Film, taught in Spanish)
  • Span 311 (Latin American Film, taught in Spanish)
  • Span 320 (Peninsular Spanish Culture)
  • Span 350 (Introduction to Peninsular Spanish Literature)
  • Span 450 (Seminar in Peninsular Spanish Studies-Themes)
  • Span 451 (Seminar in Peninsular Spanish Studies-Authors)
  • Span 452 (Seminar in Peninsular Spanish Studies-Genres)
  • UH 330 (University Honors, Western Civilization. Taught in English)
  • UH 370 (University Honors, Global Issues in Social Sciences. Taught in English)
  • UH 380 (University Honors, Global Issues in Arts & Humanities. Taught in English)

Online Teaching:

  • For Lang 110 [DIVR] (Introduction to Global Film, taught in English)
  • Span 111 [ARTS] (Latin American Film, taught in English)
  • Span 311 (Latin American Film, taught in Spanish)