CV/Contact

view or download my CV via Google Docs here:  CV – Rebecca M Bender, PhD

Rebecca M. Bender, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Kansas State University
Department of Modern Languages
107 Eisenhower Hall
Manhattan, KS  66506
rmbender@ksu.edu
Kansas State University – faculty page

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Spanish Literature, The Pennsylvania State University (2013)
Dissertation title: First-Wave Spanish Feminism: Negotiating the Changing Faces of Motherhood and Maternity through Narrative

M.A., Spanish Literature, The University of New Mexico (2007)
Specializations: Latin American and Peninsular Spanish Literature

B.A., Spanish
B.S. Secondary Education, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (2005)

PUBLICATIONS:

Manuscripts in preparation:

Pregnant Minds and Literary Bodies: Motherhood and Feminism in Spanish Women’s Literature of the Modernist Era (1900-36)

Peer-reviewed articles:

Book chapters:

Book Reviews:

 

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
(see TEACHING page for course details, syllabi, etc.)

Aug. 2016 – present
Assistant Professor of Spanish, tenure-track
Kansas State University, Department of Modern Languages (Manhattan, KS)

Aug. 2015 – July 2016
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish (one-year appointment)
Kansas State University, Department of Modern Languages (Manhattan, KS)

Aug. 2013 – May 2015
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish (two-year appointment)
Grinnell
 College, Department of Spanish (Grinnell, Iowa)

May-Aug. 2013
Adjunct Instructor of Spanish (Distance Learning)
(summer appointment)
Midland College
, Division of Fine Arts and Communication (Midland, Texas)
Created and monitored online Spanish courses with Blackboard (Spanish 1; Spanish 4)
Site created for managing courses: https://sites.google.com/site/drrebeccambender/

Aug. 2009 – May 2013
Graduate Teaching Assistant / Instructor
The Pennsylvania State University
, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese

May-June 2010
Study Abroad Teaching Assistant, Penn State Summer Study Abroad Program
Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla, Mexico

Aug 2007 – May 2008
Visiting Spanish Instructor (one-year appointment)
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Department of Languages and Cultures

Aug 2005  – May 2007
Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of New Mexico
, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Jan-May 2005
Spanish Teacher – Student Teaching placements

SPECIALIZED AND INTERNATIONAL STUDY

  • 2011: Cornell University School of Criticism and Theory. Seminar: “Sexuality and Childhood in a Global Frame: Queer Theory and Beyond” with Dr. Kathryn Bond Stockton.
  • 2010 Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla, Mexico (May 15-June 3).  Graduate Assistant and Co-Instructor for Penn State’s Summer Study Abroad Program.
  • 2006 Copán Field School, Copán Ruinas, Honduras (July 1-31). Graduate student of Art History and Archaeology, University of New Mexico.
  • 2004 Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain. Undergraduate Semester Abroad.
  • 2002 ESL Internship, Hogar Santa Ana (Orphanage), Adjuntas, Puerto Rico (June)

 

INVITED LECTURES

  • 2018, MacEwan University: “Snapping the Quijote: Cervantes, Semiotics, and Digital Storytelling”. Storytelling & Language Learning, hosted and sponsored by the Department of Humanities, MacEwan University. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. September 26.
  • 2017, The Pennsylvania State University: “Gender, Modernity, and Urban Geographies in Carmen de Burgos’s Madrid”. Hosted and sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the graduate seminar La ciudad como texto: Historia, teoría y crítica de espacios urbanos. The Pennsylvania State University. State College, PA. April 14.
  • 2016, University of California, San Bernardino:   “Las 13 Rosas: The Glorification of Traditional Motherhood in Contemporary Spanish Cinema.” Hosted by the Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Club de Cine Iberoamericano. California State University, San Bernardino. San Bernardino, CA. March 10.

PRESENTATIONS (Select recent)

  • 2019    “Motherhood and the Urban Economy in Margarita Nelken’s La trampa del arenal (1923)”. Imaginarios económicos en la literatura y el cine de España y Latinoamérica. Sponsored by Lehman College (CUNY). Lehman College, Bronx, NY. April 5-6.
  • 2018    “The Don Quixote Seminar: Pedagogy and Pop Culture.” Cervantes Society of America North American Conference. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. September 27-29.
  • 2018    “Early Social Justice Warrior? Carmen de Burgos and Institutional Reform in Early 20th Century Spain.” Part of the Roundtable Space of Maternity, Motherhood, and Care in the Hispanic World from Past to Present. 49th Annual NeMLA Convention, Omni William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA, April 12-15.
  • 2018    “Carmen de Burgos’s Feminist Art Museum in the Avant-Garde Novel The Fantastic Woman”. The 5th Annual Gender and Sexuality in Kansas Conference. Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. Mar. 30.
  • 2017:   ““La moda, o el arte de la indumentaria”: Fashion and Ekphrasis in Carmen de Burgos’s La mujer fantástica (1925).” Representations of Fashion and Clothing in Hispanic Literatures / Representaciones de la moda y el vestido en las literaturas hispánicas. Sponsored by Lehman College (CUNY) and the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY). Lehman College, Bronx, NY. April 7-8.
  • 2017:    Soulless Angels: The Dehumanization of the Traditional Housewife in “La muñeca menor” and The Stepford Wives” The 4th Annual Gender and Sexuality in Kansas Conference. Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. Mar. 3.
    **Co-presented with undergraduate student Amy Hein.
  • 2016:  “Mother or Monster? Exploring Female Subjectivity through Science, Medicine, and Literature in early 20th Century Spain.” The Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures (MACHL). The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Nov. 3-5.
  • 2016: “‘Las madres son más que los dioses’: The Art of Maternity in Federica Montseny’s La indomable (1927)” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC). The University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY. April 14-16.
  • 2015: “Las 13 Rosas: La mitificación de la madre tradicional y apolítica en el cine español contemporáneo.” III Congreso Internacional Historia, Literatura y Arte en el Cine en Español y Portugués. Salamanca, España, June 24-26.
  • 2014: “Maternity in Madrid: Gendered Spaces in Carmen de Burgos’ La rampa.” European Studies Salon: Sex and the City. Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA. Sept. 25.
  • 2014: “Los avances médico-científicos como artes plásticas posmodernas en La piel que habito (2011).” VII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades. El humanismo hispánico en la encrucijada universal de la comunicación: lo impreso, lo visual y lo electrónico. Santiago de Compostela, España, June 26-28.

 

WEB-BASED WRITING

The Volunteer. www.albavolunteer.org
The Volunteer is the online journal of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, an educational non-profit dedicated to promoting social activism and the defense of human rights. The journal is published four times per year.

Nursing Clio. Because the personal is historical. www.nursingclio.org
Nursing Clio is an open access, peer-reviewed, collaborative blog project that ties historical scholarship to present-day issues related to gender and medicine.

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2 Responses to CV/Contact

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