Tag Archives: spanish

Highlights from Spain… as summer vacation comes to an end :(

I realized I haven’t yet written a post for the month of July, and the fact that August is only days away is a bit terrifying! I must say, however, that I have had a nice balance of “work” and … Continue reading

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Pretty Women Use Birth Control – my guest post at Nursing Clio

I’m very excited to have written a guest post for one of my favorite blogs, Nursing Clio. For this piece, I re-visited my very first blog post in which I critiqued, with a sort of “literary analysis” approach, the function … Continue reading

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Exploring Female Identities in Carmen de Burgos’ “La rampa”

One of the first novels to spark my interest in early twentieth-century Spanish women’s literature was Carmen de Burgos’ La rampa (1917). As an urban novel, the narrative explores the effects of modernity not only on the residents of and … Continue reading

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The Perfect Wife in the 21st century: “La perfecta casada” en el siglo XXI

Now that February is suddenly here, the Spring 2014 semester is officially underway and I am finally organized (well, for the most part!). For me, the most exciting part about this new semester is that I’m teaching a course I … Continue reading

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Salvador Dalí’s Christmas Cards Are Better than Yours

Over the weekend, while attempting to get into the holiday spirit by setting up my table-top fiber-optic Christmas tree, baking cookies, and watching the snow fall in sub-zero temperatures, I discovered that one of my favorite Spanish artists, Salvador Dalí, … Continue reading

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What People Think about Women: A Bilingual Edition

Translation update – Oct. 28, 2013 — Thanks to the careful attention and comment of one of my readers (Lu Cero), I learned about the “terrible mysoginic message” in the search results “Las mujeres necesitan soluciones, lo hombres también pero al … Continue reading

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Assassination of the Modern Woman: Hildegart and Aurora Rodríguez

UPDATE: April 7, 2014 – I assigned the film and podcast in my Spanish literature seminar this semester; read about my lesson plans and student responses here. This week I found an excellent short film on the murder of the … Continue reading

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Social History and Spanish Anarchism: Prostitution, Motherhood, and Free Love

During my dissertation research, I spent lots of time searching for several, quite obscure short novelas written throughout the 1920s by Spanish anarcho-feminist Federica Montseny. Somehow I came across the website for The International Institute for Social History, located in Amsterdam. The Institute … Continue reading

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The Silent Woman: Use Birth Control, Stay Attractive

UPDATE: April 2014 – I expanded upon this post and the historical background of the Disney film for my guest post over at Nursing Clio. Check out the lengthier version here. I recently came across this amazing vintage video on … Continue reading

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