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May Farnsworth

Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies

Joined the faculty in 2007

Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Spanish American Literature. 2006.
M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Spanish American Literature. 2002.
B.A., The Evergreen State College, Olympia Washington. 1996.

Current Scholarly Interests:
I am primarily interested in the connections between feminism, theatre, and national identity at the turn of the twentieth century in Latin America. I teach subjects related to gender construction, nation-building, and performance in Latin American literary culture. I also teach language classes with a focus on Hispanic culture.

Courses Routinely Taught:
SPAN 316-Voces de mujeres.
BIDS 286- Gender, nation, literature.
SPAN 121-122- Intermediate Spanish I and II

Recent Publications:
"Sex Work, Sickness, and Suicide: Early feminist Theatre in Argentina." e-misferica. 6.1 Special issue: "Contagion." Guest edited by Jill Lane and Marcial Godoy-Anativia (2009): http://www.hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/en/e-misferica-61/farnsworth

"'La Eva mexicana': Feminism in Post-Revolutionary Mexican Theatre." South Atlantic Review 72.2 (2007): 32-45.

Four biographical sketches for the Encyclopedia of Modern Drama. Eds Gabrielle H. Cody and Evert Sprinchorn. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007:
1) "Magdalena Mondragon (Mexico)"
2) "Catalina D'Erzell (Mexico)"
3) "Maria Luisa Ocampo (Mexico)"
4) "Malena Sandor (Argentina)"

"The Well-Made (Feminist) Play: Malena Sandor's Challenge to Theatrical Conventions." Latin American Theatre Review. 37.1 (2003): 61-73.

"Tempering Machismo: The Performance of Masculinity, Femininity, and Honor in Aqui no ha pasado nada by Josefina Pla and Roque Centurion Miranda" MIFLC Review. 11 (2003): 135-47.

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