Carmen de la Guardia

Associate Director of Graduate Studies

Carmen de la Guardia, from Spain, received her PhD from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid where she currently serves as Professor in the Contemporary History Department. She has taught in a variety of American university programs in Spain. A specialist in cultural and political history, she in now researching and has published articles on the cultural relationship between the U.S. and Spain. Her books include Historia de Estados Unidos;  Conflicto y reforma en el Madrid del siglo XVIII and Proceso político y elecciones en Estados Unidos. Professor de la Guardia has received numerous fellowships (Fulbright, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Fundación Caja de Madrid), which allowed her to conduct research at the John Carter Brown Library, the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the New School for Social Research.

 

Courses

Course List: 

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SPAN 3451 - Women through their Writing      

In this course through the reading of text written by women --diaries, autobiographies, and letters-- we will examine the process of construction of gender identity at various stages of history and the perception that women had of their own situation. We will also analyze the political, social, and legal discussions which made possible the emergence of feminism in Spain and Latin America. (1 unit)

Required text: A selection of excerpts from the following texts and authors available in electronic form at Middlebury: Anna Caballé (dir.), La vida escrita por las mujeres. La pluma como espada. Del romanticismo al modernismo (Madrid: Círculo de Lectores, 2003); Birute Ciplijauskaité, La novela femenina contemporánea. Hacia una tipología de la narración en primera persona (1970-1985) (Barcelona: Antrophos, 1988); Isabel Morant (dir.), Historia de las mujeres en España y América Latina (Madrid: Cátedra, 2005).

This course is cross-listed with Literature and Culture.*

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

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SPAN 6721 - Women through their Writing      

History of Women through their Writings

In this course through the reading of text written by women --diaries, autobiographies, and letters-- we will examine the process of construction of gender identity at various stages of history and the perception that women had of their own situation. Emphasis will be given to women writers from Spain and Latin America who were in the vanguard and were teachers or visiting lecturers at the Spanish School in Middlebury. Writers such as Gabriela Mistral, Concha Espina, Margot Arce, Sofia Novoa, Isabel Garcia Lorca, Gloria de los Rios among others will be discussed. (1 unit)
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Required texts:* A selection of excerpts from the following texts and authors available in electronic form at Middlebury: Concha Espina, Singladuras; viaje americano (Madrid: Compañía Ibero-Americana de Publicaciones, 1932); Isabel García Lorca, Recuerdos míos (Barcelona: Tusquets, 2002); Gabriela Mistral, Victoria Ocampo, Esta América nuestra. Correspondencia 1926-1956. Introducción y notas Elizabeth Horan y Doris Meyer (Buenos Aires: El cuenco de plata, 2007); Jaime Salinas, Travesías: memorias (1925-1955) (Barcelona: Tusquets, 2003); Roberto Veguez, In the Green Mountains of Vermont. Spanish and Latin American Exiles in the School of Spanish at Middlebury College (1937-1963), http://schoolofspanish.middcreate.net/centennial/book/index.

This course is cross-listed with Literature Civ Cul & Soc Literature

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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7-week Program
Holly Stark, Coordinator
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Graduate Program
Audrey LaRock, Coordinator

P: 802.443.5539
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