Maureen Tobin Stanley, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Ph.D. May 2000
Dissertation: Mythic Rewriting in the Works of Adelaida García Morales, Carmen Laforet, Montserrat Roig, and Esther Tusquets directed by José Colmeiro and Mary Vásquez

Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
MA in Spanish Literature 1994

Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana
Cum laude, BA in Foreign Languages (Spanish and French) 1990

EXPERIENCE  

University of Minnesota Duluth
August 2002 to present
Assistant Professor
Teach second year Spanish language classes, Advanced Grammar and Composition classes, Culture, Literature and Film of Spain
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
August 2000 to May 2002
Visiting Assistant Professor
Taught second year language classes; third year Grammar and Composition classes, Civilization and Culture of Spain; and Introduction to Hispanic Literature; fourth year Survey of (Medieval and Golden Age) Spanish Authors
August 1998 to May 2000
Visiting Instructor
Taught first and second year Spanish language classes, third year Grammar and Composition classes, and Introduction to Hispanic Literature
August 1995 to August 1998
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Taught first and second year Spanish language classes
August 1995 to May 1996
Editorial Assistant to Letras Peninsulares
Performed publishing duties, including placing, typesetting, proofing and editing for the scholarly journal
Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
August 1992 to May 1994       
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Taught first year Spanish language classes
Office of Cook County Interpreting Services, Chicago, Illinois
August 1992 to August 1994
Freelance Judicial Interpreter
August 1991 to August 1992   
Full time Judicial Interpreter
Simultaneously and consecutively interpreted for Spanish-speaking/non-English-speaking criminal defendants and witnesses during court proceedings
Freelance Spanish Interpreter, Chicago, Illinois
July 1990 to August 1991
Interpreted for the Office of Cook County Interpreting Services in criminal proceedings, for Berlitz in immigration hearings, and for private attorneys in depositions and interviews

PUBLICATIONS: ARTICLES      

  • “El cuerpo femenino como emblema nacional en los filmes ¡Ay, Carmela!y El espinazo del diablo”. Letras Hispanas: Revista de Literatura y Cultura 3,1 (Spring 2006):  http://letrashispanas.unlv.edu/vol3iss1/aycarmela.htm
  • “El vientre materno de la Muerte en ‘Nit i boira’ de Mercè Rodoreda.” Letras Peninsulares (Spring 2006) forthcoming
  • “Voces e imágenes del Holocausto: La intercalación de lo subjetivo con lo objetivo en el texto De la resistencia y la deportación de Neus Català y el film Memoria del agua de Héctor Faver.” Letras Hispanas: Revista de Literatura y Cultura 2, 2 (Fall 2005):  http://letrashispanas.unlv.edu/vol2iss2/vol3index.htm
    • “‘Mis hijos son dos flores’: Mercè Rodoreda’s Maternal and Botanical Allusions as a Commitment to Life in the Face of War.” Global Diasporistics and the United States: Exile, Migration, Race, Ethnicity. Ed. Anthony Tamburri. Boca Raton: Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2005. 35-41.
    • “Elsa the Neo-mythic Siren, Monster and Femme Fatale in Adelaida García Morales’s El silencio de las sirenas.” Monographic Review/ Revista Monográfica, Volume XX (2004): 241-59.
    • “Rodoreda’s Feminist Vindication of Maternal Symbolic Order Contrasted with Betriu’s Apotheosis of the Republican Cause.” Cine/Lit Essays on Hispanic Film and Fiction. Eds. George Cabello-Castellet, Jaume Martí-Olivella, and Guy Word. Corvallis, Oregon: Cine-Lit Publications, 2004. 64-72.
    • “La castración vs. la prepotencia del falo: Una interpretación psicoanalítica de los dos matrimonios de Natalia/ Colometa en La plaza del Diamante de Mercè Rodoreda.” Cincinnati Romance Review, Volume 22 (2003): 131-47.
    • “Visiones, versiones y perversiones hollywoodescas en la novelística de Montserrat Roig.” Letras Peninsulares 15,3 (Winter 2002-2003): 667-680.
    • “El pecado de Natalia: El razonamiento moral de una madre ante las necesidades de sus hijos en La plaza del Diamante de Mercè Rodoreda.” Monographic Review/ Revista Monográfica, Volume XVIII (2002): 76-91.
    •  “Una visión alterna ante la dicotomía mítica: La hibridación de Penélope y las sirenas en El silencio de las sirenas de García Morales.” Breaking Barriers Conference Proceedings, Princess Anne, MD: University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, 1998. 125-28.
    • “El Sur: El descenso al laberinto de las pasiones edípicas.” Tropos 22 (1996): 73-82.

PUBLICATIONS: BOOK

Book forthcoming from Palgrave MacMillan in 2007:
Maureen Tobin Stanley and Gesa Zinn, eds. Female Exiles in 20th and 21st Century Europe. (accepted for publication by Palgrave in June 2006)
Maureen Tobin Stanley. “Female Voices of Resistance in Neus Català’s De la resistencia y la deportación: The Triumph of Life, Dignity and Solidarity during the Holocaust.” in Female Exiles in 20th and 21st Century Europe.
            The anthology, Female Exiles in 20th and 21st Century Europe, edited by Gesa Zinn and myself,represents an effort to raise consciousness on the marginalization of exiled women within 100 years of European history. The women studied come from all walks of life. Despite their many differences, they live in exile and perceive themselves or are perceived as “other” within 20th and 21st-century Europe. Exile, immigration and transience permeate every aspect of existence and constitute an interstitial reality. The critical essays are authored by Mary Vásquez, Mary Ann Dellinger, Eva Eppler, Marion Gerlind, Anouk Guiné, Monika Halpaap, María Hernández Ojeda, Victoria Ketz, María del Mar López-Cabrales, Francisco Javier Moreno Fuentes, Sydney Norton, Maureen Tobin Stanley and Gesa Zinn.
            The book also contains original artworks by Joellyn Rock, Jaymie Christine, Janice Kmetz and Carla Stetson.

CURRENT RESEARCH AND BOOKS IN PROGRESS

Book A (single-authored): Voces e imágenes del Holocausto en la cultura española is a cultural studies project in which I analyze select Spanish works (of poetry, narrative, testimonial and film) from the 1940s through the late 1990s which link Spain or Spaniards to the Holocaust. Ten thousand Spaniards were imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps with the implicit endorsement of Franco’s regime. Several Spanish literary and cinematic greats such as Mercè Rodoreda, Jorge Semprún and Fernando Trueba have showcased the Holocaust in their works, yet the implications of the Spaniards in the camps remain sadly unanalyzed. As part of Spain’s critical, literary and legislative drive to recover its democratic past and denounce Francoist totalitarianism, my book proves the cultural relevance of this horrific historical reality, for the Holocaust not only crosses genres, but also the boundaries between high, popular and mass culture.

Book B (co-authored with Gesa Zinn): Female Exiles in 20th and 21st Century European Literature, Film and Culture (second volume to Female Exiles in 20th and 21st Century Europe). This volume is a continuation of the first. It differs in that cinema has added to the scope of the scholarly essays. At present, we have edited six of the chapters and are in the process of selecting essays that address the issue of female exile, immigration and migration within Europe in cinema. Of special interest is the cinematic representation of Muslim, Arab, African, Asian and Indigenous female populations within Europe as well as films directed in Europe by women that pertain to any of these populations.

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

  • April 2006, Fargo, ND. Red River World Literature Conference, North Dakota State University. “Introduction to Voices from the Margins: Female Exiles in Twentieth- and Twenty-first Century Europe
  • April 2006, Duluth, MN. McKnight Grant Presentation (one hour), University of Minnesota Duluth. “Francoist Repression: The Gag that Could Not Silence the Catalonian Writer and Survivor of Mauthausen, Joaquim Amat-Piniella” for Voices and Images of the Holocaust in Spanish Culture (summary of research funded by McKnight Grant, overview of project, synopsis of chapter on Amat-Piniella)
  • February 2006, Louisville, KY. University of Louisville Conference on Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Literature and Culture. “La represión franquista: La mordaza que no pudo silenciar al escritor catalán y sobreviviente de Mauthausen, Joaquim Amat-Piniella”
  • November 2005, Milwaukee, WI. Midwest Modern Language Association. “Death’s Maternal Womb in Mercè Rodoreda’s ‘Nit i boira’.”
  • April 15, 2005, University of Minnesota Duluth. Third Friday Colloquia Series. “Voices and Images of the Holocaust in Spanish Culture.”
  • April 7, 2005, University of Minnesota Duluth. The Royal Alworth Institute for International Studies Brown Bag Series. “Voices of Gendered Resistance: The Triump of Life, Dignity and Solidarity in  Neus Català’s De la resistencia y la deportación.”
  • February 2005. University of Louisville Conference on Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Literature. Louisville, Kentucky. “El cuerpo femenino como emblema nacional en los filmes El espinazo del Diablo (Guillermo del Toro, 2001) y ¡Ay, Carmela! (Carlos Saura, 1990)”
  • November 2004 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference. St. Louis, MO. “La cultura X del sexo, las drogas y el ‘rocanrol’ en Historias de Kronen de José Ángel Mañas”
  • February 2004. University of Louisville Conference on Twentieth and Twenty-first Century. Louisville, Kentucky. “Voces e imágenes del Holocausto en el texto testimonial de Neus Català y el film de Héctor Faver.”
  • October 2003. Mid-America Conference of Hispanic Literatures. Boulder, Colorado. “El testimonio humanizante de Neus Català ante la deshumanización de la deportación al campo de exterminio de Ravensbrück.”
  • March 2003. Cine-Lit international Conference Series on Hispanic Literatures and Cinematographies. Portland, Oregon. “Rodoreda’s Feminist Vindication of Maternal Symbolic Order Contrasted with Betriu’s Apotheosis of the Republican Cause”
  • Nov. 2002 Global Diasporas Conference at Florida Atlantic University. “‘Mis hijos son dos flores’: Mercé Rodoreda’s Maternal and Botanical Allusions as a Commitment to Life in the Face of War”
  • May 2002 Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures at University of Cincinnati. “Penis Anxiety and Castration Envy: Colometa’s/Natalia’s Attitude Toward Marriage in Mercé Rodoreda’s La plaza del Diamante”
  • 2000 Blue Ridge International Conference on Humanities and Arts at Appalachian State University: “Visiones, versiones y perversiones hollywoodescas en la novelística de Montserrat Roig”
  • 1999 Michigan State University Classics Lecture Series, East Lansing, Michigan: “From Ancient Greece to Twentieth-century Spain: García Morales’ Adaptation of Homer’s Sirens”
  • 1999 Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures at the University of Missouri-Columbia: “'A la recerca d'unes arrels en naufragi”: The Sexual and Linguistic Politics of Montserrat Roig”
  • 1999 Blue Ridge International Conference on Humanities and Arts at Appalachian State University: “García Morales’ Alter-Hero in El silencio de las sirenas
  • 1998 Breaking Barriers Conference at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore: “Una visión alterna ante la dicotomía mítica: La hibridación de Penélope y las sirenas en El silencio de las sirenas de García Morales”
  • 1998 Council of Graduate Students’ Research Recognition Day at Michigan State University: “El mismo mar: Tusquets’ Neo-mythic narrative”
  • 1998 VII Annual Fraker Graduate Student Conference at the University of Michigan: “Deserting the Island of Naxos: Tusquets’ Homoerotic Twist to the Heterosexual Myth”
  • 1998 The Poesis of Politics and the Politics of Poesis Conference at the University of Missouri-Columbia: “Penelope Debunked: Roig’s Shattering of the Ideal of Conjugal Fidelity and Vindication of the Femme Fatale in La hora violeta
  • 1997 International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University: “Teresa de Cartagena: La marginación como aliciente creativo y literario”
  • 1996 South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Savannah, Georgia: “La recontextualización del mito de Ariadna en Nada de Carmen Laforet”
  • 1996 Brown University Graduate Student Conference: “Gregorio Martínez Sierra: ¿Feminista o no?”
  • 1995 Asociación de Literatura Femenina Hispánica Conference, New York, New York: “El Sur: El relato de García Morales contrastado con la película de Erice: Dos obras posmodernas”
  • 1994 Asociación de Literatura Femenina Hispánica Conference, Davidson, North Carolina: “El yugo de la esclava: El feminismo en Montero y Castellanos”

GRANTS RECEIVED

Fall 2006 CLA Research Development/Travel Award ($500)
Fall 2006 Chancellor’s Small Research Travel Grant ($750)
Spring 2006 UMD Commission on Women Grant ($1,000)
Spring 2006 Chancellor Small Research Grant ($750)
Fall 2005 CLA grant for two research assistants
2005 Faculty Summer Research Fellowship ($5,000)
Summer 2005 McKnight Grant ($5,000)
Spring 2005 Chancellor’s Small Research Travel Grant ($750)
Fall 2004 Chancellor’s Small Teaching Grant ($750)
Spring 2004 College of Liberal Arts Research Travel Grant ($500)
2003/2004 University of Minnesota Duluth ITSS Technophyte Cohort Grant ($1000)

AWARD RECEIVED

2004/2005 University of Minnesota Duluth College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award ($750)

SERVICE-UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH:

Departmental
Fall 2004 to present: Departmental Representative in the Education Minnesota Union
Spring of 2003 to Spring 2006: co-organizer (with colleague Gesa Zinn) of Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures film series.

Collegiate
Fall 2004 to present: College of Liberal Arts Assembly Council
Spring 2005 Associate Dean search committee
Spring 2003 Women’s Studies search committee
Fall 2002 to Spring 2005 member of feminist pedagogy discussion group, Women’s Studies

 

University
        Spring 2007 Coordinated Visit of UMD Commission on Women Speaker Dr. Mary S. Vásquez
        April 2006 Keynote Speaker for Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day
        Spring 2006 Organized and moderated panel discussion for women studying abroad
        Spring 2006 Substitute on UMD Academic Affairs Committee
        Fall 2005 Coordinated Visit of Spanish Guitarist Francesc de Paula Soler

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

                      Modern Language Association
                      Mid-West Modern Language Association
                                      (2005 Secretary to Spanish Cultural Studies session of the M/MLA)
                                      (2006 President of Spanish Cultural Studies session of the M/MLA)
                      Asociación Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispánica (International Association of Hispanic Women’s Literature)

GRADUATE AWARDS

Michigan State University Recruitment Fellowship Recipient 1994 to 1995
Department of Romance and Classical Languages Scholberg Award for Outstanding Graduate Student of 1996
Department of Romance and Classical Languages Graduate Award for Best Graduate Paper of 1998

GRADUATE SERVICE   

1996 to 2002        Reader for Tropos, an annual graduate publication of MSU’s Dept. of Romance and Classical Languages, which is indexed in the PMLA
1998 to 2000        Graduate student representative on Department Chair Search Committee

LANGUAGES

Native languages Spanish and English. Reading, writing, and speaking competence in French. Reading knowledge of Catalan.