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Dr. Nancy María Blain, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Dr. Nancy María Blain, Assistant Professor of Spanish

B.A., University of Florida; M.A., University of South Florida; Ph.D., Florida State University

Nancy Maria Blain

Kaufman Hall, 316

nblain@mcneese.edu

(337) 475-5598



Special Responsibilities

  • Advisor, Undergraduate Spanish
  • Sponsor for Phi Sigma Iota (Honor Society)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Spanish Peninsular Literature (particularly the 19th century)
  • Latin American Medieval, Golden Age and Modern Literatures
  • Spanish Dance
  • French Language and Literature of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugueses (AATSP)

Selected Works

  • Article Review: Gonazalo Gonzalera. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, October 2012.
  • "El Moro de Hugo," A comparison of Victor Hugo's Orientales to the Orientales of José Zorilla. Revista Internacional de Humanidades, Volumen 1, Número 1, 2011 (ISSN 2253-6825).
  • "Picaresque or Grotesque? Two Beauties and their Beasts." Romance Notes, Spring Issue 2011.
  • "Teaching Spanish Online" (Reinventing the Language Lab), co-author. CALICO Education Journal, Computer Assisted Language instruction Consortium, Amherst, Mass.
  • "La Cenicienta" de Pereda: La huérfana de Santander" (Presentation).
  • "Pereda's 'Cinderella,' The Orphan of Santander" (Presentation).
  • "Malinche: The Lost Words of the Conquest" (Presentation).
  • "Dona Bárbara:Cervantine or Serpentine? Gallegos's Recuperation of the Exemplary Heroine" (2004).
  • "Paradise regained: María: The Redemption of the Pastoral Heroine" (2004).
  • "Dona Bárbara and Dona Perfecta: Behind the Serpentine Mask" (2002).
  • "Los elementos formales y sus efectos en el desarrollo de los dos mitos en 'Últimas tardes con Teresa'" (2001).
  • Tita and the Female Orphan Heroine: Life Without a Father (1996).
  • The Female Orphan in Hispanic Novels: María (1867) Sotileza (1885) La Regenta (1885) and Dona Bárbara (1929) (1995).
  • El mora de Zorrilla (1994).
  • "Spleen": Análisis de un poema por Gabriel Celaya (1993).
  • Ángel González: Hacia un arte comprometido (1993).
  • "Umberto Saba y Miguel Hernández: Voces en Armonía" (1993).