Dr. Nancy María Blain, Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., University of Florida; M.A., University of South Florida; Ph.D., Florida State University


Farrar Hall, 119
nblain@mcneese.edu
(337) 475-5598
Curriculum Vitae

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 moro 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)