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Erica Frouman-Smith

Associate Professor of SpanishGraduate Adviser in Spanish

B.A., University of Massachusetts AmherstM.A., University of Wisconsin-MadisonPh.D., University of New Mexico

Description

Professor Frouman-Smith has been teaching at C.W. Post since 1985. She is the author of numerous studies on Spanish-American women writers in journals such as Chasqui, Discurso Literario, Letras Femeninas,and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. She has contributed chapters on Argentine writer Silvina Bullrich to the first analytical and bibliographical collections of their kind on Latin American women writers, both for Greenwood Press, as well as another for Brooklyn College Press. In addition, she is the translator of an innovative and scholarly study, “Federico García Lorca and the Culture of Male Homosexuality” by Angel Sahuquillo (McFarland, 2007), as well as essays and short stories for Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas and other publications. She was the recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Specialties

Contemporary Spanish-American Fiction, Spanish-American Women Writers, Literary Translation, Rosario Castellanos, Malinche

Publications

  • Translator, "Federico García Lorca and the Culture of Male Homosexuality"
  • Translator, “Violent Times,” published in Review: Latin American Literature and the Arts” (2010)
  • Translator, “Jorge Monteleone: ‘Argentine Poetry and Social Narrative,’” published in Review: Latin American Literature and the Arts (2007)
  • Translator, “David Oubiña: ‘Fischerman and Gombrowicz: A Treatise on Excess,’” published in Review: Latin American Literature and the Arts, (2007)
  • Translator, “Angel Sahuquillo, Federico García Lorca and the Culture of Male Homosexuality” (2007)
  • Author, “Rosario Castellanos: Charting a Course Towards Another Way to Be,” published in “Collide” (2005
  • Author, “Review: ‘Las estrategias del orden: Análisis de la cuentística de Liliana Heker’ by Héctor M. Cavallari y Graciela P. García,” published in Letras Femeninas (2005)
  • Author, “Women and the Problem of Domination in the Short Fiction of Inés Arredondo,” published in Letras Femeninas (1997)
  • Author, “Gender Conflicts in the Fiction of Liliana Heker” published in Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (1995)
  • Author, “Review: El peronismo (1943-1955) en la narrativa argentina de Rodolfo A. Borello,” published in Revista Hispánica Moderna (1994)
  • Author, “Woman on the Verge of a Breakthrough: Liliana Heker’s Zona de clivaje as a Female Bildungsroman,” published in Letras Femeninas (1993)
  • Author, “Entrevista con Liliana Heker,” published in Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana (1992)
  • Author, “Review: Liliana Heker: ‘Los bordes de lo real,’” published in Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana (1992)
  • Author, “Review: Liliana Heker: ‘Zona de clivaje,’” published in Letras Femeninas (1991)
  • Author, “Review: ‘Esta puente, mi espalda: Voces de mujeres tercermundistas en los Estados Unidos,’” published in The Americas Review (1991)
  • Author, “Patriarchy and Madness: the Dilemma of Female Characters in the Short Fiction of Amparo Dávila,” published in Discurso Literario (1991)
  • Author, “Silvina Bullrich,” published in “Spanish American Women Writers” (1990)
  • Author, “Review: Splintering Darkness: Latin American Women Writers in Search of Themselves,” Lucía Guerra Cunningham, ed., published in Revista Interamericana de bibliografía, (1990)
  • Author, “Patterns of Female Entrapment and Escape in three Short Stories by Amparo Dávila,” published in Chasqui: Revista de Literature Latinoamericana (1989)
  • Author, “Entrevista con Amparo Dávila,” published in Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana (1989)
  • Translator, “The Guest” by Amparo Dávila, published in Review: Latin American Literature and the Arts (1987)
  • Translator, “The Divorce” by Silvina Bullrich, published in “Contemporary Women Writers of Latin America: New Translations” (1983)
  • Author, “The Paradoxes of Silvina Bullrich.” “Contemporary Women Writers of Latin American: Introductory Essays” (1983)

Honors/Awards

  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi
  • Member, Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society)
  • Recipient, Ford Foundation Fellowship

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Member, Modern Language Association

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