Kathleen Doyle | Associate Professor
Office: 115 Palmer Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3977 | Email: doyle@rhodes.edu

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"On sabbatical leave" 2012-2013

Professor Doyle′s fields of teaching and research interest include Spanish language, second language acquisition, cultural studies, women authors of 19th and 20th century Spain, post-Spanish Civil War narrative, Golden Age drama, gender studies, film studies, and fantastic and gothic narrative. Prof. Doyle’s current research focuses on the role of fantasy in the construction of gender and narrative authority in works by female authors during the Franco regime. Several of her advanced literature courses are cross-listed in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. She has accompanied groups of students to Spain and Mexico, and looks forward to traveling with Rhodes students to Ecuador one day. As a native Chicagoan, she spends a good deal of time each winter hoping for snow, but the Memphis climate often disappoints her.


Education

BA., Spanish, Saint Xavier College, summa cum laude
MA., Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish), University of Chicago
PhD., Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish), University of Chicago


Courses
  • Spanish 102 - ELEMENTARY SPANISH
  • Spanish 201 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
  • Spanish 205 - SPANISH IN SPAIN
  • Spanish 209 - SPANISH IN MEXICO 
  • Spanish 303 - INTRO TO SPANISH LIT
  • Spanish 305 - SPANISH IN SPAIN
  • Spanish 307 - ORAL PROFICIENCY PRACTICM
  • Spanish 309 - SPANISH IN MEXICO
  • Spanish 350 - FICTION BY SPANISH WOMEN
  • Spanish 350 - SHORT FICTION: SPANISH WOMEN
  • Spanish 350 - SHORT FICTION: WOMEN WRITERS
  • Spanish 412 - TWENTIETH-CENTURY SPAIN (1898-1936)
  • Spanish 413 - TWENTIETH-CENTURY SPAIN (1936-present)
  • Spanish 486 - SENIOR SEMINAR

Selected Publications

Gender Violence and Late Colonial Anxieties in ′Piña′ by Emilia Pardo Bazán." Caribe 11.2 (Invierno de 2008-2009): 7-22.

"The Gothic in Carmen Martín Gaite′s El cuarto de atrás: Destabilizing the Sección Femenina′s Myth of la mujer muy mujer." Beyond the Back Room: New Perspectives on Carmen Martín Gaite. Ed. Marian Womack and Jennifer Wood. London: Peter Lang, 2011.

"Body of Evidence: The Legislation of Female Desire in ′El Artículo¬†438′ by Carmen de Burgos." Letras femeninas 30.2 (junio 2004): 156-164.

"Mapping Future Paths: Fantasy and Self-Discovery in Carmen Martín Gaite′s Books for Children." Article in refereed volume, ed. Jorge H. Valdivieso, L. Teresa Valdivieso and Enrique Ruiz-Fornells. La mujer hispana en el mundo: sus triunfos y sus retos/ Hispanic Women in the World: Accomplishments and Challenges. Phoenix: Editorial Orbis, 2000. 212-217.