Michael P. Harrison
When I discovered the kaleidoscope of cultures and traditions that became accessible to me when I began to study Spanish, I knew that I not only wanted to learn as much as I could, but that I wanted to help share them with future students. A study abroad experience in Madrid solidified that interest, and made me especially excited about the study of Peninsular Spanish literature, history and culture. I am now very happy to be able to share my love for Spanish with students at Monmouth College. The close knit community and the commitment students and faculty have to the liberal arts provide the ideal atmosphere to introduce students to the Spanish speaking world and encourage them to explore it through the study of language, literature and culture, and through the many study abroad opportunities available to them.
Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Spain
Peninsular Spanish Film / Visual Culture
Comics / Graphic Narrative Studies
Gender Studies / Queer Theory
Spanish Popular Culture
Selected Research and/or Creative Work:
“From Panel to Page: Queer Superhero Iconography in the Poetry of Álvaro Tato and the Narrative of Lluís Fernàndez.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 22.3 (2011): 347-362.
“The Queer Spaces and Fluid Bodies of Nazario’s Anarcoma.” Postmodern Culture 19.3 (2009): n. pag. Web.
Courses Taught: Education:
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 210 Spanish Conversation
SPAN 310 Introduction to Spanish Literature
SPAN 335 Survey: History and Culture of Spain
SPAN 336 Contemporary Spanish Visual Culture
SPAN 365 Survey of Peninsular Spanish LIterature
INTG 323 Reflections: Superheroes, Philosophy and Identity
B.A. Furman University 1998
M.A. University of Virginia 2000
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine 2009
Office: Rm 12 Wallace Hall